Business analyst

Description

Specialist
The business analyst forms the interface between the user and the developer/operator. He establishes and prioritizes user requirements based on business processes and transforms them into system requirements. These are used by the developer and operator as a basis for the design and operation of the product, service or IT system.

Responsibility

  1. Definition of business processes, establishment of complete requirements and assurance of the involvement of specialists, user representatives and business process owners
  2. Systematic documentation of the outcomes with suitable methods
  3. Transfer of the requirements to those responsible for further processing

Powers

  1. Can access all required information

Skills

  1. In-depth knowledge of the specialist area
  2. Knowledge of the specifications of the core organization for the project and the operation of the application (e.g. for procurement, financing, controlling, security)
  3. In-depth knowledge of business analysis and the associated methods and techniques
  4. Business administration knowledge for evaluating options and cost-effectiveness
  5. Ability to establish, evaluate and prioritize requirements
  6. Project management knowledge
  7. In-depth knowledge of HERMES, attested to by a certificate
  8. Ability to work in a team, to communicate and to resolve conflicts
  9. Good writing skills, e.g. to document requirements
  10. Management of specialists in his area of responsibility

Relationships

Table 36: Business analyst relationships
Module Task Task responsibility Outcome Involved in creation of outcome
Project management Manage and control initiation Project manager Stakeholder list Project sponsor, Business analyst, Business process owner
Manage stakeholders and communication Project manager Stakeholder list Project sponsor, Business analyst, Business process owner
Lead change management Project manager Change request Business analyst, User representative
Agile development Design release plan Developer Release plan Operations manager, Business analyst
Keep a product backlog Project manager Product backlog Business analyst, Developer
Conduct sprints Developer Sprint backlog Business analyst
Project foundations Conduct a study Project manager Study Business analyst, User representative, Business process owner, IT-architect
Business organization Activate business organization Business analyst Business organization activated User representative, Business process owner
Realize business organization Business analyst Process description User representative, Business process owner
Organization description User representative, Business process owner
Organization implemented Business process owner
Draw up business organization concept Business analyst Business organization concept User representative, Business process owner
Product Design a product concept Business analyst Product concept User representative
IT system Realize system Developer Detailed specifications Business analyst, IT-architect
Design a system concept IT-architect Situation analysis Business analyst, User representative, Business process owner
System requirements Business analyst, User representative, Business process owner
Detailed study Business analyst, User representative, Developer
Design an integration concept IT-architect Integration concept Operations manager, Business analyst, Developer
Prepare system integration Developer Detailed specifications Business analyst, IT-architect
Activate system Developer System activated Operations manager, Business analyst, Application owner
Deployment organization Design a deployment concept Project manager Deployment concept Business analyst, User representative, Business process owner
Execute deployment Project manager Deployment measures carried out Business analyst, Business process owner
Prepare deployment Project manager Deployment measures and organization realized Business analyst, Business process owner
Testing Conduct test Test manager Test concept Tester, Operations manager, Business analyst, Developer
Design a test concept Test manager Test concept Tester, Operations manager, Business analyst, Developer
Realize test infrastructure Operations manager Test data Business analyst, Test manager
IT migration Decommission the legacy system IT-architect Legacy system decommissioned Operations manager, Business analyst
Design a migration concept IT-architect Migration concept Business analyst, Developer
Realize migration procedure Developer Detailed specifications Business analyst, IT-architect
Conduct migration Developer Migration carried out Operations manager, Business analyst, Application owner