Key responsibilities of Business Analysts:
Primarily, a business analyst is responsible for the following:
- Elicitation – Discovering the underlying business need to be addressed and information related to the product and project requirements, often through conversations with stakeholders.
- Analyzing Requirements – Organizing, specifying and modeling the requirements to ensure they are complete.
- Specifying Requirements – Documenting the requirements in a format that can be shared with stakeholders.
- Validating and Verifying Requirements – Ensuring the requirements map to the real business need, are approved by all relevant stakeholders, and meet essential quality standards.
Depending on the role, the BA professional may also take on more senior-level activities such as planning the business analysis activities or managing requirements. And they may do a whole host of things not formally part of the business analysis role, such as manage the project, test the solution, or write code.