Reference and guide to SFIA version 7. Framework status: Development.

#1274 BUAN - proposed wording changes for clarity and readability: change request deferred

From Jim Owens. Details attached below.

Business analysis: Level 6

Currently

Suggested Change

will have a measurable impact on the profitability

will have a significant measurable impact on the profitability[1]                                                           

methods, tools, techniques;

methods, tools and techniques;

plan-driven/predictive approaches or more adaptive (iterative and agile) approaches.

plan-driven (predictive) approaches or adaptive (iterative or agile) approaches

defining strategies, validating and justifying business needs, conducting feasibility studies, producing high-level

validating and justifying business needs, conducting feasibility studies, defining strategies.[2] Produces high-level

Guides senior management towards accepting change brought about through process and organisational change.

Influences senior management towards accepting process and organisational change.

Business analysis: Level 5

Currently

Suggested Change

Takes responsibility for investigative work to determine business requirements and specify effective business processes, through improvements in information systems,

Takes responsibility for investigating business requirements and specifying effective business process improvements, through modifications to information systems,

appropriate business analysis methods, tools and techniques; selecting appropriately from

appropriate business analysis methods, tools and techniques; selecting from[3]

plan-driven/predictive approaches or more adaptive (iterative and agile) approaches.

plan-driven (predictive) approaches or adaptive (iterative or agile) approaches

Business analysis: Level 4

Currently

Suggested Change

seeking effective business solutions through improvements in

seeking effective business improvements through modifications to

of new or changed processes

of existing processes

objectives, and the underlying issues

objectives, the underlying issues

Works with stakeholders, to identify

Works with stakeholders to identify

Works with stakeholders, to identify potential benefits and available options for consideration, and in defining acceptance tests

Works with stakeholders, to identify possible options, the likely benefits of each option, and to define user acceptance tests

plan-driven/predictive approaches or more adaptive (iterative and agile) approaches.

plan-driven (predictive) approaches or adaptive (iterative or agile) approaches

Business analysis: Level 3

Currently

Suggested Change

Investigates operational needs and problems, and opportunities,

Investigates operational needs, problems, and opportunities,

of new or changed processes and organisation. Assists in defining acceptance tests for these recommendations.[4]

of existing processes. Assists in defining user acceptance tests for these recommendations.



[1] In keeping with level 6

[2] Carts/horses

[3] We have already specified that it will be appropriate

[4] Don’t understand how you can change the organisation other than by changing the processes.

Attached to Business analysis

deferred

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