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Mark Hense

Mark is a Requirements Principal at NVISIA where he has worked for the last 6 years.

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If a picture is worth 1000 words, a prototype is worth 1000 meetings

on 6/8/16 8:48 PM By | Mark Hense | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management Lean Startup
I know lots of people who use software. They use it on their way to work, at their desk, after dinner and before going to sleep. I know fewer people who read about software and even fewer who read about how to use software. Kids and teens grew up in a world where things like video games come with no instructions. Most business users of software go to training and then end up back at their desks playing with applications to see ‘where stuff is’ in an application. Even my parents will just start hacking around to figure out how to do stuff on their phones or laptops. I also know a large number of Business Analyst who understand the aforementioned, but still feel the product of interviewing Product Owners and end users has to be an artifact that has bullet points, numbered list or ‘unique identifiers’ for everything they were able to capture during the process. While the document may be very accurate, the pitfalls is that this document mostly serves as proof that the Business Analyst accomplished what they felt was their role on the team. But the pitfalls of the process are best summed up in the analogy.
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BA's Role - Turning Your Ideas Into a Great Solution

on 5/18/16 1:26 PM By | Mark Hense | 0 Comments | Requirements Management
Over the last decade the business analyst's Role has made a fundimental shift from business rules and system requirements documentation to the shepherd of breakthough innovation.
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Agile BA: Intro to Adopting Agile

on 11/14/14 1:36 PM By | Mark Hense | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
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Agile BA: BA's New role Sprint Ahead

on 11/14/14 1:15 PM By | Mark Hense | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
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Agile BA: Educating Product Owners

on 11/14/14 1:13 PM By | Mark Hense | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
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Agile BA: Internal and External Customers

on 11/14/14 1:09 PM By | Mark Hense | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
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Agile BA: Organizing User Stories

on 11/14/14 12:55 PM By | Mark Hense | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
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Agile BA: Prototyping for Better Requirements

on 11/14/14 12:52 PM By | Mark Hense | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
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Agile BA: Sprint 0 Execution Ready

on 11/14/14 12:49 PM By | Mark Hense | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
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Agile BA: Understanding the Transition to Agile

on 11/14/14 12:43 PM By | Mark Hense | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
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Agile BA: User Story Tip

on 11/14/14 12:41 PM By | Mark Hense | 0 Comments | Agile Requirements Management
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