Business Analysis

Best Practices for Success

Author: Steven P. Blais

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118161555

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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The definitive guide on the roles and responsibilities of thebusiness analyst Business Analysis offers a complete description of theprocess of business analysis in solving business problems. Filledwith tips, tricks, techniques, and guerilla tactics to help executethe process in the face of sometimes overwhelming political orsocial obstacles, this guide is also filled with real world storiesfrom the author's more than thirty years of experience working as abusiness analyst. Provides techniques and tips to execute the at-times tricky jobof business analyst Written by an industry expert with over thirty years ofexperience Straightforward and insightful, Business Analysis is avaluable contribution to your ability to be successful in this rolein today's business environment.

Business Analysis und Requirements Engineering

Produkte und Prozesse nachhaltig verbessern

Author: Peter Hruschka

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446457348

Category: Computers

Page: 361

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Wir alle wollen schlanke, effektive Geschäftsprozesse und optimale IT-Unterstützung. Wir finden für jedes Problem eine Lösung – wenn wir uns nur genau darauf einigen könnten, was unser Problem ist. Das Verstehen von Problemen und das Formulieren von Anforderungen, was wir gerne anders hätten, ist das Thema dieses Buches. Viele verschiedene Begriffe werden dafür verwendet (Business Analysis, Systemanalyse, Requirements Engineering, ...) und viele Berufsbezeichnungen für die Beteiligten. Dieses Buch zeigt einen integrierten Ansatz zum Umgang mit Anforderungen. Es stellt Ihnen Methoden, Notationen und viele pragmatische Tipps (Best Practices) zur Verfügung, mit denen Anforderungen effektiv zwischen Auftraggebern und Auftragnehmern behandelt werden können – von Entdeckungstechniken über Dokumentationstechniken, Prüftechniken bis hin zu Verwaltungstechniken.

Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis

Author: Barbara A. Carkenord

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604270071

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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"This book provides a "how to" approach to mastering business analysis work. It will help build the skill sets of new analysts and all those currently doing analysis work, from project managers to project team members such as systems analysts, product managers and business development professionals, to the experienced business analyst. It also covers the tasks and knowledge areas for the new 2008 v.2 of The Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) and will help prepare business analysts for the HBA CBAP certification exam."--BOOK JACKET.

Business Analysis for Beginners

Jump-Start Your BA Career in Four Weeks

Author: Mohamed Elgendy

Publisher: Mohamed Elgendy

ISBN: 1478745428

Category: Computers

Page: 194

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Business Analysis for Beginners is a comprehensive hands-on guide to jump-starting your BA career in four weeks. The book empowers you to gain a complete understanding of business analysis fundamental concepts and unlock the value of a business analyst to an organization in identifying problems and opportunities and finding solutions. Learn how to define the business needs and apply the most effective tools and techniques to elicit, analyze and communicate requirements with business stakeholders. Business analysis in a nutshell - gain a comprehensive understanding of business analysis fundamental concepts and understand the value of a business analyst to an organization in identifying problems and opportunities and finding solutions.Scope definition & requirements management techniques - learn how to define the business needs and the most effective tools and techniques to elicit, analyze and communicate requirements with business stakeholders. Your BA toolkit - in addition to our step-by-step guide to all business analysis tasks, this book provides a thorough explanation of the different models & methodologies of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and business process modeling. Our guide to kick-starting your BA career - we have included virtually every type of interview question you might face. After each chapter, you will find an interview cheat sheet to help you ace interview rounds and land your BA role.

Simplifying Business Analysis

Next Level Practical Expertise

Author: Omkar Phatak

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 185

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Writing this book is an endeavor to reaching the technical and non-technical candidates who wish to start their career in IT as a Business Analyst as well as those who are already working as business analysts and intend to have a more clear understanding in the area of Business Analysis. This book documents all my professional and practical expertise. It gives practical understanding of the duties business Analyst performs every day. The information in this book includes real project stages with supportive documentation templates as well. I try my best to convey my experience in understandable language. I am confident that this book will take to the next level. There are nine chapters in this book. Chapter one and two explains the basic concept of IT projects, various key roles involved in a typical project, and pre project activities to be performed by a business analyst. Chapter three focus software development life cycle and various software development models and also suggests the pros and cons of each model. Chapter four explicates business process modeling through UML diagrams. Chapter five explicates all the documentation templates. Chapter six and seven is having BRD and SRS example. Chapter Eight is giving the Overview of Microsoft Visio. Chapter Nine gives the overview for Interview Questions. I hope this book should serve to solve the purpose of the motive which planted the seed of the idea of writing this book and you will find it as one of the most easy going and interesting book with the most practical picture of Business Analyst profession.

Business Analysis Techniques

72 Essential Tools for Success

Author: James Cadle,Debra Paul,Paul Turner

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute

ISBN: 190612423X

Category: Business analysts

Page: 260

View: 1923

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The development of business analysis as a professional discipline has extended the role of the business analyst who now needs the widest possible array of tools and the skills and knowledge to be able to use each when and where it is needed. This book provides 72 possible techniques and practical guidance on how and when to apply them.

Digital Business Analysis

Author: Fredrik Milani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030057194

Category: Computers

Page: 429

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This book frames business analysis in the context of digital technologies. It introduces modern business analysis techniques, including a selection of those in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), and exemplifies them by means of digital technologies applied to solve problems or exploit new business opportunities. It also includes in-depth case studies in which business problems and opportunities, drawn from real-world scenarios, are mapped to digital solutions. The work is summarized in seven guiding principles that should be followed by every business analyst. This book is intended mainly for students in business informatics and related areas, and for professionals who want to acquire a solid background for their daily work. It is suitable both for courses and for self-study. Additional teaching materials such as lecture videos, slides, question bank, exams, and seminar materials are accessible on the companion web-page.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

SOLVING BUSINESS PROBLEMS BY VISUALIZING EFFECTIVE PROCESSES AND IT SOLUTIONS

Author: PRADEEP HARI PENDSE

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 812035138X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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The second edition of this book is a response to the fact that today BAs are expected to not merely help in gathering requirement for software, but solve real-world business problems, act as design thinkers and innovators, architects, drive process, and business transformation, and become ‘trusted advisors’ to managements—while leveraging their core strength in Information Technology. If the earlier edition was the first book on the subject—this edition takes the subject to the next level by preparing a BA to become a design thinker! An architect/design thinker usually views any problem from multiple perspectives. This edition, has therefore, been structured such that most of the chapters represent a distinct view-point about a problem space, business area or a process. Divided into five sections, the book delves onto three important aspects of Business Analysis—Processes, Information and Systems. The external enterprise context, competitiveness and strategy; internal enterprise context; flow perspective; information perspective; decision/business rules perspective; dynamic perspective; innovation and human perspective and technology perspective are some of the key view-points described in the chapters. Each of these perspectives are covered by way of conceptual framework, real-life illustrations and practical tips for a BA. With the help of a comprehensive cases, this edition guides the BA to synthesize these discrete perspectives, and propose meaningful solutions to the organization. In doing this, the book also explains the core artifacts which a BA produces, viz. Requirements Documents, Estimation and Business Cases. The book is designed for the aspiring Business Analysts and IT Managers/CIOs. Besides, the book will be equally beneficial for the students opting for the courses on MIS, Systems Analysis and Design, MBA, MCA and Business Process Analysis.

Business Analysis: The Question and Answer Book

Author: Sandhya Jane

Publisher: ANISAN Technologies Inc.

ISBN: 0990637433

Category:

Page: N.A

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An aspiring business analyst has to go through the rigors of the interview process in order to prove his knowledge, skill, ability, and worth to a prospective employer. The intent of this book is to provide a comprehensive guide to help aspiring as well as experienced business analysts prepare for interviews for suitable roles. The Q&A format of the book seeks to guide readers in planning and organizing their thoughts in a focused and systematic manner. Additionally, this book also aims to not only clarify existing concepts but also help candidates to enhance their understanding of the field. Thus, the book can also be used for preparing for professional certification exams offered by various leading institutes across the globe.

Business Analysis and Valuation

Text and Cases

Author: Krishna G. Palepu,Paul M. Healy,Victor Lewis Bernard

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844804924

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 788

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Business Analysis and Valuation teaches students how to use financial statement information to assess a firm's financial performance, value, and creditworthiness. This new IFRS edition has been adapted and developed by Erik Peek of Maastricht University. The text is primarily aimed at Masters and upper-level undergraduate programs in business and builds a bridge between accounting and finance, therefore making it accessible to both finance and accounting students. The distinctive strengths of this text include a large number of real-world cases used to illustrate theory; the step-by-step analysis methodology, and the extensive discussion of strategy analysis. The presentation of material is based on business analysis before financial analysis, which ensures that financial analysis is approached in a real-world manner and is driven by strategy. The pedagogy is geared toward helping students to develop strong practical skills using current applications. The most popular Harvard cases from the third edition have been retained in this IFRS edition and new cases written by Erik Peek added to give a new exciting European dimension to the text.

Business Analysis

Author: Debra Paul,Donald Yeates

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781902505701

Category: Business

Page: 238

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This practical introductory guide is written for anyone involved with business analysis or improving the effectiveness of IT and its alignment with the organizations' business objectives.

Using Excel for Business Analysis

A Guide to Financial Modelling Fundamentals

Author: Danielle Stein Fairhurst

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118132874

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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A clear, concise, and easy-to-use guide to financial modelling suitable for practitioners at every level Using a fundamental approach to financial modelling that's accessible to both new and experienced professionals, Using Excel for Business Analysis: A Guide to Financial Modelling Fundamentals + Website offers practical guidance for anyone looking to build financial models for business proposals, to evaluate opportunities, or to craft financial reports. Comprehensive in nature, the book covers the principles and best practices of financial modelling, including the Excel tools, formulas, and functions to master, and the techniques and strategies necessary to eliminate errors. As well as explaining the essentials of financial modelling, Using Excel for Business Analysis is packed with exercises and case studies to help you practice and test your comprehension, and includes additional resources online. Provides comprehensive coverage of the principles and best practices of financial modeling, including planning, how to structure a model, layout, the anatomy of a good model, rebuilding an inherited model, and much more Demonstrates the technical Excel tools and techniques needed to build a good model successfully Outlines the skills you need to learn in order to be a good financial modeller, such as technical, design, and business and industry knowledge Illustrates successful best practice modeling techniques such as linking, formula consistency, formatting, and labeling Describes strategies for reducing errors and how to build error checks and other methods to ensure accurate and robust models A practical guide for professionals, including those who do not come from a financial background, Using Excel for Business Analysis is a fundamentals-rich approach to financial modeling.

New Perspectives: Portfolio Projects for Business Analysis

Author: Carol Cram,Lisa Friedrichsen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285402103

Category: Computers

Page: 316

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Portfolio Projects for Business Analysis is designed to help students practice and perfect technology skills. This companion text is ideal for students taking a variety of different courses from Communications, Marketing, and Accounting to Introduction to Business courses. Portfolio Projects for Business Analysis includes 15 projects based on real-world business scenarios, allowing students to compile a comprehensive portfolio of business analysis examples to use during the interview process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Business Analysis for Business Intelligence

Author: Bert Brijs

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439858373

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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Aligning business intelligence (BI) infrastructure with strategy processes not only improves your organization's ability to respond to change, but also adds significant value to your BI infrastructure and development investments. Until now, there has been a need for a comprehensive book on business analysis for BI that starts with a macro view and gradually narrows it down to real-world tips, templates, and discussion material BI analysts need to know. Covering the concepts, tools, and background required for successful BI projects, Business Analysis for Business Intelligence describes how to use business intelligence to improve your analysis activities. It outlines a proven framework for developing data models and solutions that fit your organization’s strategy. Explaining how to avoid common pitfalls, it demonstrates how to use continuous improvement to create a strategic knowledge organization and establish a competitive advantage. Links proven theories with practical insights Describes the questions you need to ask yourself or the client when turning data into information Includes discussion items and templates suitable for both IT and business professionals Illustrates the root causes behind poor performance management Outlines the steps needed to get your BI project started correctly The book details a framework based on time-tested theories, empirical data, and the author’s experience analyzing strategic processes in dozens of organizations across a range of industries—including financial, logistics, food production, health, telecom, government, and retail. Providing you with the tools to achieve enduring success, the book can help your organization develop successful BI projects and fine-tune them to match the strategic decision making process in your organization.

Business Analysis For Dummies

Author: Kupe Kupersmith,Paul Mulvey,Kate McGoey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118510585

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

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If you're interested in learning about the methods successful business analysis professionals use, this guide has you covered. You'll find tools and techniques you can apply to your own organization to achieve your financial goals.

Managing Business Analysis Services

A Framework for Sustainable Projects and Corporate Strategy Success

Author: Barbara Davis

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604270799

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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This unique desk reference offers the information, models and guidance needed to plan and deliver complete, end-to-end business analysis services. Its step-by-step approach enables maximum utility of the business analysis (BA) role, development of more complete solutions for meeting the strategic goals of a business, and dramatic and sustainable improvements in project success rates. Managing Business Analysis Services: A Framework for Sustainable Projects and Corporate Strategy Success provides chief information officers, business analysis managers and consultants the information required to maximize the efficiency and productivity of technology projects, obtain higher returns on investment from BA services, reduce operating costs, and increase alignment of products to better serve the company or the client organization.

Business Analysis

Microsoft Excel 2010

Author: Conrad Carlberg

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780789746894

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 6465

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ANSWER KEY BUSINESS QUESTIONS CONTROL COMPANY FINANCES FORECAST SALES PREPARE BUSINESS CASES MAKE BETTER INVESTMENT DECISIONS IMPROVE QUALITY USE EXCEL 2010 TO GAIN DEEPER INSIGHTS, MAKE SMARTER DECISIONS, AND EARN MORE PROFITS Using real-world examples, Carlberg helps you put Excel’s features and functions to work and get the power of quantitative analysis behind your management decisions. Excel expert Conrad Carlberg shows how to use Excel 2010 to perform the core financial tasks every manager and entrepreneur must master: analyzing statements, planning and controlling company finances, making investment decisions, and managing sales and marketing. Using real-world examples, Carlberg helps you get the absolute most out of Excel 2010’s newest features and functions. Along the way, you’ll discover the fastest, best ways to handle essential tasks ranging from importing business data to analyzing profitability ratios. Becoming an Excel expert has never been easier! You’ll find crystal-clear instructions, insider insights, complete step-by-step projects, and more. It’s all complemented by an extraordinary set of web-based resources, from sample journals and ledgers to business forecasting tools. • Use Excel analysis tools to solve problems throughout the business • Build and work with income statements and balance sheets • Value inventories and current assets, and summarize transactions • Calculate working capital and analyze cash flows • Move from pro formas to operating budgets that help guide your management decisions • Prepare business cases incorporating everything from discount rates to margin and contribution analysis About MrExcel Library: Every book in the MrExcel Library pinpoints a specific set of crucial Excel skills, and presents focused tasks and examples for performing them rapidly and effectively. Selected by Bill Jelen, Microsoft Excel MVP and mastermind behind the leading Excel solutions website MrExcel.com, these books will: • Dramatically increase your productivity–saving you 50 hours a year, or more • Present proven, creative strategies for solving real-world problems • Show you how to get great results, no matter how much data you have • Help you avoid critical mistakes that even experienced users make