I’ve received several enquiries from Software Developers who want to move into the business analyst field. What are the challenges in accomplishing this and how can they be overcome? How can a software developer successfully become a business analyst without being drawn back to their former role whenever the company nears some big deadline and needs developers quickly? This article addresses key career transition questions that developers should have answers to.Read More
Businesses that make decisions without proper rules in place to guide their decision-making are much more likely to miss achieving their goals. To avoid this, companies hire dedicated business rules analysts.
Let’s take a closer look at the role of a business rules analyst and what exactly business rules are.Read More
Leadership is about motivating people to act in ways that help to achieve shared goals and objectives. In eliciting and managing requirements, business analysts encounter numerous opportunities to display their leadership skills and influence the decisions that are made throughout the course of the project.
If you are interested in building or improving on your leadership skills, the following courses provide an avenue for achieving this.Read More
One of the big changes that have come with the International Institute of Business Analysis' release of BABOK Version 3 is the introduction of 4 levels of BA certifications that BAs may pursue based on their competencies. They are:Read More
Conflicts are bound to arise when people with different views and different backgrounds work together. There is hardly any profession where people do not work in teams or groups where conflicts are inevitable. No matter how hard one tries to get used to the differences in their teams, the probability of conflicts is always there. Be it a corporate or a sports unit/team, all have, at one time or the other, had to face conflict.Read More
The idea of a business analyst wearing multiple hats is certainly important in ensuring that requirement definitions identified at the beginning of a project do not get lost along the way. One of the key strengths a business analyst possesses which needs to trickle down to other sections of the business is their understanding of business requirements.Read More