Business Analysis is the practice of enabling change in an organizational context, by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders. (The International Institute for Business Analysis). Business Analysis, while ultimately process driven, is closely linked to system development.
Last week Facebook lost twenty percent of its market value – $100 billion, over concerns of the cost of privacy regulations and financial consequences. This was the largest sell-off of a single publicly owned company in Wall Street history and a warning for all companies who collect, process or otherwise transact privacy data. Facebook is not alone. Organizations large and small are facing challenges in how they protect data with which they are entrusted.