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Gajanan Sharnappa

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Tools used by Business Analyst
« on: June 13, 2017, 10:16:24 pm »
Business analysis tools are helpful in simplifying the more complex project scenarios and also allows better, user-friendly presentation of the business problems and processes.
Some of the commonly used tools are summarized below-
1. Axure- Axure RP 7 is a prototype tool. It provides the capability to produce wireframes, prototypes, and is a documentation tool.
2. Blueprint- Blueprint™ creates project blueprints ie: Development Models, Use Cases, Flowcharts, Test Scenarios and all Documentation
3. CASE- It provides effective requirements tracking, simple importing, exporting, and baselining, and a traceability matrix to easily show the impact of changing requirements on the system and process as a whole.
4. Caliber- Caliber is a complete requirements solution which facilitates stakeholder collaboration, rich visualization, robust management, and traceability of requirements to Agile delivery plans.
5. Enterprise Architect- Enterprise Architect provides full life cycle modeling for Business and IT systems, Software and Systems Engineering, and Real-time and embedded development. Enterprise Architect helps to trace high-level specifications to analysis, design, implementation, test and maintenance models using UML, SysML, BPMN and other open standards.
6. iRise- iRise is a collaborative platform used by business people, developers and end users to develop prototypes, capture requirements, and allow real-time collaboration and integration with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools.
7. iServer- iServer is a collaborative modeling platform that extends and enhances Microsoft Office and Visio.
8. SmartDraw- Smartdraw is a graphic diagramming tool that includes stencils for ANSI flowcharts, organizational charts, swim lane diagrams and data flow diagrams.
9. Wrike- Wrike is a work management and collaboration platform used by high-performance agile and waterfall teams.
10. Jama- Jama is an easier to use, more agile alternative to document-centric methods for requirements management.

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 01:53:07 pm »
Adding 2 tools to the above mentioned tools list:
*) 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.   

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2017, 03:16:04 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 #3 on: July 07, 2017, 11:42:02 am »
Tools used by business analyst. It depends on company and

Brain storming tools
1. Evernote
2. Freemind

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
2Think free

Change request Tools
1. Rational clear quest
2. Affiniti

Reporting tools
1. Microsoft Access
2. jreport
3. Crystal

Testing tools
1. Loadrunner
2. Win runner
3. Qtp
4. HP quality center


Analysis Tools
1. Oracle olap
2. SSAS

Enterprise architecture
1. provision

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 10:37:18 am »
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 #5 on: August 02, 2017, 04:34:09 pm »
The software tools a business analyst would typically use on the job.

Here we go...
Diagramming: Microsoft Visio

·       Preparing UML diagrams such as use case, activity and sequence diagrams.

·       Preparing process flow charts.

·       Creating data models.

·       Creating architecture diagrams, among other functions.

Visio is easy to use and provides features for creating templates, applying themes and embedding models in other documents.
Word Processing: Microsoft Word

Wireframing: Balsamiq

Requirements Management: Rational Requisite Pro

Collaboration: Google Docs

More often than not, Business Analysts will need to share documents with team members and stakeholders.

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2017, 04:29:47 pm »
    Documentation Tools             Screen capturing tools
    MS office                  Snagit
    Thinkfree                  JustinmindPrototyper
      UML Drawing Tools            Business Modeling Tools
    MS visio                     ActiveModeler
    Rational free                 eBPMN
Software development process model       Change management tools
      RUP                    Rational Clear Quest
      Brainstorming Tools              Meeting Minutes
       Evernote                    MeetingSense
    Free Mind
       SDLC Tools                 Database Tools
    MS Project plan                MS Access
    Pivotal Tracker – Agile             MySQLWorkbench
       Reporting Tools                 Requirement Management Tools
    Rational SoDA                Rational requisite pro
   Telerik                   Serena Requirements manager
       Testing tools                 Analysis Tools
   Win Runner                    Google Analytics
   Load Runner                  Oracle OLAP

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Re: Tools used by Business Analyst
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2017, 05:04:04 pm »
Business Analyst role in any project, starts from project kick-off till to closure of the project.  So there are lots of tools which are used by BA in each and every phase of the Project.

Some of the commonly used tools are described below:
1.   For Documentation- MS Office, Thinkfree
2.   Brainstorming Tool (used during the requirement elicitation technique) – Evernote, Free Mind
3.   Requirement Management Tool- Rational Requisite Pro, Blueprint, Analyst Pro
4.   UML Drawing Tool- MS Visio, Rational Rose,
5.   Prototyping or Wireframe Tool- Axure, Balamiq
6.   Change Management Tool- Rational Clear Quest, Affiniti
7.   Testing Tool- Win Runner, QTP (Quick Test Professional)