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WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT FROM YOUR BUSINESS ANALYST? – Part 5

Performance.  Your business analyst concludes the study by setting the stage for performing a business transformation based on requirements gathered.  The study results are presented formally, and the reports and supporting work documents are handed over to you.  These materials should include, at least, a problem definition document, a description and assessment of the current business state, a description of the desired future state, and a pro forma execution plan allowing you to move from the current to the future state.  Additionally, the analysis materials may include a list of alternative solutions, a list of circumstances considered in choosing the recommended solution, a list of risk factors and mitigating actions associated with moving to the future state, and a high level cost estimate for implementing the execution plan. 

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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.