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Hello my coach (sounds so nice). I am been IT for about 15 years and need top get out as soon as yesterday.

I have reached the ceiling now – but I would like to be a team leader or a manager but to do something challenging.

So I decided that I would like to do a Business Analyst job – something that is different and beside it is lacking here in my department.

Can you tell more about BA`s job description, please? Thank you so much. Have a good day,

Answers To Questions ON How To Do A Business Analyst Job

The time spent at work takes up a great deal of life. So, you might as well enjoy what you do!

When it comes time to the workplace, many folks will admit that they wished they would have spent more time doing what they really enjoyed than just dredging through day to day for a paycheck.

You don’t have to live this way. If you truly enjoy your work, leaving your job will probably be not much more than a distant thought.

When you are doing what you love, both you and your employer will reap tremendous benefits.

Start With A List

You already know what you dislike about the job that you are currently working at. But, is there anything you really like about it?

You may discover you actually do love your work, but certain aspects of where you are now, such as unpleasant co-workers or working conditions, are what you are really wanting to avoid.

If so, a change to a different company or even a different position within your current company, may be in order.

However, if you are not trying to avoid working conditions that you may run into at another job and you really want to shift from the Information Technology (IT) field to something new, a Business Analyst position may be what you want!

So, start by making a list of what your current job entails and then circle the items listed which you love to do.

Compare your circled items on your list with what is required of a Business Analyst.

What Does A Business Analyst Do?

A Business Analyst’s job is multi-faceted. As the name implies, it obviously involves analytical skills and it involves a variety of specialized work such as scheduling and facilitating meetings.

A great deal of communication and interpersonal relationship skills between stakeholders, management and technical employees is part of a business analyst’s day’s work.

A business analyst’s job requires the ability to document your work in the form of meeting notes, reports and business requirements documentation.

It also involves problem solving and bridging business process gaps.

Before You Take Another Step

Before you pursue a position as a business analyst or any other job, you first need to discover what it is you really desire to do – or discover your passion.

Is your passion that of Business Analysis or are you just wanting to try out a different kind of job than what you’ve been doing for years?

If you negotiate with ease, enjoy problem-solving, communicating verbally and through writing, and thrive on interpersonal relationship skills; chances are great that you will enjoy doing the work of a Business Analyst.

If, however, these are areas you would rather avoid; it would be best to steer your efforts toward what you are really passionate about instead.

Put Your Passion To Work

If your passion really is that of a Business Analyst, it’s time to market your skills and get a job as a Business Analyst.

Some of the skills you have acquired over the years in the IT field will overlap into a position as a Business Analyst.

Other skills will need to be learned.

Most importantly, you will need to gain experience. How do you do this?

Start by learning how to become a Business Analyst. Self study is beneficial as well as seeking out quality training courses that really give you a chance to practice the job skills needed.

Online training such as Business Analyst Boot Camp will help you develop these needed skills.

These training courses are not just lectures that you soon forget. They offer tons of hands-on experience and practice at doing the job of Business Analyst.

Best yet, you can gain this necessary experience at a time that is convenient to your current work schedule.

So, even though you’re itching to get into a new career, you can maintain your current job while learning the knowledge, skills and experience required for a new business analyst job.

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    One Response to "how to do a business analyst job?"

    1. Business Analysts Training   May 22, 2011 at 6:53 PM

      Dear Kagelelo,

      After 15 years in Information Technology (IT), one of the best things that you can do for yourself is to: “Discover Your Passion”, “Do What You Love” and “Bring Your Passion To Market”!

      • Is Your Passion Business Analysis?

        Let’s start by talking about what it means to be a business analyst.

        It means going into work thinking of the meetings that you have scheduled or that you need to schedule.

        Some of these meetings will be with stakeholders or management or technical folks.

        It means taking a lot of notes at meetings, sending meeting reports and action documents.

        It also means facilitating meetings with folks from different management and technical backgrounds. At some of these meetings, you will present your findings or analysis or whatever you have going on …

      • Do What You Love

        The key personal skills or strengths of business analysts includes communication and interpersonal relationships.

        By communication skills, I mean that you will be doing a lot of verbal and written communication … so you must be good at those and they must be skills that you really like using otherwise, you won’t enjoy working as a business analyst that much!

      • Bring Your Passion To Market

        If business analysis is your passion, the question you need to ask yourself is: how do you bring your passion for business analysis out to the market or how do you market yourself into a business analyst job?

        It all starts with learning to become a business analyst. With the help of a program like the “Business Analyst Boot Camp” or self study, you will need to study or master business analysis topics, get as much handson experience or practice as you can and then go out and get a job …

      So now you have all the information needed to become a business analyst … go out and do it! Don’t hesitate to ask questions whenever you have challenges and I will be glad to answer them for you!

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