Publisher: Cengage Learning, 2009, 411 pages
Keywords: Business Analytics
The business analyst (BA) plays an important role as liaison between business stakeholders and the technical team (software developers,vendors, etc.), ensuring that business needs are reflected in any software solution. Despite the importance of the role, until now there hasn't been a book designed specifically as an on-the-job reference book for the working BA. The Business Analyst's Handbook solves this problem by providing a useful compendium of tools, tables, lists, and templates that business analysts can use on-the-job to carry out their tasks.
You might be preparing for an interview session. You can use the book's checklist of interviewees to verify whether there is appropriate coverage of business stakeholders; oruse the books list of questions to help guide you when conducting the interview. Maybe you've been asked to review some analysis diagrams you are not familiar with, in which case you can refer to the Glossaries of Symbols (organized by diagram type) for guidance. Or you may be asked to prepare textual requirements documentation and refer to the Business Requirement template for a list of artifacts and table of contents. Whatever your BA needs, the Business Analyst's Handbook places the necessary information right at your fingertips.
A valuable reference, even though it shines through that the author is an old engineer. You won't learn BA from this book, but if you know the concepts and what you're searching for, this is a valuable book that won't disappoint you.