The Business Analyst's Handbook
The Business Analyst (BA) provides an important role -- liaison between business stakeholders and the technical team (software developers, vendors, etc.) in order to ensure that business needs are reflected in any software solution. Despite the importance of the job, there is currently no book specifically designed as an on-the-job handbook for the working BA to make his life easier. The Business Analystas Handbook solves this problem by providing a useful compendium of tools, tables, lists, and templates that the BA can use on-the-job to carry out their tasks. For example, a BA might be preparing for an interview session and use the bookas checklist of interviewees to verify whether there is appropriate coverage of business stakeholders. Or a BA might be asked to review some diagrams and refer to the Glossaries of Symbols (organized by diagram type) for guidance. Or the BA may be asked to prepare textual requirements documentation and refer to the Business Requirement template for a list of artifacts and table of contents. Whatever a BA needs, he can be assured that with the handy Business Analystas Handbook he will have the necessary information right at his fingertips.