Role of business analysts in organizations

Jayapalan, Gayathri (2020) Role of business analysts in organizations. Graduate student work (Unpublished)

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Projects are the context within which new products, modifications, migrations, changes in the law, updates to a company, and product offerings are delivered. The agile way of operating has created an avenue where companies can streamline their initiatives' execution, enabling businesses to get to the market quicker and effectively. Organizations have tried to align themselves with the paradigm of agile implementation, and their challenges come with that. The distinct functions and duties that need to be supported by key project team members are at the core of this alignment. Business Analysts (BA) are focused on the breakdown of operations, processes, systems, and business practices. BAs are at the core of a project team that has felt a need to develop and implement a new way of working to embrace agile ways of working with various priorities and outcomes. However, there appears to be little awareness of this discipline within the academic community, and little research has been discovered into the procedures and principles employed by business analysts. This research aims to determine how the business analyst role (BA) helps improve a business's performance. This project adopts a quantitative research method. Data was collected via an online survey tool through convenience sampling in India. The research model for this research is a modified BAM model. The survey has 20 ordinal questions and has been distributed through WhatsApp, a popular social media platform. The Chi-squared method and descriptive statistics were used for data analysis. The rest of the research report is organized as follows: first, the relevant literature on factors involved in the effectiveness of BAs was reviewed, and hypotheses for this research were formulated. Then the research design for this research was discussed. Research design is followed by the research results, discussion of these results, and limitations. The last sections are references and appendix. The researcher concluded that the discussions and findings support 14 hypotheses except hypothesis 1 and all the research questions. All 4 dependent variables: stakeholder management, technical skills, analytical skills, and communication, are influential factors for the three independent variables: project success factor, improved business performance, and revenue, significant factors for actual firm growth.

Item Type:Graduate student work
Keywords that describe the item: Business Analysis, Business Analyst, Data Mining, Decision Making, India
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Information Technology
ID Code:7781
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Deposited On:21 Jul 2021 01:45
Last Modified:16 Aug 2021 01:48

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