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Leveraging Business Analysis for Project Success by Vicki James

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Appendix C

Business Analysis Tools and Techniques

If you were to combine the tools and techniques listed in BABOK® Guide v. 3, the PMI-PBA Examination Content Outline, and the Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, you would find more than 100 tools and techniques referenced. I have distilled these lists into 17 core techniques that all business analysts should be experts in. There are many tools and methods for using any of these techniques. A seasoned business analyst will be able to adapt the technique in a way that will best serve the circumstance and project.

Number

Technique

Purpose

1

Benchmarking

Leverage potential opportunities by understanding how competitors and comparable business meet their goals.

2

Cost-Benefit ...

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