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Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis by Barbara Carkenord

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KNOW YOUR PROJECT

Most of the work assigned to business analysis professionals is within the confines of a project. A project is a temporary endeavor initiated to achieve very specific goals. It is critical for the business analyst (BA) to thoroughly understand the project to which he or she is assigned. The BA must be aware of the parameters set for the project, the individuals involved with the project, and most importantly, the purpose of the project. Without clearly knowing the goals of the project, an analyst will not be able to focus elicitation and analysis in the right direction. Knowing why the project was initiated is the first step ...

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