Who is a Business Analyst?
Business Analysts are professionals in an organisation that acts as a liaison between business people who have a business problem and technology people who know how to create automated solutions. To be precise The Business Analyst is a key facilitator acting as a bridge between the client, stakeholders and the solutions team.
Business Analysts are responsible for identifying business needs, requirements development and requirements management. Business Analyst elicits, analyses, validates and documents business, organizational or operational requirements.
Why Business Analysis?
- To understand the structure and the dynamics of the organization in which a system is to be deployed
- To understand current problems in the organization and identify improvement potentials
- To ensure that the customer, end user, and developers have a common understanding of the Business Operating Model of the organization
Career as a Business Analyst.
- Any graduate or post-graduate who is enthusiastic about business as well as technology with good analytical, communication, presentation, and documentation skills can become a Business Analysts
- Business Analysts have a wide spectrum to work in different organisations with different titles and roles. Some of these include:
- (A) Business Consultant: works at a high level to analyse the stakeholder’s business objectives, recommend and develop solutions to address their business problem
- (B) Business Process Analyst: is responsible for analysing and defining business processes both “As Is” and “To Be”
- (C) Data Analyst: is responsible for logical data model
- (D) Business Architect: models the whole business in terms of goals, data, process, organization
- (E) Requirements Analyst: works at a lower level to identify, analyze and document the business requirements and deliver work products through the project life cycle
- (F) Systems Analyst: translates the business requirements into System/Functional requirements, which are then passed to Application Developers
- (G) Management Consultant: assists stakeholders with understanding their strategic goals and how best to accomplish them.
Many business analysts often perform several of these roles, and therefore this position is best filled by an individual with a broad skill set.
Our course approach is a case-study-oriented approach based on project-oriented methodology Interactive Sessions where every session will have a case study assignment that the participant has to assess and implement all the topics covered in that particular session.
At the end of the course – a project work, where the participant has to implement all the topics covered in the entire course will be undertaken. This way, the main objective of the course – a real-time implementation of a complete BA life cycle, is achieved twice.
The course typically contains 40+ hours of sessions conducted either on regular basis from Monday to Friday for 4 weeks or on weekends basis (Saturday & Sunday) for 6 weekends, most probably early in the mornings or late in the evenings. This way, it will not disturb your everyday job and can spend more time on assessing the case studies during the week, whenever you get time.