We provide top business analysis services to create custom web solutions perfectly tailored to your company’s needs. To ensure predictable project results, our business analysts write comprehensive specifications which outline a single vision of a product for all sides of the development process.
A business analyst, or sometimes referred to as a business systems analyst, must be involved at the very beginning of a project. The business analyst works with the stakeholders to analyze and document business processes for the system to be developed, determine functional requirements and high-level features, elaborate on the details of the software project and requirements to set the direction of the project, and support its implementation.
To better understand the importance of business analysis, here are some of the many ways an analyst can transform a project.
1. Project Discovery
To verify your idea, rule out potential technology roadblocks, and avoid scope creep, it is recommended that you start your project with a Discovery Phase. This is especially true for companies that have little experience in IT, are considering entering a new market, or want to launch an innovative product. Our BA team will help you:
• Clarify your business needs and goals
• Conduct market and competitor analysis
• Determine what your technology solution should do (functional requirements)
• Create mockups and wireframes
• Outline a preliminary solution scope: MVP, market-ready solution
• Assess the cost of building the product (ballpark estimate)
• Evaluate project risks and figure out how to mitigate them
Trends in business analysis solutions advocate the identification of the ‘users’ or ‘stakeholders’ of the proposed application, before going into the detailed requirements gathering process. Business analytics processes are streamlined when business analysts identify exactly who the ‘end-users’ or ‘stakeholders’ are and by approaching only the relevant people for requirements gathering.
Stake-holder interviews, focus group studies, use cases, data flow diagrams, prototypes etc are business analytics tools in use for requirements gathering. Existing corporate documentation such as process flow charts, training modules, user manuals and research findings are also referred to, in order to make the requirements gathering as detailed and exhaustive as possible.
3. Analysis and Documentation
During the Business Analysis phase, we collaborate with company stakeholders and our development teams to solidify the solution requirements and prioritize product features. Through this process we:
- Analyze how the system would function (non-functional requirements)
- Narrow down the project scope
- Choose the optimum technology stack
- Plan the solution architecture
- Create an implementation roadmap
- Document solution requirements
- Provide a detailed cost estimation
4. Implementation and Testing the Solution
Once the design has been finalized and accepted by the customer, the systems team moves on to developing code based on the design and implementation models. A continuous process of testing goes on as each module is developed. The code is tested against requirements, test cases and test plans.
Integration and Quality Testing is carried out before the application is presented for demonstration and client acceptance. Through these stages the business analyst has to ensure that the application meets the requirements specifications and project goals. The application is debugged and fine-tuned based on client feedback. This is followed by actual deployment of the application on live servers at the customer site.