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Link NameDescriptionCategoryDate Added
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Beyond RequirementsBeyond Requirements is a multi-person blog with contributions from Chris Matts, Ellen Gottesdiener, Jeffrey Davidson, Laura Brandenburg, and Todd Little.BA-Related Websites2013-11-10
BPTrends - Business Process Trends





Paul Harmon, well known and respected market analyst, newsletter editor, consultant and author, and Celia Wolf, business strategy and marketing consultant, founded Business Process Trends to provide a primary source of news and information relating to all aspects of business process change, focused on trends, directions and best practices.BA-Related Websites2013-11-10
Bridging the GapBridging the Gap helps aspiring business analysts solidify their careers.  By helping you bridge the gap between where you are at and your business analysis career, we're grooming the next generation of business analysts who will create positive change for their organizations. BA-Related Websites2013-11-10
Business Analyst Times"The site is consistently updated with in-depth articles, blogs, whitepapers and webinars, ensuring that BA Times is at the forefront of relevant content surrounding all developments regarding business/systems analysis, CBAP Certification, industry events and cutting-edge BA insights.

Most importantly, BA Times is committed to the advancement and recognition of the Business Analyst Community."
BA-Related Websites2013-11-10
Business Analysts Handbook at WikiaThis is a Wikia section focusing on Business Analyst's that was started by Craig Brown (of the Better Projects blog).BA-Related Websites2013-11-10
Business Rules Community


"The world's most trusted resource for Business Rule and Decisioning professionals."BA-Related Websites2013-11-10
Center of Excellence for Software Traceability (Coest)





The vision of the COE for Traceability is to provide leadership for traceability research, education, and practice; promoting the pursuit of excellence from research idea to practice, based on a foundation of innovative, ethical, collaborative work.  The "Publications" section may be of particular interest.  It looks like they are still ramping up content on their site, but there looks to be quite a bit of promise.BA-Related Websites2013-11-10
Managing RequirementsThis site by Ludwig Consulting Services, LLC contains a wealth of information on management requirements.BA-Related Websites2013-11-10
Modern AnalystModern Analyst is a web site targetted at the business analyst community. In addition to articles, they also have forums and other resources.BA-Related Websites2013-11-10
On Project ManagementA multi-person blog with contributions from Saeed Khan, Alan Armstrong, Jim Holland, Prabhakar Gopalan, Ethan Henry, and Jennifer Doctor.BA-Related Websites2013-11-10
Requirements 101 - The Enfocus Solutions corporate blog (Karl Weigers)This is the corporate blog for Enfocus Solutions. However, much (if not nearly all) of the content is from Karl Wiegers, with additional contributions from John Parker, George Casey, Philip Beekley, and Sergio Reyes.BA-Related Websites2013-11-10
TAPUniversityInstantly usable and helpful information for project management, agile/SCRUM, business analysis, IT strategy and compliance and lean - six sigma.BA-Related Websites2013-11-10
Tyner BlainTyner Blain is a company. The site has a blog by Scott Sehlhorst which talks about requirements, software development, and a number of other issues of interest to BA's. If you visit the site, be sure to check out the "Foundation Series" of posts.BA-Related Websites2013-11-10
Joel on SoftwareThe blog of Joel Spolsky, one of the founders of Fogcreek Software and the CEO of the StackOverflow web site. The blog posts cover subjects including being a CEO, startup founder, new developer, experienced developer, program manager, software designer, and probably a few more. Many of the posts may be targetted at specific audiences, but are appropriate for a much wider range of people.Blog2013-11-10
Abstratt blog The blog for Abstratt Solutions, LLC.  Lots of modeling content, not just focused on their products.Blogs2013-11-10
Agile Montage A blog by Rajeev Singh, who is a Consultant and Coach at ThoughtWorks.Blogs2013-11-10
Alistair Cockburn's BlogA blog by Alistair CockburnBlogs2013-11-10
Analysts Anonymous newsletterIt's not quite a blog, but the Analyst's Anonymous newsletter from Assist Knowledge Development (a UK-based IIBA Endorsed Education Provider) might as well be.  Published roughly quarterly, you can access each PDF for free.Blogs2013-11-10
Better ProjectsA blog by Craig Brown.Blogs2013-11-10
BPMS WatchBPMS Watch is one analyst's view of business process management - the technology, tools and standards, methodologies and best practices, industry issues and emerging trends, and the seemingly aimless wanderings of the BPMS vendors and standards organization.  I (Bruce Silver) am an independent industry analyst and consultant focused almost exclusively since 1994 on BPM.Blogs2013-11-10
Business Analysis ConsultnikA blog by Harris Lloyd-Levy.Blogs2013-11-10
Business Analyst Learnings





A blog by Abidemi Stephanie Famuyide, CBAP.   She started her blog for almost the same reasons I created this site.  As she says: "I was inspired to start this blog for a number of reasons. The first is that I wanted to provide useful resources for fellow Business Analysts. While starting out on my BA career, I found a number of useful resources but as is to be expected, they were not in one place. I decided to create a one-stop site containing all the useful resources I’ve encountered and used during my career.
Another reason is that I wanted to improve as a Business Analyst. One thing that I’ve found out is that it is impossible to add value to others without some of it rubbing off on you. The more I blog, the better I get at my work."
Blogs2013-11-10
Business AnalyzedPRACTICAL BUSINESS ANALYSIS TIPS AND TOOLS FROM THE FIELD.  A blog by Hamish King who is a technical BA working at Object Consulting in Melbourne, Australia.Blogs2013-11-10
Caminao
This is a blog by Remy Fannader where he discusses his concept of "Architecture Driven System Modelling". He is a graduate of Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) (world-class research university) and the Hebrew University with Master’s degrees in Economics and Computer science.

He has spent most of the last 30 years as a consultant, about half of that in a solo IT consulting career doing business under the name ‘Caminao’, which is the name of this blog.  Remy is also an active participant of the LinkedIn discussion forums.

The blog reads like a textbook and is some cases assumes prior knowledge of the issues being discussed.  Still, there are some interesting posts that are very worth reading.

For some reason he doesn't attach his name to this blog, and I only found out the above because of a comment by Nick Malik.
Blogs2013-11-10
CapTech Consulting blog
The CapTech consulting blog has posts on Processes (Analysis, Engineering, Modeling), Requirements, Quality, and other issues.Blogs2013-11-10
Edward Yourdon's BlogEdward Yourdon is an internationally-recognized expert witness and computer consultant who specializes in project management, software engineering methodologies, and Web 2.0 development. He is the author of more than two dozen books, including Outsource: competing in the global productivity race, Byte Wars, Managing High-Intensity Internet Projects, Death March, Rise and Resurrection of the American Programmer, and Decline and Fall of the American Programmer. He is currently focusing on Web 2.0 technologies, and was the guest editor of the October 2006 special issue of the Cutter IT Journal on "Creating Business Value with Web 2.0"; he has developed an extensive "mind-map" of Web 2.0 concepts, technologies, products, and vendors, which can be downloaded as a PDF file from his blogsite.

According to the December 1999 issue of Crosstalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, Ed Yourdon is one of the ten most influential men and women in the software field.
Blogs2013-11-10
Good Requirements blogA blog by Jeffrey Davidson, a consultant for ThoughtWorks. Lots of posts (and links) on Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and how BA's can use it.Blogs2013-11-10
Gyroscopic WondersThis is the personal blog of Julian Sammy, who is chief architect at the IIBA.Blogs2013-11-10
IBM Requirements Management BlogA blog from IBM on requirements management. Tends to be heavily Rational oriented, but also other content.Blogs2013-11-10
IIBA Community BlogsThis is a link to the "All Blogs" page on the IIBA web site. It's a good place to see the latest posts by the many members who blog on the IIBA web site.Blogs2013-11-10
Inside ArchitectureThis is Nick Malik's "Inside Architecture" blog on the MSDN site. It's a blog worth visiting regularly IMO.Blogs2013-11-10
Practical AnalystA blog providing "Practical Insight for Business Analysts and Project Professionals".Blogs2013-11-10
Project Shop Talk blogA blog by Amanda, a Senior BA at Carleton University who also holds PMP and ITIL certifications. Posts are relatively infrequent but of high quality.Blogs2013-11-10
Ron Ross on Business RulesRon Ross is the author of the book "Business Rules Concepts" and a number of other books and has been described as "the father of business rules".Blogs2013-11-10
Sander Hoogendoorn blogSander HoogendoornIn is the principal technology officer at Capgemini. His expertise ranges from (agile and non-agile) software development methodologies, software architecture, design patterns, anti-patterns, business process and software modeling, UML, model driven software development, .Net, Java and software development tools.Blogs2013-11-10
Success with RequirementsA blog about agile requirements, business analysis, product development and collaboration by Ellen Gottesdiener, Principal Consultant and Founder of EBG Consulting, Inc.Blogs2013-11-10
The BridgerBlogs2013-11-10
The Business Analyst BlogBlogs2013-11-10
Thinking About It ...A blog by Ben Warsop. "I'm a Business Analyst. I'm an English-woman, living in Scotland and working for an American company. In my spare time I'm doing a Masters in Strategic Management at Bristol University. I blog here on anything that takes my fancy. Sometimes I blog about business and sometimes I blog about analysis."Blogs2013-11-10
Thoughts on Enterprise Architecture and Project ManagementA blog by Robert McIlree; a consultant, speaker, and university lecturer specializing in enterprise architecture, business intelligence, and project management.Blogs2013-11-10
Writing Use CasesThis blog provides information about and for the Business System Analyst role. There is information on Use Cases, UML, Business Requirements, tool tips, and career information. his blog and website are owned by Wyyzzk, Inc. (http://www.wyyzzk.com), a company founded by Geri Schneider Winters and Jason P. Winters to provide materials and services for those in Software Engineering.Blogs2013-11-10
WireframesA User Architect / Interface Design blog by Jakub LinowskiBlogs2013-11-10
Google Groups UML ForumThe Google Groups UML Forum. A good resource for UML questions and info.Modelling / UML2013-11-10
MOdelling LAnguagesThis portal is maintained by Software Engineering Services s.c.p. The main driving force behind the company is Jordi Cabotcurrently a faculty member of the École des Mines de Nantesand team leader of the AtlanMod Research groupat INRIAModelling / UML2013-11-10
UML ZoneAn aggregator site on Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Software Modeling Resources, News and ToolsModelling / UML2013-11-10
Association of Product Management and Product MarketingThe Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM) is where product professionals go for answers. It is the world's largest professional organization of product managers, brand managers, product marketing managers and other individuals responsible for guiding their organizations and clients through a constantly changing business landscape. It is the only organization that represents those who manage the entire product life-cycle throughout any industry.Organizations2013-11-10
Business Architecture Society





The Business Architecture Society is a non-profit association headquartered in San Francisco, CA. It aims to establish local chapters to support business architects and affiliates in the pursuit of excellence. This grassroots campaign to support fellow Business Architects and our partners drives our organization. "Business Architects for Business Architects" is our mantra for future growth and expansion.Organizations2013-11-10
Business Rules Group





The charter of the Business Rules Group is to formulate statements and supporting standards about the nature and structure of business rules, the relationship of business rules with the way an enterprise is organized, and the relationship of business rules with systems' architectures. Organizations2013-11-10
IIBA - International Institute of Business AnalysisInternational Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is the independent non-profit professional association for the growing field of business analysis.Organizations2013-11-10
IREB - International Requirements Engineering BoardThe IREB aims at providing a certification model with syllabi and exams, thus fostering further education in the field of requirements engineering. In the end our goal is to improve requirements engineering and business analysis in practice.Organizations2013-11-10
Process Knowledge InitiativeThe Process Knowledge Initiative (PKI) is a non-profit collaborative industry and academic initiative established for the sole purpose of creating an open source body of knowledge on process management - the PKBoK.Organizations2013-11-10
Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute





The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa. The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Its core purpose is to help organizations improve their software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time. The SEI transitions its technologies to the global software engineering community through its public courses, conferences, technical reports, and Partner Network.Other2013-11-10
CIO.com





It's not about Business Analysis, but if you are an IT-oriented BA, or just a BA who wants to stay literate in technology, it's a great site to read.Other2013-11-10
CrossTalk - The Journal of Defense Software Engineering





CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, is an approved U.S. Department of Defense journal. CrossTalk's mission is to encourage the engineering development of software in order to improve the reliability, sustainability, and responsiveness of our warfighting capability and to inform and educate readers on up-to-date policy decisions and new software engineering technologies.

** Check the Archives link to search through past issues.  Content is free and no registration is required.  You can sign up to have each issue emailed to you as well.  **
Other2013-11-10
Discover 6 SigmaDiscover 6 Sigma is a simple online reference on quality management, which has evolved much beyond it's name and six sigma. This philanthropic effort was set up by Sanjaya Kumar Saxena in 2005. Sanjaya, who is a member of IEEE and ASQ, found that an extensive online resource on subject of quality was missing, and decided to fill this void himself. He brings to the website his two and a half decade long experience in the software industry, and expertise in business process management.

Since 2010, he has been joined by his colleague from GrayPE Systems, Rachna Chakraborty, in running Discover 6 Sigma. Rachna is an expert in software project management and quality assurance, and now a regular contributor to this resource.
Other2013-11-10
DoD Journal of Software Technology





The DoD Journal of Software Technology (JOST) is published quarterly by the Data & Analysis Center for Software (DACS).  This publication is free to all US based registered users, registration is free.

Register and start receiving the Journal of Software Technology by mail and…
  • Download all the documents available from the DACS
  • Search all our databases, including:
  • Software Engineering Bibliographic Database (SEBD)
  • Software Life Cycle Empirical/Experience Database (SLED)
  • Return on Investment Dashboard
  • DoD/IT Acronyms
Other2013-11-10
InformationTamersThis site is about information organizers for your computer files, information management generally for individuals, small businesses and global enterprises. The site consists of WikIT, the mind mapping wiki that describes the different types of information map; when each type is useful with their pluses and minuses and how to recognize and them; how to use them in web sites; and a wide range of articles on business, personal and educational uses of mind and concept maps.Other2013-11-10
Lean Advancement Initiative @ MITLAI researches, develops, and promulgates practices, tools, and knowledge that enable and accelerate enterprise transformation. LAI accelerates lean deployment through identified best practices, shared communication, common goals, and strategic and implementation tools honed from collaborative experience. LAI also promotes cooperation at all levels and facets of an enterprise to eliminate traditional barriers to improving industry and government teamwork.

Home of the Lean Enterprise Model (LEM) and LEM Architecture. There are also lots of downloads (papers, presentations, case studies, and more) and other information on Lean.
Other2013-11-10
Methods & Tools MagazineMethods & Tools is a free software development magazine on Software Testing, Project Management, Agile, Scrum, UML, Requirements, Programming (Java,.NET, Ruby, Ajax), Databases, CMMI, Open source Tools, and Software Development Jobs.Other2013-11-10
No Magic Training and Information PortalNo Magic Training and Information Portal mission is to serve as the knowledge center for the selected areas in modern software and system development. The focus in the No Magic Training and Information Portal is on the areas where No Magic, Inc. has built intensive expertise. As the vendor of the award-wining modeling tool, MagicDraw, and a new generation of Cameo product line for application lifecycle management, also as a contributing member of OMG consortium, we will explore a number of modeling domains like Software Modeling (UML), System Engineering (SysML), Business Process Modeling (BPMN), and DoDAF / MODAF (UPDM) with a particular focus on how to apply these languages for solving practical problems and how to use No Magic tools supporting these languages. We will also address the Model Driven Architecture (MDA) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) paradigms discussing how to leverage the models for generating executable systems and Model Reports discussing how to transform the models into navigable or printable documents.Other2013-11-10
Software Requirements Talk PodcastSoftware Requirements Talk is the podcast version of IEEE Software magazine's Requirements department, helmed by Neil Maiden.Other2013-11-10
The Data & Analysis Center for SoftwareThe DACS is a Department of Defense (DoD) Information Analysis Center (IAC), serving the DoD for over 30 years. As an IAC, the DACS is Center of Excellence, and technical focal point for information, data, analysis, training, and technical assistance in the software related technical fields.

The technical area of focus for the DACS is software technology and software engineering in its broadest sense, where the DACS serves as a central distribution hub for software technology information sources. Designated as the DoD Software InformationClearinghouse, specifically aimed to serve as an authoritative source for state-of-the-art software information providing technical support for the software community, the DACS offers a wide variety of technical services and supports the development, testing, validation, and transitioning of software engineering technology to the defense community, industry, and academia. DACS subject areas encompass the entire software life cycle and include software engineering methods, practices, tools, standards, and acquisition management. Also included are programming environments and language techniques, software failures, test methodologies, software quality metrics and measurements, software reliability, software safety, cost estimation and modeling, standards and guides for software development and maintenance, and software technology for research, development, and training.
Other2013-11-10
Usability BOKThis is the online, freely accessible version of the Usability Body of Knowledge, a project of The User Experience Professionals Association.Reference2015-01-31
A Professional's Guide to Systems Analysis, Second EditionAn online version of Marty Modell's 1996 book A Professional's Guide to Systems Analysis, Second Edition. The book was published in 1996 by McGraw-Hill, but this version was reproduced from the author's original manuscript and does not reflect any edits or revisions by the publisher.Reference2013-11-10
Discovering System RequirementsThis is a 1996 report by Sandia National Laboratory, written by A. Terry Bahill, Bo Bentz, and Frank F. Dean.Reference2013-11-10
European Space Agency - Guide to the user requirements definition phase (1995) (PDF)This document is one of a series of guides to software engineering produced by the Board for Software Standardisation and Control (BSSC), of the European Space Agency. The guides contain advisory material for software developers conforming to ESA's Software Engineering Standards, ESA PSS-05-0. They have been compiled from discussions with software engineers, research of the software engineering literature, and experience gained from the application of the Software Engineering Standards in projects.Reference2013-11-10
Guide to the (Evolving) Enterprise Architecture Body of Knowledge (EABOK) (PDF)This is a direct link to the PDF version of the 2004 draft of the Guide to the (Evolving) Enterprise Architecture Body of Knowledge (EABOK) that was prepared for the US Government by MITRE Corporation.Reference2013-11-10
Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK)

A link the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) wiki.Reference2013-11-10
Encyclopedia of Human-Computer InteractionFrom the Interaction-Design.org FoundationReference2013-11-10
IIBA WebinarsThe IIBA offers webinars to both the public and members. You can find there current offering here, plus they have an archive of recorded webinars.Webinars2013-11-10
ITMPI Software Best PracticesThe IT Metrics and Productivity Institute offer a regular schedule of free webinars, averaging around 80 per year. Live webinars are free, recorded webinars are free the first week they are in the archive and then have a charge thereafter.Webinars2013-11-10
Software Engineering Institute WebinarsFrom the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and Carnegie Mellon University.Webinars2013-11-10
Webinars at Modern AnalystModern Analyst offers a webinar series. You can see what they offer here.Webinars2013-11-10
Ian F. Alexander - Formal and Informal PapersPapers published by Mr. Alexander over the last 20+ years in both formal (peer reviewed) and informal publications. The papers cover a range of topics of interest to Business Analysts, including Stakeholders, Requirements Engineering, Scenario's, Use Cases, and Modeling. A lot of good content that is worth reading.Reference2013-11-10
IIBA Business Analyst Body of Knowledge (BABOK) v2This is a link to an online version of the BABOK Guide v2 on Google Books. I checked with the IIBA and they confirmed they uploaded this version. You can read the book online, but you cannot download a copy.Reference2013-11-10
Journal of Software Engineering and Applications (JSEA)JSEA is a professional journal in the field of software engineering and application. The goal of this journal is to provide an international platform for engineers and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and development in the field of software engineering. It is an archival publication to disseminate the results of fundamental and applied research, especially those relevant to software engineering. This journal aims to encourage deeper understanding and greater effectiveness in the theory analysis and engineering application relevant to software engineering fields.

JSEA is an openly accessible and peer-reviewed journal.
Reference2013-11-10
Michael Jackson Consultancy & Research in Software Development - Selected Papers and Book ChaptersNearly 100 papers and book chapters from Michael Jackson (not the singer) on Problem Frames, Software Development, Requirements, System Development, and more.Reference2013-11-10
Process Knowledge Initiative Body of Knowledge (PKBOK) - Draft WikiThis link leads to the wiki being used to draft the Process Knowledge Body of Knowledge that is being coordinated by the Process Knowledge Initiative.Reference2013-11-10
Requirements Engineering, 2nd EditionThe second edition of the book by Elizabeth Hull, Ken Jackson and Jeremy Dick in PDF format. Hosted by one of the faculty of King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. I am assuming the faculty member has permission to have on the internet.Reference2013-11-10
RESPECT: User Centered Requirements HandbookPublished in 1998, this document describes the RESPECT framework for user requirements specification. The process is divided into a number of stages for gathering user requirements and developing the system concept. A range of data gathering methods are described to support the user requirements capture process.Reference2013-11-10
Structured Analysis WikiAn updated, wiki version, of Ed Yourdon's 1989 book Modern Structured Analysis. Reference2013-11-10
Systems Engineering FundamentalsA 2001 text from the U.S. Department of Defense - Systems Management College. The link is to the Defense Acquisition University web site.Reference2013-11-10
The Information System Consultant's Handbook: Systems Analysis and DesignAn online, HTML version, of the book The Information System Consultant's Handbook: Systems Analysis and Design by William S. Davis and David C. Yen. It was published in 1998 by CRC PressReference2013-11-10
The Personal Software Process Body of Knowledge (PSP BOK)The Personal Software Process is a software development methodology created by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.Reference2013-11-10
The Team Software Process Body of Knowledge (TSP BOK)The Team Software Process is a guide for engineering teams that are developing software-intensive products. Using TSP helps organizations establish a mature and disciplined engineering practice that produces secure, reliable software in less time and at lower costs. The Team Software Process was created by the Software Engineering Institute and Carnegie Mellon University.Reference2013-11-10
TOGAF 9.1 Enterprise Architecture StandardThe web version of the TOGAF 9.1 Enterprise Architecture Standard from The Open Group.Reference2013-11-10
NASA Systems Engineering Handbook, NASA/SP-2207-6105 Rev 1The 2007 NASA Systems Engineering Handbook in PDF format.Reference2013-11-28
ImpactMapping.orgA website detailing the Impact Mapping concept of Gojko Adzic.Reference2013-12-08
DSDM Atern HandbookThis is the online (open-access) handbook to the DSDM Atern agile methodology, as presented by the DSDM Consortium.Reference2014-01-20
Cornell University Business Analysis FrameworkCornell's Business Analysis Framework (BAF) is designed to help the campus business community to better understand and define their need, situation or problem, which aids in identifying the requirements for a solution to solve that need or problem.

BAF builds on the six core knowledge areas of Business Analysis as defined by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) in A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge, Release 2.0 (c)2009 (BABOK v2.0)
Reference2014-02-05
Scaled Agile FrameworkThe reference site for Dean Leffingwell's Scaled Agile Framework.Agile2014-02-05
TechwellThe TechWell web site contains articles submitted by contributors on a range of software industry topics. They have specific sections for Requirements, Agile, and Project Management among others and feature contributions from folks like Scott Selhorst and Laura Brandenburg.BA-Related Websites2014-02-05
Business Analysis GuideBook on WikiBooksThis Business Analysis Guidebook is designed to facilitate a consistent approach in the use of the tools and techniques contained within the Business Analyst profession. The primary goal is to provide a simple "how to" guide for new and non-Business Analysts for gathering (eliciting) and documenting business requirements--whether they are at the process, project or enterprise level. The material linked below was initially authored by a group of Business Analyst professionals within NYS Government, and it is hoped that the list of contributors (included in later chapters) will growReference2014-02-05
International Journal of Information Systems and Project Management
The mission of IJISPM - International Journal of Information Systems and Project Management - is the dissemination of new scientific knowledge on information systems management and project management, encouraging further progress in theory and practice. The journal is open access on freely available.Reference2014-02-05
Togaf Modelling"Togaf Modeling" is a collaborative site designed to provide a guide and practical modeling solutions, by selecting different standards that provide an off-the-shelf solution. There is no universal solution, but our aim is to identify a practical solution, through your contributions.Reference2014-02-05
Roman Pilcher's blog
From the Pilcher Consulting web site, Roman is a lean and agile product management expert.Blogs2014-02-05
The Agile Developer: A Practical GuideThis link opens a PDF version of Mike Holcomb's book "The Agile Developer". The PDF is hosted on his university bio page, so I am assuming it is shared deliberately.Agile2014-02-05
UML-Diagrams.orgA nice website from Kirill Fakhroutdinov that seems to have a pretty comprehensive overview of all of the UML diagrams, with examples and more info.Reference2014-03-13
Skills You NeedA nice reference site with information on all sorts of skills of interest to business analysts, including Communication, Interpersonal, Presentation, Leadership, Writing, Study skills and more.Reference2014-03-13
Requirements Engineering MagazineLabelled as "The Magazine for RE Professionals from the IREB", this free online publication was launched by the IREB in early 2014. It focuses on issues related to requirements engineering.Reference2014-05-05
AgileBOKThe AgileBOK is an attempt to use a community-based approach to develop an Agile Body of Knowledge.Reference2014-05-13
Requirements Engineering - Frameworks for UnderstandingThis links to a PDF version of the 1996 book "Requirements Engineering: Frameworks for Understanding" by R.J. Wieringa. The version is hosted by the University of Twente in the Netherlands. The book covers several topics including: Product Development, Change Analysis, Information Strategy Planning, the Entity-Relationship approach to RE, the Structured Analysis approach to RE, the Jackson Systems Development approach to RE, a discussion of integrating those approaches, an overview of development strategies, and some tips on selecting a development strategy. Some of the content is a bit dated, but it's still a free reference with a lot of useful info.Reference2014-10-30
Team Software Process - Body of KnowledgeThis links to a page where you can download (for free) the Team Software Process Body of Knowledge from the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon.Reference2015-01-31
The CQI Body of Quality KnowledgeThis is a link to the Body of Quality Knowledge on the web site of the Chartered Quality Institute in the UK. The Process section under Technologies and Techniques should be of particular interest.Reference2015-01-31
Personal Software Process - Body of KnowledgeThis links to a page where you can download (for free) the Personal Software Process Body of Knowledge from the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon.Reference2015-01-31
Technical Communication Body of KnowledgeThis is the web site where an attempt to build a Technical Communication Body of Knowledge has been underway since 2007. There is a wide variety of information available, including bibliographies by subject area.Reference2015-01-31
The Journal of Object TechnologyThe Journal of Object Technology (JOT) is a peer-reviewed, free and open-access journal dedicated to the timely publication of previously unpublished research articles, surveys, tutorials, and technical notes on all aspects of object technology.Reference2015-05-18
Security Engineering - Book OnlineThe is the 2nd Edition of Ross Anderson's definitive book "Security Engineering", available online for free on his website. If you are a BA and are looking for a introduction to almost any system security concept, this is the place to start.Reference2015-05-18
Disciplined Agile Delivery 2.0The reference site for the Disciplines Agile Delivery 2.0 process decision framework.Agile2016-01-03
GROWS Modern Software Development SuiteThe reference site for the GROWS Modern Software Development Suite.

The GROWS™ Method uses existing good ideas, values and practices from agile and other approaches, but provides a more inclusive and pragmatic framework in which to work. GROWS elevates the idea of an experiment to a first-class part of the method, and promotes skill growth of the team and individuals.
Agile2016-01-03

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