Systems Analyst or Database Developer Classes, Which Is Relevant?

I am 1 class away from receiving my BSIS in database development. The school’s focus was on Oracle. My last two classes, which I am currently enrolled take it one step further to teach Building Internet Applications.

However, I don’t feel with a Bachelor’s in Business and soon a Bachelors in Information Systems, that I am knowledgeable and skilled enough to even get a job interview, which is proving to be very daunting.

I would love to be a systems analyst, but I don’t believe I can ever move to that position until I at least have worked as a developer for a while.

How To Become A BA With No Experience


Thanks for asking ( for whatever it’s worth). I am at a stage in my life where I seriously need a career change /advice

Career Brief

I am an Accounting /Finance graduate, proficient SAP user with more than 5 yrs experience in Accounts Payable Processes / systems. Within this period, I have been involved in a  lot of analytical roles

Though not officially called a “business analyst.” I worked with consultants in setting up a new payment system, involved in a bit of process mapping.

Studying the payment process and making some recommendations / inputs to a new blue print.

Change Careers from Software Development to Business Analysis


I have 5+ years experience in software development as a senior software engineer in Microsoft technology.

I want to leave software development as I am no longer interested in development.

I want to move in the direction of a functional business analyst or project management, please suggest to me what other areas are suitable area for me.

I have a technology background.

One more thing as my current designation is senior software engineer for BA purpose how I have to show myself for the position of business analyst.

I am pursuing PMP certification too.                                                           

How to Write Good Business Requirements

How to Write Good Business Requirements

Write Better Requirements

Nearly "two-thirds of all IT projects fail" because of poor requirements.

This is one of the reasons why stakeholders, customers and interested parties argue over or fail to come to a consensus on the requirements or scope of a project.

In one project, requirements were being constantly rewritten, tossed out or reincorporated depending on who was in charge of the meeting.

In addition, time and budget overruns plagued the project because the parties could not agree on what each requirement really meant.

Finally, the implementation staff started resigning or asking to be transferred to other projects.