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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2020, 01:41:03 pm »
Business Analysts Uses Tools Like Excel & Visio 3 tools commonly used by business analysts to complete data modelling are:
• Visio is used for creating ERD’s, It’s a fully featured software tool that many companies already have.
• There are many web-based diagramming tools offering similar functionality to Visio, If you don’t have access to Visio.
• For Data Dictionary or Data Mapping, Microsoft Excel is commonly used.

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2020, 12:44:48 pm »
Different Categories of tools..
1.   BPM – Business Process Modelling Tools
2.   OOA – Object Oriented Approach
3.   UML – Unified Modelling Language
4.   Mockups

BPM facilities the users and tech team to understand the current or proposed processes and then analyze and optimize those processes through an IT Solution. (Here, we flowcharts similar to activity diagrams to represent the process flow).

OOA – Object Oriented Analysis. (Object, Class, Component, Package, and Subsystem).

UML is a general-purpose, developmental, modeling language in the field of software engineering that is intended to provide a standard way to visualize the design of a system.

UML is used by a BA to communicate the requirements to the tech team of the project according to the industry standards.

STATIC DIAGRAMS:
•   Use Case Diagrams (User Perspective)
•   Class
•   Component
•   Package
•   Deployment

DYNAMIC DIAGRAMS:
•   Activity Diagrams (System Perspective)
•   Sequence Diagrams
•   State Chart
•   Collaboration

MOCKUPS:
•   Axure (Navigate through pages)
•   Balsamiq (Cannot Navigate)

Using one or more of these tools in a project helps to accurately reflect the actual needs and underlying concerns of the project stakeholders.
 Diagrams/mockups can be viewed while discussing requirements and shall facilitate identification of missing data thereby avoiding gaps and complexities, also illustrates implications of proposed changes and determine specifications for the development phase.
Diagrams and other tools simplify communications with project stakeholders and the tech team. Graphic images can clearly encapsulate many words, promoting a common and clearer understanding of what the requirements actually are.

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2021, 10:05:41 pm »
Business analysts typically rely on software such as
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Access,
SQL,
Google Analytics
Tableau
Axure 
Balsamiq
These tools help BAs collect and sort data, create graphs, write documents and design visualizations to explain the findings.

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2021, 03:33:19 pm »
What tools are used by a Business Analyst? Are there any Industry preferred tools ?
The most commonly used tools by a Business Analyst are;
1. Microsoft Visio:
It is used for drawing UML diagrams, Activity diagrams, Flowcharts etc.

2. Axure RP:
 It is used to create a prototype for clients understanding during meetings. Some companies use Axure RP as a designing tool as well, because it can convert the entire prototype into html format by a single click.

3. Balsamiq Mockups:
It is also a prototyping tool.

4. Microsoft Word:
It is used for documentation purpose.

5. JIRA software:
In Agile methodology we use this software to track the scrum process.

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2021, 01:41:39 pm »
There are so many tools which are used by a Business analyst in for documentation, UML diagram, Mockups, Prototype and wireframes.

For Documentation: A business analyst uses : MS WORD, MS Excel for creating tables or excel, for presentataion they uses MS Powerpoint.

For Unified modelling language (UML) they uses: MS VISIO. in MS Visio there are lot of diagrams are there. Activity diagram, Use case diagram, Sequence Diagram.

For Wireframes and prototype-AXURE

For MOCKUPS AND WIREFRAME- BALASMIQ, through this tool we can create a mockups on screen.


There will be so many other tools also which would help a BUSINESS ANALYST to create a proper documentation, screen mockups and prototype etc..

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2021, 07:02:04 pm »
Business Analysts Uses Tools Like Excel & Visio 3 tools commonly used by business analysts to complete data modelling are:
 Visio is used for creating ERD’s, It’s a fully featured software tool that many companies already have.
 There are many web-based diagramming tools offering similar functionality to Visio, If you don’t have access to Visio.
For Data Dictionary or Data Mapping, Microsoft Excel is commonly used.

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2021, 03:37:10 pm »
There are 10 BA analytical tools used in the BA

1.Swot Analysis.
2.Pest Analysis.
3.Most Analysis.
4.Hetalysis
5.De Bonos six thinking hot.
6.Catwoe.
7.Five Whys
8.Moscow.
9.Scrs Analysis
10.Vpec Analysis.

These are the 10 tools using in the BA.



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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2021, 01:07:52 pm »
microsoft visio, microsoft office, ms excel, ms word, balsamiq, axure

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2021, 01:14:09 pm »
ms visio
axure
balsamiq
ms word
ms excel
jira
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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2021, 01:24:40 pm »
Is Moscow a tool or document?

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2021, 09:43:26 pm »
The basic tools used by a BA in the industry in current days are MS Visio, MS Office, MS Excel, MS Word, Balsamiq and Axure.

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2021, 06:50:02 pm »
The basic tools used by a BA are MS Visio, MS office, Axure, Balsamiq, MS word, MS Excel, Google docs, MS powerpoint, eDraw, JIRA
1.   Documentation Tools: MS Office, Adobe Buzzword, Zoho writer
2.   UML Drawing Tools: MS Visio, Smart Draw, Star UML, Magic Draw, Concept draw, Case Complete
3.   Prototyping Tools: Axure, Balsamiq, Wireframe Sketcher, Microsoft Expression Blend, iRise, Snagit
4.   Business Modeling Tools: iServer, AgilPro, Oracle BPA suite
5.   Software Development Process Model: RUP
6.   Change Management Tools: Rational clear quest, Perforce, Affiniti
7.   Brainstorming Tools: Evernote, Freemind
8.   Meeting Minutes: Meetingsense
9.   SDLC Tools: Microsoft Project Plan, Pivotal Tracker, ALM complete
10.   Database Tools: MySQL, Erwin Data Modeler, SQLyog, Naviact
11.   Reporting Tools: JReport, Active Reports, Oracle Reports, Crystal Reports
12.   Requirements Management Tools: Reconcile, Contour, Caliber, Rational Requisite Pro, Analyst Pro
13.   Configuration Tools: Visual source safe, Rational clear case, Changeman
14.   Testing Tools: Win Runner, Load Runner, Test Manager, Testing Anywhere
15.   Analysis Tools: Google Analytics ? web analytics tools, WebFocus, SQL Server Profile
16.   Enterprise Architecture: TOGAF, Provision


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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2021, 11:47:17 pm »
Rather than list tools, which vary with companies and sometimes teams, let me list the tool categories (and an example) that are typically used by BAs:

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 a Business Analyst
« Reply #43 on: July 14, 2021, 08:40:25 am »
Tools Used BY Business Analyst:
1. Ms Visio
2. Axure
3. Balsamiq
MS Visio:
Microsoft Visio is mainly used for creating the UML diagrams such as the state diagrams, activity diagrams, etc.

Balsamiq:

wire frame application used to crate mock ups that how proposed system look or work. wire frame focus on content user interactions, and not on internal processing. balsamiq is a useful tool for creating wireframes quickly in a brainstorming sessions and for getting immediate feddback from stakeholders.

Axure:

The Axure tool provides the capability to produce wireframes, prototypes, and create documentation. This tool is used by professionals like business analysts, product managers, and IT consultants around the world.

Features:

Axure RP generates project to HTML and provides link for sharing
It allows multiple people to work on the same file at the same time
It can runs on Microsoft IIS with a MySQL or Microsoft SQL Server database
It helps to create and maintain widget libraries

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #44 on: July 14, 2021, 10:44:15 pm »
Tools used by BA are:
1. Microsoft Visio - Used for modelling the requirements. It is used to draw the diagrams like Static and Dynamic diagrams which represent Use case diagram and activity diagram.
2. Axure RP - This is used for creating the prototypes for the requirements which represent the dynamic screen mockups for those requirements.
3. Balsamiq - This is used for creating wireframes for the requirements which eventually represent static screen mockups.
4. Microsoft Excel - For documenting these models we use this.
5. Google docs - These are used to collaborate the documents and models.