A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge
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|Editor||: Project Management Institute|
The Standard for Business Analysis – First Edition is a new PMI foundational standard, developed as a basis for business analysis for portfolio, program, and project management. This standard illustrates how project management processes and business analysis processes are complementary activities, where the primary focus of project management processes is the project and the primary focus of business analysis processes is the product. This is a process-based standard, aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, and to be used as a standard framework contributing to the business analysis body of knowledge.
|Author||: IIBA,International Institute of Business Analysis|
"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.
The Business Analysis Competency Model(R) version 4 is a research and reference guide that provides the foundational information business analysis professionals need to continuously develop skills in real-time in order to meet the needs of organizations and for career growth.
|Author||: Susan Weese,Terri Wagner|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
The bestselling CBAP/CCBA study guide, updated for exam v3.0 The CBAP/CCBA Certified Business Analysis Study Guide, Second Edition offers 100% coverage of all exam objectives for the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) and Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) exams offered by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Detailed coverage encompasses all six knowledge areas defined by the Guide to Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK): Planning and Monitoring, Elicitation, Requirements Management and Communication, Enterprise Analysis, Requirements Analysis, and Solution Assessment and Validation, including expert guidance toward all underlying competencies. Real-world scenarios help you align your existing experience with the BABOK, and topic summaries, tips and tricks, practice questions, and objective-mapping give you a solid framework for success on the exam. You also gain access to the Sybex interactive learning environment, featuring review questions, electronic flashcards, and four practice exams to help you gauge your understanding and be fully prepared exam day. As more and more organizations seek to streamline production models, the demand for qualified Business Analysts is growing. This guide provides a personalized study program to help you take your place among those certified in essential business analysis skills. Review the BABOK standards and best practices Master the core Business Analysis competencies Test your preparedness with focused review questions Access CBAP and CCBA practice exams, study tools, and more As the liaison between the customer and the technical team, the Business Analyst is integral to ensuring that the solution satisfies the customer's needs. The BABOK standards codify best practices for this essential role, and the CBAP and CCBA certifications prove your ability to perform them effectively. The CBAP/CCBA Certified Business Analysis Study Guide, Second Edition provides thorough preparation customizable to your needs, to help you maximize your study time and ensure your success.
|Author||: Iiba,Agile Alliance|
The Agile Extension to the BABOK(R) Guide (Agile Extension) version 2 describes the benefits, activities, tasks, skills, and practices required for effective agile business analysis with a constant focus on delivering business value. The Agile Extension version 2: describes the agile mindset and positions agile business analysis beyond software development introduces a 3-tier rolling planning model to help organizations, teams, and practitioners deliver greater business value incorporates the Business Analysis Core Concept Model(TM) (BACCM(TM)) details the seven principles of agile business analysis The Agile Extension to the BABOK(R) Guide is an ongoing initiative of Agile Alliance and the International Institute of Business Analysis(TM) (IIBA(R)) since 2009. The Agile Extension provides guidance for Agile practitioners or anyone interested in leveraging effective Agile business analysis to create better business outcomes that add real business and customer value
The Guide to Business Data Analytics provides a foundational understanding of business data analytics concepts and includes how to develop a framework; key techniques and application; how to identify, communicate and integrate results; and more. This guide acts as a reference for the practice of business data analytics and is a companion resource for the Certification in Business Data Analytics (IIBA(R)- CBDA). Explore more information about the Certification in Business Data Analytics at IIBA.org/CBDA. About International Institute of Business Analysis International Institute of Business Analysis(TM) (IIBA(R)) is a professional association dedicated to supporting business analysis professionals deliver better business outcomes. IIBA connects almost 30,000 Members, over 100 Chapters, and more than 500 training, academic, and corporate partners around the world. As the global voice of the business analysis community, IIBA supports recognition of the profession, networking and community engagement, standards and resource development, and comprehensive certification programs. IIBA Publications IIBA publications offer a wide variety of knowledge and insights into the profession and practice of business analysis for the entire business community. Standards such as A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge(R) (BABOK(R) Guide), the Agile Extension to the BABOK(R) Guide, and the Global Business Analysis Core Standard represent the most commonly accepted practices of business analysis around the globe. IIBA's reports, research, whitepapers, and studies provide guidance and best practices information to address the practice of business analysis beyond the global standards and explore new and evolving areas of practice to deliver better business outcomes. Learn more at iiba.org.
|Author||: Mohamed Elgendy|
|Editor||: Mohamed Elgendy|
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.
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK Guide Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE
|Author||: Project Management Institute Project Management Institute|
|Editor||: Project Management Institute|
PMBOK&® Guide is the go-to resource for project management practitioners. The project management profession has significantly evolved due to emerging technology, new approaches and rapid market changes. Reflecting this evolution, The Standard for Project Management enumerates 12 principles of project management and the PMBOK&® Guide &– Seventh Edition is structured around eight project performance domains.This edition is designed to address practitioners' current and future needs and to help them be more proactive, innovative and nimble in enabling desired project outcomes.This edition of the PMBOK&® Guide:•Reflects the full range of development approaches (predictive, adaptive, hybrid, etc.);•Provides an entire section devoted to tailoring the development approach and processes;•Includes an expanded list of models, methods, and artifacts;•Focuses on not just delivering project outputs but also enabling outcomes; and• Integrates with PMIstandards+™ for information and standards application content based on project type, development approach, and industry sector.
Strategy to Execution Framework A Guide to Strategic Business Analysis for Enabling Business Transformation
|Editor||: International Institute of Business Analysis|
The Strategy to Execution Framework(R), presents new ways of thinking to understand the complexities of transformation and business change programs and provides a guide for the creation of successful business transformation program foundations.
|Author||: Laura Brandenburg|
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.
|Author||: Esta Lessing|
|Editor||: Packt Publishing Ltd|
A handy, on-the-job reference filled with real-life scenarios to help you achieve the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA®) certifications Key FeaturesGain expert guidance from Esta Lessing, a CBAP® trainer with over 18 years of business analysis experienceUnderstand BABOK® knowledge areas and tasks through examples and real-world scenariosLearn business analyst skills such as stakeholder engagement, strategy analysis, and requirement elicitationBook Description Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) is a certification from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) for professionals with extensive experience in business analysis. The CCBA® and CBAP® validates your proficiency in various aspects of business analysis and your ability to tackle challenging projects, work effectively with stakeholders, and identify and deliver business value. You’ll start by learning about the benefits of CCBA® and CBAP® certifications for your career progression before focussing on the six core knowledge areas explained thoroughly in each chapter. These include topics such as business analysis planning and monitoring, elicitation and collaboration, requirements life cycle management, strategy analysis, requirements analysis, and design definition as well as solution evaluation. The book includes the essential underlying competencies and techniques to ensure a complete understanding of the BABOK® v3 guide content. Each chapter delves into the essential concepts and business analysis task considerations utilizing practical examples. Finally, you’ll assess your knowledge through mock exam questions based on real-world case studies. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained the business analysis skills needed to prepare for the certification exams and to advance in your career. What you will learnAssess the IIBA® requirements for applying for the CCBA® and CBAP® examsNavigate through the sections of the BABOK® v3 GuideUnderstand business analysis concepts, practices and analysis techniquesBe able to relate concepts, tasks, and techniques to real-world practical situationsUnderstand the application of 50 practical techniques concerning the BABOK® v3 Guide knowledge area tasksIdentify the challenges that could hinder a business analyst from delivering value and effective business solutionsWho this book is for This book is for business analysts, business consultants, trainers, project managers, and business professionals who are interested in preparing for the IIBA CBAP or CCBA exams. The book assumes business analysis experience.
|Author||: Pamela Paterson|
|Editor||: Library and Archives Canada|
If you're new to writing requirements, and you're assigned to a new enterprise software or IT project to create requirements, where do you begin? How do you elicit requirements effectively from stakeholders? What's a good requirement versus a bad one? This book explains how to write requirements according to the standards in A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge(R) (the BABOK(R) Guide) published by the International Association of Business Analysts. It describes the process you'll need to go through from start to finish, from the point that you're assigned to the project to when you finalize your requirements. It provides suggestions for tools, processes, and techniques you'll need to develop quality-oriented requirements for your stakeholders, all aligned with the knowledge areas of the BABOK(R) Guide. Some examples of requirements for the Agile software methodology are also provided. This book is written by Pamela Paterson, MS, CBAP, who is a senior business analyst with over 20 years of experience on enterprise IT projects. Pamela has written several books, including the #1 international best-seller Get the Job.
|Author||: Project Management Institute|
|Editor||: Project Management Institute|
Organizations continue to experience project issues associated with poor performance on requirements-related activities. This guide will give you the tools you need to excel in requirements development and management — components of the larger field of business analysis and a critical competence for project, program and portfolio management. Requirements Management: A Practice Guide is a bridge between A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which speaks to requirements development and management from a high-level perspective, and Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, which describes requirements development and management at a detailed and practical level. This practice guide is the middle ground, offering project managers, program managers, teams members and stakeholders the opportunity to learn more about the requirements process
|Author||: Amit Lingarchani,Abhishek Srivastava|
|Editor||: Independently Published|
This book is authored with the intention of creating a quick revision guide for IIBA Business Analysis body of knowledge (BABOK) guide v3.0 for CBAP, CCBA and ECBA certification preparation exam.We have not written this guide as an alternative to BABOK v3.0. Instead it is written as a concise and summarised version of BABOK to help you in quick revision of BABOK. What's more, we have added revision exercises at the end of every chapter.So, How to use it?This book should be used once you have gone through BABOK . Going through the 500 pages again is difficult and time consuming. This book allows you to revise quickly. The book is a total of 300 pages with around 250 pages for BABOK summarised version (50% reduction) and remaining 50 pages devoted to chapter wise exercises.The guide is meant for professionals who are planning to undertake ECBA, CCBA or CBAP certification examination.This revision guide captures the key concepts, definitions, business analysis practices as mentioned in the BABOK guide. To really understand the thought process behind this revision guide, consider your university exam and the notes you used to create for every exam. This is essentially a guide comprising of important notes. For best results, this revision guide must be picked up after you have gone through the BABOK guide once. If you are planning for ECBA certification, please read it keeping in mind the knowledge areas weightages applicable for ECBA.
|Author||: Kelley Bruns,Billie Johnson|
|Editor||: Business Analysis Professional|
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
|Author||: Lynda Girvan,Debra Paul|
|Editor||: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT|
Adopting an Agile approach can revolutionize the way business analysts work. It enables clearer vision and success measure definitions, better stakeholder engagement and a greater understanding of customer needs, amongst other benefits. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Agile methodologies and explains these in the context of business analysis. It is ideal for business analysts wanting to learn Agile practices, working in an Agile environment, or undertaking Agile certifications.
|Author||: James Cadle,Donald Yeates|
|Editor||: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT|
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.