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.
I have been in banking for over eight years now as a wire transfer investigations officer.
I recently completed my BSc in Computing and Information Systems and at present I’m awaiting results.
I left my job at the bank to complete my final year and I’m considering entering the information technology field. I am aspiring to become a business analyst and would like guidance as to what should be my next step.
I have 18 years of project management, sales, sales management experience in the automotive and playground recreational products industry and I recently decided that I want to become a Business Analyst.
My experience with problem solving complex issues, sales, project management experience and running a small business gives me a broad base of experience which appears to fit nicely with what this type of position requires.
I am however, lacking any formal training on the IT side, I am comfortable with computers and how they operate but I am struggling with how to best present myself to potential employers since I am weak on this side of things.
I am an architect in the construction field with 8 years of experience in Construction Management. I am currently planning to switch careers and Business Analysis is my choice.
I have experience in the responsibilities required in this job. Requirement Elicitation, Interviews, Workshops….etc the main difference being the terminology is completely different and some of the documentation methods are different.
I did undergo training from QAI and i have taken up some courses in Software Testing.
I am looking for accelerated training for the Business Analyst role.
Gaining hands on practice with business analyst tasks, and tools, in as short a period of time as possible – mastering the skills that are likely to be used most frequently and/or for the longest duration during a typical day – is the goal.