A business analyst is an information technology worker who improves the efficiency and productivity of business operations.
The business analyst achieves this by closely analyzing the business processes in an organization for inefficiencies.
When inefficient business processes are discovered, the business analyst makes recommendations for business process improvements.
If the recommended solution is approved, the business analyst works with computer programmers, lead software developers, software managers and other information technology workers to implement the recommended solutions.
The business analyst works in a team, acting as a liaison between the business team and the software development team.
What credentials are needed to aquire an entry level postion as Business Analyst?
How does one get their foot in the door? Since experience is one of the prequisites to getting your CBAP.
How does a person get a BA position in the first place to gain needed experience?
Credentials are a set of criteria that will establish you are qualified and will get you in the door. The three best credentials to gain in becoming a business analyst are knowledge, skills and experience.
I have been in the IT industry for ten years now, from call centre technical support, to onsite techie, to technical manager, to systems analyst and now a business analyst (with some Project manager experience thrown in).
I don’t enjoy the technical aspect of work anymore and the last year of work I have been doing process redesign and found that I enjoy it more than I ever did with the IT aspect of the job.
I am trying to gain enough technical awareness to assist in the gathering of requirements for an enterprise information system.
How to gather requirements for an enterprise system
One of the steps a business analyst uses in offering sound solutions to a business problem is the requirements phase.
This process is much like mining for gold in knowing how to determine what requirements are truly valuable and important, like real gold, and knowing what to throw back, as fools gold.
This phase consists of eliciting (gathering) the requirements, analyzing the requirements and documenting the requirements.
“Do you need a degree to become a DBA or a Business Anaylst?”
I have returned to school to complete my degree in “Business Administration, Business Information Systems” and I have reestablished
my interest in database management but my school only touches the surface of the subject.
Do You Need a College Degree To Become A Business Analyst?
When you visit a doctor for the first time, you are, no doubt, assured when you see a framed diploma on the wall in his office.
I want to start a career in IT business analysis? Are there any courses that I have to take in order to become a business analyst?
I have a degree in Engineering and an MBA in Marketing & Systems and I have experience in sales and marketing.
Can anyone help me with expert advice in this regard?
With advancement in information technology, the business analysis has emerged as means of integrating business with information management or converting electronic data into objective business information.
Even today, companies require constant guidance and expert suggestions to improve their businesses in the ever evolving business scenarios.