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  • 1. Business Analysis & Business Analyst Solutions Business analysis training, recruitment and consultancy © BA Solutions Ltd 2006
  • 2. This presentation will… …introduce you to the ‘what’, ‘when’ and ‘why’ of Business Analysis …outline the value of Business Analysis …outline how BA Solutions can help you © BA Solutions Ltd 2006
  • 3. Delivery is not necessarily the best time to analyse user requirements Urban Wisdom © BA Solutions Ltd 2006
  • 4. When & Where are Business Analysts involved and how do they help? There is a chain of reasoning that leads from the statement of a problem to the implementation of solutions… Owners …involving up to 10 groups of people… defines measures of success and £targets £Money! …Business Analysts confirm & document Strategists determine the strategy to hit the targets …Business Analysts help do market research, create strategy, challenge & Sponsors document establish a Programme that delivers the strategy …Business Analysts document Programme TOR and build the Business Case Programme Managers Institute Projects that implement the programme …Business Analysts document the Project TOR Business analysts specify requirements for Projects in the Business Model Systems Analysts IT design solution that satisfies the requirements build solution …Business Analysts protect requirements & document compromises …Business Analysts protect requirements & document compromises IT and the Business test solution Project managers …Business Analysts ensure tested against requirements Implement solution …Business Analysts help with Users -Process and data migration Accept solution -Cutover planning …Business Analysts help with -Rollout -£MEASURING £BENEFITS £REALISATION POST-IMPLEMENTATION Business Analysts feed back to the Owner how well their © BA Solutions Ltd 2006 measure of success has been achieved
  • 5. Why Analysis Is Important What percentage of effort does your organisation spend on: • Requirements Analysis • Design • Coding/Testing © BA Solutions Ltd 2006
  • 6. Average actual effort spent on each stage of the development cycle 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Requirements Design Code/test Analysis © BA Solutions Ltd 2006
  • 7. Average Proportion of Errors Built in During Development 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Requirements Design Code/test Analysis © BA Solutions Ltd 2006
  • 8. Relative Cost of Correcting Requirements Errors 100 Barry Boehm 80 60 100 40 20 1 0 3 33 5 14 Reqts Design Program Relative cost of Test Accept correcting error Live © BA Solutions Ltd 2006
  • 9. How Analysis Helps The Standish Group “Chaos Report” (1995) The landmark study of project failure covering 365 executive managers and 8,380 applications in all major industry segments including: banking, retail and wholesale. Analysis will help mitigate over 60% of factors that cause project failure © BA Solutions Ltd 2006 Some of the contents of this slide were taken from www.it-cortex.com
  • 10. How Much Poor Analysis £Costs • 40-56% of bugs can be traced to requirement errors and finding and fixing requirement errors consumes 70-85% of project rework costs • The average project exceeds its planned time schedule by 120% • 52.7% of projects will cost 189% of their original estimate • Only 16.2% of projects will be completed on time & on budget • Even in large companies, only 9% of projects meet original time/budget schedules • 30% of projects are cancelled before completion © BA Solutions Ltd 2006
  • 11. So – Business Analysis is needed… …what next? There are a number of steps to take to establish an operational Business Analysis function: Monitor and Design the Recruit the Train the B.A. Equip the Support the B.A. Function B.A. Function Function B.A. Function BA Function © BA Solutions Ltd 2006
  • 12. How can BA Solutions help? Design of the Business Analysis function Design the Terms of reference B.A. Function Business Analyst Profile Recruitment of permanent and contract analysts Recruit the Source candidates internally and externally B.A. Function Qualify CVs Interview – conduct them or just assist with them Assessment centres Manage contracted analysts placed by BAS Training courses for analysts Train the B.A. Fundamentals of Business Analysis Function Process Modeling Data Modeling Introduction to Testing BPMN ISEB accreditation Essential Skills for Business Analysts Workshop Facilitation Conflict resolution Strategic Thinking CASE tool recommendation - independent Equip the Assessment of requirements B.A. Function Recommendations and benefits assessment Monitor and Support for analysts Monitor and Phone and email post training Support the Refresher training BA Function Mentoring Q/A reviews of analysis deliverables © BA Solutions Ltd 2006
  • 13. Who Are BA Solutions? • BAS are highly experienced Business Analysts • We have extensive practical experience in a wide range of industry sectors including retail, banking, utilities, software houses • We have worked in IT departments and within Businesses at every level from Majority Shareholder/Owner to Managing Director to shop floor workers – average satisfaction score for delivered services is 92%! (Source: Client feedback forms) …and what is the BA Solutions mission? To support the whole Business Analyst ‘life cycle’ and provide whatever services clients need in order to set up and run a Business Analyst function. © BA Solutions Ltd 2006
  • 14. BA Solutions Just some of our Clients… Christian Aid D S Data Training Ltd Diligenta Ltd Hewitts Ltd HSBC Littlewoods Shop Direct Group Plc Network Rail Norwich Union O2 Otto Plc Scottish Water Suffolk County Council The Law Society Transport For London Zurich International Solutions Ltd © BA Solutions Ltd 2006
  • 15. Thank you for your time. If you would like to discuss anything further, please contact BA Solutions web: www.BusinessAnalystSolutions.com mail: Guy@BA-Solutions.co.uk phone: 0845 166 2161 address: 6 Mickle Gate, Peterborough, PE3 6SU © BA Solutions Ltd 2006
  • 16. -end- © BA Solutions Ltd 2006