How I Organise my Work (With Todoist)

How I Organise my Work (With Todoist)

A few years ago I found an app called Todoist. Before that, I was trying to organise my life using plain old pen and paper. It wasn't working. So I did what any (geek?) would do, and turned to software! I've tried many, many ToDo apps, across all the major
Yes, I NEED My Smartphone!

Yes, I NEED My Smartphone!

If you've ever spoken to me, you'll probably know that I'm quite addicted to my (android) smartphone. Someone recently asked me a question that got me thinking: "Rachid, what would you do without your smartphone!?" My reply was instant.. "Nothing, I need my smartphone, I simply couldn't survive without it"
Why Should We Split Up Large User Stories?

Why Should We Split Up Large User Stories?

User stories are a fantastic tool, we can all agree on that. But it's far too easy to write user stories that are too large. Large stories bring a number of problems, including: The development effort required to deliver a story is hidden. They are written at a higher level,
But I Want Everything!

But I Want Everything!

As a Business Analyst, one of the key features of a requirement is the priority. I guess it's important to state up front that all requirements are important. If they weren't, we wouldn't even bother documenting them, thus removing the need to even assign a priority. But having a priority
What? Why? Are You Sure About That?

What? Why? Are You Sure About That?

One of the key traits of a Business Analyst is being able to separate the "What" from the "Why". Users of the system (and remember, stakeholder != user) generally have a pretty good idea of what they want to do, but sometimes their explanation doesn't tell the whole story. The line