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Business Analyst: The plumber of the organisation?


I’m pleased to say that my most recent blog article has been published on “”, where I have contributed as a guest author.    I’d love to hear what you think, so please take a look and add a comment on the site.



Explaining the role of the Business Analyst to those not involved in Change can be a real challenge.  I have always found it useful to use analogies, but I’ve never been able to find an analogy that quite fits the BA role.


I’ve heard and used many – from a BA being like a nurse (reading organisational symptoms and proposing treatments) to a BA being like an architect in the building trade (figuring out what the client needs, and engaging with a developer/builder).   Whilst these analogies are extremely useful, I’ve always felt they could be improved. The challenge is how to improve them!


Then a chance incident triggered an unexpected thought……


Are BAs like plumbing engineers, following the flow of information around an organisation?

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