The Business Analyst Template Toolkit

Business Analyst Template ToolkitThe Business Analyst Template Toolkit, by Laura Brandenberg (CBAP), is not just a bunch of templates containing empty sub-headings!

It is a valuable resource containing 12 fully annotated templates and helpful guidance on how to use them. And for each template, a corresponding work sample shows you what the template will look like when completed.

These business analysis templates will increase your effectiveness as a business analyst by helping you produce better quality and concise deliverables.

The template pack includes:

  • Business Process
  • Change Request
  • Data Feed Specification
  • Glossary Template
  • Issues List
  • Meeting Agenda
  • Meeting Notes
  • Requirements Development Plan
  • Scope Statement
  • Use Case Template
  • Use Case List
  • User Interface Specification

The toolkit comes with instructions on how to apply these business analysis deliverables in each of the three broad phases of a project. These phases are initiation, definition and implementation. And for each phase you – the business analyst – will provide input at varying degrees.

Whether you’re scoping the project requirements in the initiation phase, developing the functional requirements in the definition phase or revising changes during the implementation phase – the Business Analyst Template Toolkit gives you the guidance you need to produce the correct deliverables in each phase.

Even though this template toolkit won’t be the magic bullet that makes your work suddenly exceptional, it will assist you in improving the quality of your work through increased alignment amongst stakeholders.

I personally recommend the Business Analyst Template Toolkit to any business analyst who wants to get things done and deliver better results.

How to Develop Your Business Analysis Toolkit

How to Develop Your Business Analysis ToolkitHow would you like a toolkit of guidelines and templates at your finger tips and ready to apply in your next business analysis effort?

It would be insanely useful!

But often business analysts find themselves in situations with no predefined set of tools, and none readily available.

So I’m going to show you what you need to do to create a custom set of tools and templates.

But firstly…

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Free Business Analysis eBook – How to Start a Business Analysis Project

Business Analysis eBook About My Business Analysis eBook

In this business analysis ebook I will give you an overview of a structured approach to commencing and planning a business analysis effort. I will give you the exact steps I take from the very first day through to the end of the planning stage.

The first day on a new project can sometimes be unproductive while you’re waiting to meet with people and receive information.

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The Business Analyst Job Description – What Does a BA Do?

Business Analyst Job DescriptionMy business analysis career has consisted in large part of short contract roles. That’s because I love the variety and experience that contracting brings me.

But this also means that I’ve sat a lot of job interviews. And I’ve had to think long and hard about the job description of a business analyst.

This experience has given me a solid understanding of what makes a successful business analyst and some of the core skills and abilities that a BA should possess.

In this post I’m going to tell you exactly what those attributes are.

But to begin with, I’m going to explain the role of the business analyst.

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Solution Assessment Criteria – How to Develop a Recommendation for the Implementation of a System

Solution Assessment Criteria Business Case Options

If you’re developing a business case where several technology options and implementation approaches are being assessed it’s highly recommended that you have a structured method for recommending the best approach forward. The benefits of having a structured method is:

It takes the confusion out of assessing multiple solutions and approaches, and

The final recommendation made to decision makers is based on solid verifiable analysis.

In this post I will show you a powerful method for developing assessment criteria for scoring a range of implementation options.  I will guide you through an example which is based on a business case for assessing four broad options.

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