Managing Business Analysis Services – new book from J. Ross Publishing provides framework for sustainable projects


12 November 2012 – J. Ross Publishing has announced the publication of a new book aimed at improving project success rates.  Managing Business Analysis Services: A Framework for Sustainable Projects and Corporate Strategy Success is authored by Barbara Davis, an experienced business analyst and corporate change management expert.

This new desk reference offers information, models and guidance for planning and delivering complete, end-to-end business analysis services. It provides a step-by-step approach to enable maximum utility of the business analysis (BA) role, development of more complete solutions for meeting the strategic goals of a business, and sustainable improvements in project success rates.

Managing Business Analysis Services: A Framework for Sustainable Projects and Corporate Strategy Success provides chief information officers, business analysis managers and consultants the information required to maximize the efficiency and productivity of technology projects, obtain higher returns on investment from BA services, reduce operating costs, and increase alignment of products to better serve the company or the client organization.

According to the publishers’ publicity, the book:

  • Presents a framework that includes business analysis, functional management, services delivery, engagement, implementation and stewardship models
  • Illustrates a business analysis services model that goes beyond requirements and includes business process modeling; needs analysis; stakeholder alignment; benefits realization planning; requirements planning, definition and analysis; requirements management; verification and validation; and governance
  • Provides a detailed discussion on business analyst candidate criteria, assessment, and selection, and on managing resources through organizational structure, defined career paths, key performance indicators and competencies
  • Outlines an implementation strategy and the steps and stages to follow for successfully applying the business analysis as a service model so that it is readily adopted across all organizations that interact with business analysis services

Barbara Davis, President of E2 Consulting and RequirementsToolkit.com, is a solutions consultant and senior business analyst with more than 25 years of business and change management experience. She is published author, mentor, trainer, and business advisor. Ms. Davis is a thought leader and pioneer in the business analysis community, developing the world’s first university accredited Business Analysis diploma program and a comprehensive and robust requirements specification process. In addition, she has designed methodologies for organizational change, resource management, project management, and building organizational capability. Barbara has become a sought after speaker for corporate venues with fortune 500 companies and often speaks about a variety of business analysis topics at Project Summit and BA World conferences.

J. Ross Publishing is an innovative and cutting-edge publisher of applied professional, business and technical books, multimedia, and online products for global professional markets.  At J. Ross we collaborate with industry leaders to provide critical and timely information that will keep today’s professionals on top of new and important advances in their fields. Our mission is to publish products that solve real-world challenges and offer insight into new and effective practices. The J. Ross  Web Added Value Download Resource Center allows book buyers to access value-added materials that supplement and enhance their learning experience — giving them the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned.  Visit www.jrosspub.com.

Managing Business Analysis Services: A Framework for Sustainable Projects and Corporate Strategy Success; by Barbara Daviss; Hardcover, 6 x 9, 256 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-079-2; October 2012; List Price $54.95. Information at http://www.jrosspub.com/Engine/Shopping/catalog.asp?store=&category=&itempage=&item=14276&itemonly=1

Source: J. Ross Publishing