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1 Matt Dillon, Owner / Principal Consultant Pantheon Technical Writing © 2011 Pantheon Technical Writing LLC1

2 PTW  Business Analyst Analyzed ◦ Definition ◦ Role  Today’s Realities ◦ Going without ◦ Impacts  Value Proposition ◦ Benefits ◦ Pitfalls  Questions & discussions  Contact information © 2011 Pantheon Technical Writing LLC2

3 PTW  Investigator  Communicator  Bridge between business users & IT  Emerging Distinctions: ◦ Business Analyst (BA) vs. Business Systems Analyst (BSA) ◦ BA/BSA vs. Solution Architect (SA) © 2011 Pantheon Technical Writing LLC3

4 PTW Discovery Analysis Dev QA Delivery © 2011 Pantheon Technical Writing LLC4 BA Project Mgmt

5 PTW Many organizations go without Business Analysts because of…  Budgets…  Available expertise…  Awareness… …and instead use a “Slash” approach… © 2011 Pantheon Technical Writing LLC5

6 PTW Discovery Analysis Dev QA Delivery © 2011 Pantheon Technical Writing LLC6 BA Project Mgmt

7 PTW Discovery Analysis Dev QA Delivery © 2011 Pantheon Technical Writing LLC7 BA Project Mgmt

8 PTW Discovery Analysis Dev QA Delivery © 2011 Pantheon Technical Writing LLC8 BA Project Mgmt Users

9 PTW  65% of all software development projects fail  71% of all failed software development projects are traced to poor requirements  40% of all effort in the average software development project is fixing errors  56% of all error-fixing in the average software development project results from poor requirements Sources: International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA), CIO Magazine, Butler Group © 2011 Pantheon Technical Writing LLC9

10 PTW  “What is the requirement?” (want vs. need)  “Why…?”  BIAS  Other reasons © 2011 Pantheon Technical Writing LLC10

11 PTW  “How…?”  CURIOSITY  Other reasons © 2011 Pantheon Technical Writing LLC11

12 © 2011 Pantheon Technical Writing LLC12

13 PTW  Office: (610) 415-2203  Mobile: (610) 955-9922  Email: mdillon@pantheontw.commdillon@pantheontw.com  Website: http://www.pantheontw.comhttp://www.pantheontw.com © 2011 Pantheon Technical Writing LLC13


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