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WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT FROM YOUR BUSINESS ANALYST? – Part 3

Preparation.  First, it helps if you are prepared.  You already understand the general need or issue that your business must address.  Establish your time constraints and budgetary limits; and be ready to discuss those with your business analyst.  If you are unsure of the size of the project, commission a smaller feasibility study or situation analysis to examine the general scope and solution parameters.  Draw up a contract that defines the work to be delivered, as well as the project parameters and constraints.  Also, compose a mutual nondisclosure agreement and sign it with your analyst.  Additionally, give your business analyst access to your staff members and their explicit cooperation.

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FULFILLING BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS – Part 5

Transformation is not complete until each task has been executed AND verified. Verify each task independently based on your same requirement statements. Verification planning and execution can easily eat up 60% of your transformation budget, so be careful. Verifying task outcomes is not necessarily about massive regression testing programs, but more about selectively performing the correct tests.

When you engage a business analyst to advise you on a transformation, what should you expect? What work will be performed and what tangible work products will you receive as the result of that work? That’s the next topic.