Business Analysis is the set of tasks, knowledge, and techniques required to identify business needs and determine solutions to enterprise business problems. Although, the general definition is similar, the practices and procedures may vary in various industries.
In Information technology industry, solutions often include a systems development component, but may also consist of process improvement or organizational change.
Business analysis may also be performed to understand the current state of an organization or to serve as a basis for the identification of business needs. In most cases, however, business analysis is performed to define and validate solutions that meets business needs, goals, or objectives.
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The global standards of practice are defined by the A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide), the Business Analysis Competency Model, and the core certifications. The Competency Model and certifications are based on the current version of BABOK Guide.
Organizations employ business analysis for the following reasons −
· To understand the structure and the dynamics of the organization in which a system is to be deployed.
· To understand current problems in the target organization and identify improvement potentials.
· To ensure that the customer, end user, and developers have a common understanding of the target organization.