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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2019, 02:20:30 pm »
There are a variety of tools used by the Business Analyst

for documentation purposes he may use MS Word, Google Docs
For Use Case diagrams and Activity diagrams MS Visio, Lucid Charts, Smart Draw.
This MS Visio can also be used for modelling the databases like writing the ERD diagrams.
For Databases - SQL Server, MS Access, Excel can now a days is used for storing mid sized data as there are enhancements
For WireFrames - Balasmiq, Axure,
For Reporting Tools - MS Reporting Server, Tableau, Cognos.
Brainstroming Tools -  Evernote,  Free Mind

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2019, 01:35:40 pm »
A business analyst has multiple types of tasks to perform during each project and every task has multiple options to perform them properly. Here a few tasks and their related software options are listed.

Documentation tools: MS office, Evernote, Open Office

UML drawing tools: MS Vision, Rational Rose, Case complete

Prototyping tool: Acute RP pro, Balsamiq, irise

Business Modelling Tools: AgilePro, iserver

DataBase Tools: MS access, MS Excel, MS SQL

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2019, 12:02:14 pm »
Tools in Business anlyst.There are wide range of tools used in Business analyst vary from organization to organization.Below are some common and standard tools.

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

2)UML drawing tools
a)MS Vissio
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 #33 on: December 16, 2019, 06:52:18 pm »
what are the major tools used by BA in different industries ?

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2019, 05:23:37 pm »
Axure - A prototyping Tool
Balsamiq - A wireframe tool
MS Visio: Used to draw UML Diagrams
EDraw / EDraw max: Used to draw UML Diagrams
MS Word: Used to document the BRD/FRD
MS PowerPoint: Helps in giving the presentation to the stakeholders.
Jira: Issue tracking tool used in Agile

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2019, 07:50:50 pm »
The tools which are used by a Business Analyst.
1)Pencil
1)Documentation tools.
a)MS office
b)Thin free

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

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

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

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

Rose
IBM tools

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2020, 03:12:21 pm »
Some of the tools used by BA are,
Modern requirements4 devops, Jamasoftware, ABBYY FineReader, Blueprint,Axure,Sparx systems,Case spec,Bitimpluse,iRise,jira core,meeting sense,versionone,wrike,swot,Heptalysis, plutora, abacus, QA complete, trello, Smartdraw, gatherspace,balsamiq

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2020, 03:20:06 pm »
prototyping tools:
1. Axure
2. Balsamiq

Documentation tools:
1. Ms-Office

UML drawing tools:
1. MS Visio
2. Rational Rose

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2020, 07:34:49 pm »
Jama Software,ABBYY Fine Reader,Axure,CASE Spec,Swot,Balsamiq,

these are some of the BA tools

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2020, 11:02:14 pm »
Most Used tools By BA:
1.MS office
2.MS VISIO
3.Axure
4.Balsamiq

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2020, 05:05:13 pm »
Various tools used by Busines Analysts:

Documentation tools
UML Drawing Tools
Prototyping tools-Wireframing Tools
Screen capturing tools
Business Modeling tools
Software development process model
Change Management tools
Brainstorming tools
Meeting minutes
SDLC tools
Database tools
Reporting tools
Requirements Management tool
Configuration (Version Control) tools
Testing Tools
Analysis tools
Enterprise Architecture


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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #41 on: August 17, 2020, 12:43:16 pm »
Business Analyst should basically be aware of some tools which help making his work in projects easier. Some of them are:-

1) Documentation Tools- ex: MS Office,Adobe Buzzword etc
2)UML Drawing Tools- ex: MS Visio, Rational Rose, ArgoUML,StarUML,Magic Draw, Smart Draw etc
3)Prototyping Tools-Wireframe Tools- Axure, Balsamic, Justinmind Prototyper,Wireframe sketcher etc
4) Screen capturing tools-Snagit
5) Business Modeling Tools- Active Modeler, Oracle Business process Analysis (BPA) Suite etc
6) Software Development process Model- RUP, Agile Scrum etc
7) Change Management Tools- Rational clear Quest,Perforce,Affinity.
8) Brainstroming tools- Evernote
9) Meeting Minutes- Meeting Sense
10) SDLC Tools- Microsoft project Plan(MPP), pivotal Tracker-Agile, Rational Focal Point
11) Database Tools- Microsoft Access, MS SQL Server 2008
12) Reporting Tools- SQL Server Reporting Services(SSRS), Oracle Reports, Crystal Reports, JReport
13) Requirements Management Tool- Rational Requisite Pro, Analyst Pro, Serena Requirements manager
14) Configuration/version control Tools- Visual Source Safe(VSS), Win CVS(concurrent versions system),TFS(Team Foundation Server)
15) Testing Tools- Selenium,QTP,Rational Robot, Win Runner,Load Runner
16) Analysis Tools-Google Analytics-Web Analytics tool, SSAS-Sql Server Analytical Services
17) Enterprise Architecture Tools - TOGAF(The Open Gate Architecture Frameworks),Provision.

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #42 on: August 17, 2020, 02:51:08 pm »
Although it is not an absolute requirement for a BA to know every other technology by heart, going by the various different domains people work in, I believe having at least a basic level understanding of the below tools can help in progressing along the work especially if you are in a Pharma to automobile domain.

Business Modeling Tool: Rational Rose, Rational Enterprise Suite, MS Visio, Telelogic System Architect
Requirements Management Tools: Rational Requisite Pro, Telelogic
Change Management Tools: Rational ClearCase, Rational ClearQuest
Project Management Tool: MS Project
Analysis / Modeling tools: UML, JAD, RUP, Waterfall, Agile
Testing Tools: Loadrunner, Test Director, Mercury Quality Center, JIRA, BugTrack, ADAM, Confluence
Operating Systems: MS Windows NT/98/95/2000/XP, UNIX
Languages: SQL, UML, JAVA, Unibasic
Database: Oracle 8i/9i, SQL Server 2000, MS Access
Utility: MS Office Suite [Word, Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint], Adobe Acrobat Suite Technical writing, Pivot Tables, Vlookup, Hlookup
Reporting Tools: Kalido CDW/MDM, Cognos, Business Objects, Microstrategy, TM1, Qlik View, Tableau, Reltio, Microsoft BI, SPSS, Infolease, Pentaho

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2020, 05:43:45 pm »
One of the Tools used by BA is JIRA.

This tool can be used for
  • creating user stories
  • creating test scenarios
  • maintaining defect life cycle
  • tracking sprint status(burn down chart)
  • calculating velocity of a sprint
  • creating backlogs
  • Prioritizing user stories
  • capturing and tracking production bugs
  • maintaining release management