Business Analysis Plan


A business analysis plan is an important document that outlines the strategy and key activities for a business analysis effort on a project. 

They are important to ensure alignment between BAs and stakeholders on analysis goals and methodology. They help in creating documentation for analysis work to support project governance.

PaceAI’s Business Analysis Plan tool generates the important elements required for a business analysis plan so you can spend more time having useful conversations with stakeholders. 

How to use the Business Analysis Plan tool? #

Step 1 – Search or Select the business analysis plan tool from your dashboard

Step 2: Describe your product or project in as much detail as possible. 

Tip: Providing a detailed description leads to a more precise business analysis plan being generated.

Step 3: Select the ‘Generate’ button

Example #


A data migration project for an oil and gas firm


Business Analysis Plan

I. Introduction

   A. Purpose

   B. Objectives

   C. Key Stakeholders

II. Project Overview

   A. Product/Project Description

   B. Scope

   C. Timeline

   D. Budget

   E. Risks and Constraints

III. Business Understanding

   A. Oil and Gas Industry Overview

   B. Understanding the Data Migration Requirements

   C. Identifying Key Business Processes

IV. Current System Analysis

   A. Current Data Structure and Architecture

   B. Data Sources and Data Format

   C. Data Quality Assessment

   D. Identifying System Limitations and Bottlenecks

V. Future System Requirements

   A. Stakeholder Interviews and Workshops

   B. Identifying Key Functional and Non-functional Requirements

   C. Defining Success Criteria for Data Migration

   D. Gap Analysis between Current and Future Systems

VI. Data Mapping and Transformation

   A. Identify Data Mapping Requirements

   B. Define Data Mapping Methodology

   C. Assess Data Transformation Requirements

   D. Develop Data Mapping and Transformation Plan

VII. Data Cleansing and Validation

   A. Assess Data Quality Issues

   B. Develop Data Cleansing Plan

   C. Define Data Validation Rules

   D. Establish Data Verification and Validation Processes

VIII. Data Migration Strategy

   A. Determine Migration Strategy (Big Bang, Phased, Parallel)

   B. Develop Data Migration Plan

   C. Address Data Security and Privacy Concerns

   D. Establish Data Migration Testing Approach

IX. Change Management Plan

   A. Identify Impacted Business Units and Stakeholders

   B. Develop Communication and Training Plan

   C. Execute Change Readiness Assessments

   D. Implement Change Control Procedures

X. Project Execution

   A. Develop Project Schedule and Milestones

   B. Assign Resources

   C. Execute Data Migration Activities

   D. Monitoring Progress and Managing Risks

XI. Post-Implementation Support and Evaluation

   A. Validate Data Migration Completeness and Accuracy

   B. Address any Data Migration Issues

   C. Conduct User Acceptance Testing

   D. Evaluate Project Success and Identify Lessons Learned

XII. Conclusion

   A. Recap of Business Analysis Plan

   B. Next Steps and Recommendations

Note: This business analysis plan provides a comprehensive outline for a data migration project in an oil and gas firm. However, it is important to customize the plan to your specific business needs, industry, and project requirements.

I hope you found this guide helpful. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.

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Updated on December 4, 2023