Tag Archive | "Business Analyst"

Business Analyst: What is the Job?

Monday, March 12, 2012

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Business Analyst: What is the Job?

Business Analysts are asked to do many things: elicit, document, and manage requirements; facilitate meetings; fit/gap and feasibility studies, and act as a bridge or liaison between functional and technical groups. We often look at this mix of activities and think “This is my job”. However, I’m going to talk about the things that a […]

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What does a Business Analyst do?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Something that I’ve actually been asked while pitching for work is “What does a Business Analyst actually do?”. While I won the work in that instance, I was never happy with the answer that I gave at the time. I managed to babble something out about how a BA was the bridge between IT and […]

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Business Analyst: Build your Credibility

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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Business Analyst: Build your Credibility

A Business Analyst acts as a face of Customer to the Development team, most of the time. A Business Analyst should be credible enough and the team should have absolute faith in him. Development team should be able to ask any question regarding the system and they should believe in the answers that BAs provide. […]

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Advance From Business Analyst to Business Architect

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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The wilderness between IT and business is our realm. We wrestle semantics and drive out definitions. We begin as Analysts and advance to Architects. We’re not strictly tech and we’re not strictly business. The definition of what we do is usually written in semi-tech language (we write requirements). But how do we write those requirements, […]

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Six Sigma and the Business Analyst

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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I began my career at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young where doing business analysis and implementing large scale systems was my job. At that time, I just thought everyone intrinsically knew you had to understand the business and all the requirements before you begin designing a system (whether custom built or off the shelf). When […]

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The Rise of the Business Analyst — Again

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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When I got into the IT business years ago, I thought the business analyst was the most pivotal person in the whole profession. That was the person who was the bridge between business and technology, the one who could see and understand both sides and whose goal was to apply technology to support business initiatives […]

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