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Best Business Analysis Books

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Sonal Singh

As business analysts, we are constantly advised to learn.

Is there anything better than books to learn business analysis?

Confucius once said, “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”  

For a Business Analyst, reading is very essential. By reading, a BA can stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of projects from the people who know. New ways of handling current day-to-day issues or challenges can be learned.

There are many business analysis books in the market, which can be a guide to the various scenarios a BA faces in their workplace. There is a high probability that someone else has been in such a situation and has written about it. Knowing about possibilities always helps.

Here are the top 20 Business Analysis Books that have been researched from 50+ books by our team.

You can click on the book hyperlink to buy the same on Amazon.

Book Title-Author/Publisher

  1. Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABoK) - IIBA
    This is available for free reading if you are a member of IIBA. It is an invaluable resource for CBAP Certification, CCBA Certification & ECBA Certification exams
  2. How to Start a Business Analyst Career - Laura Brandenburg
  3. Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis - Jamie Champagne
  4. Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide - PMBoK® Guide and Standards
  5. Business Analysis Techniques: 99 Essential Tools for Success - Debra Paul, James Cadle, and Paul Turner
  6. Agile and Business Analysis: Practical Guidance for IT Professionals - Debra Paul and Lynda Girvan
  7. Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing Change - James Archer & Penny Pullan
  8. Business Analysis: Best Practices for Success - Steven Blais
  9. Business Analysis for Dummies - Kate McGoey, Kupe Kupersmith, and Paul Mulvey
  10. 3D Business Analyst - Mohamed Elgendy
  11. The Agile Business Analyst: Moving from Waterfall to Agile - Barbara Carkenord and Ryland Leyton
  12. Design Thinking Business Analysis: Business Concept Mapping Applied - Thomas Frisendal
  13. Business Analysis Methodology Book - Emrah Yayici
  14. Mastering the Requirements Process - Suzanne Robertson, James C. Robertson
  15. Rapid Agile Business System Analysis: Fast, Agile, Measurable Results - Trond Frantzen
  16. Product and Process Modelling: A Case Study Approach - Ian T. Cameron and Rafiqul Gani
  17. Software Requirements, 3rd Edition - Karl Wiegers and Joy Beatty
  18. Writing Effective Use Cases (Agile Software Development Series) - Alistair Cockburn
  19. IIBA Agile extension - IIBA
  20. A Beginner's Guide to IT Business Analysis - Adaptive US

We hope you set aside some time to read these wonderful books and be the best BA you can be!

 

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