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Role of a Business Analyst

"It is the Role of a Business Analyst to find solutions to business problems"

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A business analyst is an integral part of any successful company's organization and development. The role of a business analyst is technically defined as bringing together management, users, the technical team and manufacturing of an organization, in order to ensure quality products to their end consumers. Regardless of the technicality of the organization and the products or services it produces, the business analyst is going to bring everything together.

Responsibilities of a Business Analyst

Role of a Business Analyst

There are several responsibitlites of a business analyst in any organization. The main roles and responsibilities of the business analyst includes:

  1. Diagnose problems within an organization.
  2. Propose solutions or projects to business problems
  3. Project initiation process (covers the scope and objectives of any project, and establishes communication channels through all individuals who are involved in that project).
  4. Understand an their organization's business process (the business analyst must understand the business processes of their host organization, so that they can implement, delegate, and bring all individuals who are involved in any project together with damage to ongoing operations).
  5. Communicate as a liason between the various functional parts of the organization and managment (the business analyst is in charge of ensuring there are minimal gaps in understanding of the business and projects between the users, the technical teams, and management; this ensures the end product that is delivered is the best it can be).
  6. Project managment. Analyze and document progress of projects and information that is being delivered by the users and technical teams.
  7. Takes responsibility for the end result. Solves project problems and validates that the project results are correct and beneficial to the company.
  8. Testing (implements the testing to be done, as well as takes part in the testing of products)
  9. Implementation (implements the project that was created by his group of users and technical teams).

Summarizing the Role of a Business Analyst

Basically, the role of a business analyst is to discover organizational probems, propose alternative solutions, decide on the best solution, sell the solution to management, initiate a project to implement the solution, develop a team to work together with the users and the technical team, to ensure the solution is properly created (at all phases of development), and that the end result is as perfect as it can be. The business analyst is the middle man, and is supposed to help bring together technical and non technical developers, and ensures the work they are doing results in the best final product which can be developed by the company.

Business analysts are hired to understand the processes of an organization, and to use their knowledge to ensure the success of the organization. With technical know how, great interaction (people skills), and a full understanding of all business functions in an organization, there are several roles a business analyst plays in any organization, and throughout the entire process. The role of a business analyst can range from conceptualizing an idea to implementing and setting up task forces, testing, retesting, making changes and revisions, and creating a user friendly solution for all stakeholders.

Filling the Business Analyst's Role

In order to become a business analyst, one has to understand the entire organization, the hierarchy, and they must have the skills to use both technical and non technical information for project management, to ensure the final end products being produced by a company are the best they can possibly be. So, regardless of what organization you are interested in working for, as a business analyst, you will find there role of a business analyst is going to be diverse, and is going to require several different skills at different stages of the creation, development, and implementation processes.

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