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Title: Mastering Business Analysis Versatility

Subtitle: Seven Steps to Develop Advanced Competencies and Capabilities

Author: Eugenia C. Schmidt, CBAP, PMP, PMI-PBA

Details: Softcover, 7.5×9.25, 344 pages, ISBN: 978-1-60427-157-7, July 2019

Retail Price: $69.95

JRP Direct Price: $59.95

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“Seasoned BAs can use this book to advance their careers to the expert level. It captures the versatility that you must have and how that ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment must mature for the breadth and influence of your role to grow.”

Aaron S. Whittenberger, CBAP, CSPO, Director of IIBA Americas Eastern Region, Senior Business Analyst, Cincinnati Insurance Companies

“This is an essential guide for a BA’s career. The author has succeeded in creating a book on what it means to be an ‘expert’ in business analysis. It not only provides practical concepts, theories, and valuable insights, but showcases them in real-life examples any BA can appreciate.”

Barbara Monaco, CBAP, Global Business Applications Manager, Kelly Services


This volume in the Business Analysis Professional Development Series by leading expert Eugenia Schmidt is for experienced business analysis practitioners and others conducting business analysis activities at an intermediate level who wish to master the essential art of versatility and develop other advanced capabilities and leadership skills needed to further their careers to the expert competency level.

Practitioners will learn to develop the enterprise-level mindset required to accurately identify an organization’s needs; determine the best solutions; and adapt the best approach, tools, and techniques to fit the project, culture, risks, and ever-changing situations that may arise. This guide will provide practitioners with the skills to perform successfully on virtually any project, in any organization and industry, and lead others to achieve desired results.

Key Features

  • Examines business analysis leadership from numerous perspectives, such as tactical, strategic, perceived role, positional, credibility-based, and relationship-based, and supplies tips for leading up and down the organization
  • Presents examples of which business analysis assets should be included in an approach based on different criteria, and explains how techniques can be adjusted based on the focus of the initiative (data, process, or technology)
  • Identifies various constraints and risks that can impact the business analysis approach and explains how to create and manage a business analysis risk management plan
  • Describes various tools and techniques and how they can help mitigate specific business analysis risks
  • Demonstrates how value can be managed in different ways and at various levels (enterprise, program, project, and requirements)

 About the Author

Eugenia C. Schmidt, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA, Founder and Managing Partner of VITINAR, is a well-known expert, consultant, instructional course designer, and trainer in business analysis, project and program management, project recovery, program/project office setup, information systems, and life-cycle methodologies.