The objective of this report is to research the role of a Business Analysis (BA) and to understand the competencies required to undertake a strategic review of an organisation. You will research real...

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The objective of this report is to research the role of a Business Analysis (BA) and to understand the
competencies required to undertake a strategic review of an organisation. You will research real
world 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, and
information systems. The business analyst understands business problems and opportunities
in the context of the requirements and recommends solutions that enable the organization
to achieve its goals.”
Utilising this definition as a basis for a business analyst (BA) read the required readings and critically
reflect on what a business analyst brings to an organisation and the competencies required to
enable 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 an
organisation? Using real world example critically reflect on this aspect of a business analyst
capabilities.
Reference
International Institute of Business Analysis. (2006). A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of
Knowledge, version 1.6. Retrieved 10 January 2018 from
http://it.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/ITnvgov/Content/Sections/IT-Investments/Lifecycle/BABOKV1_6.pdf
Required Readings:
Joon Park, p., & Seung Ryul Jeong, s. (2016). A Study on the Relative Importance of Underlying
Competencies of Business Analysts. KSII Transactions On Internet & Information Systems, 10(8),
3986-4007.

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