Your go-to guide on business analysis
Business analysis refers to the set of tasks and activities thathelp companies determine their objectives for meeting certainopportunities or addressing challenges and then help them definesolutions to meet those objectives. Those engaged in businessanalysis are charged with identifying the activities that enablethe company to define the business problem or opportunity, definewhat the solutions looks like, and define how it should behave inthe end. As a BA, you lay out the plans for the processahead.
Business Analysis For Dummies is the go to reference onhow to make the complex topic of business analysis easy tounderstand. Whether you are new or have experience with businessanalysis, this book gives you the tools, techniques, tips andtricks to set your project’s expectations and on the path tosuccess.
- Offers guidance on how to make an impact in your organizationby performing business analysis
- Shows you the tools and techniques to be an effective businessanalysis professional
- Provides a number of examples on how to perform businessanalysis regardless of your role
If you're interested in learning about the tools and techniquesused by successful business analysis professionals, BusinessAnalysis For Dummies has you covered.
About the Author
Paul Mulvey, CBAP, Director, Client Solutions, B2T Training, has been involved in business analysis since 1995. Kate McGoey, Director, Client Solutions, B2T Training, has more than 20 years' experience in application development and life cycle processes business. Kupe Kupersmith, CBAP, President of B2T Training, possesses more than 14 years of experience in software systems development. He serves as a mentor for business analysis professionals.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started with Business Analysis 5
Chapter 1: Business Analysis in a Nutshell 7
Chapter 2: Breaking Down the Different Levels of BusinessAnalysis 19
Chapter 3: Identifying and Working with Stakeholders 31
Part II: The BA Toolkit: Tools, Terms, and Techniques 51
Chapter 4: Talking about Tools of the Trade 53
Chapter 5: Understanding What Requirements Truly Entail 73
Chapter 6: Hunting for the Right Information, Part 1: TheProcess 97
Chapter 7: Hunting for the Right Information, Part 2: TheTechniques 113
Chapter 8: Uncovering and Analyzing Needs 139
Part III: Selling the Plan and Keeping It on Track 161
Chapter 9: Making the (Business) Case 163
Chapter 10: Creating and Maintaining Scope 185
Chapter 11: Creating Your Work Plan 209
Part IV: Achieving Goals with Business Analysis 235
Chapter 12: Defi ning Solutions, Part 1: Taking a Closer Look atYour Requirements 237
Chapter 13: Defi ning Solutions, Part 2: Choosing the RightAnalysis Technique 251
Chapter 14: Verifying and Validating Solutions 283
Chapter 15: Transition: Moving from Planning to Implementing307
Part V: The Part of Tens 319
Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Keep Your Business Analysis Skills Sharp321
Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Prepare Yourself for a New Project329
Chapter 18: Ten Experts Chime In 337
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