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Business Analyst's Mentor Book

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.

Business Analysis, Software Testing, Usability

Business Analysis, Software Testing, Usability

A Quick Guide Book for Better Project Management and Faster It Career

  • Author: Koray Yitmen
  • Publisher: Lutfi Koray Yitmen
  • ISBN: 9786056606113
  • Category:
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"There are many books about topics and disciplines in Information Technology. But most books concentrate on a single area. This book is an exception - it looks at three disciplines and ties them together. Excellent idea. Congratulations to Koray for putting this book together, and also for his generosity in donating profits to schools." -- Dorothy Graham, Best-selling Author "Koray does a great job of using clever, insightful metaphors to illustrate concepts. He writes in an accessible, easy-to-read style. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I did." -- Rex Black, Best-selling Author "In his book Koray uses two phrases again and again. The first is "Quality is not tested, but built."The other phrase is ..". should first be handled as a people issue rather than a technology issue." To those in the IT world who need an understanding of these principles, I recommend this book." -- Lee Copeland, Best-selling Author This book is a quick guide to business analysis, software testing, and usability disciplines. Throughout the book, different perspectives are brought to the following interesting comparisons and relationships: Business Analysis - Business analysts and software testers - Usability specialists and business analysts - System analysts and business analysts - Project management and business analysis - Business requirements and system requirements - Use cases and user requirements - The object-oriented approach versus the business process approach - Functional requirements and non-functional requirements - Scope management and stakeholder management - Change management and project management - Process flows, class diagrams, and sequence diagrams - Use case modelling and project scope definition - In-scope items and out-of-scope items - Unclear requirements and test cases - Traceability matrix and gold plating - Change request management process and requirements management tools - Impact analysis and traceability matrix - Project Management Institute (PMI) knowledge areas and business analysis Software Testing - Software test design techniques and high jump techniques - Software testing and road traffic - Priority versus severity - Risk and software testing - Software testing levels and software testing types - Black-box testing versus white-box testing - Statement coverage versus decision coverage Usability - User Experience (UX) and usability - Usability specialists and business analysts - Usability testing versus user acceptance testing - Interaction design and process flow design - User profiling versus persona identification - Interface design and interaction design This book targets broad range of professionals such as: - Business analysts, software testers, usability specialists and UX designers - Systems analysts and developers - Project managers, entrepreneurs, product owners, scrum masters and product managers - Business units, sales managers and marketing managers - Business consultants, management consultants, C-level executives - Managers of all divisions"

Business Analysis For Dummies

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.

The Business Analyst / Project Manager

The Business Analyst / Project Manager

A New Partnership for Managing Complexity and Uncertainty

  • Author: Robert K. Wysocki
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470910689
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 240
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A breakthrough game plan illustrating the need for better collaboration between Project Managers and Business Analysts In The Business Analyst/Project Manager, author Robert Wysocki draws on his forty-five years of professional experience as a PM/BA to shed light on the similarities and differences of the roles and responsibilities of these two positions, the need for greater collaboration, and how to staff a project with one or both of these professionals. Examines the boundaries and interactions between the BA and the PM Looks at how to identify the skill sets needed to make the project a success The typical relationship of the BA and PM across the project management life cycle Making the best configuration of leadership assignments based on project characteristics Where the responsibilities of the BA leave off and the PM's begins and where the two have collaborative responsibilities How to use a PM/BA to enhance project performance How to foster a "dual career path" for PM/BAs development The in-depth discussion of the synergies between the two roles and the advantages of a combined PM/BA makes The Business Analyst/Project Manager a valuable contribution in your ability to be successful on the complex projects of the 21st century.

UML for the IT Business Analyst

UML for the IT Business Analyst

  • Author: Jerry Lee Jr. Ford
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1435455304
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 400
  • View: 801
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Today, information-technology business analysts are often working on object-oriented (OO), Unified Modeling Language (UML) projects, yet they have a long way to go to exploit the technology beyond the adoption of use cases (just one part of the UML). This

Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis

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.

Managing Business Analysts

Managing Business Analysts

  • Author: Rick Clare
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780981129273
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 226
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This book is full of advice and guidance on how to take on the management of BAs, written from many perspectives. Here you will read about how BAs manage themselves and how they might manage other BAs. You will also encounter information on how Project Managers (PMs) can best make use of the BAs on their teams and on how Senior Management can adapt corporate processes to take advantage of the skills that BAs bring to the table. How will off-shoring affect the use of BAs? How do they fit into the corporate organization charts? What kind of specialized training will they require? This book can help with these questions, and provide expert-level guidance from people who have been there and done that. Here are just some of the subjects addressed in this book: How do PMs manage BAs? How do BAs manage BAs? How do BAs manage when they find themselves responsible for projects? How do functional or line managers manage BAs? How should we train our BAs? What does the career ladder for BAs look like? How should BAs be organized in my company? How do I persuade my senior management that BAs bring great value? This book is a collaborative effort, consisting of the views and contributions of a wide variety of experts in the BA arena. The contributing authors include two Vice-Presidents of the IIBA(r), the Presidents of training and consulting companies, well-known international authors, working BA Managers, Trainers, Project Managers, and a number of international contributors. This group s wide range of backgrounds and subject matter expertise provide a perfect blend of theory and real-world experience, and this book should become an excellent resource for you as you manage your way through the world of business analysi

Business Analysis and Leadership

Business Analysis and Leadership

Influencing Change

  • Author: Penny Pullan,James Archer
  • Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
  • ISBN: 0749468637
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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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.

UX Design and Usability Mentor Book

UX Design and Usability Mentor Book

With Best Practice Business Analysis and User Interface Design Tips and Techniques

  • Author: Emrah Yayici
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9786058603721
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  • Page: 100
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UX Design and Usability Mentor Book includes best practices and real-life examples in a broad range of topics like: UX design techniques Usability testing techniques such as eye-tracking User interface design guidelines Mobile UX design principles Prototyping Lean product development with agile vs. waterfall Use cases User profiling Personas Interaction design Information architecture Content writing Card sorting Mind-mapping Wireframes Automation tools Customer experience evaluation The book includes real-life experiences to help readers apply these best practices in their own organizations. UX Design and Usability Mentor Book is an extension of best-selling Business Analyst's Mentor Book. Thanks to the integrated business analysis and UX design methodology it presents, the book can be used as a guideline to create user interfaces that are both functional and usable.

Agile and Business Analysis

Agile and Business Analysis

Practical Guidance for IS Professionals

  • Author: Lynda Girvan,Debra Paul
  • Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • ISBN: 9781780173221
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  • Page: 200
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Adopting an Agile approach can revolutionize the way business analysts work. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Agile methodologies and how these can be applied to business analysis.

How to Start a Business Analyst Career

How to Start a Business Analyst Career

The Handbook to Apply Business Analysis Techniques, Select Requirements Training, and Explore Job Roles Leading to a Lucrative Technology Career

  • Author: Laura Brandenburg
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780983861126
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 244
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You may be wondering if business analysis is the right career choice, debating if you have what it takes to be successful as a business analyst, or looking for tips to maximize your business analysis opportunities. With the average salary for a business analyst in the United States reaching above $90,000 per year, more talented, experienced professionals are pursuing business analysis careers than ever before. But the path is not clear cut. No degree will guarantee you will start in a business analyst role. What's more, few junior-level business analyst jobs exist. Yet every year professionals with experience in other occupations move directly into mid-level and even senior-level business analyst roles. My promise to you is that this book will help you find your best path forward into a business analyst career. More than that, you will know exactly what to do next to expand your business analysis opportunities.

Business Analysis

Business Analysis

Best Practices for Success

  • Author: Steven P. Blais
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118076001
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 403
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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.

The Business Analysts's Handbook

The Business Analysts's Handbook

  • Author: Howard Podeswa
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1598637150
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 432
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The Business Analyst (BA) plays an important role as liaison between business stakeholders and the technical team (software developers, vendors, etc.), ensuring that business needs are reflected in any software solution. Despite the importance of the job,

The Enterprise Business Analyst

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
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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

Be a B. A.

Be a B. A.

Way to Business Analysis!

  • Author: Subhashis Panda,Santosh Avvannavar
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781502774293
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 120
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Be a B.A book is Recommended by Mridul Gupta, Management Consultant, Accenture Management Consulting, CCBA, IIBA. And Foreworded by Prof. Meena R Chandawarkar, Vice Chancellor Karnataka State Women's University, Bijapur, India. Reviews from Industry Experts: "A TREAT for budding business analysts and consulting professionals. This book will give all it needs to be successful as a business analyst - A must read!" - Mridul Gupta, Management Consultant, Accenture Management Consulting, CCBA, IIBA "Simplistic, exemplary, structured and thoughtful content of the book makes it one of the best for the Business Analyst fraternity!" - Yogesh More, Executive Manager, ADP. "This is an excellent book for those looking to take up BA as a career. Gives a lot of clarity on the objectives and actual work required in Business Analysis. The perfect answer to 'why BA' for individuals and organizations alike!" - Dr. Dinesh Rijhwani, Healthcare Entrepreneur, MBBS, MBA (IIM Ahmedabad '10) "If one is keen to know the insights of Business Analysis profession, Be a B.A. is a remarkable book to begin." - Angamuthu Manoharan, CEO, BAeHAL Software ltd, Bangalore "A beginner book that summarizes many aspects of BA in one place." - NK Narasimhan, CEO and Founder, Nascar Technologies Pvt Ltd (Ex - Yahoo! And Sun Microsystem Employee) About the book: If you are looking forward to start/advance your career as a Business Analyst with Leading companies like Deloitte, KPMG, Accenture, TCS, Google, Microsoft, Cognizant, EY, Cisco and many more ; grab the Be a B.A. book and start your journey! Business Analysis (BA) as a profession has proven its own success by bringing significant value to any of the business an Organization/Institution operates, BA practice is much appreciated across industries. However there are still challenges, so many why, what and how questions for the profession itself. Hence an attempt is made to address various aspects of the profession in this book, Authors have taken a step forward to reach the professionals along with aspiring Business Analysts via this platform. With consulting companies open to hire non-MBAs, this book will be an excellent book to begin for aspiring Business Analysts (B.A.'s) as well. The book discusses aspects such as Overview of Business Analysis, Need of B.A.'s, Hiring Process and Exercises (that would help for any interviewees and for career transition aspirants), Why B.A., Roles & Responsibilities, Skills Set, Evolution of the Profession, Ambiguity in B.A. Designations, Success Stories of B.A.s, Interesting Facts and many more. Table of Content: Chapter 1 : What is Business Analysis 15 1.1 Introduction 15 1.2 Evolution of BA 17 1.3 Defining Business Analysis 21 1.4 AS-IS and TO-BE 27 1.5 Business Analyst 28 Chapter 2 : Roles and Responsibilities of a B.A. 29 2.1 Roles of B.A. 29 2.2 Different Terminologies for B.A.s 32 2.3 Responsibilities of B.A. 39 2.4 Business Analyst vs. Project Manager 40 Chapter 3 : Career of a B.A. 44 3.1 Roadmap 44 3.2 Competency checklist for B.A.s 46 3.3 Skill Set at Work 47 3.4 Glimpses of Various Hiring Scenarios 51 3.5 Certification and Training 55 Chapter 4 : What Drives You to Be There? 57 4.1 Why B.A. 57 4.2 A Typical Day 67 4.3 B.A. in SDLC 70 Chapter 5 : B.A. and Ahead 78 5.1 Key Techniques used by B.A.s 78 5.2 Success Stories from the Business Analyst Fraternity 85 5.3 BA Revolution/ Future of BA 103 Annexure 1 105 The Case Interview: 105 Annexure 2: 112 Do it Today Series Contest 115 References: 116 Other Resources (Articles/Papers/Webinars): 117 Author's Profile 119 For more details visit http://beaba.in and write to us @ [email protected]

Beyond Requirements

Beyond Requirements

Analysis with an Agile Mindset

  • Author: Kent J. McDonald
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
  • ISBN: 0133039854
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 304
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Satisfy Stakeholders by Solving the Right Problems, in the Right Ways In Beyond Requirements , Kent J. McDonald shows how applying analysis techniques with an agile mindset can radically transform analysis from merely “gathering and documenting requirements” to an important activity teams use to build shared understanding. First, McDonald discusses the unique agile mindset, reviews the key principles underlying it, and shows how these principles link to effective analysis. Next, he puts these principles to work in four wide-ranging and thought-provoking case studies. Finally, he drills down on a full set of techniques for effective agile analysis, using examples to show how, why, and when they work. McDonald’s strategies will teach you how to understand stakeholders’ needs, identify the best solution for satisfying those needs, and build a shared understanding of your solution that persists throughout the product lifecycle. He also demonstrates how to iterate your analysis, taking advantage of what you learn throughout development, testing, and deployment so that you can continuously adapt, refine, and improve. Whether you’re an analysis practitioner or you perform analysis tasks as a developer, manager, or tester, McDonald’s techniques will help your team consistently find and deliver better solutions. Coverage includes Core concepts for analysis: needs/ solutions, outcome/output, discovery/delivery Adapting Lean Startup ideas for IT projects: customer delivery, build–measure–learn, and metrics Structuring decisions, recognizing differences between options and commitments, and overcoming cognitive biases Focusing on value: feature injection, minimum viable products, and minimum marketable features Understanding how analysis flows alongside your project’s lifecycle Analyzing users: mapping stakeholders, gauging commitment, and creating personas Understanding context: performing strategy (enterprise) analysis Clarifying needs: applying decision filters, assessing project opportunities, stating problems Investigating solutions: impact and story mapping, collaborative modeling, and acceptance criteria definition Kent J. McDonald uncovers better ways of delivering value. His experience includes work in business analysis, strategic planning, project management, and product development in the financial services, health insurance, performance marketing, human services, nonprofit, and automotive industries. He has a BS in industrial engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from Kent State University. He is coauthor of Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility (Addison-Wesley, 2009).

What Makes a Leader? (Harvard Business Review Classics)

What Makes a Leader? (Harvard Business Review Classics)

  • Author: Daniel Goleman
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN: 1633692612
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 80
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When asked to define the ideal leader, many would emphasize traits such as intelligence, toughness, determination, and vision—the qualities traditionally associated with leadership. Often left off the list are softer, more personal qualities—but they are also essential. Although a certain degree of analytical and technical skill is a minimum requirement for success, studies indicate that emotional intelligence may be the key attribute that distinguishes outstanding performers from those who are merely adequate. Psychologist and author Daniel Goleman first brought the term "emotional intelligence" to a wide audience with his 1995 book of the same name, and Goleman first applied the concept to business with a 1998 classic Harvard Business Review article. In his research at nearly 200 large, global companies, Goleman found that truly effective leaders are distinguished by a high degree of emotional intelligence. Without it, a person can have first-class training, an incisive mind, and an endless supply of good ideas, but he or she still won't be a great leader. The chief components of emotional intelligence—self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skill—can sound unbusinesslike, but Goleman found direct ties between emotional intelligence and measurable business results. The Harvard Business Review Classics series offers you the opportunity to make seminal Harvard Business Review articles a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world—and will have a direct impact on you today and for years to come.

How to Start a Business Analyst Career

How to Start a Business Analyst Career

A Roadmap to Start an IT Career in Business Analysis Or how to Find Entry-level Business Analyst Jobs

  • Author: Laura Brandenburg
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN: 9781450570800
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 188
  • View: 4810
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Are you trying to find your first business analyst job? Are you working in information technology and wondering about your next career move? Do you have the formal education but lack the experience necessary for most business analyst jobs? You are not alone. Many highly competent professionals are looking to become business analysts and facing difficulties finding an entry-way into a business analysis career. This book offers an approach to starting a business analyst career that's based on discovering and building marketable BA experiences. We explore the role in detail and share stories from successful business analysts who made just the transition you're trying to make. We help you walk in the shoes of a business analyst, identify marketable business analyst competencies from your work experience, and set out on a path to accumulating BA experiences. Finally, we'll help you land that first job by providing BA-specific advice about target positions, job search, resumes, and interviews. How to Start a Business Analyst Career will help you build a personalized road map for finding your first business analyst position, accelerating your transition into the BA role without the hefty investment in formal training programs.