Business Analysis Techniques: 99 Essential Tools for Success, Second Edition

  • 6h 33m
  • Debra Paul, James Cadle, Paul Turner
  • BCS
  • 2014

The role of the business analyst is to formulate options for a way forward and produce business cases setting out conclusions and recommendations. This professional discipline requires the widest possible array of tools and the ability to use each when and where it is needed. The new edition provides 99 possible techniques and applies them within a framework of stages. It complements Business Analysis (ed Debra Paul, Donald Yeates and James Cadle), also published by BCS, and offers a more detailed description of the techniques used in business analysis, together with practical advice on their application. This book will be of enormous benefit to business analysts, managers and to students of information systems and business strategy.

About the Authors

James Cadle has been involved in business systems for 35 years, in the public and private sectors, and is now a director of Assist Knowledge Development.

Debra Paul is Managing Director of Assist Knowledge Development and was a founding member of the BA Manager Forum.

Paul Turner is a director of Business and IS Skills and of Assist Knowledge Development, specialising in the provision of training and consultancy.

In this Book

  • List of Abbreviations
  • Alphabetical List of Techniques
  • Business Strategy and Objectives
  • Investigate Situation
  • Consider Perspectives
  • Analyse Needs
  • Evaluate Options
  • Define Requirements
  • Manage Change
  • Postscript – Which Techniques Do I Really Need?