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Business Analysis Technique #20 – Problem Tracking

April 21, 2011 by


Problems, issues, bugs, defects, action items, punch list, clean up tables – so many synonymous terms for the same underlying concept – tracking known “stuff” and making sure it gets resolved before a product or service is released.   While risk management concerns the known- unknown, management reserves address unknown  -unknown, problem tracking is smack dab […]

Business Analysis Technique #32 SWOT Analysis

March 22, 2011 by


SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) is a venerable mainstay of management and MBA curriculum.  While it’s typically applied at the organization level for strategic management, SWOT analysis can be a helpful technique for understanding the business perspective for a set of requirements or a project. It’s described in 9.32 of the BABOK™ A […]

Risk from a Business Analysis Perspective

December 29, 2010 by


The International Institute of Business Analysis was founded just a few years ago in 2003. In terms of professional associations it’s a new kid on the block.  Yet in a short time it’s made a profound impact on the discipline and profession of business analysis. One success factor of The IIBA for making a swift […]

Request For Quotation (RFQ)

July 27, 2010 by


A Request For Quotation is a seller selection process where the buyer knows what they need and specifies quantity, terms, even target price.  It is a companion, complimentary seller/vendor selection tool to the Request For Proposal.  You might use a RFQ at your work place and not even realize it.  For example purchasing 100 copies […]

User Stories

December 15, 2009 by


The User Stories technique is one of 34 techniques described in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®). Business Analysts may use this technique to get a general understanding of the functionality that stakeholders want in a solution and why this functionality is important. User Stories are a brief, textual description that consists of three […]

Certified Business Analysis Professional

September 30, 2009 by


The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) is one of the certifications for which TAPUniversity offers exam preparatory courses. The certification exam is primarily based on the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®). The BABOK is composed of six business analysis knowledge areas, business analyst competencies, and descriptions of common techniques. The International Institute of Business […]

Exercise and Certification Exam Peformance

July 21, 2009 by


To help your understanding and mastery of over 500 core learning objects that we're sharing on the TAPUniversity Blog what I've been researching the last six months is the impact of physical, spiritual and mental performance on each other- the gate swings both ways and there's some solid, reliable research out there to back it up. Call it the body, spirit and mind game. My interest is twofold: from our work to help professionals achieve certification results as efficiently as possible and my passion for exercise - primarily in triathlons, marathons and quests to reach milestones in each.

CBAP and PMP Certification Exam Changes this Summer

July 14, 2009 by


The summer of 2009 brings changes to two certification exams for which TAPUniversity provides preparation. Both the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam and the International Institute of Business Analysis’s (IIBA) Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) have version changes this summer. As of July 1, the PMP exam is based on the […]

Product Analysis

June 19, 2009 by


For projects that have a product as a deliverable (as opposed to a service or result), product analysis may be performed. Product analysis is a tool and technique of the Define Scope process described in the fourth edition PMBOK®. It means gaining a deep understanding of the product. Because there are so many different types […]

CBAP Exam Changes

March 18, 2009 by


For Business Analysts studying for their CBAP (Certified Business Analyst Professional) certification, be aware that the exam will be changing. The current exam is based on the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®) version 1.6. The new version, BABOK 2.0 is being released on March 31st, 2009, according the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) […]


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