Abstract Business analyst facilitates business process improvement via the methodical investigation, analysis, review and documentation of all or part of a business in terms of business functions and processes.

Abstract

Business analyst facilitates business process improvement via the methodical investigation,

analysis, review and documentation of all or part of a business in terms of business functions

and processes. They manage the requirements development process through the elicitation,

analysis, specification and verification of multiple levels of requirements (business,

stakeholder, solution) and support the ongoing management of the requirements. Business

analyst creates viable and consumable specifications including acceptance criteria in

preparation for the construction and testing of IT solutions.

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Role of Business Analyst in Assuring the Quality of The Solution Delivered to Bussines

Niccolo Machiavelli wrote in The Prince, “It should be borne in mind that there is nothing

more difficult to handle, more doubtful of success, and more dangerous to carry through

than initiating changes in a state’s constitution.” The current “change” agents are not (yet)

armed; however, they are insidiously sowing their semantic seedlings. The innovator

makes enemies of all those who prospered under the old order and only lukewarm support

is forthcoming from those who would prosper under the new.” In other words, managers

implementing change management programs need to remember that the odds turn in their

favour once they know, like any good politician, how to persuade, establish a sense of

urgency, win support, and silence the naysayers. Change management is a political process,

deal with it. (Machiavelli, 1997)

The level of quality of the solution to be delivered should be agreed at the start. All work

should be aimed at achieving that leveln of quality. No more and no less. A solution

to be ‘good enough’. Every decision taken during a project should be viewed in the light of

the overriding project goal, which is to deliver what the business needs, when it needs it, and

always remembering that the project is simply the route to achieve the end goal – delivery of

a working solution. Specific business roles (described later), in conjunction with the work

completed in the Foundations phase, and supported by time-boxed delivery and appropriate

prioritisation of requirements, enables teams to fulfil this principle. Delivering products on

time is a very desirable outcome for a project. It is quite often the single most important

success factor. (Blais, 2011)

has

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Late delivery can undermine the very rationale for a project, especially where market

opportunities or legal deadlines are involved. In

to:

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order to fulfil this principle,teams need

●Timebox the work into

short delivery Sprints

●Focus on business priorities

●Always hit deadlines

Working in short focussed Sprints, typically of 2-4 weeks, and flexing the scope of what is

delivered in that timeframe allows teams to implement this principle and build a reputation

for timely and predictable deliveries.(Blais, 2011)

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Conclusion

Using analysis and facilitation skills and techniques, the Business Analyst ensures that the

business needs are properly analysed and are correctly reflected in the approach the team

adopts in order to generate the envisioned solution. The Business Analyst also typically

assesses the potential impact of the evolving requirements on other areas or systems.

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