PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT - Business Analysis Rescue
By deploying BT talent – whether an individual or a development team – Abbott takes on resources already vetted, as opposed to hiring staff through a recruiting firm, which can be hit or miss in delivering the right assistance.
BT defined a “blueprint” for Abbott's success in healthcare product development.
BT's longtime client Abbott intends to develop a major, new product that will require a multitude of partners and vendors working with internal teams to help the healthcare giant bring that innovation to fruition. In these early planning days BT is providing a business analyst to integrate with the Abbott team and help develop a “blueprint” for product development.
Abbott has had a long and successful relationship with BT, dating back to the 1990s when BT's co-founders, Doug Wilson and Randy Knapp, worked for Abbott as Senior Software Engineers.
To find an expert Business Analyst who would work onsite at Abbott Park, in tight integration with Abbott Product Development Team, Abbott turned to BT for a highly-skilled resource.
While details of the product are confidential, the value of BT's Business Analyst was clear.
“Abbott has a wealth of individuals with deep domain knowledge,” says Brian Ryback, the project's Solutions Lead. “The job of BT's Business Analyst was to meet with stakeholders to gain a full understanding of the product, draw out the details of what they plan to build, then translate that information, data, and features into scope documentation and wireframes that the rest of the team will be able to understand and execute.”
“Businesses don’t have the time to qualify if a resource can work with their team,” explains Ryback. "They just need them to succeed on Day One."
The role of a Business Analyst is to understand the product environment as it is today, as well as the future of where stakeholders want it to go. From there, the Analyst creates a blueprint, a map of how the product is going to be build, that it scales, is flexible, and can accommodate other features.
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