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Business Analysis: Best of Breed Tools

Business Analysis: Best of Breed Tools

The purpose of this article is to identify the types of tools a business analysis needs – based upon the functions that the business analyst does. It is not to do a comparison of tools, but rather to extract the universe of what is state-of-the-art – or best of breed – in the professional. The idea is to provide you with some information to allow you to steer your way to the tools and capabilities that you need within your project or organizational setting.
Business Analysis:  Stakeholders Within the Organization

Business Analysis: Stakeholders Within the Organization

There are multiple stakeholders within the organization of the products and processes of Business Analysts. The list includes Business Analysts themselves, plus the project management team, architects, designers, developers, quality assurance, and testers. This article explores the details needed and interests of each of the stakeholder groups. Let’s take a look at one strategy. Using the basic equation “Thing + Information + Sharing = New Value Proposition”, you can identify some things that may change going forward.
Business Analysis Certification

Business Analysis Certification

A Business Analyst career offers a well-structured path. This includes two primary foundational certifications that can be earned on the way to establishing solid credentials. This article explores those two credentials, the advantages of earning certification, and offers ideas to help you as a Business Analyst to choose the right path for you. This is the second part of a series of four articles on “Business Analysis”, where we explore various aspects of the field in practice today.
Business Analysis:  Eliciting and Managing Requirements

Business Analysis: Eliciting and Managing Requirements

What does a Business Analyst do? Well, on a simplistic level, it’s pretty simple: Business Analysts gather requirements and organize them. But it does get more complicated than that. Who does Business Analysis, and is it in combination with other jobs? What are the left and right bounds of the Business Analysis function? What do Business Analysts need to know? This article explores these questions. This is the first part of a series of four articles on “Business Analysis”, where we explore various aspects of the field in practice today.