Plan Business Analysis Governance


The purpose of Plan Business Analysis Governance is to define how decisions are made about requirements and designs, including reviews, change control, approvals, and prioritization.


Business analysts ensure that a governance process is in place and clarify any ambiguities within it. A governance process identifies the decision makers, process, and information required for decisions to be made. A governance process describes how approvals and prioritization decisions are made for requirements and designs.

  • Business Analysis Approach
  • Stakeholder Engagement Approach
  • Elements:
    • Decision Making
    • Change Control Process
      • Determine the process for requesting changes
      • Determine the elements of the change request
      • Possible components to consider on a change request are:
        • Cost and time estimates
        • Benefits
        • Risks
        • Priority
        • Course(s) of action
      • Determine how changes will be prioritized
      • Determine how changes will be documented
      • Determine how changes will be communicated
      • Determine who will perform the impact analysis
      • Determine who will authorize changes
    • Plan Prioritization Approach
    • Plan for Approvals
    Guidelines and Tools:
    • Business Analysis Performance Assessment
    • Business Policies
    • Current State Description
    • Legal/Regulatory Information
  • Brainstorming
  • Document Analysis
  • Interviews
  • Item Tracking
  • Lessons Learned
  • Organizational Modelling
  • Process Modelling
  • Reviews
  • Survey or Questionnaire
  • Workshops
  • Stakeholders:
    • Domain Subject Matter Expert
    • Project Manager
    • Regulator
    • Sponsor
  • Governance Approach
  • Knowledge Area:
  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring