MVP stands for Minimum Viable Product
MVP is a very important concept for Software Product Teams
MVP balances cost, risk and value
Differences between User Stories and Use Cases
1)User Stories are part of Agile Frame Work where as Use Cases are part of UML Methodology
2) User stories utilize Natural language or Written method to capture requirements i.e. user story is written in a language like English.
where as Use cases utilize the pictorial method to capture requirements ii.e. this a pictorial method to capture requirements
3) User Stories typically capture a granular requirement or one goal so user stories can even run into hundreds on large projects
where as Use Case Model Captures the overall requirements of the system of the subsystem in question. So even if we prepare use case models for subsystem’s only very few projects have say 20 plus use case models.
4) In a User story the focus is on User Roles, Goals and Benefits E.g.: As a savings bank account holder (Role)I would like to withdraw cash (goal) from ATM with flexibility without visiting a bank branch at any time of day (Benefit) where as In Use Cases the focus is on the on the Goal E.g. Withdraw cash
5) Vocabulary Used in User Stories are Role, Goal, Benefit etc where as Vocabulary Used Use Cases: Actor, Use Case, Relationships etc
6) User Stories are primarily Endorsed By: Agile Practitioners, Scrum Alliance where as Use Cases were primarily endorsed By : OMG , Object Management Group
7) User Stories are primarily used on projects following Agile viz Extreme Programming , SCRUM where as Use Cases are primarily utilized on RUP (Rational Unified Process) projects and traditional software development projects
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Similarities between User Stories and Use Cases
1) User Stories are utilized to capture requirements, similarly Use Cases are as well utilized to capture requirements
2) User Stories are prepared by Business Analysts similarly Use Cases are prepared by Product Owners or Business Analysts
3) User stories are used by stakeholders like Clients, Requirement teams, Design, Development, Testing and Implementation Teams
similarly Use Cases are used by stakeholders like Clients, Requirement teams, Design, Development, Testing and Implementation Teams
4) User stories are written from the point of view of the end user of the software similarly Use Cases are written or identified from the point of view of end user
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JIRA is a popular project tracking and issue management software. We know JIRA issue categories are
(Note we can even create our own custom JIRA issues (then can be a standard issue or a Sub-task type) and include it in our project issue tracing scheme)
Here we understand various states of a JIRA issue and transition between the states. This exercise serves us two fold
It allows us to understand
Open : Once the issue is created, the state assigned to it is Open. From here it can transit to other states. An Open issue can remain open if it is not worked upon. The Open issue transits to Resolved state if it is Resolved or an Open issue can transit to In Progress State it takes a certain time to work upon the issue and Resolve it. Open issues can even be Closed by the issue handling team.
Resolved: An issue can be Resolved by the team or the person working on it. An issue in Resolved Issue can be closed automatically after a pre-defined time period . A Resolved issue can be Re-opened as well.
In-Progress: When the team starts working on an Open issue it transits to the In-Progress state. If the work stops on this issue without Resolving or Closing it the state transits to Open again. In Progress issue after being taken up can be Closed or can be categorised as Resolved
ReOpened: A Re-Opened issue in JIRA can be put to Resolved, In-Progress or Closed states.
Closed: Issues in JIRA can be Closed or can transit to the Closed state from being Open or In-Progress or Resolved or Re-Opened States. A Closed Issue can be Re-Opened again in JIRA.
Now to prepare a state machine diagram the challenge is to define a permanent state , because only Permanent states connect to final Pseudo states. So say we define an additional state for the the sake of UML correctness. Let it be Closed – Time-Barred. Say an issue which is in the Closed state for specified time duration transits to Closed-Time-barred state and can not be Re-Opened.
The following will be the State-Machine diagram for this transition between the states.
This video teaches IT Business Analysts the following
1) Insert front cover to your Requirement Document ie BRD, FRD SRS etc
2) Inserting Back cover to your Requirement Document
3) Generating automatic table of contents
Utilizing Insert Tab --> Cover Page --> Right Click you can insert professional pages within the document itself ie at the Current Cursor location , At the end of section etc.
For sure any good Requirement Document like BRD or FRD or a report prepared by a Business Analyst will have a professional look and feel if we have a good Front and Back Cover and a neat Table of Content. Microsoft Word has many professional templates available for the same.
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Handling Sequence Flows in BPMN 2.0 (Business Process Model and Notation 2.0) - Business Analyst Video
Business Process Model and Notation or BPMN is a process modelling standard from Object Management Group. Object Management Group which is popularly called as OMG is a powerful industry consortium of IT industry. Since BPMN is an OMG standard important modelling tool such as Microsoft Visio, Oracle BPM, IBM BPM, Pega Systems, Bizagi Business Process Modeler conform to BPM notation and standard.
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Rules for Utilizing Sequence Flow Elements in a BPMN Model
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This post on handling Sequence Flows through Business Process Model and Notation 2.0 has been written by Vijay Shekhar Shukla, Principanl Trainer and Consultant at QBI Institute Noida, NCR-Delhi India. Vijay is avid practitioner of BPMN through Visio, Bizagi and other modelling tools like Pega, Aris etc
eing a computer science engineer you are trained to succeed , when you work for an IT company. Their are following broad roles you can opt for
Allow me to assume that you want to take up a choice between roles 1 and 2 that is between a Techie and a Business Analyst. As I have said a BA role is a Techno-managerial role, so you will be expected three set of skills
So a Business Analyst role will be a very good role for a computer science engineer if
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