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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #60 on: January 10, 2022, 05:20:16 pm »
. While running a project various tools has been used at certain stages, some of them are as follows:
?   Documentation Tools
o   MS Office
o   ThinkFree
o   Zoho writer
o   Adobe Buzzword
?   UML drawing tools
o   MS Visio
o   Smart Draw
o   Magic Draw
o   ArgoUML
?   Wireframe tools
o   Axure
o   Pidoco
o   Pencil
o   Wireframe sketcher
o   Microsoft Expression Blend
?   Database tools
o   MySQL
o   Microsoft Access
o   Microsoft SQL
?   Screen Capturing Tools:
o   Snagit
?   Brainstorming Tools:
o   Evernote
o   Free Mind
?   Analysis tools:
o   Google analytics
o   Web Focus
o   SQL server profiler
?   Testing tools:
o   Load runner
o   Test manager
o   Rational robot
o   Bugzilla

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #61 on: January 14, 2022, 08:43:18 pm »
jira and confluence
trello
rational requisite pro
balsamiq
pencil ms visio
google docs

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #62 on: January 19, 2022, 11:54:40 am »
10.   Tools used by Business Analyst
Documentation Tools-     MS Office
                                              ThinkFree
                                              Adobe Buzzword

UML Drawing Tools -        MS Visio
                                              Rational Rose
                                              Smart Draw
                                              Visual-Paradigm

Prototyping Tools   -         Wireframe Tools
                                             Axure
                                             Pidoco
                                             Pencil
                                              Microsoft Expression Blend

Business Modelling Tools- ActiveModeler
                                                eBPMIN
                                                AgilPro

Software Development Process Model
                                                 RUP
 Brainstroming Tools
                                      Evernote
                                      Free Mind
SDLC Tools
                              Microsoft Project Plan(MPP

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #63 on: January 24, 2022, 11:48:37 am »
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 for creating various slides as per the requirements.

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #64 on: January 27, 2022, 12:03:27 pm »
The tools that are used by Business Analyst in the projects are
1) UML drawing tools-MS Visio
2) Word Processing- Microsoft
3)Analysis & Crunching-Microsoft Excel
4)Wire framing or Proto Type - Axure & Balsamic
5)servery - Google docs or server monkey.
6)Presentation-Microsoft Excel or PPT
7) RTM - Microsoft excel
8) Activity diagram: - MS Visio
9) Documentation - MS World

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2022, 12:13:04 pm »
The tools used by BA are

1. For use case diagrams, activity diagrams-  Ms Visio
2. For documentation such as BRD, FRD-  Ms Word
3. For presentation of projects- Ms Powerpoint
4. For reports, charts - Ms Excel
5. For prototyping- Axure Rp
6. For wireframe - Balasmiq

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #66 on: February 10, 2022, 10:09:38 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 for creating various slides as per the requirements.

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #67 on: February 12, 2022, 03:21:41 pm »
Ms. Word, Ms power point, Ms Excel, Ms Visio, Axure and Balsamiq

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #68 on: February 15, 2022, 07:25:52 pm »
There are various tools that can be used as per Business Analysis usage in Different Sectors, also some Companies used their separate tools. However the tools are not limited, it is changing as per the BA working in a particular company.

Below given are a few crucial tools unavoidable for a BA.

1. Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office tools especially Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Access (to a certain extent) which will help in the Requirements writing & Documentation part as well as for the presentation of Documents for the sign-off.

2. Microsoft Visio which is used widely irrespective of the industry for creating the UML diagrams such as the Use case diagrams, activity diagrams, Static Diagram & Sequence Diagram. Also, it is helpful for creating ER models & Brain Storming charts & Flow Charts for Business documents creation.
*Also, a Lucid chart can help (For Non-Windows Users).

3. It is good to know Any BI tool, which will get an edge like Power BI & Tableau.

4. For Prototyping Axure is one of the good-to-go tools.

5. Wireframing tools like Balsamiq are a good choice.

Also, add to this one should have sound knowledge of SQL (RDBMS understanding) & Python (Any language) for more access to Technical roles.


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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #69 on: February 16, 2022, 08:47:20 pm »
There are various tools that can be used as per Business Analysis usage in Different Sectors, also some Companies used their separate tools. However the tools are not limited, it is changing as per the BA working in a particular company.

Below given are a few crucial tools unavoidable for a BA.

1. Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office tools especially Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Access (to a certain extent) which will help in the Requirements writing & Documentation part as well as for the presentation of Documents for the sign-off.

2. Microsoft Visio which is used widely irrespective of the industry for creating the UML diagrams such as the Use case diagrams, activity diagrams, Static Diagram & Sequence Diagram. Also, it is helpful for creating ER models & Brain Storming charts & Flow Charts for Business documents creation.
*Also, a Lucid chart can help (For Non-Windows Users).

3. It is good to know Any BI tool, which will get an edge like Power BI & Tableau.

4. For Prototyping Axure is one of the good-to-go tools.

5. Wireframing tools like Balsamiq are a good choice.

Also, add to this one should have sound knowledge of SQL (RDBMS understanding) & Python (Any language) for more access to Technical roles.

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #70 on: February 19, 2022, 06:05:43 pm »
Top Business Analyst Tools
1.MOST Analysis.
2.SWOT Analysis.
3.Use case Modelling.
4.Business Process Modelling (BPM)
5.Non-functional Requirement.
6.Brainstorming.
7.Requirement Analysis.
8.PESTLE.

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #71 on: February 22, 2022, 05:17:45 pm »
. 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 - give navitgation
3. Balsamiq is mainly used for creating the wireframes.- looks like
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.

Mark - these tools also depend on  company to company

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #72 on: February 28, 2022, 02:10:01 pm »
1)Microsoft Visio for UML diagrams
2) Axure for prototyping
3) Balsamiq for wireframes.
4) Microsoft Excel and Word for documentation.

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #73 on: March 21, 2022, 10:25:37 am »
1. Jira and Confluence
Jira and Confluence are compelling collaboration tools. Every Business Analyst must be familiar with the basics of Jira for effective project collaboration and requirements sharing. The documents will be stored in a centralized repository in Jira. All the business stakeholders can see the status of projects and communicate with diverse teams using tools like Jira and Confluence.

2. Trello
Trello is another effective project collaboration tool. It uses a Kanban-style approach for managing and prioritizing tasks. With Trello, a Business Analyst can easily track his tasks, project plans, and progress of key activities to be completed.

3. Rational Requisite Pro
The Rational Requisite Pro tool for Business Analysts is a must-have tool for every BA working on requirement gathering and elicitation. It has a very robust architecture that can easily manage requirement documents that are dynamically linked to a project database. It is very easy to use this tool for managing requirements.

4. Balsamiq
Balsamiq is a leading cloud-based tool for designing wireframes. This is an excellent tool for Business Analysts working on New Product Design, brainstorming, and sketching new business ideas. This tool helps the Business Analyst to communicate his vision for the product to the relevant stakeholders. It is one of the leading Business Analyst tools for BA.

5. Pencil
Pencil is a free to use and open-source tool for prototyping and creating easy mockups. Creating a prototype for the user is often crucial for business analysts to help customers understand the final product?s look and feel. Any inputs and changes based on customer feedback can be incorporated in the prototype to ensure the best final product for the customer.

6. Microsoft Visio
Microsoft Visio is a leading tool for project management and business modeling. It can be used to create use case diagrams, project flowcharts, project schedules, process flow charts, and data models.

7. Google Docs
Google Docs is a powerful document sharing and collaboration tool for Business Analysts. Business Analysts can share all types of files and documents with stakeholders using Google Docs.

A Business Analyst needs to keep himself updated with the knowledge of the leading Business Analyst tools for BA. Various leading institutes offer the best courses for Business Analysts to amp their industry knowledge and achieve their career goals.

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Re: Tools used by a Business Analyst
« Reply #74 on: March 30, 2022, 05:37:59 pm »
Types of Business Analytics tools classified based on work functions.