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Emerging Career in IT as a Business Analyst

Many of us dreaded of IT career due to conventional career path of doing coding job for initial years. The ultimate goal of programmer is to reach at project manager or program manager level.

However, there is a non-conventional route to this career for those who actually would like to contribute towards IT field without having to start as programmer.

This article, we are focusing the ‘Business Analysis’ that is related to application development process in information technology

Concept: “Business Analysis” is a relatively new role in Information technology / system development process. Although, previously this role existed informal manner where it was performed partly or fully by either the Business Experts, or project manager or the project coordinator or the business/stake holder representative and QA personnel.

As per IIBA, "Business Analysis is the process of understanding business change needs, assessing the impact of those changes, capturing, analyzing and documenting requirements and then supporting the communication and delivery of those requirements with relevant parties."

Role: Although, this role has evolved over a period of time to and recent years it’s taken a definite shape, the role still defers company to company or industry to industry. The major role of managing requirement and coordinating with various functions remains unchanged.

A Business Analysis (breaking the activities /tasks into small parts before bringing out the solutions) is comprehensive activities of understanding problem, finding solutions, managing requirement, documenting requirements, designing/prototyping requirement, conducting User Acceptance Testing, designing user manuals and so on……..

In large size project, if there are 4-5 business analysts, the lead business analyst usually responsible for overseeing the complete activities and the team member are responsible for one of the activities such as requirement management, data analyst, QA coordination, report management, documentation, writing prototypes, preparing flow chart/process diagrams, writing Use cases. All these functions are performed using various tools – Visio, Enterprise Architect, UML, Rational Rose, Requisite Pro, Mercury Quality Center, SQL….

Those BAs who work deal extensively technical people may be known as IT Business Analysts or Technical Business Analysts or Business System Analyst and these analysts can easily move from one industry to another. It may not true for the business analyst coming from a particular domain such as Finance background Business Analyst usually takes up job in Finance Industry…

Career path: A Business Analyst could build a successful career path moving upwards as a project manager and then as a program manager or a Lead business analyst or Subject matter expert. Program manager or lead business analyst could be at senior management level position. SME (Subject Matter Experts) could be at par with division head in large company.

The Business Analyst also can take domain/business path and progress towards Enterprise Analyst or Industry Experts in the form of Management Consultant. 

 
Potential Employers

Multi-national companies across different industry verticals such as Financial Sector, Health Care and FMCG have these positions. IT companies (IBM, Accenture, Cap Gemini, Infosys, Wipro etc..), Financial Industries (Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Bank of America, and Credit Suisse’..etc), Health Care Industries (Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Mayer Squibb, Pfizer etc..), FMCG, manufacturing and many more hire Business Analysts. 

So, think again and think out of the box to choose the correct career path.

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