Business Analysis is, in its simplest form, finding solutions to business problems. It focuses on understanding what the business is trying to accomplish, and determining the path to get there. Having the freedom to continually ask “Why?” allows Business Analysts to get to the core of a client’s business practice or process.
Business Analysis is much more than just capturing what the business wants; it requires the ability to dig into existing business processes and creating a solution that gives the business what they need to achieve their objectives. The analysis then becomes more technical as the Business Analyst works with the technical team to assess the feasibility of the requirements, and make any changes to the design that are necessary to produce a solid end product.
Business Analysts use a variety of tools to define and document requirements. Depending on the project, they may use brainstorming or focus group sessions; they may shadow members of the business team or reverse-engineer an existing software application to understand current processes. Requirements may be documented in the form of a Business Requirements Document, Use Cases, or User Stories.
Understanding all aspects of the client’s environment is crucial to recommending meaningful and positive change. When a potential project is confronted with technical limitations or budgetary constraints, a good Business Analyst can be the catalyst to redirect efforts to accommodate the restrictions and get the project back on track.
The Business Analyst consultants at TDK Technologies possess the necessary skills to quickly and accurately assess a client’s current process and environment, then set about gathering the business requirements and assembling the necessary data to help facilitate change. TDK's Business Analysts then translate the requirements and supporting information for the technology team to use in building the solution.
By acting as liaison between the business and IT, TDK's Business Analysts quickly become Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in many aspects of a client’s current business practices, and become an integral part of any organization’s future development plans.