BA Book List

This is a list of books about business analysis, including the four primary business analyst skill areas (which IMO are Business Analysis, Business Architecture, Process Improvement, and Requirements Engineering).  No books that are not specific to business analysis are included (e.g. no general books on Agile, or Project Management, etc.).  I am also not including any self-published books, or e-book only offerings.  Feel free to recommend additional books in the comments.


Book TitleAuthor(s)CategoryYear Published
A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge, 3rd EditionIIBABusiness Analysis2015
Beyond Requirements - Analysis with an Agile MindsetKent J. McDonaldBusiness Analysis2015
Breakthrough Business Analysis - Implementing and Sustaining a Value-Based PracticeKathleen HassBusiness Analysis2014
Business Analysis, 3rd EditionMalcolm Eva, Keith Hindle, and Craig RollasonBusiness Analysis2014
Business Analysis and Leadership - Influencing Changeeditors are Penny Pullan and James ArcherBusiness Analysis2013
Business Analysis for DummiesKupe Kupersmith, Paul Mulvey, Kate McGoeyBusiness Analysis2013
Business Analysis - Best Practices for SuccessSteven BlaisBusiness Analysis2011
Business Analysis for Practitioners - A Practice GuideProject Management InstituteBusiness Analysis2015
Business Analysis Techniques - 99 Essential Tools for SuccessJames Cadle, Debra Paul, and Paul TurnerBusiness Analysis2014
From Analyst to Leader - Elevating the Role of the Business AnalystKathleen B. Hass, Richard Vander Horst, Kimi Zimski, and Lori LindberghBusiness Analysis2007
Managing Business Analysts
Rick ClareBusiness Analysis2011
Managing Business Analysis Services - A Framework for Sustainable Projects and Corporate Strategy SuccessBarbara DavisBusiness Analysis2012
Professionalizing Business Analysis - Breaking the Cycle of Challenged ProjectsKathleen B. HassBusiness Analysis2007
Seven Steps to Mastering Business AnalysisBarbara A. CarkenordBusiness Analysis2008
The Agile Business Analyst - Moving from Waterfall to AgileRyland LeytonBusiness Analysis2015
The Business Analyst as Strategist - Translating Business Strategies into Valuable SolutionsKathleen B. HassBusiness Analysis2007
The Business Analyst's HandbookHoward PodeswaBusiness Analysis2008
The Business Analyst's Survival Guide - Managing Interpersonal Dynamics and Leveraging Repeat Behavior PatternsLeann M. SimonsonBusiness Analysis2012
The Enterprise Business Analyst - Developing Creative Solutions to Complex Business ProblemsKathleen B. HassBusiness Analysis2011
The Power of the Agile Business AnalystJamie Lynn CookeBusiness Analysis2015
Business Architecture - A Practical GuideJonathan Whelan and Graham MeadenBusiness Architecture2012
Business Architecture - The Art and Practice of Business TransformationWilliam Ulrich and Neal McWhorterBusiness Architecture2010
Business and Dynamic Change - The Arrival of Business ArchitectureFrank F. Kowalkowski, Gil Laware, William Ulrich, Michael Poulin, and Michael S. ConnorBusiness Architecture2015
Business Model GenerationAlexander Osterwalder and Yves PigneurBusiness Architecture2010
Introduction to Business ArchitectureChris ReynoldsBusiness Architecture2009
Requirements Analysis - From Business Views to Architecture David C. HeyBusiness Architecture2002
Strategic Requirements Analysis - From Interviews to ModelsKarl A. CoxBusiness Architecture2015
Value Proposition Design - How to Create Products and Services Customers WantAlexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Greg Barnarda, and Alan SmithBusiness Architecture2014
Value Stream Mapping Karen Martin and Mike OsterlingBusiness Architecture2014
Agile Software Requirements - Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the EnterpriseDean LeffingwellRequirements Engineering2011
Aspect-Oriented Requirements Engineering, 2013 Editionedited by Ana Moreira, Ruzanna Chitchyan, Joao Araujo, and Awais RashidRequirements Engineering2013
Designing the Requirements - Building Applications that the User Wants and NeedsChris BrittonRequirements Engineering2015
Discovering REAL Business Requirements for Software Project SuccessRobin F. GoldsmithRequirements Engineering2004
Discovering Requirements - How to Specify Products and ServicesIan F. Alexander and Ljerka Beus-DukicRequirements Engineering2009
Effective Requirements PracticesRalph R. YoungRequirements Engineering2001
Engineering and Managing Software Requirements Aybuke Aurum and Claes WohlinRequirements Engineering2005
Exploring Requirements - Quality Before DesignDonald C. Gause and Gerald M. WeinbergRequirements Engineering1989
Getting it Right - Business Requirement Analysis Tools and TechniquesKathleen B. Hass, Don Wessels, and Kevin BrennanRequirements Engineering2007
Just Enough Requirements Management - Where Software Development Meets MarketingAlan Mark DavisRequirements Engineering2005
Mastering the Requirements Process - Getting Requirements Right, 3rd EditionSuzanne and James RobertsonRequirements Engineering2012
Mastering Software Project Requirements - A Framework for Successful Planning, Development & AlignmentBarbara DavisRequirements Engineering2013
More About Software Requirements - Thorny Issues and Practical AdviceKarl WiegersRequirements Engineering2005
Non-functional Requirements in Systems Analysis and DesignKevin AdamsRequirements Engineering2015
Practical Software Requirements - A Manual of Content and StyleBenjamin L. KovitzRequirements Engineering1998
Project Requirements - A Guide to Best PracticesRalph R. YoungRequirements Engineering2006
Requirements Analysis and Systems Design, 3rd EditionLeszek MaciaszekRequirements Engineering2007
Requirements by Collaboration - Workshops for Defining NeedsEllen GottesdienerRequirements Engineering2002
Requirements Engineering, 3rd EditionElizabeth Hull, Ken Jackson, and Jeremy DickRequirements Engineering2010
Requirements Engineering - A Good Practice GuideIan Somerville and Pete SawyerRequirements Engineering1997
Requirements Engineering for Software and Systems, Second EditionPhillip A. LaplanteRequirements Engineering2013
Requirements Engineering - From System Goals to UML Models to Software SpecificationsAxel van LamsweerdeRequirements Engineering2009
Requirements Engineering - Fundamentals, Principles, and TechniquesKlaus PohlRequirements Engineering2010
Requirements Engineering - Processes and TechniquesGerald Kotonya and Ian SommervilleRequirements Engineering1998
Social Modeling for Requirements EngineeringEric Yu, Neil Maiden, John Mylopoulos, and Stephen FickasRequirements Engineering2010
Software Requirement PatternsStephen WithallRequirements Engineering2007
Software Requirements 2, 2nd EditionKarl WiegersRequirements Engineering2003
Software Requirements, Third EditionKarl Wiegers and Joy BeattyRequirements Engineering2013
Software Requirements and Specifications - A Lexicon of Practice, Principles and PrejudicesMichael JacksonRequirements Engineering1995
Software Requirements - Styles & TechniquesSoren LauesenRequirements Engineering2002
Scenarios, Stories, Use Cases - Through the Systems Development Life-CycleIan F. Alexander and Neil MaidenRequirements Engineering2004
Telling Stories - A Short Path to Writing Better Software RequirementsBen RinzlerRequirements Engineering2009
The Practitioners Guide to Requirements Management, 2nd EditionElizabeth and Richard LarsonRequirements Engineering2013
The Quest for Software RequirementsRoxanne E. MillerRequirements Engineering2009
The Requirements Engineering HandbookRalph R. YoungRequirements Engineering2003
The Software Requirements Memory JoggerEllen GottesdienerRequirements Engineering2005
UML for the IT Business Analyst, 2nd EditionHoward PodeswaRequirements Engineering2009
UML Requirements Modeling for Business AnalystsNorman DaoustRequirements Engineering2012
Unearthing Business Requirements - Elicitation Tools and TechniquesKathleen B. Hass and Rosemary HossenloopRequirements Engineering2007
Use Cases - Requirements in Context, 2nd EditionDaryl KulakRequirements Engineering2003
User-Centred Requirements EngineeringAlistair SutcliffeRequirements Engineering2002
User Stories Applied - For Agile Software DevelopmentMike CohnRequirements Engineering2004
User Story Mapping - Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right ProductJeff Patton and Peter EconomyRequirements Engineering2014
Visual Models for Software RequirementsAnthony Chen and Joy BeattyRequirements Engineering2012
Writing Better RequirementsIan Alexander and Richard StevensRequirements Engineering2002
Writing Effective Use CasesAlistair CockburnRequirements Engineering2000
BPM CBOK Version 3.0 - Guide to the Business Process Management Common Body of KnowledgeVarious authorsProcess Improvement & Management2013
Business Process Analysis - including architecture, engineering, improvement, management, and maturityGeoffrey DarntonProcess Improvement & Management2012
Business Process Change, Third EditionPaul HarmonProcess Improvement & Management2014
Business Process Management, 3rd EditionJohn Jeston and Johan NelisProcess Improvement & Management2013
Fundamentals of Business Process Management, 2013 EditionMarlon Dumas, Marcello La Rosa, Jan Mending, and Hajo ReijersProcess Improvement & Management2013
Improving Business ProcessesHarvard Business School PressProcess Improvement & Management2010
Process Mapping, Process Improvement and Process ManagementDan MadisonProcess Improvement & Management2005
Real-Life BPMN - Using BPMN 2.0 to Analyze, Improve, and Automate Processes in Your Company, 2nd EditionJakob Freund and Bernd RuckerProcess Improvement & Management2014
The Basics of Process Mapping, 2nd EditionRobert DamelioProcess Improvement & Management2011
The Art and Power of Facilitation - Running Powerful MeetingsKathleen B. Hass and Alice ZavalaBA Essential Skills2007