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Business Analyst : Careers in business analysis

Author: Adrian Reed
Publisher: Swindon, UK : BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, [2018]
Series: BCS Guides to IT Roles Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This practical guide explores the business analyst role including typical responsibilities and necessary skills. It signposts useful tools and commonly used methodologies and techniques. A visual career roadmap for business analysts is also included, along with case studies and interviews with practising business analysts.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)1009279433
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Reed
ISBN: 9781780174297 1780174292 9781780174303 1780174306
OCLC Number: 1050437597
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES; AUTHOR; FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; GLOSSARY; PREFACE; 1 INTRODUCTION: THE NEED FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS; DEFINING BUSINESS ANALYSIS; THE IMPORTANCE OF THE HOLISTIC VIEW AND OF TAKING A HOLISTIC APPROACH; THE BUSINESS CASE FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS; BUSINESS ANALYSIS AND SFIA; SUMMARY; 2 THE BREADTH AND DEPTH OF THE BA ROLE; BUSINESS ANALYSIS AND THE BUSINESS CHANGE LIFECYCLE; THE T-SHAPED BUSINESS ANALYST; APPROACHES TO DELIVERY OF CHANGE; SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE; SUMMARY; 3 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES STAKEHOLDER IDENTIFICATION, ENGAGEMENT AND MANAGEMENTPLANNING AND ESTIMATING THE BUSINESS ANALYSIS WORK; ELICITATION; STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, PROBLEM FINDING AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE BUSINESS CASE; REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS, DOCUMENTATION AND VALIDATION; REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT; SOLUTION EVALUATION AND BENEFITS REALISATION; LEADERSHIP; STAYING CURRENT; UNDERSTANDING OTHER DISCIPLINES; IT'S THE ROLE, NOT THE TITLE!; BEYOND PROJECTS: THE MANY FLAVOURS OF BUSINESS ANALYSIS; IS BUSINESS ANALYSIS FOR ME?; 4 FRAMEWORKS, TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES; FRAMEWORKS: AVOIDING PAINTING BY NUMBERS COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND TECHNIQUESSUMMARY; 5 CAREER ROADMAP; BECOMING A BA; PROGRESSION THROUGH THE BA CAREER; BA CERTIFICATION; CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION; WHAT NEXT? PROGRESSION BEYOND THE BA ROLE; SUMMARY: BA CAREER TRAJECTORY DIAGRAM; 6 NAILING THE INTERVIEW; PREPARING A CV OR RÉSUMÉ; SEARCHING THE MARKET AND SECURING AN INTERVIEW; PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEW; THE DAY ITSELF; FOLLOWING UP; SUMMARY; 7 CAREER CASE STUDIES; CASE STUDY 1: FROM BIOCHEMISTRY TO A PORTFOLIO CAREER; CASE STUDY 2: ENTREPRENEURIAL BUSINESS ANALYSIS CASE STUDY 3: FROM BUSINESS ROLE TO BUSINESS ANALYST TO MANAGING DIRECTORCASE STUDY 4: FROM BUSINESS ROLE TO AGILE BUSINESS ANALYSIS; CASE STUDY 5: FROM ASTROPHYSICS TO BA LEADER; CASE STUDY 6: FROM BLUE LIGHTS TO BUSINESS ANALYSIS; REFERENCES; INDEX; Back Cover
Series Title: BCS Guides to IT Roles Ser.
Responsibility: Adrian Reed.

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