The Inside Track to Excelling As a Business Analyst

Soft Skills That Can Accelerate Your Career

Authors: Lubwama, Roni

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  • Learn how to elicit compliance from disengaged stakeholders whose input is critical to project goals and objectives
  • Study the wide variety of skills that successful Business Analysts build and deploy in the execution of their duties
  • Examine the case studies in the book to learn to defuse the different scenarios that business analysts commonly face
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About this book

The role of the business analyst sits at the intersection of business operations, technology, and change management. The job requires a plethora of both soft skills and technical skills, as it must translate the needs of business users into action items for functional applications. On top of this, in-demand technologies have caused tectonic shifts in the way companies operate today, and business analysts must be prepared to adapt.

The Inside Track to Excelling as a Business Analyst teaches you how to effectively harness skills, techniques, and hacks to grow your career. Author Roni Lubwama expertly walks you through case studies that illustrate how to diffuse the challenges and bottlenecks that business analysts commonly encounter. He provides you with digestible answers to the complexities faced when delivering digital transformation projects to end users. This book is not a self-help guide rife with corporate buzzwords, but a practical handbook with immediate applications from a true insider.

Equip yourself with vital soft skills, ask the right questions, manage your stakeholders, and bring your projects to a successful close with The Inside Track to Excelling as a Business Analyst. Whether you are new to the role and want a leg up, or a veteran business operator looking to infuse new strategies into your work, this book instills lessons that will assist you throughout your entire career. In this time of rapid change in the digital space, business analysts are asked for more adaptability than ever before, and The Inside Track to Excelling as a Business Analyst is your ideal starting point.


What You Will Learn

  • Deploy a non-technical skills toolkit to resolve a wide array of bottlenecks particular to the business analyst practice.
  • Defuse the many intractable and common scenarios you will encounter as a business analyst by the application of soft skills.
  • Understand the difference between the theory and the actual practice of the business analyst role.



Who This Book Is For Newbie and experienced business analysts who are looking to understand and contextualize their role; managers; other tech professionals looking to understand the business analyst role; and curious lay readers.

About the authors

Roni Lubwama has more than 20 years of experience working in sales, marketing, logistics, and IT for major global organizations such as Shell Oil, Rackspace Inc., and Acumen Solutions. Over the past 6 years, he has worked as a Salesforce Business Systems Analyst and consultant on a number of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) digital transformation projects and initiatives. He is a University of Edinburgh MBA graduate who also holds Salesforce consultant certifications.
Roni lives in Houston, Texas with his wife Sylvia and their boys Ethan, Rowan, Ryan, and Shane. As an avid reader, he spends time reading about politics, history, culture, technology, economics, and sports, and he travels occasionally to Kampala, Uganda to connect with family and friends.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Business, Technology, and Change Management

    Pages 1-5

    Lubwama, Roni

  • Business Analysts: What Do They Do?

    Pages 7-25

    Lubwama, Roni

  • Must-Have Technical Skills

    Pages 27-40

    Lubwama, Roni

  • Optional Technical Skills

    Pages 41-44

    Lubwama, Roni

  • Importance of Non-technical Skillsets

    Pages 45-51

    Lubwama, Roni

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5543-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $32.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5542-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Inside Track to Excelling As a Business Analyst
Book Subtitle
Soft Skills That Can Accelerate Your Career
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Roni Lubwama
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5543-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5543-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5542-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 179
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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