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Business Analysis Techniques: 99 essential tools for success - 2nd edition by Paul Turner, Debra Paul, James Cadle

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5EVALUATE OPTIONS

INTRODUCTION

This part of the business analyst’s (BA’s) work is about considering and assessing the options that are available to address the business problem or issue, and presenting proposals for change to senior management in the form of a business case.

There are four main elements to this work, as illustrated in Figure 5.1:

Figure 5.1 The process for evaluating options

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  • identifying the options available;
  • reducing the possible options to a more manageable shortlist;
  • preparing the elements of a business case;
  • presenting the business case to management for decision-making.

Identify options (Technique 56)

This involves getting ...

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