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.
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Business Analysis Techniques

99 Essential Tools for Success

Author: James Cadle,Debra Paul,Paul Turner

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

ISBN: 9781780172736

Category: Business analysts

Page: 356

View: 6098

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 new edition provides 99 possible techniques and practical guidance on how and when to apply them. It complements Business Analysis also published by BCS, and offers a more detailed description of the techniques used in business analysis, together with practical advice on their application.
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Business Analysis

Author: Debra Paul,James Cadle,Donald Yeates

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

ISBN: 9781780172781

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 5790

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.
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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.
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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.
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Business Analysis for Practitioners

A Practice Guide

Author: Project Management Institute

Publisher: Project Management Institute

ISBN: 1628250798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Agile and Business Analysis

Practical Guidance for IS Professionals

Author: Lynda Girvan,Debra Paul

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

ISBN: 9781780173221

Category:

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.
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Tools for Project Management, Workshops and Consulting

A Must-Have Compendium of Essential Tools and Techniques

Author: Nicolai Andler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 389578723X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

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"This book is of the kind you always wanted but didn't think would or could ever exist: the universal field theory of problem solving." Tom Sommerlatte Typically today's tasks in management and consulting include project management, running workshops and strategic work - all complex activities, which require a multitude of skills and competencies. This standard work, which is also well accepted amongst consultants, gives you a reference or cookbook-style access to the most important tools, including a rating of each tool in terms of applicability, ease of use and effectiveness. In this considerably enlarged third edition, Nicolai Andler presents 152 of such tools, grouped into task-specific categories: Definition of a Situation/Problem - Information Gathering - Creativity - Information Consolidation - Goal Setting - Strategic, Technical and Organisational Analysis - Evaluation and Decision Making - Project Management. Checklists and Application Scenarios further enhance the use of this toolbox. Information provided by this book is: - comprehensive and sufficiently wide in scope, combined with a practical level of detail without being too academic - reliable and proven in numerous real implemented cases - easy to apply due to many different search options, checklists, application scenarios and guiding instructions. Written by a professional consultant, business analyst and business coach, this book is a unique reference work and guide for those wanting to learn about or who are active in the fields of consulting, project management and problem solving in general, both in business and engineering: business coaches and management trainers, workshop moderators, consultants and managers, project managers, lecturers and students.
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The Human Touch

Personal Skills for Professional Success

Author: Debra Paul,Phillipa Thomas,James Cadle

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute

ISBN: 1906124914

Category: Business etiquette

Page: 256

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Strong interpersonal skills are a fundamental requirement in all work environments. This book provides expert guidance for IT and other professionals on key skills including: building rapport; team working; leadership; negotiation; written communication; managing conflict; presentation skills; coaching and mentoring; problem solving.
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Project Management for IT-Related Projects

Author: Roger Ireland,Bob Hughes,Brian West,Norman Smith,David I. Shepherd

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute

ISBN: 1780171188

Category: Information technology

Page: 150

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Annotation Written by the team who created the syllabus and exam papers, this textbook encompasses the entire syllabus of the ISEB Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management.
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Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid

New Approaches for Building Mutual Value

Author: Ted London,Stuart L. Hart

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0137047894

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

View: 604

This book shares proven, "on-the-ground" insights for building "Base of the Pyramid" businesses that really are sustainable and green, will help alleviate social ills, and can scale to significant size and profitability. Its "second-generation" techniques reflect crucial lessons learned by "BoP" pioneers: lessons that dramatically increase the likelihood of success.
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UML for the IT Business Analyst

Author: Jerry Lee Jr. Ford

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435455304

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 3924

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
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Case Study Research for Business

Author: Jillian Dawes Farquhar

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446281205

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The only case study research textbook written exclusively for students of Business and related disciplines. Using a step-by-step approach, Case Study Research for Business takes you right through the case study research process from research design and data collection using qualitative and quantitative methods, to research analysis, writing up and presenting your work. Key features: - Takes a multidisciplinary approach to case study research design by drawing on research philosophies to improve student understanding of these critical research traditions and hence provide firmer theoretical foundations for their research - Coverage of contemporary topics such as research ethics and access - Packed with practical examples from all areas of business - Pedagogical features include vignettes, exercises and 'cases' which directly relate to business research Case Study Research for Business will prove a valuable resource for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students of business and related disciplines.
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Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications

Author: Robert Nisbet,Gary Miner,Ken Yale

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124166458

Category: Mathematics

Page: 822

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Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications, Second Edition, is a comprehensive professional reference book that guides business analysts, scientists, engineers and researchers, both academic and industrial, through all stages of data analysis, model building and implementation. The handbook helps users discern technical and business problems, understand the strengths and weaknesses of modern data mining algorithms and employ the right statistical methods for practical application. This book is an ideal reference for users who want to address massive and complex datasets with novel statistical approaches and be able to objectively evaluate analyses and solutions. It has clear, intuitive explanations of the principles and tools for solving problems using modern analytic techniques and discusses their application to real problems in ways accessible and beneficial to practitioners across several areas—from science and engineering, to medicine, academia and commerce. Includes input by practitioners for practitioners Includes tutorials in numerous fields of study that provide step-by-step instruction on how to use supplied tools to build models Contains practical advice from successful real-world implementations Brings together, in a single resource, all the information a beginner needs to understand the tools and issues in data mining to build successful data mining solutions Features clear, intuitive explanations of novel analytical tools and techniques, and their practical applications
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Project Management for Information Systems

Author: James Cadle,Donald Yeates

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132068581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 446

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Cadle and Yeates' Project Management for Information Systems is suitable for undergraduate students studying Project Management within the IT environment. This comprehensive and practical book is an excellent starting point for any students of Project Management for Information Systems, whether they are from a computing or a business background, at undergraduate or masters level. The authors strike a good balance - covering both the mechanics of project management and the human factors involved and include plenty of case studies and exercises as well as good and bad examples from real life. This fifth edition has new material on: development life-cycles and approaches (including agile approaches) different types of IS projects and how to manage them implementing change through information systems updated coverage of leadership and management
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The Business Analysts's Handbook

Author: Howard Podeswa

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1598637150

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 941

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,
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Business Model You

A One-Page Method For Reinventing Your Career

Author: Timothy Clark,Alexander Osterwalder,Yves Pigneur

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118225996

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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A one-page tool to reinvent yourself and your career The global bestseller Business Model Generation introduced a unique visual way to summarize and creatively brainstorm any business or product idea on a single sheet of paper. Business Model You uses the same powerful one-page tool to teach readers how to draw "personal business models," which reveal new ways their skills can be adapted to the changing needs of the marketplace to reveal new, more satisfying, career and life possibilities. Produced by the same team that created Business Model Generation, this book is based on the Business Model Canvas methodology, which has quickly emerged as the world's leading business model description and innovation technique. This book shows readers how to: Understand business model thinking and diagram their current personal business model Understand the value of their skills in the marketplace and define their purpose Articulate a vision for change Create a new personal business model harmonized with that vision, and most important, test and implement the new model When you implement the one-page tool from Business Model You, you create a game-changing business model for your life and career.
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