Book Rubric

IIBA Bulgaria regularly conducts the "Book Rubric" initiative - presentations of books in the field of business analysis of Chapter events.

Solution Architecture Foundations by Mark Lovatt


This book of BCS Publishing provides an architectural framework and lifecycle that organisations can use to solve business problems holistically and effectively.  Tools and techniques are explained in detail for easy adoption by professionals working in the field.  The focus is on ensuring that all aspects of business change are included in the solution design (not just software) and this means that business analysts are needed as part of the team.
By including the Solution Architecture Foundations in our Book Rubric, we intend to:
  - encourage the business analysts to see themselves as part of the solution architecture team in a wider context;
  - to continue working on improvement of BAs <-->SAs collaboration.



Delivering Business Analysis by Debra Paul and Christina Lovelock


Business analysis (BA) is an important business operation, and with some coordinated effort, it can become an efficient and valuable business service. This book takes you through the creation and management of a BA service, from setting strategy to recruiting business analysts, to continuous improvement, through to useful supporting tools and technology. Top tips, case studies and worked examples are included throughout.



Virtual Leadership by Penny Pullan


Practical Strategies for Getting the Best Out of Virtual Work and Virtual Teams
The future of work is virtual, with dispersed teams, telecommuting, remote working and virtual meetings becoming the norm across sectors and industries around the world. However leading virtual teams requires a new set of skills and a facilitative leadership approach, Virtual Leadership is here to help.



Company of One by Paul Jarvis


Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business
What if the real key to a richer and more fulfilling career was not to create and scale up a new business, but rather, to be able to work for yourself, determine your own hours and become a (highly profitable) and sustainable company of one? Suppose the better-and smarter-solution is simply to remain small?



Real Life BPMN by Jakob Freund and Bernd Rücker


The definitive guide for process designers: provides an overview of business process notation, presents implementation guidance and best practices, and offers useful tips on what works and what doesn’t.



Writing Better Requirements by Ian F. Alexander and Richard Stevens


Well-written requirements are crucial to systems of all kinds: you are unlikely to get what you want unless you ask for it. This book explains and demonstrates exactly what requirements are for, and how to write them.



Writing Effective Use Cases by Alistair Cockburn

Use cases have never been this easy to understand -- or this easy to create! In Writing Effective Use Cases, Alistair Cockburn offers a hands-on, soup-to-nuts guide to use case development, based on the proven concepts he has refined through years of research, development, and seminar presentations.