Assessment Item 1
The objective of this report is to research the role of a Business Analyst (BA) and to understand the competencies required to undertake a strategic review of an organisation in the education sector.
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.”
Focus of report:
Utilising the 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 in the education sector. To complement your report, link your ideas to real world examples.