Business Transformation and Change is not possible without projects and projects are not possible without Business Analysts. The good news for the profession is that change is continuous in today’s markets and a major driver of change is culture.
Organisational culture strongly influences working relationships, and in many organisations the culture can vary between business units and even projects. Success is difficult to obtain in organisation’s where a disconnect exists between culture and the business strategy. Often, when this is the case, project execution suffers and stakeholders/vendors are left questioning why.
We work closely with clients to understand their organisational culture and values to best identify the ‘right fit’ candidate for their business. To perform their roles more effectively, Project Resource Partners coaches contractors in the market to better understand organisational culture and how it influences requirements and project success. Business Analysts don’t have much say in how or why some projects are undertaken but by identifying cultural disconnects, they can better define requirements and recognize risks that might otherwise go unnoticed.
Being a strong Business Analyst often requires more than just developing and writing requirements, it means establishing trust with stakeholders and persuading them to embark on a journey of change. BA practitioners are expected to impress stakeholders and demonstrate their worth by asking the tough questions that address the impacts of a new solution or process and what effect the change will have on an organisation and its customers.
Those BA’s who are making people take notice are those who recognize the opportunity to play a more strategic role in a project and take it upon themselves to develop the required skills needed to do it well.
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