Business Analysis

Best Practices for Success

Author: Steven P. Blais

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118161555

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 3917

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.

Simplifying Business Analysis

Next Level Practical Expertise

Author: Omkar Phatak

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 1001

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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 und Requirements Engineering

Produkte und Prozesse nachhaltig verbessern

Author: Peter Hruschka

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446438629

Category: Computers

Page: 349

View: 2647

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Business Analysis und Requirements Engineering// - Wie Business und IT in Unternehmen erfolgreich kooperieren - Produkte, Systeme und Prozesse in Organisationen etablieren - Anforderungen identifizieren und kommunizieren Wir finden für jedes Problem eine Lösung – wenn wir uns darauf einigen können, was genau unser Problem ist. Probleme zu identifizieren und zu verstehen, Anforderungen zu formulieren, das sind die Themen dieses Buchs. Viele verschiedene Begriffe werden dafür verwendet (Business Analysis, Systemanalyse, Requirements Engineering, ...), ebenso wie viele Berufsbezeichnungen für die Beteiligten. Business Analysis und Requirements Engineering umfassen mehrere Aspekte: Als Unternehmer wollen Sie Ihre Aufbau- und Ablauforganisationen verschlanken und effektiver machen. Als Produktentwickler suchen Sie für Ihre am Markt befindlichen oder neuen Produkte Alleinstellungsmerkmale, seien es Preis, Qualität oder Leistung. In Ihrer IT-Abteilung geht es darum, diese Anforderungen zu verstehen, um tolle Produkte und Systeme zu liefern. Dieses Buch zeigt einen integrierten Ansatz zum Umgang mit Anforderungen. Es stellt Ihnen Methoden, Notationen und viele pragmatische Tipps zur Verfügung, mit denen Anforderungen effektiv zwischen Auftraggebern und Auftragnehmern behandelt werden können – Techniken zur Entdeckung, Dokumentation, Prüfung und Verwaltung. AUS DEM INHALT // Die Zutaten zu einem erfolgreichen Projektstart // Vom Umgang mit funktionalen Anforderungen und Qualitätsanforderungen // Anforderungen ermitteln und effektiv kommunizieren // Komplexität von Prozessen und Strukturen mittels grafischer Modelle meistern // Aufgaben agil und iterativ priorisieren und managen

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: 5903

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.

Business Analysis

Author: Debra Paul,Donald Yeates,Malcolm Eva,James Cadle,Keith Hindle,Craig Rollaston,Dot Tudor

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute

ISBN: 1780170068

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1033

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Improving the effectiveness of IT through better alignment with the business is a precursor to increasing profitability. This practical, introductory guide provides the tools to achieve this. It teaches strategy analysis and how to model business systems and processes. It covers other topics including business case development, change management, and engineering/information resource management. The book also supports the ISEB qualifications in Business Analysis.

Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis

Author: Barbara A. Carkenord

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604270071

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 7587

DOWNLOAD NOW »

"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

Microsoft Excel 2010

Author: Conrad Carlberg

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780789746894

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 6374

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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

Business Analysis for Beginners

Jump-Start Your BA Career in Four Weeks

Author: Mohamed Elgendy

Publisher: Mohamed Elgendy

ISBN: 1478745428

Category: Computers

Page: 194

View: 4035

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.

Business Analysis Based on BABOK® Guide Version 2 - A Pocket Guide

Author: Jarett Hailes

Publisher: Van Haren

ISBN: 9087537751

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 4516

DOWNLOAD NOW »

A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) is the collection of knowledge within the profession of business analysis and reflects current generally accepted practices. As with other professions, the body of knowledge is defined and enhanced by the business analysis professionals who apply it in their daily work role.The purpose of this pocket guide to the BABOK® Guide is to help understand the key knowledge found within the BABOK Guide and how it can be applied to a particular situation. Primary target groups for this pocket guide are: Individuals interested in how business analysis works or who may want to become Business Analysts; Business Analysts as a quick reference during the course of their day-to-day work; Team members working on projects or within normal organizational operations where business analysis is performed; Managers and executives who need to understand how business analysis can help improve their organizations.This pocket guide is based upon the content found in Version 2 of the BABOK Guide.The BABOK Guide was first published by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) in 2005. Version 2.0 was released in March 2009.The BABOK® Guide describes business analysis areas of knowledge, their associated activities and the tasks and skills necessary to be effective in their execution. The BABOK® Guide is a reference for professional knowledge for business analysis and provides the basis for the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and the Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA®) certifications.

Using Excel for Business Analysis

A Guide to Financial Modelling Fundamentals

Author: Danielle Stein Fairhurst

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119062462

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 9505

DOWNLOAD NOW »

While there are many hundreds of tools, features and functions in Excel, this book focusses only on the ones it is critical for the Finance Business user to know. It covers these features in detail from a practical perspective, but also puts them in context by applying them to practical examples in the real world. It is invaluable for anyone using Excel for Finance, as it helps them to do their jobs faster, more efficiently and with fewer errors. The book is organized into twelve chapters, arranged in order based on different aspects of Excel modelling. This book includes: -step-by-step instructions for how to use each feature that are detailed in a practical example -live models for readers to build it on their own accompanying excel worksheets downloadable via the website

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

View: 2021

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.

Strategic Management and Business Analysis

Author: Dave Williamson,David Williamson,Wyn Jenkins,Peter Cooke,Keith Michael Moreton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136362738

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 966

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Strategic Business Analysis shows students how to carry out a strategic analysis of a business, with clear guidelines on where and how to apply the core strategic techniques and models that are the integral tools of strategic management. The authors identify the key questions in strategic analysis and provide an understandable framework for answering these questions. Several case studies are used to focus understanding and enable a more thorough analysis of the concepts and issues, especially useful for students involved with case study analysis. Accompanying the text is a CD-Rom containing the models, tutorial guidance, and a PowerPoint presentation. A blank template is provided for each model, enabling students to actively interact and enter their own data - an effective 'what if...' facility. This will enable students to appreciate the limitations as well as the advantages of the strategic models.

Business Analysis and Valuation

Ifrs Edition - Text Only

Author: Krishna G. Palepu,Paul M. Healy

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844804931

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 572

View: 8968

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.

Economic and Business Analysis

Quantitative Methods Using Spreadsheets

Author: Frank S. T. Hsiao

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812834923

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 636

View: 5217

DOWNLOAD NOW »

As we enter the 21st century, most students are familiar with microcomputers. They are adept in visually-oriented playing and learning, as evidenced by prevalent video games, music videos, and DVD movies. This book appeals to the modern day undergraduate and graduate students by using microcomputers, through innovative uses of spreadsheets and built-in spreadsheets equations and formulae. This microcomputer skill-intensive book covers major topics in both economic analysis and business analysis. Students will learn how to build complex spreadsheet layouts and perform high-level calculations and analysis intuitively in a non-threatening environment. To encourage students' active learning and critical thinking, they will be given hands-on practice by creating tables and graphs presented in the text and homework, and by changing the parameters to find the effects of the change instantly. At the same time, by acquainting themselves with the popular spreadsheet program, they will acquire more advanced job skills directly.

Business Analysis and Leadership

Influencing Change

Author: Penny Pullan,James Archer

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749468637

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9308

DOWNLOAD NOW »

21st century organizations, across all sectors and of all types, have to cope with an international marketplace where change is frequent and customer expectations continue to rise. The work of business analysis professionals is crucial if organizations are to succeed and grow. If change programmes are to be successful, stakeholder engagement and situation analysis are vital, and to achieve this, senior business people need to display competence in a range of areas, not least of which include the ability to challenge, lead and influence. Business Analysis and Leadership is for anyone involved in business analysis working in any organization worldwide, from financial services to charities, government to manufacturing. It takes the reader beyond standard textbooks full of techniques and tools, advising on how to lead and gain credibility throughout the organization. It will help you with the tricky role of working with people from the shop floor to board directors and give readers the confidence to challenge the easy way forward and point out what will really work in practice. This inspirational book consists of contributions from leading thinkers and practitioners in business analysis from around the world. Their case studies and practical advice will help the reader to develop leadership skills and become an outstanding catalyst for change.

ACCA Approved - P3 Business Analysis (September 2017 to June 2018 exams)

Author: Becker Professional Education

Publisher: Becker Professional Education Ltd

ISBN: 1785665111

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 5790

DOWNLOAD NOW »

ACCA Approved and valid for exams from 01 Sept 2017 up to 30 June 2018 - Becker's P3 Business Analysis Revision Question Bank has been approved and quality assured by the ACCA's examining team.