A note for any process modellers who are unsure of what notation to use, particularly for the RE paper.
This brief note is aimed at those of you who have not sat an examination for a while. It won't guarantee a pass but it may give you ideas on how to tackle a paper.
Shock Horror - projects should provide a business benefit! Here are some personal comments on a web magazine article suggesting that projects should provide the business with benefits. Who would have guessed!
Requirements are requirements but the difference between functional and non-functional causes problems for some. This paper is the first of a series addressing requirements and requirements gathering.
Confused by Functional Requirements, Non-Functional Requirements and Acceptance Criteria? This note aims to clarify the differences through some easy examples.
Planning with Milestones - this paper was written a while ago but is still relevant today - anything that can help with managing projects must surely be useful.
"What is a Business Process?" is a question we always ask delegates on our Modelling Business Processes course, and "don't say it is a process in the business!" is a standard follow-on.
Everyone knows the answer to this, don't they, so why do delegates struggle to give an answer? Just why is it so difficult to tie down?
Struggling to make sense of BAMS? This short note may help.
Functional requirements should be relatively easy to identify from exam scenarios, yet they still cause problems for candidates. This note offers ideas to help candidates intending to sit the Requirements Engineering exam.
Want to know why a BA should understand a data model? Want to know how to read a data model?
Keith Gordon describes data models to the level of detail needed for the Certificate in Requirements Engineering. A must-read article!
This note assesses the sample questions on the BCS website and highlights how these differ from real papers which candidates can expect to find when they sit the exams.
Keith Gordon discusses the abiding question of the difference between data and information.
It's obvious that the author needs to get out more! A very personal rant on the ills of communication.
A brief discussion of perspectives in the context of Soft Systems and the British railway system.
Events are a powerful tool for Business Analysis. This series currently comprises three notes. The first, "Introduction to Business Events" sets the scene; the second, "Classes of Business Events" describes two classes of business events; the third "Business Events and Processes" considers the processes triggered by events.
A short note on the measurement of process performance.