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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #90 on: July 30, 2022, 04:54:43 pm »
Balsmiq;-
This is a wireframing tool used to create user interface and sketch-style wireframes. BA are required to create wireframes to represent ideas and concepts and balsamiq comes in handy to create .
Balsamiq has many drag and drop ui elements, allows quick sketching, version control and collaboration capabilities. Also, it allows the designer to
arrange pre-built widgets using a drag-and-drop .

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #91 on: August 03, 2022, 07:21:52 am »
Technical skills/tool ? MS Office Suite, Google Docs, database knowledge, ERP systems, SQL, and more.

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #92 on: August 06, 2022, 11:53:14 am »
Mostly used tools by a BA are:
Microsoft Visio, Microsoft office, ms excel, ms word, Balsamiq, axure.
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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #93 on: August 06, 2022, 01:47:15 pm »
Tools Used by Business Analysts:

1. Power BI (for visualization)
2. Tableau ( for visualization)
3. MS Visio ( for diagrams like activity or use cases etc. )
4. Balsamiq ( for designing web pages or apps)
5. Jira (for mapping of the project )
6. SQL ( for working on Database to get or change required information)
7. MS Excel ( used to work on datasets)
9. Google Spreadsheets ( used to work on datasets )   basically same as MS Excel

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #94 on: August 06, 2022, 04:20:34 pm »
1. Microsoft Visio is mainly used for creating the UML diagrams such as state diagrams, activity diagrams, etc.
2. Axure can be used for prototyping
3. Balsamiq is mainly used for creating the wireframes.
4. For documenting these models one can use Microsoft Excel.
5. Google docs can be used to collaborate the documents and models.
6. Microsoft PowerPoint can be used for creating various slides as per the requirements.

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #95 on: August 10, 2022, 11:18:07 am »
The tools use by business analyst are:
?   Jira and Confluence. Jira and Confluence are compelling collaboration tools.
?   Balsamiq
?   SQL my sqel
?   Microsoft excel, powerpoint
?   Microsoft Visio
?   Google Docs
?   Power BI
?   Tabular

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #96 on: August 10, 2022, 10:48:33 pm »
What tools are used by a Business Analyst? Are there any Industry preferred tools ?

Jira and Confluence.

Trello.

Rational Requisite Pro.

Balsamiq.

Pencil.

Microsoft Visio.

Google Docs.

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #97 on: August 11, 2022, 02:11:15 pm »
1-Microsoft Visio is mainly used for creating the UML diagrams such as the state diagrams, activity diagrams, etc.
2. Axure can be used for prototyping
3. Balsamiq is mainly used for creating the wireframes.
4. For documenting these models one can use Microsoft Excel.
5. Google docs can be used to collaborate the documents and models.
6. Microsoft PowerPoint can be used fora creating various slides as per the requirements.

MS Excel
Data analysis is also a part of the business analysis, and it can be of different forms like
o   Pivot tables
o   Examining the trends in data
o   Sort and filter data
o   Creating charts or graphs
MS Word
Microsoft Word serves the purpose of requirement specification document. Organizations can create their specific template for documenting the requirements. It is a utility application which allows user preferred fonts, theme, objects, shapes, smart arts, charts and even option for embedding Visio diagrams.
MS Visio
MS Visio is a modelling tool that business analysts use to effectively capture and present stakeholders? ideas in the form of business functions and user interactions. The main utilities of Visio are ?
?   UML diagrams creation such as use case, sequence diagrams, and activity.
?   To prepare process flow charts
?   To create data models
?   To generate architecture diagrams
Google Docs
?   Sharing project documents come under the collaboration, and nowadays Google docs prove itself a very useful tool for sharing documents online with project members and stakeholders. Google docs support all types of files like .pdf, .txt,.docx, etc.
 Rational Requisite Pro
It is one of the best business analysis tools for Requirements management. This tool provides a robust solution for business requirement management for large projects.
 Balsamiq
Many projects demand wireframing applications to showcase mock-ups of a proposed system. Typically, a wireframing focuses on
?   Content
?   User interaction
Balsamiq is among top business analysis tools for creating wireframes. The tool uses brainstorming sessions and provides immediate feedback from stakeholders
 SWOT
SWOT analysis is popularly used for strategic analysis and to evaluate a business.
Features:
?   The tool is free to use and a most secured tool.
?   It allows the business analyst to load and save analysis to local XML files
?   One can export and view .png files



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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #98 on: August 11, 2022, 04:28:50 pm »
As BA Tools used are
1.Microsoft Visio for creating the UML diagrams,
   Microsoft Power point point presentation for any presentation,
   Microsoft word for any other documents,
   Microsoft excel for preparing any charts.
2. Axure RP is used for prototyping.
3. Balasmiq is used for Wireframes
4. Jira is used for query raising among the team & also to know the query status and team what they are doing