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Business Analysis

by Debra Paul

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    $74.35
PUBLISHED: 23rd September 2014
ISBN: 9781780172774
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Business analysts must respond to today's challenges by developing practical, creative and financially sound solutions. They need look no further for the necessary tools. This new edition of the bestselling BA guide includes the impact of Agile, an introduction to business architecture and expanded material on gap analysis and benefits management.
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  • Paperback
    $74.35
PUBLISHED: 23rd September 2014
ISBN: 9781780172774
ANNOTATION:
Business analysts must respond to today's challenges by developing practical, creative and financially sound solutions. They need look no further for the necessary tools. This new edition of the bestselling BA guide includes the impact of Agile, an introduction to business architecture and expanded material on gap analysis and benefits management.

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Business analysts must respond to today's challenges by developing practical, creative and financially sound solutions. They need look no further for the necessary tools. This new edition of the bestselling BA guide includes the impact of Agile, an introduction to business architecture and expanded material on gap analysis and benefits management.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

Business Analysis has been written and now fully updated by a team of experts who are practitioners and educators in the business analysis field.

Table of Contents

Preface

  1. WHAT IS BUSINESS ANALYSIS?
  2. THE COMPETENCIES OF A BUSINESS ANALYST
  3. STRATEGY ANALYSIS
  4. THE BUSINESS ANALYSIS PROCESS MODEL
  5. INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUES
  6. STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT
  7. MODELLING BUSINESS PROCESSES
  8. DEFINING THE SOLUTION
  9. MAKING A BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL CASE
  10. ESTABLISHING THE REQUIREMENTS
  11. DOCUMENTING AND MANAGING REQUIREMENTS
  12. MODELLING REQUIREMENTS
  13. DELIVERING THE REQUIREMENTS
  14. DELIVERING THE BUSINESS SOLUTION

Review

An invaluable contribution to a fundamental profession, building on what was an already outstanding second edition. The book's breadth, depth and extraordinary insight can ensure that any business analysis assignment is supported by expert guidance and latest thinking, helping to increase the chances of successful outcomes in any business -- George Hancock Allianz Insurance PLC A useful combination of best practices and in-detail techniques with a great overview of business analysis in an agile environment....an excellent read for people delivering projects at all levels -- Isha Jain BCS Business Analyst of the Year 2013

Long Description

Business analysts must respond to the challenges of today's highly competitive global economy by developing practical, creative and financially sound solutions that will address business problems and grasp new opportunities. This excellent guide sets out the essential toolkit required. It is also ideal for students wanting to gain university and industry qualifications in business analysis and information systems, and is particularly beneficial for those studying for the BCS Professional Certificate in Business Analysis. Important additions in the third edition include expanded discussions regarding gap analysis and benefits management, the impact of Agile software development and an introduction to business architecture.

Review Quote

From first edition: A wide-ranging text, which challenges those who already believe that currently IT systems are often inefficient and do not meet the organisaton's needs. Although an introductory book it is both practical and readable even for the experienced practitioner.

Description for Reader

Improving the effectiveness of IT through better alignment with business is a precursor to increasing profitability. This practical, introductory guide provides the tools to achieve this. It teaches strategy analysis and how to model business systems and processes and it covers other topics including business case development, change management, and engineering/information resource management. The book also supports the BCS Professional Certificate in Business Analysis.

Description for Sales People

New, updated edition of the bestselling text -over 40,000 copies sold! Key areas include: practical businessanalysis techniques, systems development, process management and resourcemanagement "...an excellent introductory text forbusiness analysts..." Kathleen Barret, President and CEO of theInternational Institute of Business Analysis 2nd edition ISBN - 978-1-906124-61-8

Product Details

Author
Debra Paul
Year
2014
ISBN-10
178017277X
ISBN-13
9781780172774
Media
Book
Publisher
Bcs Learning & Development Limited
Pages
308
Short Title
BUSINESS ANALYSIS REV/E 3/E
Edition Description
Revised
Language
English
Edition
3rd
Illustrations
Yes
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edited by
Debra Paul, Donald Yeates, James Cadle
Publication Date
2014-09-23
Format
Paperback
Audience
Professional and Scholarly

Product Reviews

19 Jun, 2017
The product is great, due to high demand it's difficult to get a bulk quantity of this product
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