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Business Analyst

Careers in business analysis

Adrian Reed (author)

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ISBN: 9781780174280
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 129 x 198
Number of pages: 160
Publication date: 30 AUG 2018
Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT




Business analysis is a crucial discipline for organisational success, it enables organisations to rise to the challenges presented by today's increasing pace of change. It is a broad field and has matured into a profession of its own, with its own unique career roadmap. This practical guide explores the business analyst role including typical responsibilities and necessary skills. It signposts useful tools; commonly used methodologies and techniques, and beneficial professional development activities. A visual career roadmap for business analysts is also included, along with case studies and interviews with practising business analysts, to enable aspiring and existing business analysts at all levels to successfully plan and advance their careers.
Adrian Reed is Principal Consultant and Director at Blackmetric Business Solutions, where he provides Business Analysis consultancy and training solutions to a range of clients in varying industries. Adrian is the author of “Be A Great Problem Solver…Now!” and is Immediate Past President of the UK chapter of the IIBA. He speaks internationally on topics relating to Business Analysis and business change.
''Provides essential information to people wishing to enter and progress through the BA profession.''
Terri Lydiard, Director, Teal Business Solutions Limited

''Who better to write a book on a career in Business Analysis than Adrian Reed, whose own career has developed in parallel with the maturity of the Business Analysis profession itself. The book is an excellent mix of practical advice and guidance based on his own experiences and includes, not only a career road map for Business Analysts, but also a summary of the key tools and techniques that they would use throughout their working lives. This publication distils the knowledge and experience of one of the most internationally recognised champions of Business Analysis into an easily accessible and comprehensive resource for Business Analyst at any level and at any stage in their careers, including those considering a move into the profession for the first time. A vital read for all Business Analysts from new apprentices through to expert Business Analysts at the peak of their careers.''
Paul Turner FBCS, Business Analysis author and examiner, Business & IS Skills Ltd

''An invaluable reference guide for all Business Analysts at any stage of their careers.''
Paul Turner FBCS, Business Analysis author and examiner, Business & IS Skills Ltd
  1.  Introduction: The Need for Business Analysis
  2.  The Breadth and Depth of the BA Role
  3.  Roles and Responsibilities
  4.  Frameworks, Tools & Techniques
  5.  Career Roadmap
  6.  Nailing the Interview
  7.  Career Case Studies 

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