Ch 2: Business Analysis & Process Models

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This mobile-friendly chapter shows you the basics of several business analysis and process models. You can access these engaging lessons and mini quizzes whenever you need to improve your understanding of these models for upcoming exams, class projects or work.

Business Analysis & Process Models - Chapter Summary

Get an overview of business analysis and process models with this comprehensive management information systems chapter. Inside, you'll find a collection of simple and fun lessons that break down the business analysis process, the purpose of business intelligence, business process modeling, reengineering methodology and much more. Following each lesson is a short self-assessment quiz, and the chapter concludes with a comprehensive multiple-choice exam. Revisit these resources as many times as needed using your computer or mobile device. Our instructors are also available to answer any questions you may have. When you're finished, you should be able to:

  • Outline the business analysis process
  • Recognize tools, techniques and software that are used in business analysis
  • Assess market advantages that are provided by information systems
  • Understand the purpose and functions of business intelligence (BI)
  • Summarize the business analysis process model
  • Define business process modeling (BPM)
  • Evaluate reengineering methodology in business
  • Explain how jobs can be reengineered for continuous improvement

8 Lessons in Chapter 2: Business Analysis & Process Models
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Business Analysis? - Process, Methods & Example

1. What Is Business Analysis? - Process, Methods & Example

In this lesson, you will learn how companies use the concepts of business analysis to resolve problems and change business processes. We will also learn about specific methods and techniques that can be used when conducting a business analysis.

Business Analysis Tools, Techniques & Software

2. Business Analysis Tools, Techniques & Software

This lesson examines the tools, techniques, and software commonly used in business analysis. Business analysis attempts to identify the requirements of a particular business and solve business-related problems.

Business Strategies: Market Advantages Provided by Information Systems

3. Business Strategies: Market Advantages Provided by Information Systems

What business strategies might an information system use? We'll take a look at the concepts of business process modeling, process re-engineering, total quality management and competitive advantage and see how they relate to information systems.

Business Intelligence (BI): Organizing, Categorizing and Accessing Data

4. Business Intelligence (BI): Organizing, Categorizing and Accessing Data

Business Intelligence uses specialized information systems to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Learn about some of the specific tools used in Business Intelligence.

Process Model in Business Analysis

5. Process Model in Business Analysis

The process of completing tasks is an extremely important part of doing business. In this lesson, we will discuss the business process model and how it can be used in business analysis.

What is Business Process Modeling (BPM)? - Definition, Notation & Examples

6. What is Business Process Modeling (BPM)? - Definition, Notation & Examples

In this lesson, we'll describe what a business process is and how a business process is analyzed and refined when necessary. We will also view examples of various BPMN analytic tools including flowcharts, data flow diagrams, and Gantt charts.

What Is Reengineering in Business? - Definition, Examples & Methodology

7. What Is Reengineering in Business? - Definition, Examples & Methodology

Change is often necessary to succeed in business. In this lesson, you'll learn about re-engineering in business, including its methodology. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Reengineering Jobs for Continuous Improvement

8. Reengineering Jobs for Continuous Improvement

Reengineering jobs for continuous improvement results in dramatic improvements such as streamlined processes, enormous cost savings, and more profit for the company.

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