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Table of Contents
                            CBAP®/CCBA™: Certified Business Analysis: Study Guide
Contents
Introduction
Assessment Test
Chapter 1: Foundation Concepts
	What Is Business Analysis?
		The Business Analyst's Role
		Additional Roles: Generalist, Specialist, and Hybrid
		Essential Skills of Effective Business Analysts
		The Business Analyst and the Project Manager
		Dealing with Key Stakeholders
	Exploring the Business Analysis Knowledge Areas
		Knowledge Area: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
		Knowledge Area: Elicitation
		Knowledge Area: Requirements Management and Communication
		Knowledge Area: Enterprise Analysis
		Knowledge Area: Requirements Analysis
		Knowledge Area: Solution Assessment and Validation
		How Are the Knowledge Areas Organized?
	Exploring Requirements
		Determining the Business Analysis Approach
		Defining the Requirements Management Process
		Classifying Requirements
	Understanding How This Applies to Your Projects
	Summary
	Exam Essentials
	Key Terms
	Review Questions
	Answers to Review Questions
Chapter 2: Controlled Start: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
	Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
		The Business Analyst's Task List
		When Does Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring Take Place?
		Plan the Business Analysis Approach
		Conduct Stakeholder Analysis
		Plan Business Analysis Activities
		Plan Business Analysis Communication
		Plan Requirements Management Process
		Manage Business Analysis Performance
	How This Applies to Your Projects
	Summary
	Exam Essentials
	Key Terms
	Review Questions
	Answers to Review Questions
Chapter 3: Controlled Start: Enterprise Analysis
	Enterprise Analysis
		The Business Analyst's Task List
		When Does Enterprise Analysis Take Place?
		Define the Business Need
		Assess Capability Gaps
		Determine Solution Approach
		Define the Solution Scope
		Define Business Case
	How This Applies to Your Projects
	Summary
	Exam Essentials
	Key Terms
	Review Questions
	Answers to Review Questions
Chapter 4: Overarching Tasks: Requirements Management and Communication
	Requirements Management and Communication
		The Business Analyst's Task List
		When Does Requirements Management and Communication Take Place?
		Manage Solution Scope and Requirements
		Manage Requirements Traceability
		Maintain Requirements for Reuse
		Prepare a Requirements Package
		Communicate Requirements
	How This Applies to Your Projects
	Summary
	Exam Essentials
	Key Terms
	Review Questions
	Answers to Review Questions
Chapter 5: Controlled Middle: Elicitation
	Requirements Elicitation
		The Business Analyst's Task List
		When Does Elicitation Take Place?
		Prepare for Elicitation
		Conduct Elicitation Activity
		Document Elicitation Results
		Confirm Elicitation Results
	How This Applies to Your Projects
	Summary
	Exam Essentials
	Key Terms
	Review Questions
	Answers to Review Questions
Chapter 6: Controlled Middle: Requirements Analysis
	Requirements Analysis
		The Business Analyst's Task List
		When Does Requirements Analysis Take Place?
		Prioritize Requirements
		Organize Requirements
		Specify and Model Requirements
		Define Assumptions and Constraints
		Verify Requirements
		Validate Requirements
	How This Applies to Your Projects
	Summary
	Exam Essentials
	Key Terms
	Review Questions
	Answers to Review Questions
Chapter 7: Controlled End: Solution Assessment and Validation
	Solution Assessment and Validation
		The Business Analyst's Task List
		When Does Solution Assessment and Validation Take Place?
		Assess Proposed Solution
		Allocate Requirements
		Assess Organizational Readiness
		Define Transition Requirements
		Validate Solution
		Evaluate Solution Performance
	How This Applies to Your Projects
	Summary
	Exam Essentials
	Key Terms
	Review Questions
	Answers to Review Questions
Chapter 8: Underlying Competencies
	Essential Skills of Effective Business Analysts
		When Are the Underlying Competencies Used?
		Analytical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills
		Behavioral Characteristics
		Business Knowledge
		Software Applications
		Communication Skills
		Interaction Skills
	How This Applies to Your Projects
	Summary
	Exam Essentials
	Key Terms
	Review Questions
	Answers to Review Questions
Appendix A: Advice on Completing Your Exam Application
	CBAP® Experience Requirements
	CCBA™ Experience Requirements
	Calculate Your Experience Hours
	Additional Exam Eligibility Requirements
	The Exam Application Process
Appendix B: Knowledge Areas, Tasks, and Elements
	Review the Six Knowledge Areas
	Knowledge Areas, Tasks, and Elements
Appendix C: Mapping Techniques, Stakeholders, and Deliverables to Knowledge Areas and Tasks
	Techniques
	Stakeholders
	Deliverables
Appendix D: Quick Summary of Business Analysis Techniques
	Business Analysis Techniques
		The 34 General Techniques
		The 15 Knowledge-Area-Specific Techniques
Appendix E: Quick Summary of Business Analysis Deliverables
	Business Analysis Deliverables
Appendix F: About the Companion CD
	What You'll Find on the CD
		Sybex Test Engine
		Electronic Flashcards
		PDF of the Glossary of Terms
		Adobe Reader
	System Requirements
	Using the CD
	Troubleshooting
		Customer Care
Glossary
Index
                        

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