Hello,I would like to know about where to start get familiar with this field as i would like to start my career as Business Analyst and i hold M.B.A in information Technology but still some new concepts are there i am absolutely not familiar with.Can some suggest me any case study or project i should start from and get familiar with each and every steps involved in this with the help of developing that project/case study by myself. One more thing i would like to know that all the use cases/activity diagram/requirement document gathering are done in MS office package.Please suggest me any project name/case study with a little synopsis which i can develop by myself and can link all required phases involved in SDLC steps by steps and what about those phases where testing is involved as i do not have any testing software installed in my PC.Please help me.Thanks

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jaysan  

  • Member Since Sep-2006 | Mar 18th, 2007


Hi,
After reading your mail I could guess that you are completly new in this field. I could advice some tips to you to get into BA Role.
i) Equipped yourself with some business domain like banking,insurance etc.
ii) Learn any technolgoy which we use to prepare case studies like Rational suit etc. it's not mandatory but it will help you in launching yourself.
iii) Expertise yourself in Word,Excel,Power point, Visio, MS-Project as these are the tools used in day to day activities.
iv) Find any case study on internet and go through some  Business Requirement documents(BRD) as you need to prepare the same.
v) Equipped yourself with some technologies falvour as well it will help you in coordinating with development teams and conveying your requirements clearly and understanding their difficulties as well.
vi) Study some effort estimation techniques like FPA etc. as you need to know to prepare effort estimation as part of your job.
Last but not the least also go through testing terminologies as you need to do testing yourself and involed with users, also communication is Big factor as you will be communicated with Business users and markets and senior management.

I hope this will help you and you can get case studies on internet.

regards,
Sanjay

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jaysan

  • Mar 18th, 2007
 

Hi,
After reading your mail I could guess that you are completly new in this field. I could advice some tips to you to get into BA Role.
i) Equipped yourself with some business domain like banking,insurance etc.
ii) Learn any technolgoy which we use to prepare case studies like Rational suit etc. it's not mandatory but it will help you in launching yourself.
iii) Expertise yourself in Word,Excel,Power point, Visio, MS-Project as these are the tools used in day to day activities.
iv) Find any case study on internet and go through some  Business Requirement documents(BRD) as you need to prepare the same.
v) Equipped yourself with some technologies falvour as well it will help you in coordinating with development teams and conveying your requirements clearly and understanding their difficulties as well.
vi) Study some effort estimation techniques like FPA etc. as you need to know to prepare effort estimation as part of your job.
Last but not the least also go through testing terminologies as you need to do testing yourself and involed with users, also communication is Big factor as you will be communicated with Business users and markets and senior management.

I hope this will help you and you can get case studies on internet.

regards,
Sanjay

dmitra

  • Jul 9th, 2010
 

Start with personal research on Business Process...then find the simple defination or a role of a Business Analyst in this process. You will understand where a BA stands in this whole cycle. Target Pharma and HealthCare industries as these domains start from a beginers level and often dont require previous experience if you are applying for a junior level position. For any new projects in these domains, training is provided by the client.

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madonna25

  • Aug 14th, 2010
 

A good book - Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World (fifth edition) By john Satinger,  Robert Jackson ans Stephen Burd.

I will give you a good overview of various concepts.

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Luan Nguyen

  • Mar 10th, 2011
 

If you are new to SDLC in general I strongly recommend Software Engineering a Practical Approach by Pressman.

It has 2-3 chapters on reuirements and covers all the bases for a BA. It has good contents, easy to read and includes good examples (setting in ImaginarySoft with PM, BA, Dev talks...) along the way to give you a better view of the concept and how a software product comes about from start to finish.

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SANJAY AHUJA

  • Jun 12th, 2013
 

Hi Sanjay
Please advice me how i can find project stories for an upcoming interview in the Pharma field.They need somebody with Blueprint Requirement center exp and working with GxP implementation

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