© 2008, 6” x 9” softcover, 194 pages
Product code: B117
A Volume of the Business Analysis Essential Library Series
By: Kathleen B. Hass, PMP, Don J. Wessels, PMP, and Kevin Brennan, PMP
Getting it Right: Business Requirement Analysis Tools and Techniques, presents principles and practices for effective requirements analysis and specification, and a broad overview of the requirements analysis and specification processes. This critical reference is designed to help the business analyst decide which requirement artifacts should be produced to adequately analyze requirements.
Examine the complete spectrum of business requirement analysis from preparation through documentation. Learn the steps in the analysis and specification process, as well as, how to choose the right requirements analysis techniques for your project.
Table of Contents
Part I – Preparing for Requirements Analysis and Specification
Chapter 1: Introduction to Requirements Analysis
Chapter 2: Setting Up the Infrastructure
Chapter 3: Transitioning from Elicitation
Chapter 4: Preparing for Requirements Management
Part II – The Analysis and Specification Process
Chapter 5: Analyzing Scope
Chapter 6: Analyzing Requirements
Chapter 7: Specifying Requirements
Part III – Other Considerations
Chapter 8: Requirements Management
Chapter 9: Analysis Best Practices
Chapter 10: The Business Analyst’s Toolbox: Selecting the Right Requirements Analysis Techniques
About the Authors
Kathleen Hass, PMP is the Project Management and Business Analysis Practice Leader for Management Concepts. A prominent presenter, author, and lecturer in strategic project management and business analysis, Ms. Hass’s expertise includes leading technology and software-intensive projects, building and leading strategic project teams, and conducting program management for large, complex engagements. She has more than 25 years of experience in project management and business analysis, managing large, complex projects in the airline, telecommunications, retail, and manufacturing industries and in the U.S. federal government.
Don J. Wessels, PMP, is a Senior Project Management Consultant with Management Concepts, with over 25 years experience as a project management consultant, trainer, and public speaker. His areas of expertise include engineering, manufacturing, general business, and information systems and technology (IS&IT). His experience spans many commercial industries, and he has delivered project management training — from entry level through advanced and executive sessions. He facilitates project and program launches, conducts project management assessments, and assists clients in establishing project management methodologies and project management offices.
Kevin Brennan is the Vice President, Body of Knowledge, for the IIBA, the world's leading nonprofit association for business analysis professionals. He is also a Senior Consultant for blue sands Inc, a firm based in Toronto, Canada, that specializes in IT process improvement, custom application development, and IT infrastructure. He has a decade's worth of experience working as a business analyst and project manager in several industries and is a regular speaker at conferences on topics including requirements analysis, business process management, and software quality assurance.
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