Business analysis helps an organization to improve how it conducts its functions and activities in order to reduce overall costs, provide more efficient use of resources, and better support customers. It introduces the notion of process orientation, of concentrating on and rethinking end-to-end activities that create value for customers, while removing unnecessary, non-value added work. SoftExcel Technologies Inc., has years of experience in delivering highly effective business analysis services to assist clients in achieving their business objectives. Our ultimate goal is to reduce waste and complete projects in time and on the way, improve project efficiency and document the right requirements.
Our approach to business analysis focuses on identifying requirements in the context of helping organizations to achieve strategic goals through internal changes to organizational capabilities, including changes to policies, processes, and information systems. We start by understanding the needs of the business as a whole, its strategic direction, and identifying initiatives that will allow a business to meet those strategic goals. This understanding helps us in determining the best requirements development process, determining which requirements are the highest priority for implementation, and managing change.
A proper requirements development process helps in requirements elicitation. Depending on a particular engagement, this process might be composed using several techniques for requirements gathering such as traditional stakeholder interviews, Joint Requirements Development Sessions (Requirement workshops) or developing prototypes and use cases.
Just like our approach to software engineering, our approach to business analysis is highly iterative as well. The initial list of requirements is treated merely as clues and we repeatedly ask "why?" until the actual business purposes are discovered. Stakeholders and developers then devise tests to measure what level of each goal has been achieved thus far. Such goals change more slowly than the long list of specific but unmeasured requirements. Once a small set of critical, measured goals has been established, rapid prototyping and short iterative development phases may proceed to deliver actual stakeholder value long before the project is half over.
Requirements planning and management - We specialize in planning the requirements development process, determining which requirements are the highest priority for implementation, and managing change.
Requirements elicitation - We employ a number of hands-on techniques to elicit business requirements from clients and end users, including: Stakeholder interviews, Results-driven focus group sessions and interactive workshops and developing prototypes that allow users to visualize an application that hasn't yet been constructed.
Requirements analysis - We specialize in developing and specifying requirements in enough detail to allow them to be successfully implemented by a project team.
Requirements communication - We are experts in developing Use Cases that allows better communication and ensures that stakeholders have a shared understanding of the requirements and how they will be implemented.
Solution assessment and validation - Our business analyst can verify the correctness of a proposed solution, how to support the implementation of a solution, and how to assess possible shortcomings in the implementation.
Organizations need to focus on strategic matters on a more or less continuous basis in the modern business world. Our Business analysts are well-versed in analyzing the strategic profile of the organization and its environment, advising senior management on suitable policies, and the effects of policy decisions.
Our Business analysts can contribute by analyzing objectives, processes and resources, and suggesting ways by which re-design (Business Process Remodeling), or improvements (Business Process Improvements) could be made.
Organizations that need to align IT Development with the systems actually running in production for the Business can use our business analysts to better understand, and define the requirements for their IT systems.