Communicating the value of the business analyst – part 2

This is the second post where I would like to communicate the value of business analysis in plain English. This animation is intended to make sure the business is changed in the right way by considering all possible solutions.  The business analyst should avoid rushing to a solution when the benefit has not been fully […] Read more »

Communicating the value of the business analyst – part 1

In this and the next few posts I would like to communicate the value of business analysis in plain English. I cannot overstate how important it is to be able to communicate your value quickly and effectively to all of the people you work with. I knew that I had cracked it when when my […] Read more »

The responsibilities of the Business Analyst (a non-technical and short list)

I was reflecting on how impenetrable the role of the BA can be to a newbie when I was designing the Break through into Business Analysis programme last year. We used to have no single definition so it was open season for anyone to decide what the BA should do (that hasn’t gone away completely!). […] Read more »

Business Process Modelling – the basics

This article explains why you should produce a business process model, what they are and how we can produce them. Business process models are important for a number of reasons: provides a business context for the project assists in identifying requirements establishes a shared understanding of end to end process(es) between all stakeholders across business […] Read more »

Why should you become a business analyst?

The following is taken from the eBook for Becoming a New Business Analyst. Have a read of this and let me know your thoughts… Why should you become a business analyst? This is a good question as you need to know your motivations are right before you invest time and money in becoming a successful […] Read more »

Non-functional requirements

There is some dispute regarding the use of the term non functional requirements and whether it is the correct term. However, it is in common use and serves a recognised purpose. In this article it is used to describe general characteristics and properties that are required. They are non-functional in the sense that they don’t […] Read more »

Requirements Engineering – an Introduction

Requirements engineering is a term that covers a variety of methods and approaches which share the objective of improving the quality and delivery of requirements. It includes: requirements gathering the initial identification and documentation of requirements   requirements management tracing the requirements through to the completion of an IT development to verify their delivery. This […] Read more »

What is business analysis?

OK, this site claims to help business analysts so a good place to start would be to explain what business analysis is all about. In this article, you’ll find the following: the analogy of business analyst as interpreter bridging the gap between IT and the business the importance of timing problems with language other responsibilities […] Read more »