Business Analysis

By (author) James Cadle, Malcolm Eva, Keith Hindle, Debra Paul, Craig Rollason, Paul Turner, Donald Yeates Edited by Debra Paul, James Cadle, Donald Yeates

Publication date: 23 Sep 2014

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

Dimensions: 244x170mm

Print ISBN-13: 9781780172774

Ebook ISBN-13: 9781780172798

308 pages

Imprint: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

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

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