Enterprise Analysis is a process within Business Analysis that is often overlooked. Whereas Business Analysis techniques are often used to define a solution for a project to deliver, Enterprise Analysis should occur before an effort becomes a project at a higher level to help the organization with the following:
- Support definition of solid business cases
- Analyze potential solutions in support of a new business case
- Analyze the capability of the organization to deliver a certain solution
Enterprise Analysis probably occurs is some way early on in a project, perhaps by a portfolio manager, project manger, or business owner, but the Business Analyst skill set could be tapped to conduct it in more detail earlier on.