Impact Analysis is a systematic process that is carried out to realize a successful requirements management process by assessing and assessing the impact of any changes in business demands on business needs and requirements.
The business analyst must ensure that the work of impact analysis at the institutional level, as well as at the projects he or she is involved in, becomes a corporate culture. In fact, whatever the reason is, if it is accepted that change is a part of life and that it can come to life every moment; The things to do against this change can be made easier as a process.
Within a project, there may be a change in demand for the project at any time due to various factors. Such a situation can affect the duration and budget of the project. For this reason, an impact analysis should be conducted against these changes. An approach to such an impact analysis can be implemented as follows:
- The effects that will occur if the change is made or not made should be determined. This can be exploited for the following questions
- What is the impact of your changes and the impact of corporate strategy?
- What is the feasibility of your change?
- Do any changes affect the requirement?
- What are the non-implemented requirements affected?
- In the project, the points to be affected are determined by using the traceability matrix established from the business needs to the solution requirements and test scenarios.
- It examines whether the change triggers any risk.
- Estimates of effort are taken after the affected points are identified.
- If any user training needs arise after the change, what is going on is examined.
The change may always occur at the nature of the work. It is important that business analysts do not try to remove any of these changes, but when they do, we must successfully manage the change by doing an impact analysis.