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Best Business Analysis Books To Read

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Business Analysis books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide (2015)

 Best Business Analysis Books To ReadBusiness Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide provides practical resources to tackle the project-related issues associated with requirements and business analysis—and addresses a critical need in the industry for more guidance in this area. The practice guide begins by describing the work of business analysis.
Author(s): Project Management Institute

A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide) (2015)

 Best Business Analysis Books To ReadA Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) is the only globally recognized standard of practice for business analysis. Developed through a rigorous consensus-driven standards process, the BABOK® Guide incorporates the collective wisdom and experience of experts in the field from around the world.
Author(s): IIBA

Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling (5th Edition) (2016)

 Best Business Analysis Books To ReadMaster business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2016, and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands on, scenario-focused guide helps you use Excel’s newest tools to ask the right questions and get accurate, actionable answers. This edition adds 150+ new problems with solutions, plus a chapter of basic spreadsheet models to make sure you’re fully up to speed.
Author(s): Wayne Winston

The PMI Guide to Business Analysis (2018)

 Best Business Analysis Books To ReadThe Standard for Business Analysis – First Edition is a new PMI foundational standard, developed as a basis for business analysis for portfolio, program, and project management. This standard illustrates how project management processes and business analysis processes are complementary activities, where the primary focus of project management processes is the project and the primary focus of business analysis processes is the product.
Author(s): Project Management Institute

How to Start a Business Analyst Career: The handbook to apply business analysis techniques, select requirements training, and explore job roles … career (Business Analyst Career Guide) (2015)

 Best Business Analysis Books To ReadYou may be wondering if business analysis is the right career choice, debating if you have what it takes to be successful as a business analyst, or looking for tips to maximize your business analysis opportunities. With the average salary for a business analyst in the United States reaching above $90,000 per year, more talented, experienced professionals are pursuing business analysis careers than ever before.
Author(s): Laura Brandenburg, Ellen Gottesdiener

Business Analysis for Beginners: Jump-Start Your BA Career in Four Weeks (2014)

 Best Business Analysis Books To Read is a comprehensive hands-on guide to jump-starting your BA career in  weeks. The book empowers you to gain a complete understanding of business analysis fundamental concepts and unlock the value of a business analyst to an organization in identifying problems and opportunities and finding solutions. Learn how to define the business needs and apply the most effective tools and techniques to elicit, analyze and communicate requirements with business stakeholders.
Author(s): Mohamed Elgendy

Business Analysis And Process Modeling: A Beginner’s Guide To Business Strategy And Process Improvement (2018)

 Best Business Analysis Books To ReadLearn How to Analyze and Improve Business.What if small steps will dramatically increase your Business productivity in critical areas? What if the organization have enough time to improve services not only maintain them?ITIL Expert, Ahmed Fawzy, present a remarkable approached to improve services.
Author(s): Ahmed Fawzy

Microsoft Excel 2019 Data Analysis and Business Modeling (6th Edition) (Business Skills) (2019)

 Best Business Analysis Books To ReadMaster business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2019 and Office 365 and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands-on, scenario-focused guide helps you use Excel to ask the right questions and get accurate, actionable answers.
Author(s): Wayne Winston

Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis (2008)

 Best Business Analysis Books To ReadBusiness analysis is the fastest growing field in business today and the role of the business analyst is both strategic and tactical. At the strategic level, the focus is on understanding the needs of the business as a whole, its strategic direction, and identifying initiatives that will enable the business to meet its goals.
Author(s): Barbara Carkenord

Mastering Business Analysis Standard Practices: Seven Steps to the Next Level of Competency (Business Analysis Professional Development) (2019)

 Best Business Analysis Books To ReadThis volume presents all the standard practices for performing business analysis work across seven steps, five perspectives, and 74 techniques. It will help business analysts at all levels further develop their skills to master the next level of competency in business analysis needed to advance their careers.
Author(s): Kelley Bruns, Billie Johnson

Business Analysis For Dummies (2013)

 Best Business Analysis Books To ReadBusiness analysis refers to the set of tasks and activities that help companies determine their objectives for meeting certain opportunities or addressing challenges and then help them define solutions to meet those objectives.
Author(s): Kupe Kupersmith , Paul Mulvey, et al.

Business Analysis with Microsoft Excel (5th Edition) (2018)

 Best Business Analysis Books To ReadIt’s time to put the full power of Excel quantitative analysis behind your management decisions! Business analysis expert Conrad Carlberg shows you how to use Excel to perform core financial tasks all managers and entrepreneurs need to master: analyzing statements, planning and controlling company finances, making investment decisions, and managing sales and marketing.
Author(s): Conrad Carlberg

Mastering Business Analysis Standard Practices Workbook (Business Analysis Professional Development) (2019)

 Best Business Analysis Books To ReadThis volume is the companion workbook to Mastering Business Analysis Standard Practices. Designed for instructors, trainers, and students, this supplemental workbook should be used in conjunction with the main text and enables readers to practice the seven-step business analysis process they are learning with a realistic case study, exercises, and suggested solutions.
Author(s): Kelley Bruns, Billie Johnson

Business Analysis (2014)

 Best Business Analysis Books To ReadBusiness analysts must respond to the challenges of today’s highly competitive global economy by developing practical, creative and financially sound solutions that will address business problems and grasp new opportunities. This excellent guide sets out the essential toolkit required.
Author(s): Debra Paul, James Cadle, Donald Yeates, James Cadle, Malcolm Eva, Keith Hindle, Debra Paul, Craig Rollason, Paul Turner, Donald Yeates

REQUIREMENTS GATHERING FOR THE NEW BUSINESS ANALYST: The Simplified Beginners Guide to Business Systems Analysis (2017)

 Best Business Analysis Books To ReadHave you recently taken on the role of Business Analyst, but have no clue where to start? Were you thrown into a project and given very little direction? How stressful! The entire project team is depending on you to deliver a critical requirements document that is the foundation for the entire project. But the problem is, you have no little to no training, very little direction, and and a very clear time-line of ASAP. What do you do? I’ve been in this situation, and it is no fun.
Author(s): Lane Bailey

Best Business Analysis Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some business analysis books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Business Analysis and Design: Understanding Innovation in Organisation

Author(s): Paul Beynon-Davies
ID: 2982619, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2021, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf

Econometric Analysis of Panel Data (Springer Texts in Business and Economics)

Author(s): Badi H. Baltagi
ID: 2988204, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf

The PESTLE Business Analysis Tool: To Learn & Apply to Your Business: In aid of your Problem Solving and Decision Making

Author(s): Bouzid, Abdelali
ID: 2536449, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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