Hints and Tips for a Business Analyst


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Hints and Tips for a Business Analyst

  1. 1. ©Hints and Tips for the BA? Robin Grace Principal Consultant Business Analysis Practice All material in this presentation is, unless otherwise stated, the property of IndigoCube. Copyright and other intellectual property laws protect these materials. Reproduction or retransmission of the materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, without the prior written consent of the copyright holder, is a violation of copyright law. Contact information for requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials are listed below: info@indigocube.co.za
  2. 2. Agenda• When you are assigned to a Project• Before you Start a Project• During The Project• After the Project
  3. 3. When you are assigned to a ProjectMost projects fail before they are started, because of poor objectives.
  4. 4. When you are assigned to a ProjectProject Objectives • Time frames • Measurable • Business Value P=R-C Why is this project being done?
  5. 5. When you are assigned to a ProjectExecutive Sponsor?
  6. 6. Before you Start a ProjectNo Planning, is planning for failure.
  7. 7. Before you Start a ProjectPlanning One Size Does Not Fit All Stakeholder Analysis (RACI) Business Impact Business Analysis Workplan Not enough Time Allocated to the Requirements Discovery Process
  8. 8. Before you Start a Project Stakeholder Stakeholder Stakeholder Analysis Stakeholder Analysis Stakeholder Analysis Worksheets Analysis Worksheets Analysis Worksheets Worksheets Worksheets Project Overview Worksheet Deliverable Deliverable Deliverable Worksheets Deliverable Deliverables Worksheets Deliverable Worksheets Worksheets List Worksheets Business Impact Worksheet Business Summarized PM Project Analysis Plan (WBS) Work Plan
  9. 9. Before you Start a ProjectThe Result of Good Planning What When Who Why How Result Not enough time allocated to the requirements discovery process
  10. 10. During The ProjectThings You We Aren’t Doing Enough•Workshops•Mentorship•Peer Reviews•Requirements Reviews
  11. 11. Things to Look Out for During The Project• What is a System ?• Understand What a System is  Business Rules Wrap in Technology
  12. 12. During The Project
  13. 13. Things to Look Out for During The Project• Domain Knowledge Assumptions• Not Involving the Technical Team Early• Mixing Solution Requirements with Business Requirements
  14. 14. After the ProjectSign Off BluesPost Implementation ReviewLessons Learned What caused the Defects Where the Requirements Werent Good Enough
  15. 15. Questions The IndigoCube Business Analysis Practice is committed to assisting clients to perform Business Analysis better through solutions in Business Analyst Assessment Methodology Provisioning Creation Customisation Implementation BA Skills DevelopmentContact information info@indigocube.co.za robin@indigocube.co.za