Defining and validating transformations of uml models
The Guidebook Committee, often on their own personal time, developed the following wikibook over two years in an effort to provide a "how to" guide that could be used in combination with the IIBA's Business Analysis Body of Knowledge.As co-chair of the Guidebook Committee, I would like to thank all of the committee members for their knowledge, drafted sections, and passion in putting this terrific resource together.
When we initially envisioned this Guidebook, we had grand plans of not only developing this book, but also developing training and a companion mentorship program to help grow Business Analysts in NYS Government. You will note there are a few section headings and notes within this wikibook that are blank or reference things to come.The most important element is the business focus; ensuring business needs are understood and communicated so that problem solutions meet the business needs and goals.Solutions may be IT related, non-IT related, or some combination of the two.Working together from the beginning, they set the stage for success by accurately planning and clearly defining the expected outcomes.Each role provides specialized capabilities and is responsible for a different set of tasks.While we will happily accept any and all feedback and edits--we strongly encourage you to set up a wiki account and make your edits logged in.
This will be helpful to the Committee as we review and modify the book going forward.
These definitions will ensure that staff can focus on BA activities and are allocated only to those tasks, rather than as an addendum to the responsibilities for other jobs within an Agency.
The best way to succeed on any type of project is to have a strong, experienced Project Manager (PM) and a strong, experienced Business Analyst (BA).
This approach ensures that the result (deliverable) will be successful, adding the intended value to the organization.
Excellent PMs and BAs will work together to make the most of each other’s strengths.
This would not be possible without your commitment and experience.