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Business Analysis for Practitioners

Author : Project Management Institute
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Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide provides practical resources to tackle the project-related issues associated with requirements and business analysis—and addresses a critical need in the industry for more guidance in this area. The practice guide begins by describing the work of business analysis. It identifies the tasks that are performed, in addition to the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively perform business analysis on programs and projects.

Exam Prep for Business Analysis for Practitioners

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Practitioners Guide to Requirements Management 2nd Edition

Author : Elizabeth Larson
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The new, Second Edition of the Practitioner's Guide to Requirements Management by Elizabeth Larson and Richard Larson is now available in both paperback and Kindle editions! Planning of requirements activities is essential for success, regardless of the project life cycle followed. The new, second edition of this realistic guide offers a step-by-step approach, and explains how to manage requirements without creating a mountain of paperwork. It has been expanded with more coverage of Agile life cycles and contains a 40-page realistic case study to help apply the concepts.

Business Analysis and Leadership

Author : Penny Pullan
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21st century organizations, across all sectors and of all types, have to cope with an international marketplace where change is frequent and customer expectations continue to rise. The work of business analysis professionals is crucial if organizations are to succeed and grow. If change programmes are to be successful, stakeholder engagement and situation analysis are vital, and to achieve this, senior business people need to display competence in a range of areas, not least of which include the ability to challenge, lead and influence. Business Analysis and Leadership is for anyone involved in business analysis working in any organization worldwide, from financial services to charities, government to manufacturing. It takes the reader beyond standard textbooks full of techniques and tools, advising on how to lead and gain credibility throughout the organization. It will help you with the tricky role of working with people from the shop floor to board directors and give readers the confidence to challenge the easy way forward and point out what will really work in practice. This inspirational book consists of contributions from leading thinkers and practitioners in business analysis from around the world. Their case studies and practical advice will help the reader to develop leadership skills and become an outstanding catalyst for change.

Business Analysis

Author : Debra Paul
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Providing workable skills and techniques, underpinned with academic theory, this title is a practical introductory guide for anyone involved with any aspect of business analysis or improving the effectiveness of IT and its alignment with the organization's business objectives.

Requirements Management

Author : Project Management Institute
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Organizations continue to experience project issues associated with poor performance on requirements-related activities. This guide will give you the tools you need to excel in requirements development and management — components of the larger field of business analysis and a critical competence for project, program and portfolio management. Requirements Management: A Practice Guide is a bridge between A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which speaks to requirements development and management from a high-level perspective, and Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, which describes requirements development and management at a detailed and practical level. This practice guide is the middle ground, offering project managers, program managers, teams members and stakeholders the opportunity to learn more about the requirements process

Digital Business Analysis

Author : Fredrik Milani
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This book frames business analysis in the context of digital technologies. It introduces modern business analysis techniques, including a selection of those in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), and exemplifies them by means of digital technologies applied to solve problems or exploit new business opportunities. It also includes in-depth case studies in which business problems and opportunities, drawn from real-world scenarios, are mapped to digital solutions. The work is summarized in seven guiding principles that should be followed by every business analyst. This book is intended mainly for students in business informatics and related areas, and for professionals who want to acquire a solid background for their daily work. It is suitable both for courses and for self-study. Additional teaching materials such as lecture videos, slides, question bank, exams, and seminar materials are accessible on the companion web-page.

Value Chain Analysis for Policy makers and Practitioners

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Business Analysis

Author : James Cadle
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Business analysts must respond to the challenges of today's highly competitive global economy by developing practical, creative and financially sound solutions and this excellent guide gives them the necessary tools. It is also ideal for students wanting to gain university and industry qualifications. This new edition includes expanded discussions regarding gap analysis and benefits management, the impact of Agile software development and an introduction to business architecture.

Business Analysis and Valuation

Author : Krishna G. Palepu
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Written as a text for Masters and upper-level undergraduate programmes in business; teaches how to use financial statement information to assess a firm's financial performance, value, and creditworthiness. Includes real-world cases to illustrate theory, the step-by-step analysis methodology, and discussion of strategy analysis.

Power Query

Author : Gil Raviv
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Power Query ist ein in Excel integriertes Tool, mit dem man Daten aus verschiedenen Quellen extrahieren kann, z. B. csv- und xls-Dateien, Access-, SAP- oder SQL-Datenbanken oder Statistiken aus dem Internet. Diese Daten kann man so transformieren, dass sie der Struktur der Zieldatenbank entspricht, und sie schließlich in diese laden. PowerBI ist eine Sammlung von Microsoft-Tools zur Analyse und Visualisierung von Daten. Dieses Buch erklärt fortgeschrittenen Excel-Nutzern und Datenanalysten, wie sie mit Power Query in Power BI und Excel:- Daten für Analysen einfach vorbereiten (importieren, bereinigen, aufarbeiten, umarbeiten)- Daten aus verschiedenen Quellen kombinieren und anpassen- Datensätze zusammenführen und vergleichen- Aufgaben automatisieren.

Business Analysis and Valuation Using Financial Statements

Author : Krishna G. Palepu
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The only local text in the market, Business Analysis and Valuation provides a framework for understanding and using financial statements for business students and practitioners. Developed specifically for students undertaking accounting valuation subjects, the text is unique in its approach which introduces and develops a framework for business analysis and valuation using financial statement data, then shows how to apply this framework to a variety of decision contexts. All chapters of this edition have been updated to include the latest regulations, practices and examples from both the financial markets and research. Industry insights from practitioners and other experts have been added to each chapter, giving students a practical, real-life understanding of how the content they are learning translates to the workplace. With an increased number of real-business Asia-Pacific case studies exploring various issues, including a running chapter example, and references to recent research in this field, the text offers local context and a practical and in-depth approach.

Business Analysis for Business Intelligence

Author : Bert Brijs
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Aligning business intelligence (BI) infrastructure with strategy processes not only improves your organization's ability to respond to change, but also adds significant value to your BI infrastructure and development investments. Until now, there has been a need for a comprehensive book on business analysis for BI that starts with a macro view and

Goal oriented Business Process Modeling

Author : Ilia Bider
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The objective of this e-book is to try to clarify the connection between the notions of goal and business process. The issue is a follow-up to the discussions at the Workshop on Goal-Oriented Business Process Modelling held in London on 2 September 2002. The papers cover a wide spectrum of topics, related to the notions of goals in the business process domain.

A PRACTITIONER S GUIDE TO BUSINESS ANALYTICS Using Data Analysis Tools to Improve Your Organization s Decision Making and Strategy

Author : Randy Bartlett
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Gain the competitive edge with the smart use of business analytics In today’s volatile business environment, the strategic use of business analytics is more important than ever. A Practitioners Guide to Business Analytics helps you get the organizational commitment you need to get business analytics up and running in your company. It provides solutions for meeting the strategic challenges of applying analytics, such as: Integrating analytics into decision making, corporate culture, and business strategy Leading and organizing analytics within the corporation Applying statistical qualifications, statistical diagnostics, and statistical review Providing effective building blocks to support analytics—statistical software, data collection, and data management Randy Bartlett, Ph.D., is Chief Statistical Officer of the consulting company Blue Sigma Analytics. He currently works with Infosys, where he has helped build their new Business Analytics practice.

Practitioner s Guide to Business Impact Analysis

Author : Priti Sikdar
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This book illustrates the importance of business impact analysis, which covers risk assessment, and moves towards better understanding of the business environment, industry specific compliance, legal and regulatory landscape and the need for business continuity. The book provides charts, checklists and flow diagrams that give the roadmap to collect, collate and analyze data, and give enterprise management the entire mapping for controls that comprehensively covers all compliance that the enterprise is subject to have. The book helps professionals build a control framework tailored for an enterprise that covers best practices and relevant standards applicable to the enterprise.

Mastering Business Analysis Standard Practices

Author : Kelley Bruns
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This volume in the Business Analysis Professional Development Series presents all the standard practices for performing business analysis work across seven steps, five perspectives, and 74 techniques. It will help business analysts at all levels further develop their skills and capabilities and master the next, or intermediate, level of competency in business analysis needed to advance their careers. This reference provides valuable guidance to everyone who performs BA work, uses BA deliverables, reviews or approves BA deliverables, or manages or mentors BA practitioners. It will help readers comprehend the BA role, responsibilities, and deliverables that ensure business analysis success.For instructors, trainers, and students, the supplemental Mastering Business Analysis Standard Practices Workbook, designed to be used in conjunction with the main text, enables readers to practice the seven-step process they are learning with a realistic case study, exercises, and suggested solutions. It helps facilitate self-learning and course instruction effectively where users can engage the processes before applying them on their own projects. Key Features* Presents a structured step-by-step process for performing business analysis that any new or experienced practitioner could follow, rather than having to piece the process together themselves * Addresses stakeholder identification and thoroughly examines stakeholder analysis and management to ensure a deep understanding before planning or engaging stakeholder involvement* Discusses how to perform situational needs analysis and prepare situational justification for decision makers within the business context* Demonstrates how to plan the business analysis work effort and develop and execute communication and information management plans* Shows how to set up a project for success with a clear and concise scope definition boundary, maintain agreement on scope, and control scope in an ever-changing environment* Provides detailed guidance on developing solution requirements and design definition for building the solution to meet stakeholder needs* Details the business analysis practitioner's role as the solution is being built; throughout the solution's existence; and after to ensure proper value is achieved* Defines BA and project management collaboration opportunities that lead to successful solution results* Covers business analysis terminology, roles and responsibilities, perspectives, competencies, and the expanded multi-level career path of a business analyst* WAV offers downloadable Business Analysis Referenced Templates--available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center at

Flow of Funds Analysis

Author : John C. Dawson
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This is a collection of articles on the flow of funds that attempts to serve as a reference guide to economists in academia, business, finance and government. Flow of funds analysis is widely used in analysis of financial institutions and markets. In fact, they were largely constructed by the Federal Reserve and other central banks and were the foundations for defining and measuring the various concepts of the monetary aggragates used as key targets by central banks in carrying out monetary policy. The book brings together the scattered articles on the subject and should be useful as a research guide and teaching source.

Conducting Your Impact Analysis for Business Continuity Planning

Author : Dr Goh Moh Heng
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This book prepares the reader to apply the principles and methodologies for conducting a business impact analysis (BIA) as part of the BCM planning process. It will help you to identify: - the critical business functions - the impact of a disruption to these functions - the minimum resources needed to recover these functions - the inter-and intra-dependencies and - the vital records Instructions and guidelines are given on how to design, prepare, and conduct a BIA for your organization. Included is a practical easy-to-use BIA Questionnaire template which could be easily tailored to assist persons without previous BCM experience to develop and design one. The use of BIA Questionnaire will also be covered in detail. You will also learn how to review, verify, analyze and consolidate the information as well as to present and seek approval from your Executive Management.

Applied Technical Analysis for Advanced Learners and Practitioners

Author : Indranarain Ramlall
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Introducing readers to technical analysis in a more succinct and practical way, Ramlall focuses on the key aspects, benefits, drawbacks, and main tools of technical analysis. Chart Patterns, Point & Figure, Stochastics, Sentiment indicators, RSI, R, Candlesticks and more are covered, including both concepts and practical applications.