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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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WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT FROM YOUR BUSINESS ANALYST?

The business analyst job description is very broad.  It covers any number of tasks ranging from collecting smartphone customer preferences to designing major IT data centers.  An analyst might seek the causes of poor business unit performance, or map the integration of major new operations software.  Generally speaking, business analysis focuses on gathering business requirements and then proposing solutions to meet those requirements.