Role Proficiency :
Analyse the business needs of a client or project under some supervision. Ability to perform key Business Analysis activities under supervision
Carry out Business Analysis tasks with support from Senior BAs / Senior stakeholders in the team
Define business needs with support of others
Understand some but not all of the factors that influence / determine the need for change.
Assist Leads to create software requirements artefacts and deliverables
Plan stakeholder meetings when an issue arises and on an as-needed basis
Plan traceability and requirements reuse approaches based on what has been developed by others
Identify and develop performance improvement plans for simple challenges with guidance
prepare for simple elicitation activities; relies on support from others in more complex situations and elicit information relevant to the change
Capture the outcomes of the elicitation activity
Validate information with stakeholders with guidance from others
provide relevant information to stakeholders in a timely manner
manage stakeholder collaboration in simple situations and rely on support from others in more involved situations
Maintain requirements throughout the change
prioritize requirements / designs according to established practices
Evaluate the impact of proposed changes to requirements / designs
Obtain approval of requirements and designs
Follow effective requirements practices such as change control process defined by BAs
Assist in interpreting evaluating and interrelating research data
participate in activities to define the necessary conditions to meet the business need with clear direction from seniors
Perform tasks required to develop and assess alternate approaches to change with assistance
Measures of Outcomes :
Assistance in Business value addition
Communication effectiveness usage of proven methods effectively
Customer / Senior BA / PM feedback
Business Analysis processes and tools effective use of processes and tools set up by Senior professionals in the organization
Trainings / Learning programs undertaken including certifications
Outputs Expected : Business Value :
Business Value :
Identification of business problems constraints dependencies
Stakeholder Engagement :
Good written and verbal communication in and out of the client specific to the engagement
Negotiation within the team
Requirements Engineering :
Use of right set of tools templates and / or processes for aligning requirements and design as directed by the seniors
Working knowledge / ability to learn the use of prominent business analysis tools to elicit document and manage requirements
Solution Evaluation :
Be able to assist internal stakeholders in evaluation and recommendation of appropriate solution options to business problems along with guidance from senior BA colleagues
Follow processes established by the Lead BA / Project stakeholders as required by the engagement and ensure adherence by the team
BA artefacts maintenance :
Assist in Documentation of the process plus project artefacts
Assist in Management and clear communication about project artefacts to the various stakeholder groups
Assist in Adoption of recommended tools templates and processes to help with effective decision making and approval processes
Skill Examples :
Good analytical organizational and problem-solving skills
Good oral / written communication skills
Must be a self-starter and a quick learner
Ability to speak the language of the customer / Think customer with some assistance
Should be result oriented and be able to work with some guidance
Behavioural and interaction skills learn to use the right mix of competencies to gain and master this skill
Business Acumen Ability to quickly learn the area of business under focus
Tools and Technology Have a knowledge software application and tools to assist with communication and collaboration creation and maintenance of requirement artefacts prototypes and tools for simulation modelling and diagramming.
Be able to quickly learn and use new tools as appropriate for the engagement
Business Analysis techniques Be familiar with the commonly used techniques by BA to carry out various BA tasks. Take the assistance of a senior BA to identify and apply the right technique(s) on a daily basis.
BA techniques as recommended and used by various BA s include : a. Brainstormingb. Business Casesc. Document Analysisd. Business Rules Analysise.
Prototypingf. Data Miningg. Estimationh. Financial Analysisi. Functional decompositionj. Interviewsk. Item Trackingl. Lessons Learnedm.
Process Analysis and Modellingn. Reviewso. Root Cause Analysisp. Risk Analysis and Managementq. Survey / Questionnairer.
Workshopss. Mind mappingt. Scope Modellingu. Stakeholder mapsv. Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)w. Benchmarking & Market Analysisx.
Interface Analysisy. Data flow diagramsz. Use casesaa. User Storiesbb. Backlog Managementcc. Estimationdd. Prioritizationee.
Acceptance and Evaluation criteriaff. Business Model Canvasgg. Concept Modellinghh. SWOT Analysisii. Organizational Modellingjj. Vendor Assessment
Knowledge Examples :
knowledge of various BA knowledge areas (recommended by IIBA or any other professional organization for Business Analysis).
Have a basic knowledge of and can follow instructions for common techniques
Business Analysis Approach· Plan a business analysis approach for complex situations with support from others.· Plan a business analysis approach by following examples from others for less complex situations.
Stakeholder Engagement· Plan stakeholder meetings when an issue arises and on an as-needed basis.· Obtain stakeholder feedback and consensus on issues and resolutions as they arise.
Business Analysis Information Management· Can plan an approval process based on what has been developed by others· Can plan traceability and requirements reuse approaches based on what has been developed by others.
Can follow pre-determined instructions for storing / accessing information· Independently identify and develop performance improvement plans for simple challenges with guidance.
Execute the improvement plans developed by others
Requirements Elicitation· Independently prepare for simple elicitation activities; relies on support from others in more complex situations.
manage elicitation activity logistics with external help · Elicit information relevant to the change with support of others.
Capture the outcomes of the elicitation activity· Validate information with stakeholders with guidance from others
Communication and collaboration - provide relevant information to stakeholders in a timely manner. · Communicate straight forward information with stakeholders· Request support for more complex information or when potential issues may arise.
Independently manage stakeholder collaboration in simple situations and rely on support from others in more involved situations.
Requirements Life Cycle Management· Participate in the requirements traceability activities· Maintain requirements throughout the change with support from others· prioritize requirements / designs with support from others according to established practices· Evaluate the impact of proposed changes to requirements / designs with support from others· Obtain approval of requirements and designs with support from others
Strategy Analysis· Understand some but not all of the factors that influence / determine the need for change.· Define business needs with support of others· participate in activities to define the necessary conditions to meet the business need with clear direction from others· perform some but not all tasks required to avoid or mitigate negative consequences while transitioning to the future state· follow recommended courses of action provided by others· independently perform some but not all tasks required to develop and assess alternate approaches to change
Analysis and Design - analyze synthesize and refine elicitation results into requirements and designs.· perform many of the tasks required to analyze synthesize and refine elicitation results into requirements and designs with support of others· Understand which quality checklists to use.
Apply quality measures and practices developed by others· Align requirements / designs and business requirements with support from others· ensure basic requirements support one another with support from others· develop design options with basic requirements with support from others.
perform some but not all of the tasks required to analyze design options with support from others
Solution Evaluation - define performance measures and assess the data collected to evaluate solution effectiveness· Measure solution effectiveness using criteria defined by others.
Define performance measures and assess collected data with support from others· Occasionally test and analyze performance measures to ensure accuracy· determine the internal factors that restrict full realization of the solution’s value with support of others.
determine the external factors that restrict full realization of the solution’s value with support of others.· recommend basic actions to align the factors that create the difference between potential value and actual value with the support of others· Leverage best practices developed by others in the organization10 Demonstrate an understanding of the organization’s nuances 11 Analyze and use a holistic view of people processes and technology to understand the enterprise
Demonstrate an ability to learn quickly and willingly.
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