Objective of post? Some business analysts have never had any training. Skills for business analysts - getting started. What level of business analysis are you currently? What level of business analysis are you aiming at? Link to posts on levels of business analysis. Training courses Recognised schemes. BCS IREB IIBA Skills General business analysis Specific skills e.g. in Requirements engineering,Modelling business Processes, data, business rules. Skills, e.g. … [Read more...] about What training do you need to be a business analyst?
Articles on business analysis
These articles will consider business analysis practice, approaches, techniques, management and tools as well as a look at current concerns and future trends for business analysis.
Levels of business analysis Strategic: Business transformations; Business change; Business architecture and Target operating models; Business agility; Business cases Operational: Business processes; Business data and information; Management information and Decision support; Business rules; Business requirements; Problem analysis Tactical: Software requirements; Functional and Non functional requirements; Use cases; User stories. Business Analyst Roles … [Read more...] about Levels and roles of business analysis
Optimising Business Analyst Performance A business analyst’s role is very much about the continuous improvement of business capabilities. But the capabilities of the each business analyst and the whole business analysis function also need to be continuously improved . Unfortunately, business analysts and other team members often do not have the time, the independence, the authority or appropriate organisational structures to examine and improve their own capabilities and to optimise their own … [Read more...] about Business analysis centre of excellence
Why terms of reference? Terms of reference are a key tool of business analysis. They are a vital control for: projects activities and work packages within the project project governance and management project team members A useful mnemonic for possible elements of a terms of reference is BOSCARD. It provides a framework for a terms of reference and is the basis of a contract between the business analyst and other project team stakeholders. BOSCARD BOSCARD … [Read more...] about Terms of reference for a better service
Requirements analysis As requirements are discovered (elicited) and captured, they should periodically be analysed; they can be analysed for completeness, correctness, priority, release date, ambiguity, clarity, testability, achievability, cost, risk, scope, cultural feasibility, etc. This is true whether the requirements are captured as user stories, use cases, business tasks or any other format. The requirements analysis process involves checking backwards with the requirements owners … [Read more...] about Requirements analysis and modelling
Chinese Whispers in requirements discovery The child’s game, referred to in English as Chinese Whispers, is one in which children, typically seated in a circle, receive a whispered message from the person on one side and whisper it to the person on their other side. The last person in the circle has to say out loud what they they heard. To the delight of the children, this usually has nothing to do with the original message. Unfortunately the process of requirements discovery … [Read more...] about Requirements discovery is child’s play