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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2018, 07:58:16 am »
Documentation: MS Word. Knowing how to use Word is not an end in itself but a means to various ends; what really matters is to put Word to effective use for the unique, specific purposes of your project.
Presentation: MS Powerpoint. Similar rules as above.
Data Analysis: MS Excel, SQL querying.
Modeling, Flowcharts: MS Visio, eDraw.
Wireframing, Mockups: Pencil, Balsamiq, MS Visio.
Communication, Collaboration: A good understanding of how to “effectively” use email, chat, phone, audio and video conferencing, web meeting, shared network/cloud storage systems, SVN.

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2018, 11:35:35 am »
 MS-VISIO: Microsoft Visio is a software application that aids communication and can be used for capturing and presenting ideas to stakeholders. MS-visio can used for:-
1) Preparing UML diagrams such as use case, activity and sequence diagrams.
2) Preparing process flow charts.

*)Balsamiq: Balasamiq is a wire-framing/mock-up tool, used by many business analyst to create simple screen shots of an any software application or website, it helps client to understand the visual representation of a idea.   

Axure:Axure RP Pro is a wireframing, rapid prototyping, documentation and specification software tool aimed at web and desktop applications. It offers drag and drop placement, resizing, and formatting of widgets.

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2018, 09:52:29 pm »
1.   Documentation: MS Word.
2.   Presentation: MS Powerpoint.
3.   Data Analysis: MS Excel, SQL querying.
4.   Modeling, Flowcharts: MS Visio 2007/2013, eDraw,Rational rose
5.   Wireframing, Mockups: Balsamiq 3.0,Axure 7.0
6.   Communication, Collaboration: Email, chat, phone, audio and video conferencing, web meeting, shared network/cloud storage systems, SVN.,JIRA, TFS.
7.   Requirements Management:Rational Requisite pro
8.   Collaboration: Google docs

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2019, 10:35:55 am »
The standard tools which a BA uses in his/her daily activities are MS Visio (for UML diagrams), Axure and Balsamiq (for Prototyping) and RUP (for clarification while SDLC flow). However, there are several tools which as a BA one should have knowledge about. Here are different categories of tools that are used in a project:

i.   Documentation tools: like MS office, Zoho Writer, Adobe Buzzword
ii.   UML Drawing tools: like Rational Rose, Smart Draw, Magic Draw
iii.   Prototyping tools: like iPlotz, Pidoco, Pencil
iv.    Screen Capturing tools: like Snagit
v.   Business Modelling tools: like ActiveModeler, Agilpro, iServer
vi.   Software Development Process Model: RUP
vii.   Change Management tools: Like Rational Clear Quest, Perforce
viii.   Brainstorming Tools: Like Evernote, Free Mind
ix.   Meeting Minutes: like Meeting sense
x.   SDLC tools: like Microsoft Project Plan, ALM complete
xi.   Database tools: like Microsoft Access, SQLyog
xii.   Reporting tools: like Rational SoDA, Telerik, JReport
xiii.   Requirements Management Tool: like Reconcile, Analyst Pro
xiv.   Configuration: VSS, TFS, Rational Clear Case
xv.   Testing tools: Win Runner, Load runner
xvi.   Analysis tools: Google Analytics, WebFocus
xvii.   Enterprise Architecture: TOGAF, ProVision

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2019, 03:50:35 pm »
Some of the tools used by BA's are
1) Microsoft Office Suite: MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Visio
2) Google Docs
3) Rational Requisite Pro
4) Balsamiq
5) SWOT
6) Pencil
7) Trello
8) SmartDraw
9) Wrike
10) Version One Lifecycle

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2019, 02:05:49 pm »
Some of the Tools are as follows:
   Documentation Tools
•   MS Office
•   ThinkFree
   UML Drawing Tools
•   MS Visio
•   Rational Rose
•   Visual-Paradigm
   Prototyping Tools – Wireframe Tools
•   JustinmindPrototyper
•   Axure
•   Pencil
   Screen capturing Tools
•   Snagit
   Business Modeling Tools
•   ActiveModeler
•   AgilePro
   Software Development Process Model
•   RUP
   Change Management Tools
•   Rational Clear Quest
•   Perforce
   Brainstorming Tools
•   Evernote
•   Free Mind
   Meeting Minutes
•   MeetingSense
   SDLC Tools
•   Microsoft Project Plan (MPP)
•   Pivotal Tracker – Agile
•   Rational Focal Point
   Database Tools
•   Microsoft Access
•   MySQL Workbench
   Reporting Tools
•   Rational SoDA
•   Oracle Report
   Requirements Management Tool
•   Rational Requisite Pro
•   Analyst Pro
   Configuration (Version Control) Tools
•   VSS (Visual Source Safe)
•   Rational Clear Case
   Testing Tools
•   Win Runner
•   Load Runner
•   Bugzilla
   Analysis Tools
•   Google Analytics – Web Analytics tool
•   WebFOCUS
   Enterprise Architecture
•   TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Frameworks)
•   ProVision

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2019, 03:45:31 pm »
How many tools does a BA should know, which are used frequently.

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2019, 10:32:42 pm »

Documentation tools
1.Ms office
PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Visio


Uml drawing tools
1. Ms visio
2. Rational rose
3. smart draw
4 Magic draw


@Prototyping tools:
1.Axure
2.Balsmic

@JIRA Core:
JIRA Core is a task management and business analyst tool. It helps every business person across the organization to plan, track, and report on work. It is possible to use out-of-the-box templates or customize them as per specific business need with the help of this tool.

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2019, 05:24:22 pm »
Main tools used by BA are

1) Documentation tools: MS OFFICE

2)UML: MS VISIO

3)Wireframing tools: BALSAMIQ, AXURE,PENCIL.

4)database: SQL, ORACLE

5)SDLC : JIRA , Rational

6)Defect Tracking: Clear Quest , Bugzilla,

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2019, 08:03:44 pm »
1.MS Visio-It is a tool mostly used by the BA for preparing the UML diagrams like use case and activity diagram.
2. Balsamiq- is a prototype tool used to prepare a framework for a website or application during initial stage.
3. Axure- is another prototype tool for preparing high level framework for a application.

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2019, 06:04:32 pm »
Brain storming tools
1. Evernote
Uml drawing tools
1. Ms visio
2. Rational rose
3. smart draw
4 Magic draw

Prototyping tools
1.Axure
2.Balsmic

Documentation tools
1.Ms office

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2019, 09:56:06 am »
tools used by business analyst
1.Axure
2.Balsmiq
3.MS VISIO
4.Tableau
5.SQL server
6.MY SQL
7.MS office
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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2019, 07:44:50 pm »
Tools used by Business Analyst are

1)Documentation tools.
a)MS office
b)Thin free

2)UML drawing tools
a)MS Visio
b)Visual-Paradigm
c) star UML
e)Case complete

3)Prototyping tool
a)axure
b)balsmick
c)irise

4)Business Modelling Tools.
a) AgilePro
b)iserver

DataBase Tools:
a)Microsoft access
b)My SQL workbench
c)Microsoft sql server

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2019, 07:16:09 pm »
Tools used by Business Analyst are
-   Documentation Tools
o   MS Office
-   UML Drawing Tools
o   MS Visio
o   Smart Draw
-   Prototyping Tools (Wireframe Tools)
o   Wireframe Sketcher
o   Axure
-   Brainstroming Tools
o   Evernote
o   Free Mind
-   Database Tools
o   MS Access
o   Microsoft SQL Server 2008
-   Reporting Tools
o   SQL Server Reporting Server
o   IBM Cognos
o   Active Reports
-   Analysis Tools
o   Google Analytics
o      Tableau

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2019, 07:48:25 pm »
what is the role of product owner???can product owner and BA be a same person in a project?