Mind the 'business' while you 'analyze' - Mangesh Nadkarni

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    1. 1. Mind the ‘Business’ while you ‘Analyze’ Mangesh Nadkarni Infosys Limited. Date : 15th September,2012 Venue : BA Conference, Thoughtworks, Pune© 2012. Infosys Technologies Ltd. Strictly private and confidential. No part of this document should be reproduced or distributed without the prior permission of Infosys Technologies Ltd.
    2. 2. Agenda• The ‘Business Analysis’ Journey• Usual practice for business analysis• The Missing Link• The ideal way of Business Analysis• The key focus areas• The complete picture
    3. 3. Business Analysis Owner …A journey defines measures of success and revenue targetsSponsors Business Analysts confirm &establish a Programme that delivers documentthe strategy Business Analysts document Programme details Programme Managers Institute Projects that implement the programme Project Stakeholders Business Analysts document the Project details Business Analysts elicits the specific requirements for Projects from the various stakeholders Development Team build solution Business Stakeholders & Testing Teams … test solution Business Analysts protect requirements & document … Business Analysts ensure tested against compromises requirements Project managers Implement solution Business Analysts help with -Process and data migration -Cutover planning -Rollout Users Accept solution
    4. 4. How do I Multiple Quick time integrate Hi, I’m Rohit, & I’m a Access to market various billing Types BA and analyzing systems? requirements for launching a newinternet based product How do I How do I develop this migrate the in so less existing Multiple time? users? Integrated Usage Billing Plans Value added services Business Requirement Identified The Solution is getting launched in All stakeholder’s are the required time in concurrence The understanding of business requirements is Scope is What business analysis is all about!! managed Business Proposed Need solution and Identified? need are in sync Solution designed to meet the business requirement Good job, Wow! What a great BUT and a useful internet We could have service B U T a little done better complex to use Finally, product launched in time with all the required features 4
    5. 5. The missing link What was still missing when …. I understood the business need correctly I took care of every Stakeholder’s requirement I scoped the requirement correctly and my proposed solution was accepted I got the exact product features developed I managed to get it launched in time 5
    6. 6. How do I Multiple integrate Quick time Hi, I’m Rohit, & I’m a Access various billing to market Types systems? BA analyzing How do I How do I requirements for develop this in migrate the launching a new so less time? existing internet based product users? Do I know what’s the Can I use Multiple market trend? some better Integrated technology? Usage Billing Plans Will the end user be able Can I save to use this? cost? Value added services Business Need Identified Competitor The Solution is All Solution can be getting launched products stakeholder’s reused thus in the required analyzed are in saving cost time concurrenceEasy for end I’ve also know the real Scope is The understanding of business requirements isuser to use business need managed What business analysis is all about!! Systems are Product Product Business Proposed scalable: Can variants can variants can Need solution and adapt to future be launched be launched Identified need are in sync needs in no time in no time Solution designed to meet the business need Product variants Wow! What a great can be launched and a useful internet in no time Easy purchase service a n d s o and pay bills easy to use Integrated billing Finally, a complete for all types of product launched in Fast internet features used time service with ease of access Value Added Features 6
    7. 7. Focus Areas Business Arena Understanding the business• Following the market trend• Analysis of competitor products / services• SWOT Analysis• Adopting best practices Technology Knowhow of the latest technology• Keeping track of latest technological developments• Ready reckoner of comparative technical details of various packages• Quick impact analysis for adoption of latest technology Cost Where can cost be saved and how?• Create reusable components which can be used to save future investments• Design a scalable system that can take care of future requirements• Check for low cost options which can be used without an impact on the functional or non-functional performance of the system / product End User’s Shoes Consumer Expectation Management• BA should know the usability issues and also align himself towards Consumer Expectation/Experience Management• Learn from previous projects’ failure points managed by himself or by fellow BA colleagues• Document the best practices used in other projects and try to reuse 7
    8. 8. Business Analysis… Journey fulfilled Owner defines measures of success and revenue targetsSponsors Business Analysts confirm &establish a Programme that delivers documentthe strategy Business Analysts document Strategists Programme details determine the strategy to hit the targets Business Analysts should help the Project Stakeholders strategists is designing market strategy with his analysis Business Analysts elicits the specific requirements for Projects for the various stakeholders Programme Managers Institute Projects that implement the programme Development Team Business Analysts document build solution the Project details … Business Analysts protect requirements & document compromises Business Stakeholders & Testing Teams Project managers test solution Implement solution … Business Analysts help with Business Analysts ensure tested against -Process and data migration requirements -Cutover planning -Rollout Users Accept solution Business Analysts should analyze the user feedback and give feedback to the stakeholders and the owner 8
    9. 9. A satisfied client! Great job Rohit! You’ve really helped my business in a +ve way 9
    10. 10. THANK YOU www.infosys.comThe contents of this document are proprietary and confidential to Infosys Limited and may not be disclosed in whole or in part at any time, to any third party without the prior written consent of Infosys Limited.© 2011 Infosys Limited. All rights reserved. Copyright in the whole and any part of this document belongs to Infosys Limited. This work may not be used, sold, transferred, adapted, abridged, copied or reproduced in whole or in part, in any manner or form, or in any media, without the prior written consent of Infosys Limited.

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