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BABOK Task Descriptions

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1. To determine the most viable solution approach to meet the business need in enough detail to allow for definition of solution scope and prepare the business case.

2. Meet with stakeholder(s) to elicit information regarding their needs.

3. This ensures that a solution meets the business need and determine the most appropriate response to identified defects.

4. To manage knowledge of requirements following their implementation.

5. Describes the proposed structure & schedule for communications regarding BA activities. Record & organize the activities to provide a basis for setting expectations for BA work - meetings - walkthroughs - & other communications.

6. Assess whether the organization is ready to make effective use of a new solution.

7. To analyze expressed stakeholder desires &/or the current state of the organization using a combination of textual statements - matrices - diagrams & formal models

8. This to done to solutions in order to determine how closely they meet stakeholder and solution requirements.

9. Ensure all needed resources are organized and scheduled for conducting the elicitation activities.

10. To define which new capabilities a project or iteration will deliver.

11. To define requirements for capabilities needed to transition from an existing solution to a new solution.

12. Determine the activities that must be performed & the deliverables that must be produced - estimate the effort required to perform that work - & id the mgmt tools required to measure the progress of those activities &deliverables.

13. Covers the id of stakeholders who may be affected by a proposed initiative or who share a common business need - id appropriate stakeholders for the project or project phase - & determining stakeholder influence &/or authority regarding the approval

14. Validate that the stated requirements expressed by the stakeholder match the stakeholder's understanding of the problem and the stakeholder's needs.

15. To select and structure a set of requirements in an appropriate fashion to ensure that the requirements are effectively communicated to - understood by - and usable by a stakeholder group or groups.

16. Identify factors other than requirements that may affect which solutions are viable.

17. Create and maintain relationships between business objectives - requirements - other team deliverables - and solution components to support business analysis or other activities.

18. The purpose of this is to ensure that all reqs support the delivery of value to the biz - fulfill its goals & objectives - & meet a stakeholder need.

19. To identify new capabilities required by the enterprise to meet the business need.

20. Obtain and maintain consensus among key stakeholders regarding the overall solution scope and the requirements that will be implemented.

21. This ensures that requirements specifications & models meet the necessary standard of quality to allow them to be used effectively to guide further work.

22. Allocate stakeholder and solution requirements among solution components and releases in order to maximize the possible business value given the options and alternatives generated by the design team.

23. This is essential for bringing stakeholders to a common understanding of requirements.

24. Describes how to select an approach to performing BA - which stakeholders need to be involved in the decision - who will be consulted regarding & informed of the approach - & the rationale for using it.

25. Record the information provided by stakeholders for use in analysis.

26. Identify and define why a change to organizational systems or capabilities is required.

27. Define the process that will be used to approve requirements for implementation and manage changes to the solution or requirements scope.

28. Evaluate functioning solutions to understand the value they deliver and identify opportunities for improvement.

29. To determine if an organization can justify the investment required to deliver a proposed solution.

30. To manage the performance of business analysis activities to ensure that they are executed as effectively as possible.

31. Ranking of requirements ensures that analysis and implementation efforts focus on the most critical requirements. Non-negiotiable Demands - Unrealistic tradeoffs

32. Understand which models are appropriate for the business domain & solution scope. Identify model interrelationships & dependencies