The Business Analysts's Handbook

Author: Howard Podeswa

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1598637150

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 7949

The Business Analyst (BA) plays an important role as liaison between business stakeholders and the technical team (software developers, vendors, etc.), ensuring that business needs are reflected in any software solution. Despite the importance of the job,

The Art of Business Process Modeling

The Business Analyst's Guide to Process Modeling with UML and BPMN

Author: Martin Schedlbauer

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781450541664

Category: Computers

Page: 106

View: 1085

Information systems have become a critical part of the infrastructure of most, if not all, businesses, government organizations, and even individual households. To be useful, an information system must integrate and align with the way the business conducts its operations. By necessity this means that information systems construction requires an understanding of the organization's procedures, operations, and processes. Articulating, modeling, and managing business processes and workflows are pre-conditions to successful automation. Business processes are part of the fabric of the business and represent a strategic and critical intellectual asset that needs to be understood and proactively managed. Processes are often cross-functional and involve multiple systems, software applications, and human assets - including employees, customers, partners, and vendors. Processes must be formally defined and documented so that they can be practiced uniformly and consistently across the organization. Explicit articulation of processes is essential so that the processes truly become intellectual property of the organization rather than being tied to a specific individual. Business process modeling (or BPM for short) is the activity of eliciting, documenting, modeling, and analyzing work procedures within an organization. To be successful, the business analyst must possess the necessary modeling skills and business knowledge to carry out these responsibilities. The first step in business process management is capturing and articulating the processes. This is done through process modeling. Once processes have been documented, then the organization can think about optimizing and eventually automating the processes. Optimization is done through a combination of manual analysis as well as automated simulation. This book describes the PROMAP methodology for articulating and modeling business processes. PROMAP is practical and based on over 20 years of experience in modeling.

Software requirements

Author: Karl E. Wiegers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783860635940

Category: Computer software

Page: 486

View: 8937

Nicht wenige Software-Projekte erreichen ihre gesteckten Ziele nicht, da bereits in ihrer Anfangsphase Anforderungen an die Software nicht gründlich genug analysiert und dokumentiert wurden. Oft wird auch vernachlässigt, dass Softwareentwicklung genauso viel mit Kommunikation, wie mit eigentlicher Entwicklungsarbeit zu tun hat. An diesem Punkt setzt dieser Klassiker der Softwareentwicklungsliteratur an, in dem überzeugend präsentiert wird, warum die Erhebung, Zusammenstellung und das Managen von Software Requirements essentiell für erfolgreiche Projekte ist und mit welchen erprobten Mitteln diese Aufgaben am besten zu meistern sind. Karl Wiegers zeigt damit, wie Requirements-Analysten, Projektleiter, aber auch alle Programmierer und Designer, die Anforderungen der Kunden umsetzen müssen, Produktivität, Termintreue, Kundenzufriedenheit und Wartungs- und Supportkosten mit dem im Buch beschriebenen Praktiken drastisch verbessern können. - Realistische Erwartungen für Funktionalität und Qualität setzen - Geschäftsregeln in die Anwendungsentwicklung integrieren - Anwendungsfälle zur Definition von Benutzeranforderungen verwenden - Unausgesprochene und wechselnde Requirements identifizieren und managen - Revisionen einschränken und damit Kosten sparen - Besser Software produzieren

The Bank Analyst's Handbook

Money, Risk and Conjuring Tricks

Author: Stephen M. Frost

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470091193

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 572

View: 5742

It is not uncommon to meet professionals in financial services who have only a vague idea of what their colleagues actually do. The root cause is specialization and the subsequent development of jargon that makes communication between common specialists faster and more precise but is virtually impenetrable to everybody else. The Bank Analyst’s Handbook provides a modern introduction to financial markets and intermediation. Individual subject areas are covered in a thorough but clear and succinct manner. The breadth of the author’s experience as a sell-side bank analyst is exploited to good effect to pull together these threads and create a coherent framework for the analysis of financial markets, whether these are in advanced economies or developing markets. The Handbook is well-written and highly accessible. It builds on orthodox financial theory (with all of its flaws and controversies) but also highlights many of the real problems involved with translating such theory into practice. It can be appreciated at many different levels and this explains its wide target readership. The Bank Analyst’s Handbook: Bridges the gap between the more superficial introductory books and specialist works Covers all the important functions and subjects related to the financial services industry Provides a comprehensive overview for financial services professionals, business school students, consultants, accountants, auditors and legal practitioners, analysts and fund-managers and corporate managers. "An excellent guide for any professionals who are coming into the banking industry. Extremely well-written, covering clearly and lucidly a range of topics which many bankers themselves don't understand. I will make this book mandatory reading - no, make that studying - for anybody I hire to work as a financial sector consultant." —Chris Matten, Executive Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers "A great insight into the often murky and impenetrable world of banking... compulsory reading for analysts and investors alike." —Hugh Young, Managing Director, Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Ltd

Use Cases effektiv erstellen

Author: Alistair Cockburn

Publisher: mitp Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 9783826617966

Category: Prozessmanagement - Unterstützungssystem Informatik - Transaktionsverarbeitung - Client-Server-Konzept - Anwendungssoftware - Softwareentwicklung

Page: 314

View: 9494

Alistair Cockburn beschreibt ausführlich, was Uses Cases sind, welche Bestandteile hineingehören und wie man sie strukturieren sollte. Besonders nützlich sind seine Erörterungen, wie man mit großen Mengen von Use Cases umgeht. Im zweiten Teil seines Buchs geht Cockburn auf verschiedene praktische Probleme ein. Es geht um Fragen wie "Woran erkennen wir, dass wir fertig sind?" oder "Wie fügen sich Use Cases in den Gesamtprozess ein?". Im dritten Teil werden die wichtigsten Themen noch einmal als knappe Referenz zusammengefasst.

Information Security Management Handbook, Fifth Edition

Author: Harold F. Tipton,Micki Krause

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849319976

Category: Computers

Page: 2036

View: 7311

Since 1993, the Information Security Management Handbook has served not only as an everyday reference for information security practitioners but also as an important document for conducting the intense review necessary to prepare for the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) examination. Now completely revised and updated and in its fifth edition, the handbook maps the ten domains of the Information Security Common Body of Knowledge and provides a complete understanding of all the items in it. This is a ...must have... book, both for preparing for the CISSP exam and as a comprehensive, up-to-date reference.

Mein Kampf

Author: Adolf Hitler

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983638206

Category:

Page: 822

View: 6280

Published in the German language, this is the infamous Main Kampf, by Adolf Hitler.

Sprint

Wie man in nur fünf Tagen neue Ideen testet und Probleme löst

Author: Jake Knapp,Braden Kowitz,John Zeratsky

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864149061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3394

Unternehmer, Gründer und Teams stehen täglich vor der Herausforderung: Womit soll man zuerst anfangen, worauf sich am meisten fokussieren? Und wie viele Diskussionen und Meetings sind nötig, bevor man ganz sicher die garantiert richtige Lösung hat? Die Folge ist, dass allzu oft das Projekt auf der Stelle tritt und man überhaupt nicht vorwärtskommt. Dafür gibt es eine geniale Lösung: Sprint. Die ist ein einzigartiger, innovativer und narrensicherer Prozess, mit dem sich die härtesten Probleme in nur fünf Tagen lösen lassen – von Montag bis Freitag. Der Entwickler Jake Knapp entwarf diesen Prozess bei und für Google, wo er seither in allen Bereichen genutzt wird. Zusammen mit John Zeratsky und Braden Kowitz hat er darüber hinaus bereits mehr als 100 Sprints in Firmen aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen durchgeführt. Der Sprint-Prozess bietet praktische Hilfe für Unternehmen aller Größen, vom kleinen Start-up bis hin zum Fortune-100-Unternehmen. Die Methode ist auch für alle anderen bewährt, die vor einem großen Problem stehen, schnell eine Idee testen oder einfach eine Möglichkeit schnell ergreifen wollen.

Introduction to Business Architecture

Author: James Karney

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435455622

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 272

View: 2430

Business Architecture is a disciplined approach to creating and maintaining business models that enhance enterprise accountabilities and improve decision-making. Business Architecture's value proposition, unlike other disciplines, is to increase organizat

BPMN, the Business Process Modeling Notation Pocket Handbook

Author: Patrice Briol

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1409202992

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

View: 9004

The BPMN Business Process Modeling Notation, Pocket Handbook is addressed to the individuals involved in a Business Process Management initiative. This handbook can be used both by the analyst and the IT developer in a design or improve of the enterprise business processes. Based on the BPMN specification 1.0 and 1.1, it describes clearly all elements of the notation in addition of some samples.

Handbook of Research on Green ICT: Technology, Business and Social Perspectives

Technology, Business and Social Perspectives

Author: Unhelkar, B.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1616928352

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 816

View: 5656

"This handbook coalesces worldwide investigations, thoughts, and practices in the area of Green ICT, covering the technical advances, methodological innovations, and social changes that result in enhancements and improvements in business strategies, social policies, and technical implementations"--Provided by publisher.

Freakonomics

überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442154517

Category:

Page: 411

View: 3103

Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.

Produktmanagement für Dummies

Author: Brian Lawley,Pamela Schure

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527813152

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 5715

Kunden haben so eine große Auswahl an Produkten wie nie. Da müssen sich die Unternehmen etwas einfallen lassen, um beim Kunden aufzufallen: die Qualität, das Marketing, der Vertrieb und der Preis - das alles muss ein Produktmanager im Auge behalten, um das Produkt erfolgreich zu machen. Brian Lawley und Pamela Schure stellen alle Aspekte des Produktmanagements vor: die Planungsstrategie sowie den kompletten Produktlebenszyklus von der Marktreife bis zum Ausscheiden aus dem Markt. Sie erklären, wie Sie erste Ideen zu Produkten weiterentwickeln und wie Sie Kunden- und Marktanalysen durchführen. Erfahren Sie außerdem, wie Sie Teams führen und sie zu Höchstleistungen anspornen. Werden Sie so zu einem erfolgreichen Produktmanager, bringen Sie neue Produkte auf den Markt und steigern Sie Ihren Umsatz.

Handbook of Research on Organizational Transformations through Big Data Analytics

Author: Tavana, Madjid

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466672730

Category: Computers

Page: 561

View: 7979

Big data analytics utilizes a wide range of software and analytical tools to provide immediate, relevant information for efficient decision-making. Companies are recognizing the immense potential of BDA, but ensuring the data is appropriate and error-free is the largest hurdle in implementing BDA applications. The Handbook of Research on Organizational Transformations through Big Data Analytics not only catalogues the existing platforms and technologies, it explores new trends within the field of big data analytics (BDA). Containing new and existing research materials and insights on the various approaches to BDA; this publication is intended for researchers, IT professionals, and CIOs interested in the best ways to implement BDA applications and technologies.

Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Handbook

A Guide for Data Administrators, Developers, and Business Analysts

Author: John Adolph Palinski

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201752946

Category: Computers

Page: 488

View: 3641

CD-ROM contains: Practice database -- Sample scripts reference in text.

Erfolgreiches Consulting

das Berater-Handbuch

Author: Peter Block

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453155565

Category: Unternehmensberatung

Page: 316

View: 5214

Work Simplification

An Analyst's Handbook

Author: Pierre Theriault

Publisher: Inst of Industrial Engineers

ISBN: 9780898061635

Category: Methods engineering.

Page: 153

View: 3210

Today's rapidly changing marketplace can seem like a jungle for many professionals. Engineering & Management Press offers the books needed to navigate through the wilderness of business techniques and acronyms. EMP's titles provide practical information and proven business methods for most corporate and industrial environments. Our titles cover crucial, timely topics of importance to businesses and managers today -- management, productivity improvement, quality, and related issues. The concept of work simplification, or reengineering, provides managers with what they need to be as effective as they are efficient. This basic presentation of work simplification will be useful to professionals involved in reengineering and business improvement processes. It places special emphasis on the role of analysts, consultants, and departments in an organization involved in a reengineering initiative. In an accessible, how-to format, Work Simplification addresses the value of using long-established industrial engineering techniques in current reengineering and process improvement initiatives. The history of work simplification and how it has evolved into an important part of today's reengineering practices are also covered. In keeping with the spirit of work simplification, this book presents a clear, precise methodology that can only lead to success.

Handbook of Semantic Web Technologies

Author: John Domingue,Dieter Fensel,James A. Hendler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540929126

Category: Computers

Page: 1035

View: 6488

After years of mostly theoretical research, Semantic Web Technologies are now reaching out into application areas like bioinformatics, eCommerce, eGovernment, or Social Webs. Applications like genomic ontologies, semantic web services, automated catalogue alignment, ontology matching, or blogs and social networks are constantly increasing, often driven or at least backed up by companies like Google, Amazon, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and others. The need to leverage the potential of combining information in a meaningful way in order to be able to benefit from the Web will create further demand for and interest in Semantic Web research. This movement, based on the growing maturity of related research results, necessitates a reliable reference source from which beginners to the field can draw a first basic knowledge of the main underlying technologies as well as state-of-the-art application areas. This handbook, put together by three leading authorities in the field, and supported by an advisory board of highly reputed researchers, fulfils exactly this need. It is the first dedicated reference work in this field, collecting contributions about both the technical foundations of the Semantic Web as well as their main usage in other scientific fields like life sciences, engineering, business, or education.

Handbook on Business Process Management 2

Strategic Alignment, Governance, People and Culture

Author: Jan vom Brocke,Michael Rosemann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642019821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 616

View: 7423

Business Process Management (BPM) has become one of the most widely used approaches for the design of modern organizational and information systems. The conscious treatment of business processes as significant corporate assets has facilitated substantial improvements in organizational performance but is also used to ensure the conformance of corporate activities. This Handbook presents in two volumes the contemporary body of knowledge as articulated by the world's leading BPM thought leaders. This second volume focuses on the managerial and organizational challenges of Business Process Management such as strategic and cultural alignment, governance and the education of BPM stakeholders. As such, this book provides concepts and methodologies for the integration of BPM. Each chapter has been contributed by leading international experts. Selected case studies complement their views and lead to a summary of BPM expertise that is unique in its coverage of the most critical success factors of BPM.