Business analysis as a profession might be at risk. Business analysis as a critical function within any organization is a crucial activity that has to be done by someone wearing the BA hat.
Every project is a unique convergence of people, available technology, desired outcomes, and organizational culture. Ergo, those in authority should determine the appropriate SDM based on organizational as well as project factors and all options should be on the table for each project. How does the decision impact the one wearing the BA hat and how can you influence the decision?
Organizations initiate IT projects either to solve business problems or to seize business opportunities. Recognizing the difference is the challenge.
Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Business Analysis are three distinct levels within an organization. Although they are all called business analysis, there are significant differences in the breadth and depth of the tools and techniques necessary to support each.
Strategic Business Analysis (aka “Enterprise Analysis”) applies the tools of techniques germane to business analysis to an entire organization or any subset thereof. It is an essential step in intiating positive change within an organization.
Business requirements exist in the wilds of organizations around the world, The challenge is to capture, clarify and confirm them as early as possible.
Confucius (or another one of the early Chinese geniuses) is credited with saying that a picture is worth a thousand words.