Strategic Analysis and Evaluation of Solution

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Running head: THE ROLE OF A BUSINESS ANALYSTThe Role of a Business AnalystName of StudentName of UniversityAuthor Note
1 THE ROLE OF A BUSINESS ANALYSTTable of contentsIntroduction................................................................................................................................2Evidence and argument..............................................................................................................2Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring............................................................................2Elicitation and Collaboration..................................................................................................3Requirements Life Cycle Management..................................................................................4Strategy Analysis....................................................................................................................5Requirements Analysis and Design Definition......................................................................6Solution Evaluation................................................................................................................7Conclusion..................................................................................................................................7Reference....................................................................................................................................9
2 THE ROLE OF A BUSINESS ANALYSTIntroductionThe assignment deals with understanding the role of a business analyst. The role of abusiness analyst is to analyse the domain and the organisation in which work takes place. Itdocuments the business and relates it to technology. The following assignment analyses therole of an analyst in core knowledge areas. The areas of focus include analysis planning,collaboration expectancy life cycle, strategic analysis and evaluation of solution. These areasdevelop the essentials of a business and allow it to maintain its competitiveness in the market.For the purpose of the assignment, a case study on Integrated Library System (ILS) isconsidered. It is equivalent to an enterprise resource planning system. The case study focuseson the migration of one library system to a new domain. The combination of a vendor-supported and customised system was done along with the original system of the library.Certain discrepancies were seen in the new system that led to the customization of thesystem.Evidence and argumentBusiness Analysis Planning & MonitoringEvery business needs to be analyzed based on certain factors that contribute to thesuccess or failure of the business. These factors can be both external as well internal. Thesefactors are important as based on it managers can formulate strategies that can help in thegrowth of business (Eva et al. 2014). The essential knowledge area for the business analysisis laying the foundations for proper planning, defining and completion of business analysis.Such an action is the responsibility of a project manager. This also includes the monitoring ofthe activities to ensure that every threat is taken care with the utmost significance.
3 THE ROLE OF A BUSINESS ANALYSTAccording to Fleisher and Bensoussan (2015), the monitoring of the analysis is donein order to understand the ways by which the work is being conducted. The monitoring isdone after the planning and implementation of the strategies. The strategic approach helps inthe proper analysis of the strategies and identifies any changes that are needed for thebusiness. The monitoring of activities ensures that the plans are properly executed and theoutcomes of these plans provide the desired results for the people. Hence, it can be said thatin the case of ILS, the business analysis that is required is the proper identification andevaluation of the new model (Zott and Amit 2013). The acquisition module of the new ILSmodel needs to be either modified or replaced depending upon the ways it is adopted by thecompany. In order to do so, it is required that the managers monitor the technique carefully.However, replacing the acquisition module also needs proper analysis and monitoring so thata similar mistake is not repeated. Elicitation and CollaborationAccording to Bargiela-Chiappini and Nickerson (2014), business elicitation is theprocess by which managers gather requirements for the success of an organisation. Therequirements can be collected from the customers, employees as well as the stakeholders.These requirements are essential in order to understand the ways by which business can beconducted by implementing required changes in the organisation. The requirements under theelicitation technique include analysing documents, conducting interviews, observation,process modelling as well as workshops. The feedback of the customers is collected viasurvey method in the form of a questionnaire that helps an organisation to understand theviewpoints of the target markets. In this regard, it can be said that collaboration is animportant factor for any business (Gmelin and Seuring 2014). This is mainly because of the fact that the collaboration with the stakeholders helps inmaintaining the strategies of the business. The ideas of the stakeholders prove effective in the

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