Saturday, 1 April 2017

Business Analysis - Professional Qualifications - Foundation

Business Analysis - Foundation - Textbooks
Business Analysis - Foundation - Textbooks


For trainee and junior Business Analysts or for those seeking a career move - two entry level qualifications are widely recognised worldwide.

British Computer Society - Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis.

International Institute of Business Analysis - Entry Certificate in Business Analysis.

Here is some information that you will find useful - with links to find out more ......

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Requirements Analysis - Stakeholder Analysis

Requirements Analysis - Stakeholder Analysis
Requirements Analysis - Stakeholder Analysis


I've recently researched and built the second of my "Bite Size BA" training packages -
Stakeholder Analysis.

A short presentation covering the essentials of the subject.

It broadly follows the examination syllabus for the:
British Computer Society - Certificate In Requirements Analysis.

But will also be useful for those studying for other qualifications -
or just interested in the subject ........

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Business Analysis - Professional Qualifications

Business Analysis - Professional Qualifications
Business Analysis - Professional Qualifications


I've seen many posts on Facebook and other social media from aspiring / trainee Business Analysts about how to get into and then progress in the BA role.

A common response from other BAs is that it is experience and business domain knowledge that matters - more than professional qualifications.

Others disagree - it really is a matter of opinion ........


Monday, 27 March 2017

MoSCoW Prioritisation - A Useful Guide

DSDM Atern Handbook - MoSCoW Prioritisation
DSDM Atern Handbook - MoSCoW Prioritisation


I've recently researched and built the first of my "Bite Size BA" training packages -
Prioritisng Requirements and MoSCoW Rules.

The acronym MoSCow was first used a few years back as part of the Agile development framework - Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM).

The method is now managed and developed by The Agile Business Consortium.

MoSCow stands for:
  • Must Have
  • Should Have
  • Could Have
  • Won't Have

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Business Analysis Training In Bite Size Chunks

Business Analysis - Tools and Techniques
Business Analysis - Tools and Techniques


I'm going to put together a few "mini training sessions" - covering various Business Analysis topics.

Enabling students to learn something useful in "bite-size" chunks.


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Business Analysis Blog - Welcome

Business Analysis.


Welcome to my new blog - Business Analysis.

Here I'll be featuring hints, tips and useful guidance for both BA In Practice and BA Exams and Professional Qualifications.

This will include:
  • Business Analysis - Tools and Techniques.
  • Features - BA Websites and News.
  • Professional Qualifications - BA and Project Management.
  • BA Exams - Tips and Techniques.
  • BA Exams - Practice Questions.
  • Much more ...... 
Please follow my blog for regular updates - plus - I hope - lots of useful information.
Any comments, ideas or feedback are very welcome.




Steve McIntosh - Business Analyst

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Steve McIntosh.
Business Analyst.
St Ives, Cornwall, UK.