Business Analysis enables change in an organizational context by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders. The set of tasks and techniques that are used to perform business analysis are defined in A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge.
The Business Analyst is an agent of change. Business Analysis is a disciplined approach to introducing and managing change in organizations, whether they are for-profit businesses, governments, or non-profits.
Job titles for business analysis practitioners include not only business analyst, but also business systems analyst, systems analyst, requirements engineer, process analyst, product manager, product owner, enterprise analyst, business architect, management consultant, business intelligence analyst, data scientist, and more. Many other jobs, such as management, project management, product management, software development, quality assurance and interaction design rely heavily on business analysis skills for success. Business analysis is used to identify and articulate the need for change in how organizations work, and to facilitate that change.
LEARN : We seek to evolve toward a common understanding of the business analysis profession and advocate the effective use of methodologies, resources, and tools through alignment to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge.
DEVELOP : We encourage diverse viewpoints and enable individuals to further the business analysis profession.Volunteers are the most valuable means to accomplish the chapter’s goals and objectives.
NETWORK : We provide an open forum for connecting with others in the local business analysis community and seek to foster and develop those relationships.We believe the contribution of each individual is essential to our success.
We have the specialized knowledge to act as a guide and lead the business through the unknown or unmapped territory, to get it to its desired destination. The value of business analysis is in the realization of benefits, avoidance of cost, identification of new opportunities, understanding of required capabilities and modelling the organization.