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: 6329

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.
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99 Essential Tools for Success

Author: James Cadle,Debra Paul,Paul Turner

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

ISBN: 9781780172736

Category: Business analysts

Page: 356

View: 1809

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 new edition provides 99 possible techniques and practical guidance on how and when to apply them. It complements Business Analysis also published by BCS, and offers a more detailed description of the techniques used in business analysis, together with practical advice on their application.
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Author: Debra Paul,James Cadle,Donald Yeates

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

ISBN: 9781780172781

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 1435

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.
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Influencing Change

Author: Penny Pullan,James Archer

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749468637

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 611

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.
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Author: Kupe Kupersmith,Paul Mulvey,Kate McGoey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118510631

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 9485

Your go-to guide on business analysis Business analysis refers to the set of tasks and activities that help companies determine their objectives for meeting certain opportunities or addressing challenges and then help them define solutions to meet those objectives. Those engaged in business analysis are charged with identifying the activities that enable the company to define the business problem or opportunity, define what the solutions looks like, and define how it should behave in the end. As a BA, you lay out the plans for the process ahead. Business Analysis For Dummies is the go to reference on how to make the complex topic of business analysis easy to understand. Whether you are new or have experience with business analysis, this book gives you the tools, techniques, tips and tricks to set your project’s expectations and on the path to success. Offers guidance on how to make an impact in your organization by performing business analysis Shows you the tools and techniques to be an effective business analysis professional Provides a number of examples on how to perform business analysis regardless of your role If you're interested in learning about the tools and techniques used by successful business analysis professionals, Business Analysis For Dummies has you covered.
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Author: Barbara A. Carkenord

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604270071

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 5618

"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.
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A Practice Guide

Author: Project Management Institute

Publisher: Project Management Institute

ISBN: 1628250798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 5768

Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide provides practical resources to tackle the project-related issues associated with requirements and business analysis—and addresses a critical need in the industry for more guidance in this area. The practice guide begins by describing the work of business analysis. It identifies the tasks that are performed, in addition to the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively perform business analysis on programs and projects.
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Best Practices for Success

Author: Steven P. Blais

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118076001

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 403

View: 870

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.
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Personal Skills for Professional Success

Author: Debra Paul,Phillipa Thomas,James Cadle

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute

ISBN: 1906124914

Category: Business etiquette

Page: 256

View: 7262

Strong interpersonal skills are a fundamental requirement in all work environments. This book provides expert guidance for IT and other professionals on key skills including: building rapport; team working; leadership; negotiation; written communication; managing conflict; presentation skills; coaching and mentoring; problem solving.
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A Must-Have Compendium of Essential Tools and Techniques

Author: Nicolai Andler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 389578723X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 3404

"This book is of the kind you always wanted but didn't think would or could ever exist: the universal field theory of problem solving." Tom Sommerlatte Typically today's tasks in management and consulting include project management, running workshops and strategic work - all complex activities, which require a multitude of skills and competencies. This standard work, which is also well accepted amongst consultants, gives you a reference or cookbook-style access to the most important tools, including a rating of each tool in terms of applicability, ease of use and effectiveness. In this considerably enlarged third edition, Nicolai Andler presents 152 of such tools, grouped into task-specific categories: Definition of a Situation/Problem - Information Gathering - Creativity - Information Consolidation - Goal Setting - Strategic, Technical and Organisational Analysis - Evaluation and Decision Making - Project Management. Checklists and Application Scenarios further enhance the use of this toolbox. Information provided by this book is: - comprehensive and sufficiently wide in scope, combined with a practical level of detail without being too academic - reliable and proven in numerous real implemented cases - easy to apply due to many different search options, checklists, application scenarios and guiding instructions. Written by a professional consultant, business analyst and business coach, this book is a unique reference work and guide for those wanting to learn about or who are active in the fields of consulting, project management and problem solving in general, both in business and engineering: business coaches and management trainers, workshop moderators, consultants and managers, project managers, lecturers and students.
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Author: Roger Ireland,Bob Hughes,Brian West,Norman Smith,David I. Shepherd

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute

ISBN: 1780171188

Category: Information technology

Page: 150

View: 473

Annotation Written by the team who created the syllabus and exam papers, this textbook encompasses the entire syllabus of the ISEB Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management.
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New Approaches for Building Mutual Value

Author: Ted London,Stuart L. Hart

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0137047894

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

View: 6897

This book shares proven, "on-the-ground" insights for building "Base of the Pyramid" businesses that really are sustainable and green, will help alleviate social ills, and can scale to significant size and profitability. Its "second-generation" techniques reflect crucial lessons learned by "BoP" pioneers: lessons that dramatically increase the likelihood of success.
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Essential Tools for Collecting Information, Making Decisions, and Achieving Development Results

Author: Ryan Watkins,Maurya West Meiers,Yusra Visser

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821389017

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 715

Making informed decisions is the essential beginning to any successful development project. Before the project even begins, you can use needs assessment approaches to guide your decisions. This book is filled with practical strategies that can help you define the desired results and select the most appropriate activities for achieving them.
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Author: Jerry Lee Jr. Ford

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435455304

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 2940

Today, information-technology business analysts are often working on object-oriented (OO), Unified Modeling Language (UML) projects, yet they have a long way to go to exploit the technology beyond the adoption of use cases (just one part of the UML). This
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Lessons for organizations from the world's game

Author: Peter Loge

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785357557

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 9269

The modern world is networked and always working. Organizations no longer have the luxury of time. Expertise is no longer confined to a couple of smart guys in corner offices, reviewing information to which only they have access and issuing instructions through layers of middle-men to nine-to-fivers who carry out the dictates and feed paper back up the chain, awaiting the next set of instructions. Today’s successful organization is decentralized and never stops moving. In fact, organizational success is a lot like soccer. Every player is both a specialist and generalist. Responsibility on the field is distributed, and everyone on the team works for everyone else. Communication among players is constant. Soccer is 90 minutes of systems thinking in action. Soccer Thinking for Management Success is by a soccer fan and player who has spent a career building and running teams and organizations. He draws on insights from leaders, known and not-so-well-known who use soccer thinking to succeed. This is not just another book on how to be a great leader by a famous person. This is a management and leadership book by, and for, the rest of us.
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Practical Guidance for IS Professionals

Author: Lynda Girvan,Debra Paul

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

ISBN: 9781780173221

Category:

Page: 200

View: 5968

Adopting an Agile approach can revolutionize the way business analysts work. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Agile methodologies and how these can be applied to business analysis.
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Principles and Techniques for the Professional Data Analyst

Author: Dean Abbott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111872769X

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 4769

Learn the art and science of predictive analytics — techniques that get results Predictive analytics is what translates big data into meaningful, usable business information. Written by a leading expert in the field, this guide examines the science of the underlying algorithms as well as the principles and best practices that govern the art of predictive analytics. It clearly explains the theory behind predictive analytics, teaches the methods, principles, and techniques for conducting predictive analytics projects, and offers tips and tricks that are essential for successful predictive modeling. Hands-on examples and case studies are included. The ability to successfully apply predictive analytics enables businesses to effectively interpret big data; essential for competition today This guide teaches not only the principles of predictive analytics, but also how to apply them to achieve real, pragmatic solutions Explains methods, principles, and techniques for conducting predictive analytics projects from start to finish Illustrates each technique with hands-on examples and includes as series of in-depth case studies that apply predictive analytics to common business scenarios A companion website provides all the data sets used to generate the examples as well as a free trial version of software Applied Predictive Analytics arms data and business analysts and business managers with the tools they need to interpret and capitalize on big data.
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Author: James Cadle,Donald Yeates

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132068581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 446

View: 3002

Cadle and Yeates' Project Management for Information Systems is suitable for undergraduate students studying Project Management within the IT environment. This comprehensive and practical book is an excellent starting point for any students of Project Management for Information Systems, whether they are from a computing or a business background, at undergraduate or masters level. The authors strike a good balance - covering both the mechanics of project management and the human factors involved and include plenty of case studies and exercises as well as good and bad examples from real life. This fifth edition has new material on: development life-cycles and approaches (including agile approaches) different types of IS projects and how to manage them implementing change through information systems updated coverage of leadership and management
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Author: Karl Wiegers,Joy Beatty

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735679622

Category: Computers

Page: 672

View: 8559

Now in its third edition, this classic guide to software requirements engineering has been fully updated with new topics, examples, and guidance. Two leaders in the requirements community have teamed up to deliver a contemporary set of practices covering the full range of requirements development and management activities on software projects. Describes practical, effective, field-tested techniques for managing the requirements engineering process from end to end. Provides examples demonstrating how requirements "good practices" can lead to fewer change requests, higher customer satisfaction, and lower development costs. Fully updated with contemporary examples and many new practices and techniques. Describes how to apply effective requirements practices to agile projects and numerous other special project situations. Targeted to business analysts, developers, project managers, and other software project stakeholders who have a general understanding of the software development process. Shares the insights gleaned from the authors’ extensive experience delivering hundreds of software-requirements training courses, presentations, and webinars. New chapters are included on specifying data requirements, writing high-quality functional requirements, and requirements reuse. Considerable depth has been added on business requirements, elicitation techniques, and nonfunctional requirements. In addition, new chapters recommend effective requirements practices for various special project situations, including enhancement and replacement, packaged solutions, outsourced, business process automation, analytics and reporting, and embedded and other real-time systems projects.
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