I thought I’d do some simple posts that just outline what I mean by certain terminologies. Some terminologies can get a little vague as we start to cross methodologies. The first on my list is
A person who analyses the operations of a department in order to develop a solution to its problems.
I really like this definition. I’m sure there are those who will hit me over the head with definitions from the BCS or the IIBA, however I think its pretty good. I like it because firstly, its simple. Simple to understand amd simple to explain. I also like it because it doesn’t mention technology.
There are obviously variations on the BA role:
- Systems Analysts
- Process Analysts
While I have been known to undertake elements of these in my work, I’m proud to say I’m a Business Analyst.