Project Estimation Techniques Business Analysts Should Know About   

Project Estimation Techniques Business Analysts Should Know About   

In developing a business case or a feasibility study, many activities are associated with inherent uncertainties and therefore, estimating the resources required to complete such project activities can be a challenging task for the business analyst.

Great project estimation commonly involves applying one or more techniques in arriving at time and cost estimations, some of which are discussed in this article.

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The Business Analyst & The Vision Statement

The Business Analyst & The Vision Statement

Projects and product development exercises typically start by defining a vision of what is needed. The business analyst plays a central role in articulating the product vision statement, a common deliverable more popularly known as the "elevator pitch". 

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Introduction To Expert Judgment

Introduction To Expert Judgment

Expert judgment is a technique of decision-making that relies on knowledge from experts within a specific knowledge area, discipline or industry.  For example, the opinions of experts can be sought on software projects when estimating the duration of activities or planning; what BA methodology to follow for specific types of projects; or what programming language to use. For the business analyst, it’s worthwhile bringing in experts when faced with situations that involve:

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