Ba Skills And Knowledge Audit


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This is a tool to help business analysts assess their skills and comptencies against the contents of IIBA's BABOK.

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Ba Skills And Knowledge Audit

  1. 1. Modern Analyst’s Business Analyst Skills and Knowledge audit For mote in‘ctma‘.1on cortaci Craig Bruvm at w'. -.w, ‘«1 ad: r"1/n:1iysLconL
  2. 2. The purpose of this workbook This workbook runs through the BABOK (v1.6) and highlights the key. knowled e areas. It has So, you want to be a bteen pgt toggther to elp you identify yotur _ - s reng s an wea nesses. an o assis you in Bus’nesS Analyst? developing your career as a business analyst. - The structure of the workbook is set up like this; And not-lust any BA but an — Each [page presents a chapter heading of 9XC9”9nt 0779- the B Body of Knowled e (Care of the International Institute of usiness Analysts. ) This is your opportunity to - On the right pend of the page a qdtggk test out your knowledge & — gunmtlrieale/ flohan€:1(y(: ut: Te2SaSsl<pe: :<) write exPe”enc9- down your own assessment of your skills in this area and to demonstrate your experience. — This will highlight the areas you should focus on to develop your skills and knowledge. IKCTEN = _ ; . analyst
  3. 3. Resources This document refers to the IIBA's Business Analyst Body of Knowledge (BABOK) as the main source document. It can be downloaded from the IIBA website at www. theiiba. org. The BABOK is the leading standard tor what a BA does, but is not he exclusive and only source. You may use or need other skills, and you may not need all the skills documented in this 80K Other examples include, — PMBOK available from www. PM| .org. and — SWEBOK available from www. swebok. org
  4. 4. Chapter 1; Introduction What do I know about this? - 9 What practical, specific examples have I got What '3 "BA and the BABOK’ to demonstrate credibility? Why is it here and how is it useful? What is a BA, and where do they fit in to project teams and organisations?
  5. 5. Chapter 2; Enterprise Analysis What do I know about this? Strategic pianning What practical, specific examples have I got . . . t d st t d'b'| 't 7 Enterprise/ Business Architecture ° em" mam ' "V Feasibility studies Project Scope and Business Case Risk Assessments Project Prioritisation Project kick-offs Benefits management and tracking
  6. 6. Chapter 3: Requirements planning & management What do I know about this? What practical. specific examples have I got - About the roles on project teams *° ¢°'“°"3‘m° °'°¢“""*V7 The roles of BAs on projects Requirements Risks ° Requirements Planning Defining and estimating work activities Managing requirements scope Measuring performance and effectiveness Requirements change control
  7. 7. Chapter 4; Requirements elicitation What do I know about this? What practical, specific examples have I got ° What is requirements elicitation to demonstrate credibility? ° Techniques — Brainstorming — Document analysis — Focus Groups - Interface analysis — Interviews — Observation — Prototyping — Workshops — Reverse engineering — Surveys and questionnaires
  8. 8. Chapter 5; Analysis and documentation Analysis techniques Solution development methods — Structuring requirements — Business domains — User requirements (eg UX) — Functional requirements — Service requirements (non functional) — Assumptions and constraints — Requirements attributes Documenting requirements Validating & Verifying requirements Data and behaviour models Process flows Usage models (use cases) What do I know about this? What practical, specific examples have I got to demonstrate credibility?
  9. 9. Chapter 6: Requirements communication What do I know about this? What practical. specific examples have i got to demonstrate credibility? ° Communications plans Managing conflicting requirements Format and presentation Review and approval
  10. 10. Chapter 7: Solution Assessment and Validation What do I know about this? What practical. specific examples have i got ° Developing alternatives to demofldme uedibimy? Evaluating (technology) options (Facilitating) Selection of a solution Validating solution Support QA ' Support implementation PIR
  11. 11. Chapter 8: BA Fundamentals What do I know about this? - - What practical. specific examples have i got C°mm””'°at'°”S’ to demonstrate credibility? Leadership, Problem Solving, Business Knowledge, IT Knowledge
  12. 12. Chapter 9 Glossary & Terms What do I know about this? — Industry jargon is inevitable, but you have to know ll What practical, specific examples have I got to speak with other project team members, to demonstrate cfedibflity? particularly technical people and managers It helps demonstrate your capability.
  13. 13. Next steps What now? Author: Craig Brown Go back and reflect on your comments on each of the BA W ‘E: 1*’ r " :9" I V. ‘ “M 9w'” "i 'V > Areas. Which areas do you have particular strengths’? What areas do you think need further development? Business Analysts can develop specialisations in one or several areas of the BABOK. but should have general competency in all areas. Develop an action plan to close your knowledge and experience gaps. Seek workplace opportunities to help you on your joumey. If you want help contact us at Modern Analyst and we can work with you on your career development. I Contact us N Mutt r<l'J analyst