Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Stakeholder Analysis - Notes - Part 2 - Business Stakeholders

Business Analysis Techniques - Stakeholder Analysis
Business Analysis Techniques - Stakeholder Analysis 


Here are some Key Point Notes on Business Analysis Techniques - Stakeholder Analysis.

This topic is part of the syllabus for the British Computer Society (BCS) Certificate in Requirements Engineering and the BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis.

The notes below are based on the syllabus for Certificate in Requirements Engineering and the specific terms used are those needed for answers in the BCS examinations.

Stakeholder Analysis also features as part of the various certificates awarded by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) - so people studying for those will also find these notes helpful.
But - be aware that the examinations for these are based on the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) - so the terms used there may be different in some cases.

For more - take a look at my online course - on Udemy:
Stakeholder Analysis







Key Point Notes - Requirements Engineering - Stakeholder Analysis - 
Business Stakeholders

Definition – Stakeholder:
Someone who has an interest in the system or business change under consideration.
  • Project Stakeholders
  • Business Stakeholders
  • External Stakeholders



Business Analysis Techniques - Stakeholder Analysis

Business Stakeholders: 
their role and contribution to the requirements engineering process.

Business Stakeholders - people who are:
Part of the business / organisation who will use the end product of the project.
May or may not be members of the Project Team - full or part time.
Have specialist business knowledge.
Will be affected by the outcome of the project.
  • Project Sponsor 
  • Project Board
  • Subject Matter Experts 
  • End Users and Managers
Project Sponsor - Role and Contribution:
Senior manager in the business /organisation.
Oversight of the Requirements Engineering process (and the entire project).
Accountable for the Requirements Engineering process (and the entire project).
Specifying and prioritising high level requirements.
Facilitating business user involvement in the project.

Project Board - Role and Contribution:
Senior managers in the business /organisation.
Specifying and prioritising high level requirements.
Facilitating business user involvement in the project.

Subject Matter Experts - Role and Contribution:
Experienced member of the business / organisation.
Giving business advice regarding the requirements.
Advising on industry best practice.
Ensuring that project requirements align with wider business requirements.

End Users and Managers - Role and Contribution:
Will use the new system delivered by the project.
Specifying and prioritising detailed functional requirements.
Specifying and prioritising detailed non-functional requirements.



Stakeholder Analysis - More 

Stakeholder Analysis - Notes - Part 1 - Project Stakeholders

Stakeholder Analysis - Notes - Part 3 - External Stakeholders

Take a look at my online course - on Udemy:
Stakeholder Analysis



References

BCS - Business Analysis Certificates - Information and Syllabus

IIBA - Certification - Information and Syllabus



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