Business Analyst – a career goal

Business Analyst – a career goal

What is a BA?

The Business Analyst is a core member of a team that represents both the interests of the Business and Clients.

Tha BA analyzes the organization and assesses the business model or its integration with technology. The BA helps in guiding the business in improving processes, products, services, and software and works closely with the client to deliver the best product.

BAs work in different industries:

  • finance
  • banking
  • telecoms
  • insurance
  • software services
  • utilities
  • government

Some of the responsibilities of a BA working in a software company like ours include:

  • Understands product/business needs and how these must translate into functional and technical requirements
  • Distils and fragments the product/business needs into requirements by using the appropriate requirements elicitation techniques such as Competitor Analysis, Data Analysis, Brainstorming, Interviews, Requirements Workshops, Business Rules Analysis, Functional Decomposition, Interface Analysis, Prototyping, Non-functional Requirements Analysis
  • Obtains and maintains consensus among key stakeholders regarding the overall solution, scope, and requirements
  • Responsible producing and maintaining well written, clear, structured and complete requirements documentation
  • Performs change management to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Is accountable for the timely availability and accuracy of requirements for projects, ensuring the engineering teams can develop software as efficiently as possible
  • Understands and balances business needs against technical requirements and capabilities
  • Understands the dependencies between technology components and how they combine to deliver solutions to the end consumer and the business
  • Escalates issues appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Consistently communicates with stakeholders and keeps them informed of the status of requirements development
  • Supports internal teams and clients in performing Internal Quality Assurance and User Accepting Testing

Do you think you have what it takes to take on the role of a Business Analyst?

 

Share your BA experience with us! What was the highlight of your BA career? What struggles did you experience?

 

Say “Hello” at support@programming-pool.com and let’s have a chat and get to know each other!

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