What is Business Analysis?

What is Business Analysis?

Business Analysis is a formal approach to understanding existing business processes, so that tangible improvements can be made to those practices.

Business Analysis is invaluable where an organisation has identified challenges with current solutions and needs a structured, managed solution to be implemented to address them.

BAs act as ‘information conduits’ between stakeholders and IT developers; taking the requirements from senior level and translating it into a language that speaks clearly to the development team.

The benefits of Business Analysis

Business Analysis begins with defining the objectives and scope of the change required. This helps formalise the business aims for the change, which in turn means that the discovery work undertaken, and the solution recommended, are driven by meeting those business aims.

A formal Business Analysis process undertaken by objective experts ensures that:

  • Your subject matter experts are part of understanding and documenting the existing challenges faced (the “as-is” state)
  • Change recommendations (the “to-be” state) are made in line with your organisation’s goals and resources
  • The change journey is clearly mapped and understood by all stakeholders
  • The change journey is a smooth and efficient transition for the workplace and your staff
The benefits of Business Analysis
Working with you

Working with you

Our Business Analysis team is experienced in understanding a customer’s organisation and the challenges faced, getting to know them on a personal and professional level. They can identify the who, what, where and why factors that are essential when helping a customer with implementing value-add improvements.

Our team of highly-skilled BAs pride themselves on their high level of engagement. We get to know the company culture to gain a coherent understanding of what happens in the business and to bring everybody in the company together to achieve a common goal.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience from a range of projects, our team can guide you through unknown territory and help you embrace the positives that come with changes in the market.

Successful Digital Transformation

85% of decision makers believe they have two years to integrate digital initiatives before falling behind their competitors*. This is why businesses are making digital transformation their top priority.

Digital transformation is the outcome of IT-enabled change that is aligned with business objectives and driven by a well-planned strategy. This can lead to improved customer service and a more productive workforce.

It is the role of a business analyst to ensure that the changing requirements are supported, proper governance is planned and executed to manage the projects and the solution aligns with the business strategies and goals.

Without dedicated personnel, there is higher risk of problems and certain objectives may not be met. A BA will eliminate problems and analyse your business requirements.

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Successful Digital Transformation

Clearly understand the objectives, scope and definition of the change. Scope makes the business needs tangible in such a way that multiple project team participants can envision their contribution to the project and implementation.

Gather Business Requirements by working with the customer; thoroughly understanding their business objectives, goals and core values.

Clear, concise and detailed information of the solutions and the recommended changes in order to resolve the current problems. (To-be stage)

Gain sign-off from the client of Business Requirements and the to-be state.

Provide a comprehensive and structured plan of solutions and the most effective way to employ them.

Always available to answer questions and provide technical support throughout the implementation of the project.

Understanding the process

A robust Business Analysis process is a stage-driven journey which supports an organisation from identification of the challenges faced, through to supporting the implementation of a solution.

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