A List of Free Ebooks & White Papers For Business Analysts

Looking for free Business Analyst eBooks?

This post is a growing collection of free resources you can download for your reference and personal library.

  1. Blueprint for Success: Starting a Business Analyst Career is offered by Alex Papworth of Business Analyst Mentor. It offers insight into the Business Analysis profession, how to get the experience & advice you need, and managing the job hunting/interview process. The ebook also comes with a practical action plan for launching your BA career.
  2. The How to Start a Business Analysis Project ebook from the Business Analyst's Toolkit provides information on how to scope and plan a business analysis effort proactively. This ebook contains information necessary to hit the ground running on any BA project.
  3. New to Agile? A Practical Guide: Business Analysts & Agile Development, offered by Accompa contains practical tips for surviving on Agile teams. Accompa's Resource Page also has additional ebooks on requirements management, product management, Agile development, requirements traceability and use cases you can download for free.
  4. 5 Pillars of a Great Business Analyst by Yaaqub Mohamed (Yamo) of The BA Coach touches on the fundamental aspects of being a BA as well as the challenges and actions needed to implement the essence of the five pillars. Yamo also lists 7 Audio Books every BA should listen to.
  5. Interested in Big Data? Download Big Data Analytics, written for business analysts and BI professionals. This resource touches on the challenges of Big Data and how they can be surmounted.

For white papers you can download on specific topics, explore:

  1. Papers from Adrian Reed
  2. White Papers from Business Analyst Times
  3. Seilevel White Papers on Requirements.
  4. White Papers & Articles from Corporate Education Group
  5. IRM's library of White Papers
  6. A library of resources from Orbus Software

Do you know of any others that should be on this list?

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