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Business Analysis Training Company – Watermark Learning – Reveals the Biggest Challenges Facing Today’s Business Analysts

Posted by Media Relations on Wednesday, December 13th, 2006 - Comments »

Minneapolis, MN, December 13, 2006 – Watermark Learning, a leading business analysis and project management training firm, is addressing the biggest challenge facing today’s business analysts.Many companies today understand the benefit of growing the business analysis functions in their organization. While business analysis can add much value to organizations by increasing corporate efficiency and helping to launch new products and services, there are emerging challenges to be addressed.“I believe the biggest challenge in projects today is defining requirements,” said Richard Larson, Co-Principal of Watermark Learning. “Business requirements analysis is a recurring challenge and getting requirements right is harder than ever.”According to Larson, the main issues surrounding requirements definition are:• Lack of time to gather and analyze requirements• Clients provide solutions in the guise of requirements• Finding necessary stakeholders and getting them to consensus once they are found• Clients cannot articulate their requirements or provide incomplete requirements• Changing and volatile requirements“With the evolution of technology and global business, there are even more complications added to the requirements definition mix,” said Larson. “Cross cultural relations and geographically dispersed stakeholders all contribute to the challenge.”Watermark Learning recognizes the importance of effective business requirements analysis and has focused on it since 1992, including featuring it through its business analysis training and certification program.Listen to a podcast about effective business requirements analysis at Watermark LearningWatermark Learning is a leading project management training, business analysis certification and requirements analysis skill development company. Watermark Learning is also a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Registered Education Provider, and an IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) Endorsed Education Provider. Watermark Learning is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN and provides business analysis and project management training courses for clients around the world. More information about the company can be found at

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