Business Analyst: The plumber of the organisation?

Wrench

I’m pleased to say that my most recent blog article has been published on “Bridging-the-gap.com”, 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.

 

Excerpt:

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……

 

Wrench

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

Read the rest of the article by clicking the link below:

http://www.bridging-the-gap.com/business-analyst-the-plumber-of-the-organization/

 

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