Business Analysis Books: The Must Have Reading List

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But before you dive in, read this short introduction.

I can’t stress enough, my views on the importance of reading books as a Business Analyst.

The world is forever changing, especially in Business.

So how do you make sure you’re not getting left behind?

Yes - maintaining a personal SWOT Analysis is a good way.

But reading books is another great way.

1. You can keep up to date with what’s happening in the world of projects from the people that know.

2. You can learn new ways of handling your current day-to-day issues or challenges.

Also, believe me…

There’s a 99% chance that someone has been in the exact same position as you are now.

And there’s probably a book been written about it.

So how do you find it?

That’s where this list of Business Analysis books will help.

It lists the most up-to-date book publications in the business analyst and project world.

Okay, I’ve not read all of them, but I have read a fair few.

So take a look and once you find the title of the book you want to read, pop it into Google and buy it.

Oh and plaese leave a comment if you know of a book that isn't in this list

So here's the List (click the green arrows to sort)..

Book Title Sort by Title Book Author(s) Sort books by Author Pub. DateSort by Date Buy Book UK Buy Book US
Agile Estimating and Planning (Robert C. Martin Series) Mike Cohn 2005-11-01

Agile Project Management with Scrum (Microsoft Professional)

Ken Schwaber

2004-02-21

Six Sigma For Dummies

Stephen R. Covey and Craig Gygi

2012-10-01

Lean Six Sigma For Dummies

John Morgan and Martin Brenig-Jones

2012-03-01

Agile Extension to the Babok (R) Guide (Version)

Paul Stapleton

2013-07-01

Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing Change

Penny Pullan and James Archer

2013-09-01

5 Rules for Writing Effective User Stories

Thomas Hathaway and Angela Hathaway

2013-07-01

Business Analysis For Beginners: Jump-Start your BA Career in Four Weeks

Mohamed Elgendy

2014-12-01

Beyond Requirements: Analysis with an Agile Mindset (Agile Software Development)

Kent McDonald

2015-09-11

Business Analysis: Best Practices for Success

Steven Blais

2011-12-01

The Agile Business Analyst: Moving from Waterfall to Agile

Barbara Carkenord and Ryland Leyton

2015-07-01

Cost-Benefit Analysis: Financial And Economic Appraisal Using Spreadsheets

Harry F. Campbell and Richard P.C. Brown

2015-07-01

The Basics of Process Mapping, 2nd Edition

Robert Damelio

2011-05-17

How to Start a Business Analyst Career: The handbook…

Ellen Gottesdiener and Laura Brandenburg

2015-01-01

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

IIBA

2015-04-01

Business Analysis Methodology Book

Emrah Yayici

2015-07-01

Business Analysis for Dummies

Kupe Kupersmith

2013-08-01

Design Thinking Business Analysis: Business Concept Mapping Applied

Thomas Frisendal

2012-09-01

Business Analysis 3rd Edition (BCS Approved)

James Cadle and Malcolm Eva

2014-09-01

Business Analyst’s Mentor Book: With Best Practice Business Analysis Techniques and Software Requirements Management

Emrah Yayici

2013-07-01

Business Analysis Book of Mentors: 25 Lessons Learned from Seasoned BA Professionals

David Barrett and Sandee Vincent

2015-01-01

User Stories Applied

Mike Cohn

2004-03-01

Scrum: a Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction

Chris Sims and Hillary Louise Johnson

2012-04-03

The Six Sigma Handbook, Fourth Edition

Thomas Pyzdek and Paul A. Keller

2014-06-01

Mastering the Requirements Process (3rd Edition)

Suzanne Robertson, James C. Robertson

2006-03-06

Agile PM Agile Project Management Handbook V2

DSDM Consortium

2014-01-01

Agile Project Management & Scrum QuickStart Guides

ClydeBank Business

2014-12-15

DSDM: Business Focused Development (The Agile Software Development Series)

DSDM Consortium w/ Jennifer Stapleton

2002-11-15

Product and Process Modelling: A Case Study Approach

Ian T. Cameron and Rafiqul Gani

2011-08-01

Business Analysis Techniques: 72 Essential Tools for Success

James Cadle, Debra Paul, Paul Turner

2010-06-01

Business Analysis Techniques: 99 essential tools for success

James Cadle and Debra Paul

2014-09-01

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

Jeff Sutherland

2015-08-01

Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process

Kenneth S. Rubin

2012-07-01

Agile Project Management In Easy Steps

John Carroll

2012-03-01

Getting Value Out of Agile Retrospectives – A Toolbox of Retrospective Exercises

Luis Goncalves, Ben Linders

2014-06-01

The Retrospective Handbook: A guide for agile teams

Patrick Kua

2013-01-01

Rapid Agile Business System Analysis: Fast, Agile, Measurable Results

Trond Frantzen

2015-03-01

The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook

Munro

2009-10-01

Six SIGMA Green Belt Study Guide: Test Prep and Practice Questions for the Six SIGMA Green Belt Exam

Trivium Test Prep

2014-02-01

Sales and Marketing the Six Sigma Way

Michael Webb and Tom Gorman

2013-01-01

An Awesome Guide To Requirements Elicitation

Stephanie Famuyide

2015-08-14

Business Analysis Wisdom Mark Owen 2017-06-01

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