Business Analyst - Typical Duties
(these vary with the assignment)       
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•Advising Senior Management on a range of issues affecting the organization's ability to achieve the project's business objectives;
•Identifying opportunities for organizational improvement;
•Assisting in the prioritization and assignment of organizational improvements;
•Developing and/or implementing an organizational improvement plan, business plan, policies and standards;
•Making recommendations and providing advice for improvements and assisting in developing solutions, scenarios and implementing recommendations;
•Preparing and presenting findings, status and other relevant matters;
•Collecting and analyzing information and presenting findings on complex issues, carrying out or coordinating research as required and preparing reports;
•Identifying and researching best practices;
•Processing problems into solutions or new opportunities/initiatives;
•Analyzing, advising on, and implementing business processes, strategies and functions;
•Advising on business decisions;
•Preparing and advising on contracts structure and enforcement;
•Leading and managing various business systems and process improvements (e.g., initiating redesign to promote increased efficiencies and reduce overall costs, implementing improvements to automation of process);
•Recognizing market factors and adapting business decisions to the context of the organization’s sector and industry;
•Implementing and advising on measures to mitigate risk;
•Facilitating Joint Application Development (JAD) session and acting as facilitator during workshops;
•Translating the business requirements into System/Functional requirements;
•Analyzing and documenting the business requirements and delivering work products through the life cycle;
•Assessing the organization's capacity/capability to undertake and successfully deliver t an initiative or a change;
•Consulting stakeholders (individually or by means of facilitating group sessions) to identify comprehensive business requirements;
•Documenting business requirements for all stakeholders;
•Providing support in analyzing, evaluating and controlling risks, especially related to requirements;
•Assisting in the prioritization and assignment of organizational improvements;
•Managing the implementation of an organizational improvement plan to identify, analyze, plan, track and control organizational improvements on a continuous basis; and
•Performing Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis when producing a business case to determine whether further investment in a project is warranted.