Business Analysis

Author: Debra Paul,James Cadle,Donald Yeates

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

ISBN: 9781780172781

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 1983

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Business analysts must respond to the challenges of today's highly competitive global economy by developing practical, creative and financially sound solutions and this excellent guide gives them the necessary tools. It is also ideal for students wanting to gain university and industry qualifications. This new edition includes expanded discussions regarding gap analysis and benefits management, the impact of Agile software development and an introduction to business architecture.

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

Best Practices for Success

Author: Steven Blais

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118161555

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 4933

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The definitive guide on the roles and responsibilities of the business analyst Business Analysis offers a complete description of the process of business analysis in solving business problems. Filled with tips, tricks, techniques, and guerilla tactics to help execute the process in the face of sometimes overwhelming political or social obstacles, this guide is also filled with real world stories from the author's more than thirty years of experience working as a business analyst. Provides techniques and tips to execute the at-times tricky job of business analyst Written by an industry expert with over thirty years of experience Straightforward and insightful, Business Analysis is a valuable contribution to your ability to be successful in this role in today's business environment.

Business Analysis and Leadership

Influencing Change

Author: Penny Pullan,James Archer

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749468637

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1483

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Business Analysis For Dummies

Author: Kupe Kupersmith,Paul Mulvey,Kate McGoey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118510631

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Your go-to guide on business analysis Business analysis refers to the set of tasks and activities that help companies determine their objectives for meeting certain opportunities or addressing challenges and then help them define solutions to meet those objectives. Those engaged in business analysis are charged with identifying the activities that enable the company to define the business problem or opportunity, define what the solutions looks like, and define how it should behave in the end. As a BA, you lay out the plans for the process ahead. Business Analysis For Dummies is the go to reference on how to make the complex topic of business analysis easy to understand. Whether you are new or have experience with business analysis, this book gives you the tools, techniques, tips and tricks to set your project’s expectations and on the path to success. Offers guidance on how to make an impact in your organization by performing business analysis Shows you the tools and techniques to be an effective business analysis professional Provides a number of examples on how to perform business analysis regardless of your role If you're interested in learning about the tools and techniques used by successful business analysis professionals, Business Analysis For Dummies has you covered.

Breakthrough Business Analysis

Implementing and Sustaining a Value-Based Practice

Author: Kathleen B. Hass,Kathleen B. Hass PMP

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523097116

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 5357

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Traditional business analysis jobs are going away and are not coming back. BA tools are growing up, and typical BA tasks are being automated and commoditized. Instead of being regarded as documenters, BAs are being sought out to focus on strategy, innovation, and leadership. Breakthrough Business Analysis: Implementing and Sustaining a Value-Based Practice provides a framework for implementing a BA practice that is strategically positioned and value-based. Realizing the positive impacts of a value-based BA practice could very well mean the difference between success and failure for businesses negotiating 21st century challenges. Value-based business analysis centers on strategy execution, world-class enterprise capabilities, and delivery of innovative products and services. The framework for implementing and sustaining a value-based BA practice involves three phases: 1. Readiness: “Is our organization ready?” 2. Implementation: “How do we build the BA practice?” 3. Sustainability: “How do we institutionalize and continue to improve BA practices?” Take the lead and be your organization's champion of a value-based, breakthrough BA practice that is focused on value to the customer and wealth to the bottom line.

Strategic Management and Business Analysis

Author: Wyn Jenkins,Dave Williamson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131759567X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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How can managers analyze their current and future business strategies? This textbook introduces the fields of business analysis and strategic management to provide students with an understanding of the key questions that need to be asked to understand an organization's options. The second part of the book provides tools and techniques to help organize and improve corporate strategy. Uniquely, the authors provide resources to assess aspects of strategic goals which are sometimes overlooked such as financial performance, ethical and environmental considerations and business models. They cover a diverse range of companies from Supermarkets like Aldi and Tesco to Caermory Whiskey and Chinese manufacturing. This textbook is perfect reading for students who want to apply strategic thinking to organizations and benefits from the inclusion of new case studies throughout the text as well as 10 extended cases in a separate section.

Business Analyst's Mentor Book

With Best Practice Business Analysis Techniques and Software Requirements Management Tips

Author: Emrah Yayici

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9786058603714

Category:

Page: 106

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Business Analyst's Mentor Book includes tips and best practices in a broad range of topics like: Business analysis techniques and tools Agile and waterfall methodologies Scope management Change request management Conflict management Use cases UML Requirements gathering and documentation User interface design Usability testing Software testing Automation tools Real-life examples are provided to help readers apply these best practices in their own IT organizations. The book also answers the most frequent questions of business analysts regarding software requirements management.

The Enterprise Business Analyst

Developing Creative Solutions to Complex Business Problems

Author: Kathleen B. Hass,Kathleen B. Hass PMP

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523096985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 446

View: 3185

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Business Analysts: Chart Your Path to Success with Creative Solutions to Complex Business Problems! Business in the 21st century is rife with complexity. To leverage that complexity and guide an organization through these turbulent times, today's business analyst must transition from a tactical, project-focused role to a creative, innovative role. The path to this transition—and the tools to accomplish it—are presented in this new book by acclaimed author Kathleen “Kitty“ Hass. Winner of PMI's David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award for her book Managing Complex Projects: A New Model, Hass has again written a book that will refocus a discipline. Hass believes that only by confronting and capitalizing on change and complexity—the new “constants” in today's world—can organizations forge ahead. The enterprise business analyst is perfectly positioned to understand the needs of an organization, help it remain competitive, identify creative solutions to complex business problems, bring about innovation, and constantly add value for the customer and revenue to the bottom line. The Enterprise Business Analyst: Developing Creative Solutions to Complex Business Problems offers: • An overview of the current and emerging role of the business analyst • New leadership models for the 21st century • Methods for fostering team creativity • Practices to spark innovation • Strategies for communicating in a complex environment

CBAP / CCBA Certified Business Analysis Study Guide

Author: Susan Weese,Terri Wagner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119248841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

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The bestselling CBAP/CCBA study guide, updated for exam v3.0 The CBAP/CCBA Certified Business Analysis Study Guide, Second Edition offers 100% coverage of all exam objectives for the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) and Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) exams offered by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Detailed coverage encompasses all six knowledge areas defined by the Guide to Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK): Planning and Monitoring, Elicitation, Requirements Management and Communication, Enterprise Analysis, Requirements Analysis, and Solution Assessment and Validation, including expert guidance toward all underlying competencies. Real-world scenarios help you align your existing experience with the BABOK, and topic summaries, tips and tricks, practice questions, and objective-mapping give you a solid framework for success on the exam. You also gain access to the Sybex interactive learning environment, featuring review questions, electronic flashcards, and four practice exams to help you gauge your understanding and be fully prepared exam day. As more and more organizations seek to streamline production models, the demand for qualified Business Analysts is growing. This guide provides a personalized study program to help you take your place among those certified in essential business analysis skills. Review the BABOK standards and best practices Master the core Business Analysis competencies Test your preparedness with focused review questions Access CBAP and CCBA practice exams, study tools, and more As the liaison between the customer and the technical team, the Business Analyst is integral to ensuring that the solution satisfies the customer's needs. The BABOK standards codify best practices for this essential role, and the CBAP and CCBA certifications prove your ability to perform them effectively. The CBAP/CCBA Certified Business Analysis Study Guide, Second Edition provides thorough preparation customizable to your needs, to help you maximize your study time and ensure your success.

Business Analyst

Careers in Business Analysis

Author: Adrian Reed

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

ISBN: 9781780174280

Category:

Page: 160

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Business analysis is a crucial discipline for organisational success. It is a broad field and has matured into a profession with its own unique career roadmap. This practical guide explores the business analyst role including typical responsibilities and necessary skills. It signposts useful tools and commonly used methodologies and techniques. A visual career roadmap for business analysts is also included, along with case studies and interviews with practising business analysts.

From Analyst to Leader

Elevating the Role of the Business Analyst

Author: Lori Lindbergh,Lori Lindbergh PMP,Richard VanderHorst,Richard VanderHorst PMP,Kathleen B. Hass,Kathleen B. Hass PMP,Kimi Ziemski,Kimi Ziemski PMP

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523096586

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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Become equipped with the principles, knowledge, practices, and tools need to assume a leadership role in an organization. From Analyst to Leader: Elevating the Role of the Business Analyst uncovers the unique challenges for the business analyst to transition from a support role to a central leader serving as change agent, visionary, and credible leader.

Simplifying Business Analysis

Next Level Practical Expertise

Author: Omkar Phatak

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 993

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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 for Practitioners

A Practice Guide

Author: Project Management Institute

Publisher: Project Management Institute

ISBN: 1628250798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 3382

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Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide provides practical resources to tackle the project-related issues associated with requirements and business analysis—and addresses a critical need in the industry for more guidance in this area. The practice guide begins by describing the work of business analysis. It identifies the tasks that are performed, in addition to the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively perform business analysis on programs and projects.

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

View: 4488

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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.

PMI Guide to Business Analysis

Author: N.A

Publisher: Project Management Institute

ISBN: 1628254734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 3936

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The Standard for Business Analysis – First Edition is a new PMI foundational standard, developed as a basis for business analysis for portfolio, program, and project management. This standard illustrates how project management processes and business analysis processes are complementary activities, where the primary focus of project management processes is the project and the primary focus of business analysis processes is the product. This is a process-based standard, aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, and to be used as a standard framework contributing to the business analysis body of knowledge.

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

Microsoft Excel 2010

Author: Conrad Carlberg

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780789746894

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 5886

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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