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The Service Analyst specializes in the areas of Service-Oriented Analysis and service modeling in order to provide expertise in the definition of service candidates, service capability candidates, and service composition candidates.
Service analysis (or SOA analysis) is a dedicated profession. However, the Service Analyst role can also be assumed by architects and Business Analysts that participate in a project’s Service-Oriented Analysis phase. Alternatively, it can form the basis of a team leader role within this process; essentially a specialist in Service-Oriented Analysis that coordinates and leads architects and Business Analysts throughout all process steps. The latter variation can be very effective in larger enterprise environments where every iteration through a business process can require the participation of different business and technology subject matter experts.
Figure 1 – Service Analysts are focused primarily on analysis-related stages.