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Business Analysis For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-51058-2
384 pages
July 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Business Analysis  5

Chapter 1: Business Analysis in a Nutshell 7

Chapter 2: Breaking Down the Different Levels of Business Analysis 19

Chapter 3: Identifying and Working with Stakeholders 31

Part II: The BA Toolkit: Tools, Terms, and Techniques  51

Chapter 4: Talking about Tools of the Trade 53

Chapter 5: Understanding What Requirements Truly Entail 73

Chapter 6: Hunting for the Right Information, Part 1: The Process 97

Chapter 7: Hunting for the Right Information, Part 2: The Techniques 113

Chapter 8: Uncovering and Analyzing Needs 139

Part III: Selling the Plan and Keeping It on Track  161

Chapter 9: Making the (Business) Case 163

Chapter 10: Creating and Maintaining Scope 185

Chapter 11: Creating Your Work Plan 209

Part IV: Achieving Goals with Business Analysis  235

Chapter 12: Defi ning Solutions, Part 1: Taking a Closer Look at Your Requirements 237

Chapter 13: Defi ning Solutions, Part 2: Choosing the Right Analysis Technique 251

Chapter 14: Verifying and Validating Solutions 283

Chapter 15: Transition: Moving from Planning to Implementing 307

Part V: The Part of Tens  319

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Keep Your Business Analysis Skills Sharp 321

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Prepare Yourself for a New Project 329

Chapter 18: Ten Experts Chime In 337

Index 347

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