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Power, Success, Thinking … the Hybrid individuals

Power: What is it? But more importantly how do we know when we have got it? Power is an organised effort, and organised knowledge.

Success: What defines it? How do we know we have come to victory? Success is the ability to obtain power to get what you want, but without interfering with the rights of others.

Avoidance: It is the sign of fear of failure, so to avoid is to mean to fear… to fail? Would you risk this without trying first?

 

Business analysts are paid to think. Thinking is the force of habit that defines us and the quality of the decisions we make. If the numbers from Thomas Edison are anything to go by, our ability to think through situations should never be taken for granted.

Critical thinking is an extremely important quality that should be nurtured, refined and actively applied to every decision we make.

 

Five percent of the people think; Ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” 
― Thomas A. Edison

Problems arise from starting with a client’s wish list. What stops BA’s from starting with the required end situation and building back up?

The way we work is that the BA‘s only get a project once a Business case with Measurable KPI’s exists. The KPIs give a very good indication of the end point and it helps to stay within scope i.e… you want this.. but which KPI would it affect? None… oh so you have a new KPI… we then have to take this up with the PMO who has a discussion with the Proejct board who decide if the new requirement is really worth it. This process stops a lot of rubbish getting into the project and although the swing they asked for from day one is never actually a swing.. it still does what a swing should do with only very small improvements.

When I start a project I always build the customer experience first. most often with storyboards and get business sign off on that. Once I get sign off on this, that when I go and write my agile user stories with the detailed acceptance criteria. The business rarely care about the stories. They jsut trust that we will deliver the user experience they signed off on…

Ultimately the project should be driven by the end goal. Not necessarily what the client states they want but by what they are trying to acomplish. Unfortunately the client often enters the process not only with a set idea of what is to be done (the solution, wish list) but how it is to be done (the plan). Part of the analytical challenge is to filter through the stated wish list and articulate the real business drivers. I gather requirements from the top, the bottom, the middle, anywhere I can get them depending on the environment but the driving force is always the end goal. Unfortunately as there are often political realities that can make this an uphill battle. But that’s one of the challenges of being an analyst.

What can be the most successful technique when reviewing requirements with the user for signoff

I think there’s a very good question here about how do you get stakeholders / users to validate requirements (in the general sense not just “the System should” type statements), but I that the concept of sign-off is flawed. What does it mean if the requirements have beed signed-off? It doesn’t mean that the requirements are correct, complete or that they won’t change, so why would you ask the users to sign-them-off, what good does it do?

In answer to your question, probably the worst thing you can do is to send them some sort of document and say “if I haven’t heard back by next friday I’ll consider them signed- off”

Interaction in the form of walkthroughs and workshops work well and are of relatively low cost, prototypes and mock-ups are better (especially if it’s high risk) but more expensive and then as Rudd says iterative and incremental development is best if you can do it.

1. Input parameters addition – what are the present parameters, how they contribute to arrive at the final figures, what are other conditions or constraints , business rules – like discounts, penalties due to missing TATs etc. which are likely to impact the normal billing figures etc. Actual Algorithm involving all these can be modelled into Excel. Different datacuts from your existing Database should be provided as inputs and see the outputs. It should be able to point out how new parameter is contributing – what was output with/without it. Data combinations builds confidence to a great deal.
2.In case of Billing output with additional points from other systems -e.g. CRM for missing TAT etc – Then we have to build a model which will introduce the integration points, How they will flow across systems – frequency modes, transformation rules etc. Their contribution towards assessing health of client-vendor relationships over the years.This can be provided through context diagrams/flow diagrams/business rules/Graphs etc.
3.Updated Logic – Algorithms/Logic – actual calculation steps to define every step in the processing – privilledges etc. should be modelled though Excel, With new logic in place what effect it will carry upon retrospective data should be mentioned into that – with effect date wise. Different artifacts should be employed to provide the clarity upon different dimentions of the process.
Continuous walkthroughs with end users, weekly update to owner/sponser helps to be on one page for the entire team. It avoids shockers and facilitate sign offs process.

Agile approach should be great many a times as it builds confidence between user communities fast than offline approach. But cases when ‘whether this investment is utmost necessary within this quarter itself’ is rather a question on business owner‘s plate then offline mode works great to get all the pieces aligned first. It is always important to select the correct approach and build a consensus fast and get the sign offs.

IT or Business? The COO chooses the business analysts, why?

Since the BA is the conduit between the business and IT worlds, the BA has to be an interpreter/translator that can effectively speak the language of both sides.

BA should be independent of both the business and IT — the focus is on solving business problems with a focus on three areas People, Process and Technology. A systems analyst takes the busienss requirements and elaborates them into a document from which design and development can occur.
A PM manages the project to delivery. A BA should be involved to ensure the right solution is delivered. A BA group should not in under a PMO.
A BA group should report into the CFO or COO and be independent of the politics resident in organizational departments and I.T

Some Business Analyst may not like the idea of BAs being part of IT. The skillset and value of a BA is much broader than only working within one department. When a BA is working on strategy (enterprise analysis), or process improvement, how does this relate to IT at all? I’m glad the COO chose the business analysts. I would make the same choice.

The difference between business requirements and functional requirements

 I see business requirements as what the business WANTS to be able to do to manage and fulfil (the processes to meet business objectives).

As not everything that business wants is what is needed at the moment, a ‘living strategy’ with an exception of some core operational principals defining an organization.

And most business requirements change, sometimes quite a bit and often, under pressure of markets, technological progress, etc.

The Business Analyst can help build support systems robust enough to sustain the amount of changes in business requirements and implement functional requirements that continues to deliver the value.

Using a business analyst

The business analyst can bring structure & formalisation of requirements into its process. Increasing foresight or ‘long-sighted’ goals among Business Owners.

 

A Business Analyst should not just be the ‘man in the middle’ but it should help business owners & developers to streamline the ‘long term’ goals.

 

Project managers will include business analyst to break down the communication barriers between stakeholders and developers.

 

The business analyst definition: An internal consultancy role that has responsibility for investigating business systems, identifying options for improving business systems and bridging the needs of the business with the use of IT.

 

Four Tiers of business analysis:

Planning Strategically,

Operating / Business Model Analysis,

Process Definition & Design

IT / Technical Business Analysis

 

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