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Twelve Days of Business Analysis


The holiday season is here, and it is time to celebrate another great year for the business analysis communityIn the last few years the digital transformation has had a significant impact on business, and this has opened new opportunities for business analysis professionals.  

We think this is a great opportunity to celebrate BA techniques by recognizing one during each of the 12 days of the holiday season, starting on December 25th. 

12 Days of Business Analysis Tree


Like traditions celebrated during the holidays, we’ve picked 12 BA techniques you should have in your toolbelt. Like any holiday tradition makes the season better so too do the 12 techniques help you perform better business analysis. You may not use these all the time or together, but they offer many advantages and benefits. Use those that meet the needs of your project or program.

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Follow IIBA on social using #12DaysofBusinessAnalysis to hear from industry leaders and influencers on why these techniques deserve a little extra recognition this season.

We’ve reached out to BAs in our community and asked them to share their best advice for using these techniques.

12 BA Techniques (in no particular order):
  • Non-functional Requirements Analysis
  • SWOT
  • Journey Mapping
  • User Stories
  • Personas
  • Mind Mapping
  • Brainstorming
  • Data Modelling
  • Requirements Interview
  • Concept Modeling
  • Use Case Modelling
  • MOST Analysis