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Business Analysis and Iterative Methodologies

BA-EXPERTS2012-10-02
Business analysis#requirements#iterative system development#RUP#SDM#SDLC#system development life cycles#iterative#business analyst#Iterative And Incremental Development#Computer Science (Field Of Study)
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The video discusses iterative and spiral system development methodologies in business analysis, focusing on planning for change and continuous improvement. It highlights IBM's Rational Unified Process and ERUP as examples, emphasizing the use of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) in object-oriented system development. Use cases are identified as a common method for capturing solution requirements in information technology, with business analysts working with subject matter experts to develop prototypes and ensure stakeholder agreement on requirements. BAs also play a role in acceptance testing tasks during the transition phase.

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Overview of iterative and spiral system development methodologies in business analysis.
00:41
IBM's Rational Unified Process and ERUP are highlighted as examples of iterative methodologies that assume change and plan for it.
The iterative approach involves creating the ultimate solution in releases or iterations, with overlapping phases and continuous improvement.
Business analysis activities like modeling and requirements analysis cross phase boundaries, with a focus on separating activities from phases in the iterative approach.
The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is mentioned as a key technique for supporting object-oriented system development in iterative methodologies.
Overview of use cases in information technology documentation.
03:22
Use cases focus on a single application usage by a single user, ideal for expressing functional requirements.
Business analysts utilize UML for design flexibility and to cover requirements components.
BAs collaborate with subject matter experts to develop prototypes and preliminary user manuals.
BAs ensure stakeholder agreement on requirements and provide clarifications to developers during construction.