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Stephanie Vineyard

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Meet the Experts: Stephanie Vineyard

In this installment of “Meet the Experts,” Excella’s Business Analysis Lead Stephanie Vineyard shares her...

Agile, Business Analysis

Introducing the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide version 2

This summer, the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) partnered with the Agile Alliance to...

Business Analysis, IT Modernization

Is Your Aging Technology Holding You Back?

By now, most of us have heard “every company is a tech company,” or “every...

Business Analysis, IT Modernization

Why Security May Be the Biggest Reason to Modernize

What do a leading retailer, major health insurer and government agency have in common? Target,...

Business Analysis, IT Modernization

The Real Cost of Aging IT Systems, Part Two: The Top 4 Costs Holding Businesses Back

In our previous post, we discussed how outdated, core IT systems can impact budgets and...

Business Analysis, IT Modernization

The Real Cost of Aging IT Systems, Part One: How Outdated IT Burdens Budgets

IT leaders know aging technology systems eat away budgets, but what are the real and...

Business Analysis, Data Analysis, Tools

BBC: Digital Transformation for Analysts

In our previous post on the 2016 Building Business Capability (BBC) conference, we introduced 3 future...

Agile Requirements, Business Analysis

How Do We Know We’re Ready to Start Development?

Teams want to jump straight to execution on a new project, but then spend several...

Agile Requirements, Business Analysis

3 Patterns to Slice a Requirement

You know the requirement is large and needs to be “sliced” into smaller pieces. But...

Agile Requirements

Do My Requirements Have to Be User Stories?

“My team is using a Scrum framework. Do I have to write requirements as user...

Agile Requirements

Story Map vs Product Roadmap

  Both Story Maps and Product Roadmaps are common tools used by Agile teams; however,...

Agile Requirements, Business Analysis

3 Steps for Discovery

Discovery is the act of uncovering facts. Within the context of developing a product backlog,...