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3 Elicitation Techniques You Can Do Without Stakeholder Access

I’m pleased to say that one of my recent blog articles has been published on “”, where I have contributed as a guest author. I’d love to hear what you think, so please take a look and add a comment.



Green and white clock on white surfaceImagine the scene: A significant project is underway, and you are leading the detailed analysis.  You create your business analysis work-plan, and decide to start the initial requirements elicitation by meeting and interviewing a few key stakeholders.  You then plan to hold a series of workshops to refine the requirements and obtain sign off, perhaps bringing in some other domain experts along the way.

The project timeline is challenging, but you can just about make the deadline…

Then you realise all of your key stakeholders are away at a leadership conference for the next three weeks.

What’s a BA to do….?


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About the author:

Adrian Reed is Principal Consultant at Blackmetric Business Solutions, an organisation that offers Business Analysis training and consulting services. Adrian is a keen advocate of the analysis profession, and is constantly looking for ways of promoting the value that good analysis can bring.

To find out more about the training and consulting services offered at Blackmetric, please visit

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