BA’s always will be ready for the change requests. Whenever the change request comes from the client the BA will analyze the change request.
Initially we will perform feasibility study to accept the change and then the Impact analysis to measure change to project and finally effort estimation to implement the change in the Project.
Change Management will impact the project Scope. That means that any requirement which was not specified as a part of the initial Business Requirements document, must be managed using and appropriate change management and Control technique as the business analyst along with the project manager has to carefully review and follow a rigorous change control process. It implicates, when a change is requested, a business analyst must,
- Initially the BA Documents the change Request.
- The BA will analyze the change request is really a change, or a defect discovered from previous need communication.
- The change manager or the project manager must provide an initial approval if the business analyst needs to move further in analyzing the change requested.
- When it comes to change management weather or not to incorporate changes, depends on yet another important factor which is for the business analyst as well as the project manager to ensure weather the requested change is a complex one or just a minor change.
- In case the change is complex it will not only expand the scope of the project drastically which in turn leads to increase the delivery time.
- Business analysts will help the stakeholders to understand the impact, the change request will have on the organization and to help minimize negative impact,
- Successful change efforts necessitate the Business Analyst to articulate a realistic or convincing vision that appeals to both internal and external stakeholders
A BA must be able to create a sense of urgency among the stakeholders, Lead by Example, show strong personal commitment and enable stakeholders to contribute to their full potential. In order to Successfully manage change in change management, organizations must overcome the test of bringing all stakeholders to an agreement/consensus about the changes to be combined and to get the project completed on time BA need to avoid the conflicts.