It has been my experience that the analysis and design categories usually take up about 75% of the project time. When expressing this opinion, most people will agree.
Simply put, analysis will uncover the current environment – the as-is picture while the design will paint the to-be picture.
The Analysis includes things like:
- Identify the problem process
- What are the steps of the process?
- What tasks are performed at each step?
- Who performs those tasks?
- What are the business rules?
- What steps don’t add value to the process?
- Where could we automate? [Have a computer perform the task]
The Design includes the documentation necessary for the construction phase of the project. It should be complete enough that a constructor can easily construct the solution. It is even better if there are photos [graphics] that describe what the users will see in the user interface.
If you complete a thorough analysis and put together a well thought out design document, the actual construction can happen very quickly.
A friend of mine has created an online course that helps you analyze your processes. It is called Human-Centric Process Analysis and Improvement. You should find it very helpful. Contact me to get the website information.
By Scott Cleveland, from: http://www.bpmleader.com/2014/05/13/analysis-of-business-processes/?utm_source=BPM+Leader+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=955816014b-Newsletter_June_20146_3_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1571a88a5c-955816014b-58915605