Software testing Change Control log. Track changes, including impact on scope, cost and time during your software testing project. Use this excel log file in conjunction with the Change Request form (see below). In this template, the Priority column dynamically changes to show you which software change requests (SCRs) are high priority. You can also filter by approved, evaluation, […]
When writing requirements or technical documentation, when should you use Will or Shall? Does it make any difference which term you use? Yes. Writing Requirements: Will v Shall v May Let’s look at when you use each. Will indicates intention. “I will fix this PC” (you intend to) “Shall” indicates obligation. It’s close to a […]
Business process design covers many areas. It involves understanding requirements, both the business and functional, the ability to interview different subject matters experts, then write the narrative explaining how the process currently works (as is) and could work (to be). [Learn more about these Process Design MS Word templates here] Furthermore, it requires visual design […]
Summary: Listening skills help business analysts gather the right level of information to document functional, technical, and business requirements. The ability to listen – not just wait until the other person is finished, so you can have your say – is one of those skills that makes you better at doing your job. Learn more […]
Writing a business proposal for the first time can be difficult. To make this easier we’ve compiled this list of ten writing strategies for developing your next sales, government or research proposal.
Last week I showed you how to use Microsoft Visio to create business process maps, use case diagrams, flowcharts. org charts, and other type of documents. Business Process Flowchart – 3 Swim lanes with SOX Controls [Learn more about these Process Design Excel templates here] This week, we’ll look at text. How to add, change, […]
I use Microsoft Visio to create flowcharts, business process maps, use case diagrams and other type of documents. One way to create these diagrams faster is to group shapes & images, so you update all the shapes at the same time. You can also move the shapes back and forwards on the worksheet. Business Process […]
At the end of the workshop, our client confessed, ‘I didn’t know our business worked like that’.
We’d moved onsite and over three months mapped out the processes in his Finance, Sales and Operations Depts. For me, one of the most rewarding aspects of Business Analysis is discovering how a business works and then mapping it out in Visio.
I’ve been spending a lot of time recently on Bud Porter-Roth’s site. It’s hard to find anything better when it comes to offering practical and informative proposal writing techniques. Unlike many pretenders, when you read Bud’s material, you know that this man definitely knows what he’s talking about. And while I’ve read—and re-read—several of his […]
Writing a Request for Proposal (also called an Invitation To Tender) is hard work. After you have polished the final draft and sent it out, the next step is to wait for the proposals to come back in. If you’re working on a large tender, you can sometimes expect 20,30, 50 or even hundreds of […]
Government contracting is big business. Companies invest considerable resources into their bids and depend on winning contracts to support their business. To keep the tendering process more transparent, there is now formal tender opening procedures where the tenders are officially opened. For Europe Union contracts, this process often occurs in public to ensure that all is […]
Proposal writers often write at high-speed, under intense pressure to complete the bid on time, while ensuring the all aspects of the response are in agreement with the mandatory RFP guidelines. Not an easy task! In such situations, mistakes are bound to happen. Even more significantly, such working conditions compromise the quality of the bid. […]
Successful proposals place the emphasis on the client’s needs rather than on your abilities, technology, or experience, regardless of their technical merit. [ Learn more about these Proposal Templates ] Novice proposal writers tend to hype their own products/services and relegate the client’s needs to second place For example, a proposal for a Content Management system would […]