The techniques in this article are applicable to different situations and business areas and can be adapted to project management, business analysis management or general management areas. Project Managements and Business Analysts should be experts in certain methodologies and business areas, and should have the detailed knowledge in this document. Although there are practical and theoretical differences between these techniques, project managers and business analysts can benefit from these technicals for their expertises.
Document Analysis is a tool used by Business Analysts in collecting customer demands or requirements phase to evaluate current documents and determining the information to uncover the requirements.
Document Analysis is conducted by Business Analysts.
Business Analysts analysis all the documents including business plans, market cases, agreements, requests, statement of work, current rules, procedures, education guidelines, competitor products, problem reports, customer's suggestion diaries.
It is estimated that documents are up-to-date.
It is used for collecting details from current solutions as well as updating solutions or including new entities. This technique is applied by the experts.
Current system and business documentation that are available are determined.
2. Document Analysis
▶ Appropriate work is determined with details and materials are studied.
▶ Business details are documented with questions with th help of experts.
▶ Business Analysts investigates and approves the selected details with experts.
▶ Information in requirements folder are arranged.
▶ Answers to demand monitoring questions are provided.
Strengths and Weaknesses
▶ You cannot start with a blank page, if there is no document you cannot analyse.
▶ It is used by Business Analysts to confirm current material and/or requirements.
▶ Interviews, job, surveys or focus groups are used and a mechanism is provided to cross check requirements.
▶ It is limited to "as-is" perspective.
▶ Documents may nıt be up-to-date
▶ When Business Analyst cannot find the information it can be frustrating and can cause losing time.