Business Analyst

Adrian Reed

Published by
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
ISBN 9781780174280
RRP £19.99
Reviewed by Paul Turner FBCS
Score

10 out of 10

Who better to write a book on a career in Business Analysis than Adrian Reed, whose own career has developed in parallel with the maturity of the Business Analysis profession itself. Adrian is now a widely respected thought leader and conference speaker who is one of the very few people to hold Business Analysis qualifications from the BCS, IIBA and the BA Managers Forum.

The book itself is an excellent mix of practical advice and guidance based on his own experiences and includes, not only a career road map for Business Analysts, but also a summary of the key tools and techniques that they would use throughout their working lives.

This publication distils the knowledge and experience of one of the most internationally recognised champions of Business Analysis into an easily accessible and comprehensive resource for Business Analysts at any level and at any stage in their careers, including those considering a move into the profession for the first time.

In addition to a detailed description of the competencies needed by a Business Analyst, the book also provides guidance on developing a c.v. and attending interviews for a business analysis role. The practical advice given is supplemented by a set of case studies summarising the careers of a range of practicing Business Analysts. The book will also be of immense value to those who are considering using Business Analysts to support them in their own organisations, providing useful guidance gleaned from years of experience by someone who has passionately raised the profile of business analysis across many sectors, including polling senior government policy makers to ensure they make the most effective use of their Business Analysts.

A vital read for all Business Analysts from new apprentices through to expert Business Analysts at the peak of their careers.

Further information: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

September 2018