One of the main tasks of a business analyst is requirements elicitation, which represents about 30% of the business analysis life cycle. This process’s main objective is fact finding, obtain information from stakeholders with active listening and asking good questions.
Business Analysis is all about tasks and techniques followed to qualify the business needs and finding the business solution. The solution may include the system development, process development or improvement and change in the organizational structure. It is about the process to complete the tasks with quality and those who follow these processes are known as business analysts. In some organizations, these business analysts are referred as system analysts, business process analysts, business system analysts and much more.
Business analysis is an important aspect of any business today. According to past studies, approximately 60 percent of all errors in system development projects originate during the phase of requirements engineering. These errors, however, are often discovered only in later project phases or once the system has been deployed because incorrect or incomplete requirements can be interpreted by developers in such a fashion that they are subjectively sound or (subconsciously) complete.
Business Analyst is the one who should speak all languages of people who are involved in the project in a way or another. It isn’t just a matter of understanding and explaining business, it also involves resolving conflicts of interest that may appear.
That is what the role of the Business Analyst is all about, accurately specify the business requirement in a way that tells what the business is. to be able to do this, the Business Analyst together with her/ his requirement takes a Journey with a sense of discovery the business from all the available sources and the applicable elicitation techniques.
In the past, professionals were classified by;
What they can and can not do?
What certifications they had on their resume? and
The heavy weight they carried of years of experience.