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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Business Analyst Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Business Analyst related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Business Analyst specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Business Analyst Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 996 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Business Analyst improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 996 standard requirements:

  1. What are the primary factors that make software cost estimation challenging and what can be done to improve your cost estimates and accurately track the progress of agile software development?

  2. Have the requirements been validated with the design team (prior to final validation with the users) to ensure that the resulting features can be built within the project scope?

  3. Which modeling tools allow the Business Analysts to model the real world applications by encapsulating both data and processes using a common underlying representation?

  4. What knowledge area contains the next MOST logical steps after the business analyst has built your organization case and gained management approval for a project?

  5. How do communications service providers (csps) analyze data and discover intelligent and timely insights into subscribers, services, networks, and applications?

  6. How do you use emerging information and communication technologies to optimize existing business, to develop new business or to create a competitive advantage?

  7. Have you defined roles and responsibilities for the business analyst and project managers on your teams to ensure synchronized productivity is accomplished?

  8. What if you want to understanding both where and when business analyze the seemingly boundless scope of data streaming off of instrumented IoT devices?

  9. What are the key technology or business challenges your organization has faced or expects to face in implementing business analytics software?

  10. What are effective means for managing and supervising the creation, transfer and application of knowledge within and between organizations?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Business Analyst book in PDF containing 996 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Business Analyst self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Business Analyst Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Business Analyst areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Business Analyst Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Business Analyst projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Business Analyst Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Business Analyst project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Probability and Impact Matrix: What are the channels available for distribution to the customer?

  2. Executing Process Group: Just how important is your work to the overall success of the Business Analyst project?

  3. Procurement Audit: Are all initial purchase contracts made by the purchasing organization?

  4. Network Diagram: Why must you schedule milestones, such as reviews, throughout the Business Analyst project?

  5. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: Who holds positions of responsibility in interested organizations?

  6. Process Improvement Plan: Have the frequency of collection and the points in the process where measurements will be made been determined?

  7. Activity Duration Estimates: Are training needs identified when resources do not have the required skills to complete Business Analyst project activities?

  8. Procurement Management Plan: Is the current scope of the Business Analyst project substantially different than that originally defined?

  9. Risk Management Plan: Does the Business Analyst project have the authority and ability to avoid the risk?

  10. Procurement Audit: Is it on a regular basis examined whether it is possible to enter into public private partnerships with private suppliers?

 
Step-by-step and complete Business Analyst Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Business Analyst project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Business Analyst project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Business Analyst project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Business Analyst project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Business Analyst project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Business Analyst project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Business Analyst project with this in-depth Business Analyst Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Business Analyst projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Business Analyst and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Business Analyst investments work better.

This Business Analyst All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.