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Business Analyst Role in Power Platform Project
One can say without any doubt that Business Analyst have crucial role in the successful project delivery. The whole software development Life Cycle (SDLC), their involvement is required with utmost dedication and diligence. It is required not only in the beginning that is design and analysis phase but also in prototyping phase in collaboration with the design team, collaboration with the and developers in order to implement the user stories, performing functional validation and quality assurance on the user stories and feature, Creating financial and budgeting models for accurate business decisions. this is only the high level and the key roles that business analysts have to perform but in but but the rule consists of a lot of analytical data solving.
Among the many roles and responsibilities of a business analyst, some involve software system development. IT, of course. Often, they communicate their findings and assist with processes, products, services, and software through data analysis with others throughout the business operations and company hierarchy.
PowerApps, a combined development framework and runtime for desktop, web, and mobile apps that work with line-of-business data. These apps can be updated and modified on the fly, without having to go through app store approval each time you want to make a change. So, the goal of business analyst can be extremely beneficial for the power platform as they are constantly evolving and the requirements of the customers are constantly changing so in order to develop an advanced technology that provides efficient solutions, it is of utmost important that a developer and QA and design teams collaborate with business analyst. Following are somebodies defined in which a business analyst can play a significant role in the team:
Customer Relationships Management (CRM)
Client satisfaction and also monitoring clients onboarding and offboarding are extremely crucial tasks for a business analyst and in an IT company. CRM software such as Microsoft Dynamics 365, PMO 365 and Power Microsoft power platform require a lot of analysis and requirement gathering phase rich is a is a huge source of learning for a business analyst. In order to achieve a successful project, they require business savvy and technical expertise. CRM business analyst research customer trends in order to recognize patterns and configuration so that they can use the data that they have used for analyzing into the practical website. They also need to monitor ad campaigns marketing campaigns and provide solutions for enhancement and further improvements.
The analysis of a project benefits and costs
- Map the strategic road map for project successful completion
As the key role of a business analyst is to gather the requirements and also prioritize them. Use of a road map to identify the project scope and priorities is of is extremely useful for the initial stages of the project. business analysts collaborate with project manager as well as technical team that includes developers and testers and discuss the scope with them before signing off with the customer hence to Bring the team on the same page the involvement of business analyst is very crucial.
- Identify and manage internal and external stakeholders
Stakeholders are the choosers and users of the system as they play a key role in the as the end user who will be using the system. Business analyst is also responsible for analyzing the requirements and identifying all the Key stakeholders
- Prepare business case /document for a project:
The analysis of a project documentation includes its costs risk impact mitigation strategies and feature functional and non-functional. Documenting the scope also includes mapping the high- and low-level requirements in the form of feature and also provide its solution options and also evaluating their fit for the project and business needs simultaneously.
- Ensure training and change management
As a business analyst is in is in direct conversation and interaction with the customer as well as with the technical team so he off often have to wear the hat of training management and change management specialist on a project.
- Ensure that the product is market fit
It is a key responsibility of a business analyst that to provide solution which are the best fit for the market and solve the customer pain points. They also ensure that the company's target customer are buying using and selling the product in and the KPIs defined by the company which are enough to sustain the products growth and profitability.
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