I know many of my good BA friends would vehemently on this output.
Relationship between tasks and techniques are many to many. One task in BABoK can use many techniques. So how can we tight box a technique to a single knowledge area?
At the same time, there are 50 techniques and some sort of way to organize the same can be quite beneficial for business analysts. It is also quite beneficial to note that when we organize techniques into groups, we can discover common characteristics for many techniques.
It is indeed fairly practical to group collaboration elicitation techniques to group based elicitation techniques and individual based elicitation techniques.
Common characteristics of all group based elicitation techniques:
- Would have a facilitator as a group activity is more effective with a facilitator.
- Are difficult to schedule.
- Good in obtaining consensus.
- Inter-personal issues and conflicts are quite common.
Strengths and weaknesses for all group based elicitation techniques and individual based elicitation techniques.
Similarly, all techniques in Static and Dynamic sub-groups for RADD will have common properties.
I would request all my BA friends to be open to explore this mind-map. What we attempted to do was align techniques to knowledge areas where it contributes most.
Before we end, a gentle warning – Remember tasks and techniques are many to many.
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