Business analysis is a crucial discipline for organisational success, it enables organisations to rise to the challenges presented by today's increasing pace of change. It is a broad field and has matured into a profession of its own, with its own unique career roadmap.This practical guide explores the business analyst role including typical responsibilities and necessary skills. It signposts useful tools; commonly used methodologies and techniques, and beneficial professional development activities. A visual career roadmap for business analysts is also included, along with case studies and interviews with practising business analysts, to enable aspiring and existing business analysts at all levels to successfully plan and advance their careers. --- 'This excellent book is essential reading both for anyone considering a career in Business Analysis and experienced Business Analysts who want to reinvigorate their career journey. The structure is easy to follow, starting with why the role is needed and then going on to describe in detail what it’s like to be a BA and what is in the BA tool kit...This is the first book I’ve seen on Business Analysis which takes the theories and frameworks and shows how they can be applied in the day to day work of a BA.' Corrine Thomas , Director, Business Analysis Manager Forum and Founder & Director, Choices Coaching Ltd ---- 'Adrian Reed has examined business analysis from a new angle – from that of current and aspiring practitioners. He has provided a valuable survey of the BA’s role and responsibilities and how someone gets into business analysis and develops their competencies and their careers. A very valuable addition to the growing literature of business analysis.' James Cadle FRSA, FBCS CITP, MAPM , Director and Company Secretary, AssistKD ----- 'Technology is evolving at an ever increasing rate and as it does, the challenges of the organisation to constantly adapt and provide relevant solutions to the customer increase. This book is essential reading for the modern business analyst and identifies the core toolset and mindset that allows the individual to become an effective change agent.' Alex Cottrell , Senior Business Analyst, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd ---

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