I just need to share this information with you all, After along time of reading, researching and practicing, I decided to create this worksheet to summarize for you the information needed to understand what is Business Analysis, I hope this will help not only the Business Analysis Consultants but also the ERP Consultant.
I Noticed that this topic have a little resources in Arabic language, so i preferred to summarize it with the same language i read it.
Before going to the next sheets i just want to give you notes concern the business analysis itself. The argument is not the techniques and methods that you will conduct, Business analysis depends on You.
Why You? ... Anyone can have all the books related to "Business Analysis" and read it, and also practice & conduct these techniques, but this is not the issue, Books can offer the information needed and provide the guideline for you but will never give you the SKILLS.
You have to consider your self as an instrument of change first, for all BA's and ERP consultants ,Your main Big Picture that you must have in any project or task is "CHANGE". You are making a change in Organizations, Business, People's life and work, so you have to prepare yourself first to gain and develop your Interpersonal skills, and then practice the techniques and methods that are mentioned in "UCD" Sheet. Business Analysis is only for Skilled people.
If you want to proceed in this sheet, i will give you few notes that can help you to be a Professional Business Analysis Consultant.
1- You cannot master something if you don’t understand what it is.
The International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA™) defines business analysis as “The set of tasks and techniques used to work as a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operations of an organization, and recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals.”
2- Know Your Audience
Every human being communicates slightly differently. The successful BA understands that the first task on any new project is to get to know all of the significant participants and analyze their communication needs. Understanding people is the key to successful communication.
3- Know Business First
BAs work to understand the business environment of each project and be an advocate for the business people. The title Business Analyst is used to ensure the business focus.
You have to know the minimum understanding and information for the common business fields
4- Know the Technology
Every BA & ERP Consultant working on projects that touch technolgoy, so you have to know the application first, methodologies , life cycle & implementation methods
5- Know Your Analysis Techniques
And this is the practical guide for business analysis that we summarize here, and for more information you can refer to "Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide).
Thanks and enjoy reading...