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Topics: Business Analysis/Requirements Management
Does anyone have a format for documenting Business Analysis experience?
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I used an excel based template to document my PM experience, but I have not found a similar method for BA experience. I'm wondering if anyone would be willing to share what they used to document their BA work.
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Hi David,
If you're at this website and you're a PMP, then no doubt you have access to the free downloads on PMI.ORG for the various Books Of Knowledge. I would go there first and download the book "Business Analysis for Practitioners - A Practice Guide". Just like the PMBOK, it is a very structured book and I believe that this would be your best bet to build your Excel template to document your BA experience.
Like most templates for this purpose a simple formula, which can be put into Excel columns should suffice. Basically a column for "Opportunity", "Expected Costs if the Opportunity was not addressed", "The tools/methods used to address the Opportunity" and, finally, "The realized benefits and saved costs from addressing the opportunity". Of course you would include columns that include the company/industry as well as the date of when these Opportunities presented themselves to you.
I do hope that this helps.
Best Wishes,
Nick

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