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BA Techniques

Morgan T. LeeAccording to the BABOK from the IIBA, there are a number of techniques that can be used by a BA for business analysis.  It might be worth while to add some of these techniques do your BA toolkit.  A business analyst could use this as a checklist of the activities that could be performed during the lifecycle of a project.

  1. Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria Definition
  2. Benchmarking
  3. Brainstorming and Elicitation sessions
  4. Business Rules Analysis
  5. Data Dictionary and Glossary
  6. Data Flow Diagrams (DFD)
  7. Data Modeling
  8. Decision Analysis
  9. Document Analysis
  10. Estimation
  11. Focus Groups
  12. Functional Analysis
  13. Interviews
  14. Lessons Learned Process
  15. Metrics and Key Performance Indicators
  16. Observation
  17. Organization Modeling
  18. Problem Tracking
  19. Process Modeling
  20. Prototyping
  21. Requirements Analysis
  22. Requirements Workshops
  23. Risk Analysis
  24. Root cause Analysis
  25. Scenarios
  26. Scope Modeling
  27. Sequence Diagrams
  28. State Diagrams
  29. Structures Walkthrough
  30. Survey/Questionnaires
  31. SWOT Analysis
  32. Use Cases
  33. User Stories
  34. Vendor Assessment

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