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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.

Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis

Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis

The Essentials

  • Author: Jamie Champagne
  • Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781604271607
  • Category:
  • Page: 320
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This volume presents a detailed explanations of business analysis concepts, terms, tasks, and techniques, and includes examples to help readers understand how to apply them to real-world situations. It also delineates the key activities that are core to the BA role and the diverse range of activities analysts perform based on their career competency level, ranging from problem solving and identification of business opportunities, to complex systems thinking and solution development, to strategic planning and change management. It is a must-have reference for BA generalists, specialists, and hybrids at every career level and industry segment or perspective.

Mastering Business Analysis Standard Practices

Mastering Business Analysis Standard Practices

Seven Steps to the Next Level of Competency

  • Author: Kelley Bruns,Billie Johnson
  • Publisher: Business Analysis Professional
  • ISBN: 9781604271386
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 416
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This volume in the Business Analysis Professional Development Series presents all the standard practices for performing business analysis work across seven steps, five perspectives, and 74 techniques. It will help business analysts at all levels further develop their skills and capabilities and master the next, or intermediate, level of competency in business analysis needed to advance their careers. This reference provides valuable guidance to everyone who performs BA work, uses BA deliverables, reviews or approves BA deliverables, or manages or mentors BA practitioners. It will help readers comprehend the BA role, responsibilities, and deliverables that ensure business analysis success.For instructors, trainers, and students, the supplemental Mastering Business Analysis Standard Practices Workbook, designed to be used in conjunction with the main text, enables readers to practice the seven-step process they are learning with a realistic case study, exercises, and suggested solutions. It helps facilitate self-learning and course instruction effectively where users can engage the processes before applying them on their own projects. Key Features* Presents a structured step-by-step process for performing business analysis that any new or experienced practitioner could follow, rather than having to piece the process together themselves * Addresses stakeholder identification and thoroughly examines stakeholder analysis and management to ensure a deep understanding before planning or engaging stakeholder involvement* Discusses how to perform situational needs analysis and prepare situational justification for decision makers within the business context* Demonstrates how to plan the business analysis work effort and develop and execute communication and information management plans* Shows how to set up a project for success with a clear and concise scope definition boundary, maintain agreement on scope, and control scope in an ever-changing environment* Provides detailed guidance on developing solution requirements and design definition for building the solution to meet stakeholder needs* Details the business analysis practitioner's role as the solution is being built; throughout the solution's existence; and after to ensure proper value is achieved* Defines BA and project management collaboration opportunities that lead to successful solution results* Covers business analysis terminology, roles and responsibilities, perspectives, competencies, and the expanded multi-level career path of a business analyst* WAV offers downloadable Business Analysis Referenced Templates--available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com

Mastering Business Analysis Versatility

Mastering Business Analysis Versatility

Seven Steps to Developing Advanced Competencies and Capabilities

  • Author: Eugenia C. Schmidt
  • Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781604271577
  • Category:
  • Page: 344
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This volume in the Business Analysis Professional Development Series by leading expert Eugenia Schmidt is for experienced business analysis practitioners and others conducting business analysis activities at an intermediate level who wish to master the essential art of versatility and develop other advanced capabilities and leadership skills needed to further their careers to the expert competency level. Practitioners will learn to develop the enterprise-level mindset required to accurately identify an organization's needs; determine the best solutions; and adapt the best approach, tools, and techniques to fit the project, culture, risks, and ever-changing situations that may arise. This guide will provide practitioners with the skills to perform successfully on virtually any project, in any organization and industry, and lead others to achieve desired results. Key Features - Examines business analysis leadership from numerous perspectives, such as tactical, strategic, perceived role, positional, credibility-based, and relationship-based, and supplies tips for leading up and down the organization - Presents examples of which business analysis assets should be included in an approach based on different criteria, and explains how techniques can be adjusted based on the focus of the initiative (data, process, or technology) - Identifies various constraints and risks that can impact the business analysis approach and explains how to create and manage a business analysis risk management plan - Describes various tools and techniques and how they can help mitigate specific business analysis risks - Demonstrates how value can be managed in different ways and at various levels (enterprise, program, project, and requirements) - Furnishes real-world examples and various fictitious scenarios to facilitate group discussion and more advanced business analysis discovery learning - Provides coaching and mentoring recommendations with supplemental tools that enable business analysts to transfer their expertise to others - Reinforces learning with key summary points and end-of-chapter questions - WAV offers downloadable BA templates, checklists, and competency assessment and development tools--available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com

A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledger

A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledger

  • Author: IIBA,International Institute of Business Analysis
  • Publisher: IIBA
  • ISBN: 0981129218
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
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"Business analysis involves understanding how organizations function to accomplish their purposes and defining the capabilities an organization requires to provide products and services to external stakeholders. ... [This guide contains] a framework that describes the business analysis tasks that must be performed in order to understand how a solution will deliver value to the sponsoring organization." - page 3.

Workforce Asset Management Book of Knowledge

Workforce Asset Management Book of Knowledge

  • Author: Lisa Disselkamp
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118417119
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 656
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The official study guide for the Workforce Management Technology Certification, containing core knowledge for time and labor management The worldwide standard for the time and labor management technology profession, Workforce Asset Management Book of Knowledge is the official guide to the Workforce Asset Management Certification. Establishing a common lexicon within the profession for talking about workforce management and systems, this essential guide is designed to establish a body of generally accepted and applicable practices and standards within the industry. Includes contributions from leaders in the field Covers everything from vendor and product selection, to implementation planning and execution, system design, testing and change control, financial analytics, fundamentals of scheduling people against workload and skill sets, and how to use these systems to manage labor costs and productivity Body of knowledge is focused on workers and technologies for every industry and every type of employer Designed around timekeeping and labor scheduling technologies With contributions from leaders in the field, this book expertly covers the knowledge, practices, regulations, and technologies within the domain of workforce management systems. It provides the body of knowledge for managing a workforce using time and attendance systems, labor scheduling, productivity, staffing budgets, workforce software applications, or data, compensation and benefits for payroll and human resources.

Breakthrough Business Analysis

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
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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.

Mastering Business Analysis Standard Practices Workbook

Mastering Business Analysis Standard Practices Workbook

  • Author: Kelley Bruns,Billie Johnson
  • Publisher: Business Analysis Professional
  • ISBN: 9781604271614
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 120
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This volume in the Business Analysis Professional Development Series is the companion workbook to Mastering Business Analysis Standard Practices. Designed for instructors, trainers, and students, this supplemental workbook should be used in conjunction with the main text and enables readers to practice the seven-step business analysis process they are learning with a realistic case study, exercises, and suggested solutions. It helps facilitate self-learning and course instruction effectively where users can engage the processes before applying the tools and techniques on their own projects. Key Features - Presents a structured step-by-step process for performing business analysis that any new or experienced practitioner could follow, rather than having to piece the process together themselves - Demonstrates how to plan the business analysis work effort and develop and execute communication and information management plans - Shows how to set up a project for success with a clear and concise scope definition boundary, maintain agreement on scope, and control scope in an ever-changing environment

Software Engineering Best Practices

Software Engineering Best Practices

Lessons from Successful Projects in the Top Companies

  • Author: Capers Jones
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071621628
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 608
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Proven techniques for software engineering success This in-depth volume examines software engineering topics that are not covered elsewhere: the question of why software engineering has developed more than 2,500 programming languages; problems with traditional definitions of software quality; and problems with common metrics, "lines of code," and "cost per defect" that violate standard economic assumptions. The book notes that a majority of "new" projects are actually replacements for legacy applications, illustrating that data mining for lost requirements should be a standard practice. Difficult social engineering issues are also covered, such as how to minimize harm from layoffs and downsizing. Software Engineering Best Practices explains how to effectively plan, size, schedule, and manage software projects of all types, using solid engineering procedures. It details proven methods, from initial requirements through 20 years of maintenance. Portions of the book have been extensively reviewed by key engineers from top companies, including IBM, Microsoft, Unisys, and Sony. Manage Agile, hierarchical, matrix, and virtual software development teams Optimize software quality using JAD, OFD, TSP, static analysis, inspections, and other methods with proven success records Use high-speed functional metrics to assess productivity and quality levels Plan optimal organization, from small teams through more than 1,000 personnel

3D Business Analyst

3D Business Analyst

The Ultimate Hands-on Guide to Mastering Business Analysis

  • Author: Mohamed Elgendy
  • Publisher: Mohamed Elgendy
  • ISBN: 1478726407
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 248
  • View: 7251
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Learn how to master requirements elicitation, analysis and documentation. Build-up your project management and lean six sigma skill sets. Interview questions and cheat sheets.Thorough explanation of SDLC and UML methodologiesReal-time project situations and examples. Step-by-step guide on facilitating sessions. Hands-on guide to the business analysis tasks. On-the-job support. Introduction to SQL. Real-time templates that you can use in your projects now. Your shortcut to a Business Analyst job