Business Analysts Handbook


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Training courses

Reading List

International Institute of Business Analysis

The BA Body of Knowledge v2,0 - introductory framework

The BA Body of Knowledge v2,0 - complete book, free online only

Modern Analyst, online BA Community

BA Times, online BA community and events business

RQNG, Online requirements engineering community

Seilevel, Online Requirements forum

Requirements Engineering, Yahoo discussion group

Aotea Studios blog, articles and posters for business analysts

Free BA training material, for business analysts

Business Analysis Techniques from Business Analyst Guru

Business Analyst Training

BA Knowledge base[]

A potted history

Contracting tips

Creative Thinking Techniques

Data Modelling & Object Oriented Development

Facilitated Workshops - When & Why

From Mission Statement to Business Process

Glossary of Terms

Golden Rules for Business Analysts

How to Become (or Manage) a Successful Business Analyst

How to Deliver a Recommendation

How to Interview Your Boss

How to manage risks

How to Manage Stakeholders (A beginers guide)

How to of Essential Modelling

How to use Use Cases

Integrating Business Analysis Artifacts for Information System Requirements

Introduction to Technical Writing

Just Enough Documentation

Managers Guide to User Acceptance Testing

Problem Analysis Techniques

Process Design and Requirements Gathering

Separating Analysis from Design

Stakeholder Communications - Pictures Not Words

The BA's Journey - From a Current to a Future State

The Creative Business Analyst: Part 1 - Understanding Problems

The Creative Business Analyst: Part 2 - Generating Solution Ideas

The Creative Business Analyst: Part 3 - Making Better Decisions

UML - an introduction

UML - Business Context

Useful visual communication techniques

User Requirements

What is a Business Analyst

Writing Better Requirements

Suggested Topics - please add pages for these topics - and more[]

  • BA Role interfaces; PM, Sponsor, Stakeholder, Architect, Designer, Tester, User
  • Example job descriptions; BA, Technical BA, Systems analysts
  • Tools and techniques; workshops, interviews, document investigations
  • Information on the standards developed and maintained by The OMG
  • Techniques for dealing with difficult people, e.g. Facilitation
  • Techniques for elicitating Requirements
  • Alternate certifications, e.g. ISEB (UK)