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For those who possess a burning desire to understand what makes organizations work and how to improve them, the business analysis career is golden. You will be charged with solving organizational problems dealing with efficiency, human-machine interaction, structure, and finances. To get you started on the path to success, this page offers articles, videos, KnowledgeKnuggets™, and Lesson Previews on the topic.
IT Business Analysts Must Think Lean and Agile
Feb 10, 2022
Thinking Lean and Agile Requirements and User Stories Expands Your Skillset
What Is Business Analysis: Business Analyst Skills that Are in Demand in 2021
Jan 5, 2021
My Start to Become a Business Analyst Many, many years ago, while working on an application for a French insurance company, I read a business rule that stated: “We charge a $2.00 fee for each new policy, extension, amendment, or cancellation unless the agent reduced...
LinkedIn Says Business Analysis Skills Are Likely to Get You Hired in 2020
May 5, 2020
This week's Business Insider features an article by Mara Leighton with the good-news title, “15 skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2020 — plus the affordable online courses you can take to build them”. The article, published April 13, 2020 is...
How to Become a Certified Business Analyst
May 15, 2018
Help Wanted: Business Analyst According to glassdoor.com, the average base pay for IT Business Analysts as of April 2018 is $76,549/yr. The Entry Level Business Analyst is $65K. A Senior Business Analyst averages $87,594/yr. The same source reports that...
Business Analysis Skills: A “Must-Have” for Any Profession
Jan 10, 2017
In 2013, Kupe Kupersmith wrote an article in the BA Times Business Analysis Is Dead, Long Live Business Analysis. He comes to the conclusion that “… it (business analysis) is dead as we knew it.” In another, more recent article in the Modern Analyst (Top 10 Trends in...
How to Become a Business Analyst within Your Budget (V2.0)
Feb 13, 2016
We often receive requests from people seeking advice on how to become a business analyst. As you will see, breaking into business analysis — like any other profession — is a non-trivial undertaking. Learning How to Learn Better For starters, I suggest...
Jump-Start your Business Analyst Career with a Business Analysis Skills Test
May 20, 2015
We unabashedly admit that we developed BASE (Business Analyst’s Skills Evaluation) to sell training. However, visitors to the website found several additional uses for this versatile tool that we wanted to share. Who knows, you might come up with the next great...
How Can BASE (Business Analysis Skills Evaluation) Help You?
Oct 14, 2014
Test Your Business Analysis Skills Our Business Analysis Skills Evaluation (BASE) is a...
Learning Business Analysis using the 70/20/10 Rule
Jun 11, 2013
Studying versus Learning Business Analysis There are two fundamental ways to learn how to do anything: the academic (theoretical) path and the apprenticeship (mentoring/coaching) path. Whether you choose the academic or apprenticeship route, acquiring any ability...
Operational Business Analysis Is Done within the IT Project
Aug 7, 2012
Operational Business Analysis is heavily used at the application level by Agile teams, by developers performing business analysis activities, and by administrators of packaged soctware.
Strategic Business Analysis is Done at the Business Planning Level
Aug 7, 2012
Strategic Business Analysis (aka “Enterprise Analysis”) applies the tools of techniques germane to business analysis to an entire organization or any subset thereof. It is an essential step in intiating positive change within an organization.
Tactical Business Analysis is Done During Project Initiation
Aug 7, 2012
Tactical Business Analysis is applied within a project to ensure that the product is well defined and understood both by those who need the produce and by those who build/buy the product. In an Agile environment, it is used primarily during release, iteration, and sprint planning sessions.
Where Do Business Analysts Come From?
Oct 9, 2009
Growing Business Analysts What seeds do you as an organization have to plant to grow strong business analysts? Or, if you are an aspiring business analyst, what soil is best suited for feeding you the nutrients you need to grow? When should you be planted and how...
What Type of Business Analyst Are You?
Sep 24, 2008
Whereas both project managers (PM) and business analysts (BA) need negotiation, planning, and people skills, the PM role delegates and empowers the people while the BA has to interview and understand them.