A new survey by IIBA and Forrester provides information about business analysts, including backgrounds, skills, responsibilities and aspirations.
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Today’s business realities demand a better balance of soft and technical skills from business analysts, according to a global panel of senior executives and consultants asked to identity the Top 10 Trends for the discipline.
There’s been an increasing intersection between business analysis and project management. All of this can leave people scratching their heads and wondering what it all means. Where are the overlaps? Where are the boundaries? What does it mean to be a business analyst relative to what it means to being a project manager?
Companies must change their focus from "doing, doing, doing" and create a cycle of planning, doing and reviewing. By following a few important steps, project managers can conduct meaningful analysis and create a solid business case for any project. There's just no getting around the need for pre-project planning.
Shane Hastie, Chief Knowledge Engineer for Software Education, spoke with us about the ideas he presented in his recent video on business analysis. He tackled questions about how to get to the real problem, how to uncover the real requirements behind a change and how business analysts and project managers can have more successful relationships.
Stakeholders don’t like suprises, especially when it comes to project costs. It’s worth taking the time to carefully estimate the business analysis phase of the project. Here are five tips.
A solid business case is one of the fundamental building blocks of project management. The goals and objectives of any given project, at a high level, are simple—we must be good stewards of our limited resources to ensure long-term competitive edge for the business. This article provides a seven-step process to help.
The Cornerstone of Business Transformation.
Business analysis in support of projects and programs is challenging, to say the least. When you couple the existing challenge with the complexities of new and emerging technology, it adds to the difficulty.
Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide will help you tackle the project-related issues associated with requirements and business analysis. Regardless of your role, job title or industry, if you perform business analysis and requirements-related work, you'll gain practical advice to better meet customer expectations and deliver solutions that drive business value.