Need someone who can get your business on track for success? Take a look at how a business analyst can help you deliver optimum results—even if the analyst is working abroad.
Your business needs a competitive edge. But to get there, you have to successfully articulate your vision and set up your project for success. That’s where a business analyst can help.
Furthermore, with a business analyst consulting from abroad, you get all the benefits of stellar expertise at a price that your business can afford.
Ready to invest in your future success? Here’s a closer look at how a business analyst can support your whole business.
What Does a Business Analyst Do?
You know that your business has a lot to offer. But in order to deliver on that promise, you need to get smart about how you run your projects. That’s where a business analyst can help you realize what’s possible.
Think of a business analyst as a cog in the larger machine. They support multiple teams to ensure the whole process goes off without a hitch. That boils down to four basic responsibilities:
- Consulting and analysis
- Monitoring the project
- Managing the project
- Methodological guidance
The Knowledge a Business Analyst Brings to the Table
Business analysts bring three skillsets to the table:
- Business knowledge
- Management skills
- Communication skills
Their business knowledge means that the analyst is the first point of reference if a team has any queries on a project, and their communication skills ensure smooth messaging between all involved parties to drive understanding. Yet they also work with the team leader or project lead to coordinate task management and keep the project on track.
The Many Roles of a Business Analyst
As you can see, a business analyst wears several hats in a team–to the benefit of the team and your larger organization. Thanks to their knowledge and skills, they can take over the roles of Product Owner or Scrum Master.
From the management side, a business analyst makes it possible for the team to articulate all stages of the project life cycle. They help understand the current situation and objectives. Yet they also act as a pivotal communicator between stakeholders and the development team, ensuring everyone is on the same page. And, of course, they help the team itself stay on agreement so that the team can deliver what is expected.
Basically, think of a business analyst as your vision person: helping everyone see the whole picture so that you can stay on the same page and deliver exactly what you promised to your clients.
How a Business Analyst Drives Value
Does your business need to get focused and on target? If so, your company can benefit from a business analyst. Here are a few major ways that a business analyst can drive value.
Mapping the Project
How do you know where your project will go? How can you know what direction your project plan will take?
With a business analyst on your team, there’s never any question.
A business analyst helps your team assess the possible solutions and lay out a plan from the very beginning. They do more than just prioritize requirements and flesh out what’s possible–they help turn that information into action.
Your project succeeds if it meets the needs of your clients. But first, you have to understand what those needs are and how you can best serve them. That’s where a business analyst can deliver fantastic results.
Your team knows software, but a business analyst knows how to translate customer needs into practical software solutions. Better still, they know how to analyze what they see so that they can deliver well-reasoned results, and you can deliver a great experience to your customers.
Communication with Customers
Need to communicate with your customers—and wow them in the process? Would you prefer to do this without detracting from the time you spend on the project? A business analyst can help you get the job done right.
Because their job is built on understanding what the client needs and how the team can deliver it, they have to be able to communicate with clients successfully. Of course, that means more than just initial project communication. It also means communicating how the project progresses over time to ensure client satisfaction and communicating customer feedback to the team effectively.
In short? If you need a communicator who can handle every aspect of the project, a business analyst is your go-to person.
Maximizing Your ROI
Last but not least, a business analyst allows you to maximize your ROI—especially if you’re working with an overseas analyst.
For one thing, working with an outsourced analyst allows you to save money on hiring an analyst directly while providing access to a broader talent pool. For another, an analyst in Argentina is far more cost-effective than a U.S. analyst while providing all of the same expertise.
Get more value out of our business analysts
Is your business ready to make the right choice to support your customers? If so, it’s time to give your project team the advantage of a software development team that includes a business analyst. And that’s where we can help.
For over 20 years, the team at Hexacta has delivered world-class services in IT consulting, nearshore and offshore custom software development, software testing, user interface design and of course, business analysis. We’re proud to be one of the best software development companies in Argentina and the whole region.
And now, we’re ready to deliver a great experience you and your customers will love.
Ready to get started? Get in touch today to let us know how we can grow your project.
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