Last month’s IRM newsletter featured an article focusing on the value-add a business analyst can provide by designing business solutions for their clients.
But before you can design anything, you need to understand what the problem is. Whatever technique you might use – interviewing, observation, process decomposition, root cause analysis – you have to live up to the second part of your job role and analyse! To earn the respect of your client you need to get to the nitty-gritty of the problem.
The importance of analysis is neatly summed up in a recent article There Is A Reason We are called Analysts by Adam Alami. In the article Adam argues that there is more, much more, to requirements than just documenting them. You can read the full article at Modern Analyst.