Assessment for Business Analyst Candidates
I. Review the project description below.
“The payroll department wants to purchase a new payroll software package. Human Resources has received many complaints regarding inconsistent calculations and delays in payment due to the current manually intensive process. Senior management has approved this as a top priority for the company.”
What departments would be involved with this project and why?
Departments involved: 1. Human Resources or Payroll department – people who add new employees, delete employees, make changes to payroll information. 2. employee representatives – since employees are the user of the system they must be consulted on how best the system can meet their needs. 3. Accounting – All financial transactions including paychecks must be recorded and accounted for. 4. Senior management – budget, overall direction on the project II. Review the project description below.
Project: Implement Training Scheduling Software
Project Statement of Purpose:
Our organization’s training department has become very large, often holding several classes per week. We need a software application that can register students for scheduled classes, print student rosters, reserve classrooms, print student certificates, and report on department training expenditures. The software should streamline the administration of the training department and allow even more classes to be conducted in the coming years. This application may be purchased or written in-house. It must be installed by the beginning of our next fiscal year.
This project has been initiated because we have more demand for training than our administrative personnel can handle. Classrooms and instructors are available to meet this increased demand.
Increase the number of classes by 30% that can be scheduled by the existing number of administration...
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