I here this every day. If you don’t have recent experience as a developer you are not qualified to gather the detailed business requirements.
How can I prove that I can do this without an opportunity to show my work?
Business analysts come from a variety of backgrounds. Some have a vast knowledge of intricate software coding and developing. Others have more of an overall understanding of how software and an IT departments function.
I do not want to get stuck in a narrow focus where skills cannot be transferred outside of the company or into another IT role.
how do I gain marketable or transferable business analyst skills?
Speaking a specific dialect of Chinese is great if you never leave the country, and the only people you speak to understand it.
Likewise, learning about your specific industry, or domain, is necessary to do your current job, but if you are looking to develop marketable skills to further your career as a business analyst, you must also also add skills that are transferable to any organization.
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.
Here is a question submitted by Ken Rollerson, a Systems / Business Analyst and Computer Programmer
How do I transform the business analyst skills I have used under a different position title into a working resume that gets some interviews.
I have had titles or Programmer / Analysis and System Analysis and done everything from reviewing request to installing software and supporting the software, I have worked with the user community and have lead small to medium projects.
Yet while looking for a new position I’m getting zero interest.
I am a B.E. Graduate in Telecommunication Engineering with almost no experience.
I want to start my career as a Business Analyst in the Information Technology (IT) Sector.
How do I start so that i can fulfill my wish?
How To Start My Career As An IT Business Analyst
To begin a career as an Information Technology (IT) Business Analyst, it will be important to concentrate on specific software-related skills as well as learning what a business analyst does aside from IT.