Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

Freda Fung
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Mind Map on Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring, created by Freda Fung on 11/21/2016.

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Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
  1. Plan Business Analysis Approach

    Annotations:

    • To define the approach that would have to be adopted for conducting Business Analysis • Processes to be followed • Tasks to be performed • Techniques to be adopted • Deliverables to be produced    
    1. Approaches

      Annotations:

      • Areas to Consider Documentation, Changes,            Communication   
      1. Plan Driven

        Annotations:

        • Solution is fully specified before beginning technical work (waterfall)    
        1. Change Driven

          Annotations:

          • Solution is specified in increments as the technical work proceeds (agile)    
          1. Techniques
            1. Start

              Annotations:

              • Decision Analysis • To compare the different approaches available and  adapt the most suited one    
              1. During

                Annotations:

                • Process Modelling   Structured Walkthroughs    
            2. Input
              1. Output
            3. ConductStakeholderAnalysis

              Annotations:

              • -To identify user stakeholders –  To determine the roles and responsibilities in their business area–  To determine their level of interest in the project and their influence on the project    
              1. Complexity

                Annotations:

                • Complexity of Stakeholder Groups –  Direct end users–  Users affected indirectly through interfacing business processes and automated systems    
                1. Attitude

                  Annotations:

                  • Attitude (will dictate interest in the project) and Influence  
                  1. Attitude or Interest

                    Annotations:

                    • Classify stakeholders as –  challengers–  enthusiasts–  Followers  
                    1. Influence

                      Annotations:

                      •       Classify stakeholders as –  Very high–  Medium–  Low 
                      1. Map & Decide

                        Annotations:

                        • - Map the stakeholders in a suitable matrix                   –  Decide on strategy for each stakeholder    
                        1. Stakeholder Involvement
                          1. RACI Matrix

                            Annotations:

                            • Responsible – does the work Accountable - decision maker for work Consulted - during work Informed - notified of outcomes    
                      2. Techniques
                        1. Start
                          1. Stakeholder Mapping
                            1. RACI Matrix
                            2. During
                              1. Organisation Modelling
                                1. Process Modelling
                                2. Input
                                  1. Output
                              2. PlanBAActivities

                                Annotations:

                                • To determine activities to be performed and how these have to be done –  To determine the deliverables to be produced–  To determine the effort for each activity and the timeframe allowed to complete that activity –  To decide on the management tools that will aid in monitoring and controlling progress    
                                1. Considerations
                                  1. Locations

                                    Annotations:

                                    • Location of the Stakeholders – Collocated • Lendsitselftoface-to-facemeetings – Dispersed • Have to decide on teleconferencing or video conferencing;will require additional and extensive documentation and therefore these will add additional activities    
                                    1. Type

                                      Annotations:

                                      • Type of Project / Initiative influences the activities to be carried out    
                                      • Feasibility studies; process improvements; organisational change; new software development (in house); outsourced new software development; software maintenance and enhancement; software package selection etc.    
                                      1. Deliverables

                                        Annotations:

                                        • Depends on what BA Methodologies / Techniques that are required to be used; these may include    
                                        • - Process and functional Modelling Techniques • Behavioural Modelling Techniques • Structural Modelling Techniques • User Stories (in an Agile environment)    
                                      2. Techniques
                                        1. Estimating Techniques
                                          1. Functional Decomposition
                                          2. Input
                                            1. Output
                                          3. PlanBACommunication

                                            Annotations:

                                            • o make the Right Business Analysis Information available in the Right Format to the Right Stakeholder at the Right Time using the Right Means and Right Media in a Cost Effective manner.    
                                            1. Considerations
                                              1. Geographical location

                                                Annotations:

                                                • Communication requirements will vary depending on the  geographical location e.g. Not possible to have a daily short stand-up meeting when participants are in different time zones    
                                                1. Culture

                                                  Annotations:

                                                  • - Language barriers           –  Time: some cultures look at deadlines as firm commitments while  in some other cultures deadlines are considered as goals to achieve–Taskcompletion requirestrustandhumanrelationship          –  Contracts–letterofthelaworspiritofthecontract–  Formal and informal authority – centralised power structure vs involve all stakeholders in making and approving decisions    
                                                  1. Project types

                                                    Annotations:

                                                    • New customised software development project – Requires all requirements to be specified in sufficient detail  • Upgrading technology infrastructure of a current system – Requires only the technical requirements to be included  • Change in business process or new data for an existing application – Requires the new process, data, business rules, functional and technical requirements  • Purchase of a Software Package through a RFP – Requires the specifications for business, technical and functional requirements  • Short focussed agile style iterations of software development   –  Specify very little or no formal requirements documentation –  Uses white boards, flip charts and user stories –  Focus in Agile is in creating minimum documentation during the progress of the project  –  Documentation is produced after the solution is delivered     
                                                  2. Techniques
                                                    1. Information Requirement Analysis

                                                      Annotations:

                                                      • Technique to analyse the information required by each stakeholder based upon his / her role and responsibility    
                                                      1. Input
                                                        1. Output
                                                    2. PlanRequirement ManagementProcess

                                                      Annotations:

                                                      • deals with managing the process of business analysis    
                                                      • - to ensure BA plans are adhered to • to ensure the resources, tools and techniques required for carrying out business analysis are made available    
                                                      1. Considerations
                                                        1. Techniques

                                                          Annotations:

                                                          • - Decision analysis • Problem tracking • Risk analysis    
                                                          1. Input
                                                            1. Output
                                                        2. ManageBA Performance

                                                          Annotations:

                                                          •       – To measure using an appropriate metric the work performed by the Business Analyst – To track, assess and report on the quality of work performed by the Business Analyst    
                                                          1. Considertion
                                                            1. Technique
                                                              1. Input
                                                                1. Output
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