Who should do business analysis in IT projects? Until now, there is such an opinion: if you want to create a program to automate the activities of the enterprise, you need to find programmers and tell them what you want to automate. Once, about 20 years ago, this could have taken place. But now this approach looks the same as if it is enough to find a rational engineer to create a new spaceship. Software products, like business requirements for them, have become much more complicated. Before starting to develop a software product, it is necessary to find out the real needs of the business, design the architecture of the system, organize the work of a team of specialists, develop a program code, design a user interface, develop supporting documentation, test the product … Even if a super-modern program with a fashionable interface and stunning performance, but it will not solve business problems, then such a program will join the list of academic which did not find its customer.
And then business analysts come to the forefront. Their task is to understand what customers want, how the system should look, how to behave, how to communicate all these requirements directly to developers, etc. A good work of the business analyst is 80% success. Accordingly, the analyst is the key figure in the IT project.
Personal effectiveness and communication
Knowledge and skills
Thus, the business analyst should be competent in a number of not very interconnected areas:
For some, it may seem that business analysis is easy, because, in general, deep knowledge in each of the areas listed above is not required from the analyst. However, in fact, all this knowledge should be very practical. Otherwise, the results of the work of the business analyst will have a very weak connection with reality and lead to the creation of an ineffective and not working properly product. This can have a very negative impact on the company’s reputation. However, we have the best business analysts in our team to make sure that you idea will be implemented in such a way to bring you maximum benefit.
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