Being a Business Analyst entails a lot of responsibilities such as the identification of business needs and the determination of probable solutions to problems that the company encounters. One must be able to come up with comprehensive solutions which has a systematic developmental component, which may include a detailed description of process improvements, change in organizational format, or plans and policies for strategic development.
He should represent and know the target market of the company. He should be able to relay the important information from the consumers to the development team. Moreover, he must be responsible to provide useful modeling techniques for the company which will be considered in this article.
The common modeling techniques for a BA include context, process, usage, data and design models. It should be expected that the analyst is knowledgeable about all of these models. Models are a framework of generating economic method of doing business in which the company can achieve self sustainability. These are often used by an analyst to present a certain plan or system in a more comprehensive way to be able to lay out how will the company can generate revenues.
In process modeling, the business analyst should be able to provide a detailed description of the steps that the company should take. The purpose of this activity is that the enterprise will evaluate the current process and how it may be reanalyzed or improved. This may be accomplished by creating flowcharts and activity diagrams, sequence diagrams, functional decomposition models and a lot more.
The usage model on the other hand, presents information concerning user profiles. He must be able to know the fundamentals of usage models. He must be familiar with user groups and profiles, stories and storyboard and use case modeling and more.
In data modeling the business analyst should be able to exactly establish as well as relate the user data requirements. Then he must be able to obtain necessary information required to make the data model. Next, he must be able to interpret and create logical data models.
After setting the data models the business analyst should be able to come up a design model. In design modeling he must be able to derive or architect a solution or actions that the company must do to counter any problems or improve and develop the company. The BA must have already finalized the business model and have prepared a summarized recommendation on when and how the models can be used.