Key Role of the Business Analyst

In the 21st – century Business analysis has emerged as a core business practice. In today’s world, the business environment is so complex that to be at par with other competitors and to sustain in the market an organization has to constantly change through innovation, adaptability, and ability to manage change. These are keys to success.

Business Analyst plays an important role in IT, as they are a liaison between the organization and technical solution providers for a given project. These highly skilled professionals ensure that the requirement is addressed before the technical solution is designed and provided. They play a key role in project lifecycle and ensure that the final solution meets the business objective.

As a Business Analyst, these are the key roles and responsibilities which an individual should be aware of. Here we have tried to accumulate some major points in defining and managing the particular role.

  • Translating and simplifying Requirements: He/she should be adept to understand the business requirements and translate to technical requirements. They should have good analytical skills which help them to understand and match strategic business objectives with practical technical solutions.

  • Extract Requirements: A Business Analyst ensures that business requirements are fulfilled and are proper. Improper or incomplete requirements might lead to project failures.

  • Organize Requirements: The Business Analyst should organize requirements into different and related categories to effectively manage and communicate them. Proper organization of project requirement leads to the optimum use of time and budget.

  • Verifying Requirements:  As a Business Analyst, an individual has to be very smart and vigilant about details and hence he/she has to be very particular about verifying all the requirements and can also reject implementations that do not help in business advancement. Most of the requirements are verified by tests, analysis, demonstration, and inspection.

Specific job deliverables of Business analyst vary as per employer’s needs. Some may be related to IT projects only, while others may be involved in areas like Accounts, Marketing, Finance, and Operations. An online training can be beneficial for the professionals working in different sectors like Insurance, Banking, Information and Technology, Telecommunications etc.

In a nutshell, for the success of any project, it is essential that a Business Analyst is brought in during the requirements discussion of the project so that they can deliver on all the above points.