Business Analysis Methods, Tips and Techniques
The role of the business analyst is to understand the business goals, objectives and strategies of an organization and to use that knowledge to help design and implement new business systems that align with the business vision.
Using a variety of communication skills (e.g. interviews, meetings, and facilitated sessions) and by analyzing business processes, data and systems, the business analyst develops a series of business and system “models”.
The models are then used by the business to better understand itself and to plan and design a future state business model.
The business models that are produced by a business analyst describes the business from very different but related perspectives:
In general, the business analyst takes a “top-down” approach that helps ensure that he/she is in alignment with the business vision, goals and objectives.
There is sometimes a need to do a “bottom-up” analysis to better understand problems areas and areas of particular complexity.