Business Analysis

Best Practices for Success

Author: Steven P. Blais

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118161555

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 3248

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.

Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis

Author: Barbara A. Carkenord

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604270071

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 6405

"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.

Business Analysis und Requirements Engineering

Produkte und Prozesse nachhaltig verbessern

Author: Peter Hruschka

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446438629

Category: Computers

Page: 349

View: 7825

Business Analysis und Requirements Engineering// - Wie Business und IT in Unternehmen erfolgreich kooperieren - Produkte, Systeme und Prozesse in Organisationen etablieren - Anforderungen identifizieren und kommunizieren Wir finden für jedes Problem eine Lösung – wenn wir uns darauf einigen können, was genau unser Problem ist. Probleme zu identifizieren und zu verstehen, Anforderungen zu formulieren, das sind die Themen dieses Buchs. Viele verschiedene Begriffe werden dafür verwendet (Business Analysis, Systemanalyse, Requirements Engineering, ...), ebenso wie viele Berufsbezeichnungen für die Beteiligten. Business Analysis und Requirements Engineering umfassen mehrere Aspekte: Als Unternehmer wollen Sie Ihre Aufbau- und Ablauforganisationen verschlanken und effektiver machen. Als Produktentwickler suchen Sie für Ihre am Markt befindlichen oder neuen Produkte Alleinstellungsmerkmale, seien es Preis, Qualität oder Leistung. In Ihrer IT-Abteilung geht es darum, diese Anforderungen zu verstehen, um tolle Produkte und Systeme zu liefern. Dieses Buch zeigt einen integrierten Ansatz zum Umgang mit Anforderungen. Es stellt Ihnen Methoden, Notationen und viele pragmatische Tipps zur Verfügung, mit denen Anforderungen effektiv zwischen Auftraggebern und Auftragnehmern behandelt werden können – Techniken zur Entdeckung, Dokumentation, Prüfung und Verwaltung. AUS DEM INHALT // Die Zutaten zu einem erfolgreichen Projektstart // Vom Umgang mit funktionalen Anforderungen und Qualitätsanforderungen // Anforderungen ermitteln und effektiv kommunizieren // Komplexität von Prozessen und Strukturen mittels grafischer Modelle meistern // Aufgaben agil und iterativ priorisieren und managen

Simplifying Business Analysis

Next Level Practical Expertise

Author: Omkar Phatak

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 7050

Writing this book is an endeavor to reaching the technical and non-technical candidates who wish to start their career in IT as a Business Analyst as well as those who are already working as business analysts and intend to have a more clear understanding in the area of Business Analysis. This book documents all my professional and practical expertise. It gives practical understanding of the duties business Analyst performs every day. The information in this book includes real project stages with supportive documentation templates as well. I try my best to convey my experience in understandable language. I am confident that this book will take to the next level. There are nine chapters in this book. Chapter one and two explains the basic concept of IT projects, various key roles involved in a typical project, and pre project activities to be performed by a business analyst. Chapter three focus software development life cycle and various software development models and also suggests the pros and cons of each model. Chapter four explicates business process modeling through UML diagrams. Chapter five explicates all the documentation templates. Chapter six and seven is having BRD and SRS example. Chapter Eight is giving the Overview of Microsoft Visio. Chapter Nine gives the overview for Interview Questions. I hope this book should serve to solve the purpose of the motive which planted the seed of the idea of writing this book and you will find it as one of the most easy going and interesting book with the most practical picture of Business Analyst profession.

Business Analysis for Beginners

Jump-Start Your BA Career in Four Weeks

Author: Mohamed Elgendy

Publisher: Mohamed Elgendy

ISBN: 1478745428

Category: Computers

Page: 194

View: 2416

Business Analysis for Beginners is a comprehensive hands-on guide to jump-starting your BA career in four weeks. The book empowers you to gain a complete understanding of business analysis fundamental concepts and unlock the value of a business analyst to an organization in identifying problems and opportunities and finding solutions. Learn how to define the business needs and apply the most effective tools and techniques to elicit, analyze and communicate requirements with business stakeholders. Business analysis in a nutshell - gain a comprehensive understanding of business analysis fundamental concepts and understand the value of a business analyst to an organization in identifying problems and opportunities and finding solutions.Scope definition & requirements management techniques - learn how to define the business needs and the most effective tools and techniques to elicit, analyze and communicate requirements with business stakeholders. Your BA toolkit - in addition to our step-by-step guide to all business analysis tasks, this book provides a thorough explanation of the different models & methodologies of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and business process modeling. Our guide to kick-starting your BA career - we have included virtually every type of interview question you might face. After each chapter, you will find an interview cheat sheet to help you ace interview rounds and land your BA role.

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

View: 8875

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.

Business Analysis

Microsoft Excel 2010

Author: Conrad Carlberg

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780789746894

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 1006

ANSWER KEY BUSINESS QUESTIONS CONTROL COMPANY FINANCES FORECAST SALES PREPARE BUSINESS CASES MAKE BETTER INVESTMENT DECISIONS IMPROVE QUALITY USE EXCEL 2010 TO GAIN DEEPER INSIGHTS, MAKE SMARTER DECISIONS, AND EARN MORE PROFITS Using real-world examples, Carlberg helps you put Excel’s features and functions to work and get the power of quantitative analysis behind your management decisions. Excel expert Conrad Carlberg shows how to use Excel 2010 to perform the core financial tasks every manager and entrepreneur must master: analyzing statements, planning and controlling company finances, making investment decisions, and managing sales and marketing. Using real-world examples, Carlberg helps you get the absolute most out of Excel 2010’s newest features and functions. Along the way, you’ll discover the fastest, best ways to handle essential tasks ranging from importing business data to analyzing profitability ratios. Becoming an Excel expert has never been easier! You’ll find crystal-clear instructions, insider insights, complete step-by-step projects, and more. It’s all complemented by an extraordinary set of web-based resources, from sample journals and ledgers to business forecasting tools. • Use Excel analysis tools to solve problems throughout the business • Build and work with income statements and balance sheets • Value inventories and current assets, and summarize transactions • Calculate working capital and analyze cash flows • Move from pro formas to operating budgets that help guide your management decisions • Prepare business cases incorporating everything from discount rates to margin and contribution analysis About MrExcel Library: Every book in the MrExcel Library pinpoints a specific set of crucial Excel skills, and presents focused tasks and examples for performing them rapidly and effectively. Selected by Bill Jelen, Microsoft Excel MVP and mastermind behind the leading Excel solutions website MrExcel.com, these books will: • Dramatically increase your productivity–saving you 50 hours a year, or more • Present proven, creative strategies for solving real-world problems • Show you how to get great results, no matter how much data you have • Help you avoid critical mistakes that even experienced users make

Business Analysis Based on BABOK® Guide Version 2 - A Pocket Guide

Author: Jarett Hailes

Publisher: Van Haren

ISBN: 9087537751

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 5969

A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) is the collection of knowledge within the profession of business analysis and reflects current generally accepted practices. As with other professions, the body of knowledge is defined and enhanced by the business analysis professionals who apply it in their daily work role.The purpose of this pocket guide to the BABOK® Guide is to help understand the key knowledge found within the BABOK Guide and how it can be applied to a particular situation. Primary target groups for this pocket guide are: Individuals interested in how business analysis works or who may want to become Business Analysts; Business Analysts as a quick reference during the course of their day-to-day work; Team members working on projects or within normal organizational operations where business analysis is performed; Managers and executives who need to understand how business analysis can help improve their organizations.This pocket guide is based upon the content found in Version 2 of the BABOK Guide.The BABOK Guide was first published by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) in 2005. Version 2.0 was released in March 2009.The BABOK® Guide describes business analysis areas of knowledge, their associated activities and the tasks and skills necessary to be effective in their execution. The BABOK® Guide is a reference for professional knowledge for business analysis and provides the basis for the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and the Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA®) certifications.

Business Analysis

Author: Debra Paul,James Cadle,Donald Yeates

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

ISBN: 9781780172781

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 7549

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.

Strategic Management and Business Analysis

Author: Wyn Jenkins,Dave Williamson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131759567X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 2911

How can managers analyze their current and future business strategies? This textbook introduces the fields of business analysis and strategic management to provide students with an understanding of the key questions that need to be asked to understand an organization's options. The second part of the book provides tools and techniques to help organize and improve corporate strategy. Uniquely, the authors provide resources to assess aspects of strategic goals which are sometimes overlooked such as financial performance, ethical and environmental considerations and business models. They cover a diverse range of companies from Supermarkets like Aldi and Tesco to Caermory Whiskey and Chinese manufacturing. This textbook is perfect reading for students who want to apply strategic thinking to organizations and benefits from the inclusion of new case studies throughout the text as well as 10 extended cases in a separate section.

Managing Business Analysis Services

A Framework for Sustainable Projects and Corporate Strategy Success

Author: Barbara Davis

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604270799

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2776

This unique desk reference offers the information, models and guidance needed to plan and deliver complete, end-to-end business analysis services. Its step-by-step approach enables maximum utility of the business analysis (BA) role, development of more complete solutions for meeting the strategic goals of a business, and dramatic and sustainable improvements in project success rates. Managing Business Analysis Services: A Framework for Sustainable Projects and Corporate Strategy Success provides chief information officers, business analysis managers and consultants the information required to maximize the efficiency and productivity of technology projects, obtain higher returns on investment from BA services, reduce operating costs, and increase alignment of products to better serve the company or the client organization.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

SOLVING BUSINESS PROBLEMS BY VISUALIZING EFFECTIVE PROCESSES AND IT SOLUTIONS

Author: PRADEEP HARI PENDSE

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 812035138X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 2561

The second edition of this book is a response to the fact that today BAs are expected to not merely help in gathering requirement for software, but solve real-world business problems, act as design thinkers and innovators, architects, drive process, and business transformation, and become ‘trusted advisors’ to managements—while leveraging their core strength in Information Technology. If the earlier edition was the first book on the subject—this edition takes the subject to the next level by preparing a BA to become a design thinker! An architect/design thinker usually views any problem from multiple perspectives. This edition, has therefore, been structured such that most of the chapters represent a distinct view-point about a problem space, business area or a process. Divided into five sections, the book delves onto three important aspects of Business Analysis—Processes, Information and Systems. The external enterprise context, competitiveness and strategy; internal enterprise context; flow perspective; information perspective; decision/business rules perspective; dynamic perspective; innovation and human perspective and technology perspective are some of the key view-points described in the chapters. Each of these perspectives are covered by way of conceptual framework, real-life illustrations and practical tips for a BA. With the help of a comprehensive cases, this edition guides the BA to synthesize these discrete perspectives, and propose meaningful solutions to the organization. In doing this, the book also explains the core artifacts which a BA produces, viz. Requirements Documents, Estimation and Business Cases. The book is designed for the aspiring Business Analysts and IT Managers/CIOs. Besides, the book will be equally beneficial for the students opting for the courses on MIS, Systems Analysis and Design, MBA, MCA and Business Process Analysis.

Business Analysis: The Question and Answer Book

Author: Sandhya Jane

Publisher: ANISAN Technologies Inc.

ISBN: 0990637433

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6465

An aspiring business analyst has to go through the rigors of the interview process in order to prove his knowledge, skill, ability, and worth to a prospective employer. The intent of this book is to provide a comprehensive guide to help aspiring as well as experienced business analysts prepare for interviews for suitable roles. The Q&A format of the book seeks to guide readers in planning and organizing their thoughts in a focused and systematic manner. Additionally, this book also aims to not only clarify existing concepts but also help candidates to enhance their understanding of the field. Thus, the book can also be used for preparing for professional certification exams offered by various leading institutes across the globe.

Business Analysis and Valuation

Ifrs Edition - Text Only

Author: Krishna G. Palepu,Paul M. Healy

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844804931

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 572

View: 9544

Business Analysis and Valuation teaches students how to use financial statement information to assess a firm's financial performance, value, and creditworthiness. This new IFRS edition has been adapted and developed by Erik Peek of Maastricht University. The text is primarily aimed at Masters and upper-level undergraduate programs in business and builds a bridge between accounting and finance, therefore making it accessible to both finance and accounting students. The distinctive strengths of this text include a large number of real-world cases used to illustrate theory; the step-by-step analysis methodology, and the extensive discussion of strategy analysis. The presentation of material is based on business analysis before financial analysis, which ensures that financial analysis is approached in a real-world manner and is driven by strategy. The pedagogy is geared toward helping students to develop strong practical skills using current applications. The most popular Harvard cases from the third edition have been retained in this IFRS edition and new cases written by Erik Peek added to give a new exciting European dimension to the text.

Business Analysis Valuation: Using Financial Statements

Author: Paul M. Healy,Krishna G. Palepu

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 128562484X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 2313

Financial statements are the basis for a wide range of business analysis. Managers, securities analysts, bankers, and consultants all use them to make business decisions. There is strong demand among business students for course materials that provide a framework for using financial statement data in a variety of business analysis and valuation contexts. BUSINESS ANALYSIS & VALUATION: USING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, 5E allows you to undertake financial statement analysis using a four-part framework—(1) business strategy analysis for developing an understanding of a firm's competitive strategy; (2) accounting analysis for representing the firm's business economics and strategy in its financial statements, and for developing adjusted accounting measures of performance; (3) financial analysis for ratio analysis and cash flow measures of operating; and (4) prospective analysis. Then, you'll learn how to apply these tools in a variety of decision contexts, including securities analysis, credit analysis, corporate financing policies analysis, mergers and acquisitions analysis, and governance and communication analysis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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

View: 5386

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.

Business Analysis and Leadership

Influencing Change

Author: Penny Pullan,James Archer

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749468637

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 4850

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.

Business Analysis for Business Intelligence

Author: Bert Brijs

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439858373

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 8717

Aligning business intelligence (BI) infrastructure with strategy processes not only improves your organization's ability to respond to change, but also adds significant value to your BI infrastructure and development investments. Until now, there has been a need for a comprehensive book on business analysis for BI that starts with a macro view and gradually narrows it down to real-world tips, templates, and discussion material BI analysts need to know. Covering the concepts, tools, and background required for successful BI projects, Business Analysis for Business Intelligence describes how to use business intelligence to improve your analysis activities. It outlines a proven framework for developing data models and solutions that fit your organization’s strategy. Explaining how to avoid common pitfalls, it demonstrates how to use continuous improvement to create a strategic knowledge organization and establish a competitive advantage. Links proven theories with practical insights Describes the questions you need to ask yourself or the client when turning data into information Includes discussion items and templates suitable for both IT and business professionals Illustrates the root causes behind poor performance management Outlines the steps needed to get your BI project started correctly The book details a framework based on time-tested theories, empirical data, and the author’s experience analyzing strategic processes in dozens of organizations across a range of industries—including financial, logistics, food production, health, telecom, government, and retail. Providing you with the tools to achieve enduring success, the book can help your organization develop successful BI projects and fine-tune them to match the strategic decision making process in your organization.