Ch 6: Business Analysis Methods

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If you need to review different business analysis methods, look no further than this helpful online chapter. Inside, you'll find short lessons and quizzes that can improve your understanding of business analysis methods for upcoming exams and assignments.

Business Analysis Methods - Chapter Summary

Consult this chapter's engaging lessons to review various business analysis methods. Our expert instructors use an approachable and simplified teaching style to break down a number of effective business analysis methods, including agile development, the MoSCoW method, gap analysis, big data analytics and VPEC-T business analysis. When you're finished, you'll be able to:

  • Recognize types of agile methodology
  • Explain the purpose of agile poker and agile backlogs
  • Differentiate between user stories and use cases in agile development
  • Evaluate examples of the MoSCoW method
  • Identify gap analysis and interface analysis tools
  • Define root cause analysis, big data analytics, dependency analysis and VPEC-T business analysis

Try the accompanying multiple-choice quizzes to check your understanding of these business analysis methods. The chapter can be completed at your own pace, and your course dashboard will keep track of your progress. If you have any questions, simply reach out to our instructors online. The chapter material is also accessible on any device that has an Internet connection.

9 Lessons in Chapter 6: Business Analysis Methods
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Agile Methodology: Types & Examples

1. Agile Methodology: Types & Examples

The term agile covers several project management approaches, all characterized by using incremental work packages. This lesson will look at the six agile approaches and show how each is used.

Agile Poker: Planning Through Cards

2. Agile Poker: Planning Through Cards

Planning poker is an estimation technique used in the scrum framework. It is meant to clarify how complex user stories are and ensures the team isn't being over-committed.

Agile Backlog: Definition & Management

3. Agile Backlog: Definition & Management

Project requirements are most valuable when they are easy to understand and implement. In Agile, management of project requirements is done through the use of a backlog. Learn the definition and management of an Agile backlog.

User Stories vs Use Cases in Agile Development

4. User Stories vs Use Cases in Agile Development

One of the unique aspects of Agile is the documentation of project requirements in the form of user stories. Some consider these interchangeable with use cases, which are employed by other methodologies, but this is not the case. Learn how user stories and use cases compare in Agile Development.

MoSCoW Method in Business Analysis: Examples

5. MoSCoW Method in Business Analysis: Examples

This lesson explains the MoSCoW method and its use in business analysis to develop common priorities and expectations of an agile project with its stakeholders. This lesson also discusses the collaborative environment created around MoSCoW projects.

Gap Analysis: Definition & Tools

6. Gap Analysis: Definition & Tools

In this lesson, you'll find out about gap analysis and how businesses and other organizations use it. You'll also follow the four steps of the gap analysis process from start to finish and learn about two tools used in business analysis.

What is Root Cause Analysis? - Definition & Examples

7. What is Root Cause Analysis? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will explain root cause analysis and discuss its relevance to project management. We will review the importance of understanding the problem, data collection, asking why questions, solutions, and implementing changes.

What is Big Data Analytics? - Definition & Examples

8. What is Big Data Analytics? - Definition & Examples

Companies often have an abundance of data to comb through. It can be difficult to know how to interpret all of that data. One method that has helped make that task more manageable is using big data analytics. Let us take a look now!

VPEC-T Business Analysis: Overview & Examples

9. VPEC-T Business Analysis: Overview & Examples

VPEC-T business analysis is a methodology that is used to translate complex business and technology requirements among IT systems stakeholders. The purpose of this lesson is to provide an overview of this strong communications tool.

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