Determining Project Requirements: Mastering the BABOK and the CBAP Exam, Second Edition

  • 8h 1m
  • Hans Jonasson
  • CRC Press
  • 2013

Good requirements do not come from a tool, or from a customer interview. They come from a repeatable set of processes that take a project from the early idea stage through to the creation of an agreed-upon project and product scope between the customer and the developer.

From enterprise analysis and planning requirements gathering to documentation, Determining Project Requirements, Second Edition: Mastering the BABOK and the CBAP Exam covers the entire business analysis cycle as well as modeling techniques. Aligned with the International Institute of Business Analysis’ (IIBA) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge 2.0® (BABOK® Guide 2.0), the second edition of this popular reference provides readers with a complete and up-to-date resource for preparing to take the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) examination. It also:

  • Presents helpful techniques, tools, best practices, and templates to help readers improve the requirements gathering processes within their organization
  • Contains exercises, sample solutions, and a case study that illustrate how to deal with the various situations that might be encountered in the requirements gathering process
  • Supplies a broad overview of a multitude of business analysis issues
  • Includes two sample business requirements documents—one is a comprehensive template, provided courtesy of ESI International, the second is a simpler template suitable for smaller projects

The book covers all of the BABOK knowledge areas and features new preparatory sections for the CBAP exam that include 300 questions. It examines data modeling, requirements modeling techniques, process modeling, and hybrid techniques. With its many examples, use cases, and business requirements document templates, this book is the ideal self-study guide for practitioners. The combination of theory, activities, exercises, solutions, case study, and exam questions also makes it suitable for business analysis students.

About the Author

Hans Jonasson, CBAP, PMP, founder of JTC Unlimited, has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of project management, business analysis, and professional development training. He started his career with Volvo LTD in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1980 as a systems analyst/programmer. In 1984 he moved to the United States to work on new development projects for EDS and General Motors. He has managed all aspects of software development projects for the automotive industry, with budgets that have ranged from $100,000 to $10 million. Hans is now based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

He has taught introductory and advanced-level courses on project management, requirements gathering, CMMI, and process development, to more than 10,000 professionals at companies that include IBM, EDS, Ford Motors, DaimlerChrysler, General Dynamics, Citibank, and Volvo.

Since 1996, he has been a Project Management Professional (PMP) and member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), as well as a frequent presenter at PMI events in North America and Europe for the last ten years. He is a member of the Swedish Chapter of PMI and the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA).

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Laying the Foundation
  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
  • Elicitation
  • Requirements Management and Communication
  • Enterprise Analysis
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Solution Assessment and Validation
  • Preparing for the Test
  • Swede-Mart Case Study
  • Answers to Test Questions
  • Activity Solutions for Swede-Mart Case Study