Embrace Small Project Teams

Business Analysis Methods, Tips and Techniques

Many business analysis project fail because too many people are assigned to the project.  Large projects are difficult to manage.  As each additional person is added to a project, the communication time and effort needed increases disproportionately:

Communication Issue in Large Teams
Communication and Team Size

Business analysis projects should be kept small. The people assigned to business analysis projects, however, must be empowered to represents their respective areas and be empowered to make decisions. 

Business analysis projects should not be combined with system development projects.  It is important that business requirements be clear before costly decisions are made to purchase packages, create custom-built applications or enhance existing application systems.  The outcome of some business analysis projects sometimes result in organizational, policy or procedural changes - not changes to computer systems.

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