Last week, we were able to redefine what Business Analysis is, and to contextualize its added value, both in terms of problem/issue, and in terms of project organization.
Business Analysis can also be understood as a process, with well-defined steps and outcomes:
Business Analysis Process
2. Identify the issues and goals of the company
3. Define the scope of the project(s)
4. Organize the Business Analysis work
5. Define and detail the requirements
6. Support the technical implementation
7. Support the company in its change management
8. Assess the value created by the solution
How to apply it to your own project: tips and tricks
Entrust BA's mission to a dedicated profile, with sufficient experience, skills, and time
Few time available to support the mission, and lack of availability from contributors
Well-organized interactions with appropriate interlocutors, and proactive internal communication
Organize working meetings without a plan of intervention, and invite as many stakeholders as possible
Decorrelate the business analysis from technologies and products potentially already offered, in the first place
Partial Vision of the Designated Business Analyst
Whatever the methodology, advocate a first envisioning/scoping, and be sure that the restitution is shared and validated by key people.
Lack of analytical experience of the designated Business Analyst
Split the roles of BA, PM, and testers
Consider, de facto, that the Business Analyst will take charge of the project management, and/or the Quality review of deliverables.
Validate BA's project organization and interventions, with the relevant team
Deliver analyses regardless of project methodology, milestones and team feedback
Although Business Analysis is increasingly considered and integrated as a key success factor by companies, it is still poorly controlled, and sometimes partially or inappropriately applied.
Finding the right profile can also be a delicate step: while it is reassuring to focus on a “in-house” resource, knowing the organization and areas of activity, this can sometimes make it difficult to take a step back.
The strength of a good Business Analyst is precisely its ability to appropriate any functional/operational issue, and to work for all types of projects, IT or not: either to reorganize a team or a process, build a digitalization strategy, specify an application development request, frame the implementation of applications or the use of low-code resources, or design a project around data!
Through its new centre of competence called “Digital Strategy and project”, AINOS offers various business analysis support plans: don’t hesitate to contact us to have a talk about it, our team will be pleased to exchange with you!