Business Analysis Techniques for SOP Development


Fhyzics team of SOP Consultants are trained and certified Business Analysts who hold one or more of the following four certifications:

  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)
  • Certified Requirements Engineering Professional (CPRE)
  • PMI-Professional in Business Analysis
  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

And they extensively use the combination of one or more of the following business analysis techniques. If you would like to master the development of Standard Operating Procedures, the first thing you must do is to master a minimum set of essential business analysis techniques.

Business Analysis Techniques

  1. PESTLE Analysis
  2. Porter’s Five Forces Framework
  3. MOST Analysis
  4. Resource Audit
  5. Boston Box
  6. SWOT Analysis
  7. Ansoff’s Matrix
  8. McKinsey 7-S
  9. Leavitt’s Diamond
  10. Capability Modelling
  11. Value Streams
  12. POPIT Model
  13. Critical Success Factors
  14. Key Performance Indicators
  15. Balanced Business Scorecard
  16. Interviewing
  17. Repertory Grid
  18. Workshops
  19. Observation
  20. Shadowing
  21. Protocol Analysis
  22. Ethnographic Studies
  23. Surveys
  24. Sampling
  25. Special-Purpose Records
  26. Document Analysis
  27. Rich Pictures
  28. Mind Maps
  29. Fishbone Diagrams
  30. Context Diagrams
  31. Stakeholder Nomination
  32. Background Research
  33. Stakeholder Wheel
  34. Power/Interest Grid
  35. Social Network Analysis
  36. Personas
  37. Cynefin
  38. CATWOE
  39. Business Activity Modelling
  40. RASCI Charts
  41. Stakeholder Management Planning
  42. The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument
  43. Principled Negotiation
  44. Value Proposition Analysis
  45. Value Chain Analysis
  46. Organisation Diagram
  47. Business Event Analysis
  48. Activity Diagrams
  49. Business Process Modelling
  50. Task Analysis
  51. Business Rules Analysis
  52. Decision Tables
  53. Decision Trees
  54. Gap Analysis
  55. Process Redesign Patterns
  56. Options Identification
  57. Feasibility Analysis
  58. Force-Field Analysis
  59. Cost-Benefit Analysis
  60. Benefits Categorisation
  61. Impact Analysis
  62. Risk Analysis
  63. Investment Appraisal
  64. Business Case Report Creation
  65. Business Case Presentation
  66. 4As Communication Model
  67. User Analysis
  68. Scenarios
  69. User Stories
  70. Planning Poker
  71. Storyboarding
  72. Prototyping
  73. Wireframes
  74. Hothousing
  75. Timeboxing
  76. MoSCoW Prioritisation
  77. Requirements Organisation
  78. Product Backlog
  79. Requirements Documentation
  80. Acceptance Criteria Definition
  81. Requirements Validation
  82. Requirements Management
  83. Requirements Traceability Matrix
  84. Business Use Case Modelling
  85. Use Case Diagrams
  86. Use Case Descriptions
  87. Entity Relationship Modelling
  88. Class Modelling
  89. CRUD Matrix
  90. State Machine Diagrams
  91. Cultural Analysis
  92. Kurt Lewin’s Model of Organisational Change
  93. The SARAH Model
  94. Kotter’s Approach to Change
  95. Outcome Frame
  96. The Learning Cycle
  97. The Conscious Competence Model
  98. Benefits Management
  99. Benefits Realisation


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Written by Venkadesh Narayanan

Venkadesh is a Mechanical Engineer and an MBA with 30 years of experience in the domains of supply chain management, business analysis, new product development, business plan and standard operating procedures. He is currently working as Principal Consultant at Fhyzics Business Consultants. He is also serving as President, PDMA-India (an Indian affiliate of PDMA, USA) and Recognised Instructor of APICS, USA and CIPS, UK. He is a former member of Indian Civil Services (IRAS). Fhyzics offers consulting, certification, and executive development programs in the domains of supply chain management, business analysis and new product development.

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