Three Pillars of Business Analysis in Information Technology

Business Analysis in Information Technology

The space in which project requirements are shaped appears in the result of SGS-model parts interaction (SGS stands for Stakeholders, Goals, and Scope). Carrying on this topic, it is possible to point out three fundamental aspects of Business Analysis in Information Technology (IT)

  • Solution/product idea (project/product view and scope),
  • Stakeholders,
  • Requirements.

During idea development, one should take into account aspects of moving from business problems to its solutions (in light of business (stakeholders) needs, opportunities (restrictions) and transitional requirements to the solutions). At the same time, new business requirements, goals and success criteria are stated, solution/project/product frames are determined, etc. The results are reflected in the documents describing project view and scope or in the statute of the idea ( you can find the relevant samples in Karl Wiegers works).

Normally solution envisioning is based on general tasks performed by a Business Analyst. It involves the aspects listed above (and in the picture below).

three pillars of business analysis
three pillars of business analysis

The requirements can be of different types: Transitional, Business, User, Functional (usually accompanied with the development of functional prototypes), Non-functional and Data Requirements, as well as Assumptions, Constraints, etc.

Author: Veronika Baeva, see original resource in Russian.

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