Business Analyst Career

How to start your career as Business Analyst?

You might be asking, “How do I become a business analyst?” In what follows, I’ll help you discover where you are along the typical transition path as well as address some of the most common special circumstances that tend to come up from aspiring business analysts.

With that out of the way, onward with the 5 steps!

6 knowledge Areas Business Analyst should know it well

Business Analysis is all about tasks and techniques followed to qualify the business needs and finding the business solution. The solution may include the system development, process development or improvement and change in the organizational structure. It is about the process to complete the tasks with quality and those who follow these processes are known as business analysts. In some organizations, these business analysts are referred as system analysts, business process analysts, business system analysts and much more.

Elicitation .. Is it important?

Business analysis is an important aspect of any business today. According to past studies, approximately 60 percent of all errors in system development projects originate during the phase of requirements engineering. These errors, however, are often discovered only in later project phases or once the system has been deployed because incorrect or incomplete requirements can be interpreted by developers in such a fashion that they are subjectively sound or (subconsciously) complete.

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The Main Role of Business Analyst

Business Analyst is the one who should speak all languages of people who are involved in the project in a way or another. It isn’t just a matter of understanding and explaining business, it also involves resolving conflicts of interest that may appear.

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Let Your Requirement Speak for its Business

That is what the role of the Business Analyst is all about, accurately specify the business requirement in a way that tells what the business is. to be able to do this, the Business Analyst together with her/ his requirement takes a Journey with a sense of discovery the business from all the available sources and the applicable elicitation techniques.

What is Data Analyst role and the benefits from Data Analysis?

In Some companies, the Data Analyst role where the Business Analysis and Data Analysis tasks can be performed by the same person, this person should possess skills required for Business Analyst or Data Analyst but in big or more specialized companies this job could be divided in form of two roles which are Data Analyst and Business Analyst. 

Why do new companies continue to build ERP Solutions and the success rate of implementation is deteriorating?!

Perhaps because the failure is hard to predict, define and to prove. Perhaps because failure is usually the perspective of the implementing organization but not necessarily the solution providers Viewpoint on the same situation. Does it startle you that in 2017 with Digital Disruption of Internet of Things, Big Data, Machine Learning and Cognitive Computing sweeping off the software industry and we still experience on a global scale, a failure or challenged projects rate approximately 60-ERP makers and Implementers have undergone decades of building experience, knowledge acumen with thousands of implementations yet something still goes wrong or rather unnoticed.

Between the Past and the Future of Business

In the past, professionals were classified by;

  • What they can and can not do?

  • What certifications they had on their resume? and

  • The heavy weight they carried of years of experience.

Tips for Business Analysis – On Elicitation

People tend to speak more freely when unguarded. It is important that a business analyst adds a friendly tone to their elicitation meetings, a polite smile in agreement always helps.