Learning Goal: I’m working on a business project and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Design and create a survey to measure the business issue and problem that you identified in Part I of your project. Collect information from a functionally diverse population and apply critical thinking to capture meaning from survey results. You are to use the survey polling software Survey Monkey. You can find the Survey Monkey site at www.surveymonkey.com. You should have at least 10 survey respondents.
What You Need to Do
Business analysts use a variety of tools to gather information and feedback about a project. One of these tools is surveying stakeholders. In this exercise, you will create, design, administer and evaluate the results of a stakeholder survey. The stakeholders may be part of your Course Project or they may be any other group of individuals you wish to survey.
Choose your issue and design your survey. The first task is to choose the business issue you will analyze. Create a schedule of activities to measure the issue that includes identifying the correct stakeholders, selecting the best business analysis techniques, managing requirements, and identifying necessary progress assessments.
Construct a diagram of the inputs, tasks, and outputs to map the Survey Monkey survey.
You can see examples of this diagram in front of each chapter in the BABOK®.
Define your survey objective. What are you going to survey? What questions are you going to ask? What is the objective of the survey? What will you do with the information?
To build your Survey Monkey survey, go to the website surveymonkey.com and register for the basic service. After you have registered, review these tutorials.
Getting Started
Question Types
Survey Templates
Response Validation
Skip Logic
Printable PDF File
Design a 5–10 question survey to obtain the information you need to address your project queries.
6. Identify your stakeholders.
7. Run your survey.
Write a 1-2 page paper of your analysis of the data. Submit your Word document and insert a screen shot of the data elicited (not the survey). Put it in an appendix after your references.