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Howard Podeswa – The Business Analyst’s Handbook (2008) [1 PDF]

Howard Podeswa - The Business Analyst's Handbook (2008) [1 PDF]
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Howard Podeswa – The Business Analyst’s Handbook


From Goodreads: 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 job, there is currently no book specifically designed as a
comprehensive reference manual for the working BA. The Business Analyst’s Handbook solves
this problem by providing a useful compendium of tools, tables, lists, and templates that BAs can
use on-the-job to carry out their tasks. For example, you might be preparing for an interview
session and use the book’s checklist of interviewees to verify whether there is appropriate
coverage of business stakeholders. Or you might be asked to review some diagrams and 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.

From the introduction: In my previous life in chemical engineering, I used to carry around
Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook–a working reference book containing every table
and tool the professional might need to refer to in carrying out his or her role. When I began
working as a business analyst, I looked for a similar handbook for my new profession; not finding
anything as comprehensive, I began to compile my own handbook. We began dispensing this handbook
to Noble Inc. clients a number of years ago as the “Noble Cheat Sheets,” and it soon became a
much sought-after “value-added” item. By presenting this book to the general BA public, my
hope is that the book will fill the need for a comprehensive working reference for the business
analysis profession—a Perry’s for the working BA.


1  Overview of BA Activities Throughout the Life Cycle
2  Meeting Guide
3  Standards and Guidelines Used in This Book
4  BA Toolkit
5  Tips and Checklists
6  Templates
Appendix A: Glossary of BA Terms
Appendix B: Acronyms
Appendix C: Further Reading

Format: PDF
Length: 411 pages
Published: 2008 by Course Technology PTR
ISBN: 1598637150

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