Business Analysis


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.

Business Analysis Paperback – 23 September 2014
by James Cadle (Author, Editor), Malcolm Eva (Author), Keith Hindle (Author), Debra Paul (Author, Editor), Paul Turner (Author), Craig Rollason (Author), Donald Yeates (Author, Editor) | BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT; 3rd edition edition

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is Business Analysis?

Introduction, The origin of the business analysis, The development of business analysis, The scope of the business analysis, The role and responsibilities of a business analyst, The business analyst Maturity Model, Professionalism and business analysis, The future of business analysis.

Chapter 2: the Competencies Of a Business Analyst

Introduction, Personal qualities, Business knowledge, Professional techniques, The right sills of the right situation, How can i develop my skills?, Industry skills frameworks, Industry qualification, Summary,

Chapter 3:  Strategy Analysis

Introduction, The content of strategy, What is strategy?, Strategy development, External environment analysis, Internal environmental analysis, SWOT analysis, Executing Strategy, Summary.

Chapter 4: The Business Analysis Process Model,

Introduction, An approach to problem solving, The business analysis process model, Investigation situation, Consider Perspectives, Analyse needs, Evaluate Options, Decline requirements, Delivery charges, summary.

Chapter 5: Investigation Techniques

Introduction, prior research, Investigation techniques, Interviews, Observations, Workshops, Scenarios< User analysis, Prototyping, Quantitative approaches, Suitability of techniques, Documenting the current situation, Summary.

Chapter 6: Stakeholder Analysis and Management

Introduction, Stakeholder categories and identification, Analysis stakeholders, Stakeholder management strategies, Managing stakeholders, Defining Stakeholder involvement- RACI and RASCI charts, Using social media in stakeholder management, understanding stakeholder perspective.

Chapter 7: modelling Business Process

Introduction, Organizational context, An alternative view of an organization, The organizational view of business process, Value propositions, Business process models, Analyzing the 'as is' process, Improving the business process, process measurement, Business process model and notation. Six sigma, Summary.

Chapter 8: Defining The Solution

Introduction, Gap analysis, Formulating options, Defining business requirements, Introduction to business architecture, Definition of business architecture, Structure of business architecture, Business architecture techniques, Summary.

Chapter 9:Making A Business And Financial Case

Introduction, The business case in the project life cycle, Identifying options, Assessing project feasibility, Structure of a business case,Investment appraisal, Presentation of a business case, RAID and CARDI logs, Summary.

Chapter 10: Establishing The Requirements

Introduction, The problem with requirements,A framework for requirements engineering, Actors, Requirements elicitation, Requirement elicitation techniques, Building the requirement lists, Requirement analysis, Requirement validation, Agile approach to requirements, Summary.

Chapter 11: Documenting And Managing Requirements

Introduction, The importance of the documentation, The requirements document, The requirements Catelogue, Managing requirements, Summary.

Chapter 12: Modelling Requirement

Introduction, Modelling business use cases, Modelling System use cases, Modelling System data, ntity relationship diagrams, Class models, Modelling in Agile approaches, The use of model in system maintenance, Summary.

Chapter 13: Delivering The Requirements

Introduction, Delivering the solution, Context, Delivery life cycle, Development and delivery approach, Roles, deliverables, Techniques, Summary.

Chapter 14: Delivering The Business Solution

Introduction, Stages of the business change lifecycle, BA role in the business change lifecycle, Summary.




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