What is Business Analysis?
Business Analysis in the set of tasks, knowledge, and techniques required to identify business needs and determine solutions to enterprise business problems. Although the general definition is similar, the practices and procedures may vary in various industries.
In Information technology industry, solutions often include a systems development component, but may also consist of process improvement or Organizational change.
A business analysis may also be performed to understand the current state of an organization or to serve as a basis for the identification of business needs. In most cases, however, the Business analysis is performed to define and validate solutions that meet business needs, goals and objectives.
Who is Business Analyst?
A business analyst is someone who analyzes an organization or business domain ( real or hypothetical) and documents its business, processes, or systems assessing the business model or its integration with technology, However, Organizational titles vary such as analyst, business analyst, business systems analyst or maybe systems analyst.
Why a Business Analyst?
Organizations employ business analysis for the following reasons;
- To understand the structure and the dynamics of the organization in which a system is to be deployed.
- To understand current problems in the target organization and identify improvement potentials.
- To ensure that the customer, end user, and developers have a common understanding of the target organization
In the initial phase of a project, when the requirements are being interpreted by the solution and design teams, the role of a business analyst is to review the solutions documents, work closely with the solutions designers (IT Team) and project managers to ensure that requirements are clear.
In a typical large size IT Organization, Especially in a development environment, you can find on-site as well as offshore delivery teams having the above-mentioned roles. You can find a Business Analyst who acts as a key person who has linked the both the teams