Ch 3: Types of Business Analysis

About This Chapter

Employees who complete the lessons of this chapter will improve their understanding of the various ways a business can be analyzed and how these analyses can be used to improve the company.

Types of Business Analysis - Chapter Summary

Employees who review the material presented in this chapter will learn about some of the quantitative and qualitative ways businesses can be analyzed and how these analyses can be used to make effective, informed business decisions. A few of these analyses include the:

  • 5 Whys analysis
  • Business needs analysis
  • MoSCoW method of business analysis
  • Gap analysis
  • PESTLE Analysis
  • Stock market technical analysis
  • VPEC-T business analysis

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How It Helps

  • Builds awareness: Employees who review these lessons will be more aware of the different types of business analysis techniques and how they are used to make business decisions.
  • Teaches analytical skills: These lessons will help individuals learn and develop analytical skills they can use in the business.
  • Improves efficiency: Being knowledgeable of the different types of business analysis techniques and how to implement them should allow for an increase in efficiency.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, employees will be able to:

  • Use analyses to determine business needs
  • Analyze portfolios
  • Interpret performance and environment analyses
  • Understand systems analysis
  • Analyze customer requirements

19 Lessons in Chapter 3: Types of Business Analysis
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Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions

1. Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions

Quantitative analysis used for business decisions is based purely on data. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of quantitative analysis for making business decisions.

Qualitative Analysis Business Decisions

2. Qualitative Analysis Business Decisions

Do you want to know how qualitative analysis can help benefit your company? We will learn how qualitative analysis helps determine management quality, brand awareness, and customer satisfaction.

5 Whys Analysis: Template & Overview

3. 5 Whys Analysis: Template & Overview

The 5 Whys system is a common technique used for root cause analysis. This lesson will provide an overview of the 5 Whys analysis and include a template so you can conduct your own analysis.

Business Needs Analysis

4. Business Needs Analysis

Business needs analysis is a valuable analysis tool companies use to determine the needs of the business. A needs analysis is often used to understand an issue or opportunity and begin to formulate resolution ideas.

Business Impact Analysis: Template & Example

5. Business Impact Analysis: Template & Example

How do you rebound from a business disaster? That's one of the things a business impact analysis can tell you. In this lesson, you'll learn more about this type of analysis and find a template to create your own.

MoSCoW Method in Business Analysis: Examples

6. 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.

Using Regression Analysis in Business

7. Using Regression Analysis in Business

Statistical analyses and models, like regression analysis, can be extremely helpful when businesses need to forecast their financials and product demand. In this lesson, we'll learn how regression analysis can help accomplish these goals.

Business Portfolio Analysis: Definition & Examples

8. Business Portfolio Analysis: Definition & Examples

Companies need to know how well they're doing: it helps them determine where to make changes and determine if they're doing a good job competing with others in the industry. In this lesson, we'll learn how a company determines their performance.

Business Performance Analysis: Reports & Tools

9. Business Performance Analysis: Reports & Tools

There are a number of tools available to analyze business performance and generate informative reports about a business. This lesson explores those tools and reports and their use in business analysis.

Business Environment Analysis: Internal vs External

10. Business Environment Analysis: Internal vs External

The internal and external environments have different impacts on your business. The lesson discusses what to look for when doing internal and external analyses and what a business can gain from doing these analyses.

What is Business Environment Analysis Report?

11. What is Business Environment Analysis Report?

When running a business, owners and managers need to know both the internal and external strengths and weakness of their operations and enterprises. In this lesson, we'll discuss the business environmental analysis report, which examines external factors that impact a business.

Gap Analysis: Definition & Tools

12. 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.

Gap Analysis: Process & Documentation

13. Gap Analysis: Process & Documentation

Are you trying to figure out how to get where you want to be from where you currently are? A gap analysis may be the answer. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the gap analysis process and how to document the journey.

What is PESTLE Analysis? - Definition & Examples

14. What is PESTLE Analysis? - Definition & Examples

How do you keep ahead of your competition and identify the risks or benefits of operating in a particular environment? This lesson will discuss how you can use PESTLE analysis to consider how external elements are affecting your company.

What is Stock Market Technical Analysis?

15. What is Stock Market Technical Analysis?

Technical analysis is a method for predicting security prices based on the volume and price of the security. While there are other ways to analyze securities, technical analysis is common.

Service Business Analysis: Definition, Sample & Plan

16. Service Business Analysis: Definition, Sample & Plan

What is a business analysis, and why is it important for the success of a business enterprise? What are the specifics of a service business analysis, and how does a service business plan and analysis differ from other types of business analysis and plans?

Systems Analysis & Design in Business

17. Systems Analysis & Design in Business

The process of systems analysis and design involves analyzing information systems to meet a set of particular needs. This course explores how systems analysis and design is used in business. Read on to learn more.

VPEC-T Business Analysis: Overview & Examples

18. 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.

What is Big Data Analytics? - Definition & Examples

19. 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!

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