Business Analysis For Dummies

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Your go-to guide on business analysis

Business analysis refers to the set of tasks and activities thathelp companies determine their objectives for meeting certainopportunities or addressing challenges and then help them definesolutions to meet those objectives. Those engaged in businessanalysis are charged with identifying the activities that enablethe company to define the business problem or opportunity, definewhat the solutions looks like, and define how it should behave inthe end. As a BA, you lay out the plans for the processahead. 

Business Analysis For Dummies is the go to reference onhow to make the complex topic of business analysis easy tounderstand. Whether you are new or have experience with businessanalysis, this book gives you the tools, techniques, tips andtricks to set your project’s expectations and on the path tosuccess.

  • Offers guidance on how to make an impact in your organizationby performing business analysis
  • Shows you the tools and techniques to be an effective businessanalysis professional
  • Provides a number of examples on how to perform businessanalysis regardless of your role 

If you're interested in learning about the tools and techniquesused by successful business analysis professionals, BusinessAnalysis For Dummies has you covered.

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About the author

Paul Mulvey, CBAP, Director, Client Solutions, B2T Training, has been involved in business analysis since 1995. Kate McGoey, Director, Client Solutions, B2T Training, has more than 20 years' experience in application development and life cycle processes business. Kupe Kupersmith, CBAP, President of B2T Training, possesses more than 14 years of experience in software systems development. He serves as a mentor for business analysis professionals.

https://www.b2ttraining.com/about-us

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jul 1, 2013
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781118510636
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Small Business
Political Science / Public Affairs & Administration
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This content is DRM protected.
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