Businesses are currently operating in a climate subject to a succession of economic crises occurring in shorter and shorter cycles. They must therefore constantly adapt to cope. Business solutions must be developed quickly and be fully consistent with the real needs of the customer. In addition, they must be able to evolve rapidly to keep pace with our changing world, all the while remaining easy to maintain.
To offer our customers tailor-made solutions, a good understanding of business requirements by IT is essential. This key factor to success is based on a thorough analysis, strictly carried out according to best practices.
This is indeed an essential step in the process of application development, and the choice of the analyst is paramount – the adequacy and quality of the finished product relies on it. Conducting the project in tight collaboration with the analyst will be an additional factor for success.
BuSI has understood the market. BuSI has never underestimated the importance of analysis in the life cycle of any software, and continues to invest in this area.
Recent studies confirm this need for adaptation and clearly demonstrate the necessity for organizations to evolve their application platforms. With a view toward challenges that lie ahead, BuSI has strengthened its “Analysis” competence center through recruitment and training. BuSI can respond to market demand with either consulting or fixed price projects.
Consultants are recruited with an aim to combine technical, functional and sectorial expertise. BuSI takes pride in building a complete panel of knowledge in the following sectors of activity.
Training in new methodologies, techniques and tools, combined with sectorial intelligence, help to maintain a high level of skills and knowledge.
With a team of several analysts and senior managers experienced in large projects, BuSI boasts real expertise in these areas.
As part of our commitment to Quality of Service, BuSI ensures its analysts possess the necessary knowledge to successfully complete their missions. In addition, thanks to a team of over 30 senior analysts, BuSI can address the most complex projects. The underlying skills required can be grouped into the following categories:
The analysis and documentation of business requirements will be performed iteratively and incrementally – this will allow the BA to regularly communicate to stakeholders an updated description of the requirements, with the right level of detail.
After analysis of the business problem, and working alongside the project manager and the client, the Business Analyst (BA) must define the core elements of the project (objectives, scope, resources, stakeholders, …). This will help to determine the “high-level” requirements and to describe the main business processes.
The BA will then make recommendations for solutions based upon the views and opinions of the stakeholders. Once a consensus is reached, the analyst assists the development team in building the solution.
Each prototype is an opportunity for the BA to verify that the proposed solution meets the requirements identified above. It hence contributes to the building of a quality product.
Our consultants master the tools, methods and analysis techniques most commonly used in the BuSI product approach. In the case of governed missions, they will have to adapt to the customer’s IT environment. Even if this environment only partially exists, our analysts have adequate resources at their disposal to accomplish their missions.
Our consultants are trained in project management – Prince2 being the standard methodology used at BuSI. Depending on the context, they may use other methodologies such as Agile Project Management.
When not imposed by the customer, the analyst uses tools such as Aris, and Jama Office. The BA will of course ensure that these bring a real benefit to the project and allow for example to easily communicate schemas and documents.
Many techniques can be used by our analysts to document the client’s needs. Regarding modelling, UML and BPMN are commonly practiced on our projects.