File Type: WordFile Name: LastName_student#_ass1Written report (15%)The objective of this report is to research the role of a Business Analysis (BA) and to understand thecompetencies required to undertake a strategic review of an organisation. You will research realworld organisations to complement your report.The International Institute of Business Analysis, (2006, p9) defines a business analyst (BA) as:“A business analyst works as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze,communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies, andinformation systems. The business analyst understands business problems and opportunitiesin the context of the requirements and recommends solutions that enable the organizationto achieve its goals.”Utilising this definition as a basis for a business analyst (BA) read the required readings and criticallyreflect on what a business analyst brings to an organisation and the competencies required toenable the analysis of an organisation. Link your ideas to real world examples.What skills does the business analyst require to enable the process of strategic analysis of anorganisation? Using real world example critically reflect on this aspect of a business analystcapabilities.ReferenceInternational Institute of Business Analysis. (2006). A Guide to the Business Analysis Body ofKnowledge, version 1.6. Retrieved 10 January 2018 fromhttp://it.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/ITnvgov/Content/Sections/IT-Investments/Lifecycle/BABOKV1_6.pdfRequired Readings:Joon Park, p., & Seung Ryul Jeong, s. (2016). A Study on the Relative Importance of UnderlyingCompetencies of Business Analysts. KSII Transactions On Internet & Information Systems, 10(8),3986-4007.
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MANKASINGH, D., & RAMSOOMAIR, F. (2017). COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE FOR A SMALLINFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING FIRM: STUDY OF MANAGERIAL HIRING PREFERENCES OFBUSINESS ANALYST INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANTS. Journal On Management, 12(1), 1-6.Chapters from business analysis text:Chapter 1: What is business analysis?Chapter 2: The Competencies of a Business AnalystChapter 3: Strategy Analysis
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Please include an assessment cover sheet as part of your submitted file Please add your name to the comment section when uploading to Turnitin I do suggest you upload before due date to obtain an originality report. Students who wish to earn high marks will ensure that their report is clearly linked to thespecified research topic. It is important to engage the reader. Moreover, they will ensurethat standards of academic integrity are maintained by adequately citing all references(Formatting for references: APA style).
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