What is a BA?

You may not have heard of a “Business Analyst” before.

Business Analysis is a broad profession which focusses on strategic, organisation and system change.  A Business Analyst (or BA) will typically be involved throughout a project or programme, right from its initial concept.  In fact, a good BA can help shape strategy so that you know which projects to choose.

Business Analysts save organisations money by making sure they are progressing the right projects, and implementing the right solutions with the right scope.  They help busy executives to make good decisions by carrying out logical analysis.

BAs work with key stakeholders to make sure that projects are feasible, and they help to determine what solution options are available.   They work with the business to understand the business requirements and make sure that the end deliverable will be fit for purpose.   They design and re-engineer business processes.  And much more!


A more detailed description of the role can be found on the following sites:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_analyst

http://www.bridging-the-gap.com/about-bridging-the-gap/business-analyst-manifesto/