Business Analysis

Business Analyst Interview Questions and Answers

The Business Analyst main role is to assess a company’s business needs and recommend solutions. However, when interviewing for a Business Analyst position, it is important to be prepared to provide good answers to common Business Analyst interview questions to express your fitness for the position. In this article we provide some of the most…

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Business Analyst Job Description

The role of the Business Analyst is increasing in importance within all types of organizations. Business Analysts work in various departments within these organizations to contribute to the growth and value of the enterprise in mostly every industry. The Role of the Business Analyst In today’s complex business environment, an organization’s adaptability, agility, and ability…

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Exploring the Business Analysis Knowledge Areas

The BABOK® Guide is based on a set of knowledge areas guiding the business analyst when they perform business analysis activities at any point in the project or product life cycle. Knowledge areas define what business analysts need to understand and the tasks they should perform. They do not represent project phases, and their activities are not intended to be performed in…

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Reviewing the Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM™)

The Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM™) provides you with a conceptual framework that shows what it really means to be a business analyst. This framework creates a common, generic language describing the business analysis profession. You can use this common language to discuss what you do with a business analyst working in a different…

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Dealing with Key Stakeholders

There is no project without stakeholders. Stakeholders have a vested interest in the project and its outcome, and they are the major source of requirements, constraints, and assumptions for the business analyst. Remember that stakeholder roles are like hats—one person may wear multiple hats and fill more than one role on a project. There are…

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The Business Analyst and the Project Manager

There is much debate about the potential for overlap and conflict between the role of project manager and the business analyst. Interestingly enough, many project managers perform business analysis work early in their projects—developing feasibility studies, business cases, scope statements, and business-level requirements as part of project selection, initiation, and scope definition. Many project managers were part…

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Working as a Business Analyst

In this article you will: Learn the building blocks of business analysis Explore business and IT domains Apply management skills Host effective meetings and presentations Learn the fundamentals of leadership Content Applying Fundamental Business Analysis Skills Using the Structured Systems Analysis and Design Model Managing Business Analysis Issues Relying on Communication Skills Learning New Skills…

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Passing the CBAP Examination

Set a Goal Kit Up All Roads Lead to BABOK The Glossary Matters Your Understanding Will be Tested Knowledge Areas, Tasks, Inputs, Outputs and Techniques If it looks unfamiliar, it’s probably the wrong answer Use a CBAP Simulator Create Flash Cards for the Difficult Areas Training Helps   IIBA’s Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) Certification…

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BABOK Business Analysis Key Terms

A Business Analysis key terms glossary 8/80 Rule A common rule within project management, it states that the smallest item in the scope decomposition should take no more than 80 hours and no fewer than 8 hours of labor to create. It prevents requirements packages from being too large or too small to manage. A…

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