Top 5 Resources You Need in Your Business Analysis Toolkit
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Wondering which templates, or ‘how do I’ scenarios are helping business analysis professionals achieve better business outcomes? Check out the top 5 resources from IIBA’s KnowledgeHub that are helping busy business professionals in their jobs, every day.
1. Capturing Key Requirements Preparation Checklist
A part of the Manage Different Types of Requirements scenario, with this resource business analysis professionals can use this checklist to prepare and capture requirements.
2. Requirement Types Infograph
90% of users find infographics or custom content helpful, so it’s no wonder this document comes in at the number 2 spot! Also a part of the Manage Different Types of Requirements scenario, with this resource you can gain tips and user stories for the four types of requirements.
3. Meeting Agenda Minutes Template
Tom Lipscomb says, “templates encourage repeatability and efficiency. Reworking your documents/spreadsheets for every project or proposal wastes valuable time and money. Instead, focus on content and completing tasks”. Available in the Capture Key Requirements scenario, use this template for your meetings to capture requirements.
4. Stakeholder List
Good management of stakeholders is important in business analysis. In IIBA’s BABOK Applied Stakeholder Analysis section, you’ll find this helpful resource Stakeholder Map Template.
5. Communications Plan and Template
Let’s face it, good communication is essential as a business analysis professional. Also, from IIBA’s BABOK Applied Stakeholder Analysis section, you will find this ready to use template.
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Explore Fresh New Content in IIBA’s KnowledgeHub
IIBA’s KnowledgeHub has just been enhanced with brand new content that helps you continue to create better business outcomes. The popular “how do I” scenarios section has been updated with brand new scenarios.
New ‘How Do I’ Scenarios:
- How do I talk and communicate to executives?
Get tips on how to communicate effectively and influence executive stakeholders.
- How do I manage logistics for elicitation activities?
Start your elicitation activities by reviewing these tips to build your approach.
- How do I know when to verify vs validate requirements?
Get clarity on the difference between verifying and validating requirements.
- How do I understand business rules and business processes?
Understand roles, processes and business rules that will set the foundation for how you move work forward.
Guide to Business Data Analytics – Interactive Edition
Business data analytics is on the rise. With the relevance of business data analytics for business analysis professionals, the interactive edition of IIBA's Guide to Business Data Analytics arrives at the perfect time in the KnowledgeHub.
The Guide to Business Data Analytics provides a foundational understanding of business data analytics concepts and includes how to develop a framework; key techniques and application; how to identify, communicate and integrate results; and more. This guide acts as a reference for the practice of business data analytics and is a companion resource for the Certification in Business Data Analytics (IIBA®- CBDA).
The guide covers the six practice domains:
- Identify Research Questions
- Source Data
- Analyze Data
- Interpret and Report Results
- Use Results to Influence Business Decision Making
- Organization-level Strategy for Business Analytics
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