Sunday, 28 April 2013

Opportunity to be A Business Analyst or Business Architect

Chapter 08 - Opportunity to be A Business Analyst or Business Architect
Discovery Phase is the integral phase of Program or Project Management lifecycle. The whole project success lies on how a Business Analyst collects the requirements from the client and then does a right fitment Gap analysis. This is followed by some repeated with the business users what is available in the product and which needs to get Customized. So, Business Analyst is a critical position in a Company as all the times he will be on the client facing roles and his decision will facilitate the success of the Project delivery eventually. Hence this role demands to be articulate and be communicative in capturing the detail step by step requirements based on inputs from the business and the client team. As a Business Analyst he or she should be both domain and technology sound. He should be able to guide the client business user’s teams from the product user interface to get a feel of the available product functionality. Equally important are the soft skills necessary to convince the client and bring on board in agreement for getting the document sign-offs for starting the next phases of Program or Project life-cycles. Mentioned below are the Skill sets for a Business Analyst for carrying out the Discovery Phase of Program or Project Management lifecycle.
ü Extensively involved in Requirement Gathering, Gap Analysis, Traceability and Functional design specifications
ü Strong Negotiations Skills to ensure Business & Impact analysis, Gap analysis & System analysis are done
ü Demonstrates ability to oversee multiple analytic efforts, hands off, quality checks concurrently with Teams
ü Actively involved in Due-Diligence, Defining, Discovery, Designing, Implementation, Testing & UAT phases
ü Strong Exp. in diverse industries - Banking & Financial, Travel & Hospitality, Telecom, Retail & Healthcare, strong Consulting, Negotiation, Relationship building and Client management skills
ü Encourage & facilitate communications between Teams of Business users, Analysts, Designers, Developers
ü Advised Client’s senior management regarding further improvements in the processes and proposed future roadmap thereby leading to increased business opportunities
In this chapter we will manifest the Blueprint Starter guide followed by the Templatized step by step guidelines for a Business Analyst to perform the Requirement gathering lifecycle along with the Gap analysis. The Starter guide will lay down the path for a golden Opportunity to being a Business Analyst at the start & move on to Leadership roles like Business Manager or Business Architect in later part of career life in a given company