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Analysis Example Documents from real life

So, you're a systems analyst being asked to do some business analysis for the first time...

..or maybe you're a student or a junior business analyst looking for something to really get your teeth into. Or maybe you're a seasoned professional looking for synergies with a new assignment, or simply to brush up on your skills by taking apart someone else's work.

Well you've come to the right place...

These Business Analysis Studies / Examples documents are an essential subset of the project and analysis documents created during real live projects. Details, names, places and volumes are fictional, of course, to protect the identity of those involved.

Presently there are three sets of real-life analysis documents available and a set of two document templates for business analysts:

Which are right for you and where you are in your career?


Podzlle Operational Service Delivery - £7.95

This is a 37 page PDF document.

Images taken from the report - click to see larger in a new window: the report's table of contents and a screenshot of all pages in the report.

Report's Purpose

Provide Podzlle middle and upper management teams with a neutral appraisal of their operational service delivery, one that identifies issues, their process locations and impacts, allowing them to be aligned with corporate plans and addressed accordingly.

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This report is in PDF format to give the widest compatibility.

The legal stuff:

By going ahead with this purchase (payment handled by PayPal) you agree that you are buying a license for personal use on one machine at a time. The copyright remains with Crocus Information Ltd and you can't sell / rent / lease or otherwise pass on copies, and you are not allowed to make derived works (read the full license agreement).

Once you have paid, you will be taken to a page with a download link for the document and, for your convenience, an email will be sent to you with the same download link.

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Your natural curiosity and wanting to learn more are qualities that will make you a great analyst!


Central Quincum Operations - £9.45

This is a set of six PDF documents:

  • Project Terms of Reference
  • 3 sets of related Statements of Requirements
  • 2 Background analysis documents

You'll see how the detailed requirements came out and see a standard method of presentation.

Images taken from two documents in the set of six - click to see larger in a new window: the table of contents for the Terms of Reference and a screenshot of all pages in one of the Statements of Requirements.

Description

Documented using a very pragmatic subset of SSADM, these are real-life documents that delivered a successful project. The saving made to the client in unlevied charges was around £200,000, achieved within 3 months of implementation.

Background

With the deregulation of the energy market, certain centralised UK infrastructure functions that were conducted by monopoly-holders had to be sold off to prevent conflicts of interest.

Before the sale of Central Quincum Operations could be completed, certain systems and databases needed to be modified and cleansed. This was to allow the large numbers of suppliers that were entering the market to interface to those systems electronically and therefore to compete on a level playing field.

The systems were not designed with competition in mind and correcting that was the aim of this project - without this, a sale of CQO could not be completed. A full blown analysis was conducted to define the work to be carried out. This involved systems, technical interfaces, electronic data interchange interfaces, business process analysis and design, and data analysis, design and cleansing.

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The documents are in PDF format to give the widest compatibility (all bundled within a zip file).

The legal stuff:

By going ahead with this purchase (payment handled by PayPal) you agree that you are buying a license for personal use on one machine at a time. The copyright remains with Crocus Information Ltd and you can't sell / rent / lease or otherwise pass on copies, and you are not allowed to make derived works (read the full license agreement).

Once you have paid, you will be taken to a page with a download link for a zip file containing the document set and, for your convenience, an email will be sent to you with the same download link.

Clicking the button indicates you agree to the license. If you have a discount code, enter it here:

..your enquiring mind and thirst for a good puzzle makes you perfect as an analyst!


Fault Management for System Integration phase, Acme Energy Supplies - £6.45

There are two PDF documents in this pack:

Images taken from the two documents in the set - click to see larger in a new window: the table of contents for the Statements of Requirements for the adopted business system option and a screenshot of the pages in the alternate Business System SoR, the one not adopted.

Description

Analysed and recorded using a subset of SSADM, these real-life documents were used to implement a Fault Tracking and Management system (using PVCS Tracker). The environment included multiple Workstreams comprising a very large (£tens of millions) business change programme.

The main document contains a problems requirements list, a required system dataflow diagram, process descriptions, user / role definitions, datastore and dataflow descriptions. The secondary option is similar and explores an alternative business system option (the business opted for the first).

You'll see a high-level perspective of how PVCS Tracker can be used to cordinate and manage fault tracking and resolution on a very large scale and complex programme of work.

You'll also see a standard method of presentation as modified to suit the specifics of a particular piece of work. In this case, as well as a dataflow diagram and detailed process descriptions, you'll see user roles and dataflows defined.

Background

To enter the deregulated energy market and become a major supplier, Acme Energy Supplies had to develop a complete set of systems from front office to back. Supply, Billing, integration with existing systems, integration with other suppliers (for when someone changes supplier).

The overall business system had to cater for both electricity and gas, and for metered and unmetered dometic customers.

Each major business system development was undertaken by a different Workstream, all delivering to a coordinated set of plans. The Workstreams sometimes were carrying out bespoke developments, and sometimes were managing external suppliers doing the actual development.

As Workstreams started to deliver into Systems and Business Integration testing it became evident that fault management of each Workstream (managed internally by each up until then) had to be co-ordinated centrally.

There were two options:

  • Adopted: continue as before but with a formal definiton of how the independent fault management systems would be coordinated between the Workstreams
  • Rejected: manage all faults on one centralised database

With a formal definition and all workstreams adopting the same processes and procedures, fault management went forward smoothly to the end of that phase of the project.

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The documents are in PDF format to give the widest compatibility (all bundled within a zip file).

The legal stuff:

By going ahead with this purchase (payment handled by PayPal) you agree that you are buying a license for personal use on one machine at a time. The copyright remains with Crocus Information Ltd and you can't sell / rent / lease or otherwise pass on copies, and you are not allowed to make derived works (read the full license agreement).

Once you have paid, you will be taken to a page with a download link for a zip file containing the document set and, for your convenience, an email will be sent to you with the same download link.

Clicking the button indicates you agree to the license. If you have a discount code, enter it here:

BA hot tip: Always state requirements in solution-independent language


Business Analysis Document Templates - £8.25

There are two DocX (for MS Word, OpenOffice and others) documents in this pack:

Images taken from the two documents in the set - click to see larger in a new window: the Terms of Reference template and the Statements of Requirements template.

Description

These are templates suitable for the analysis workstream for various phases and different profiles of business project: project inititiation; feasibility study, full study. Each comes with a structure and the headings already in place. And of course, you can re-use these for each new project.

To help make them easy to use, each section / heading is accompanied by a description of what should go there.

With these templates not only will you have a document in which you can present your analysis findings, you'll also have an outline plan of what to do. That is, the analysis work to provide content for each section.

Of course, your skill as an analyst at uncovering that detail will determine the final quality (fitness for purpose) of the document.

Buy here...

The documents are in DocX format for MS Word, OpenOffice and others (all bundled within a zip file).

The legal stuff:

By going ahead with this purchase (payment handled by PayPal) you agree that you are buying a license for personal use on one machine at a time. The copyright remains with Crocus Information Ltd and you can't sell / rent / lease or otherwise pass on copies. As these are templates, you ARE allowed to make derived works (read the full license agreement).

Once you have paid, you will be taken to a page with a download link for a zip file containing the document set and, for your convenience, an email will be sent to you with the same download link.

Clicking the button indicates you agree to the license. If you have a discount code, enter it here:

BA hot tip: Perfection is the enemy of the "good enough"


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Related

Is this you?

Yes, if you are:

  • studying for a computing degree
  • a business studies student
  • starting out as a business analyst
  • a systems analyst who is becoming more business-facing

If so, then you'll want to read through our Requirements Analysis and Specification briefing study and / or our Acme Fashion Supplies case study


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