A Business Analyst solves business problems by helping an organization (and, therefore, people) to understand where they are, what change is needed for improvement, and why. They work to define, plan, build, and execute a solution for an organization to get from A to B, and then successfully acclimate to the change.
That can be a lot of work. Or it can be little. A Business Analyst wears one hat or fifteen for various amounts of time. It just depends on the organization, its people, and their needs.
All large organizations have at least one Business Analyst, which is one reason why they continue to be successful. Most solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, and SMBs (Small- and Medium-sized Businesses) don’t have a Business Analyst, even though having a Business Analyst will only increase productivity and add to their success.
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So, a few days ago, I was having a conversation with a prospective client about her needs. She said she’d reviewed my website, but didn’t understand exactly what a business analyst does. Immediately I recognized that I had not done enough to explain that on my About Us page. So, I’ll take the opportunity to do so now.
What is business analysis?
Business Analysis, as defined by the IIBA (the most prominent BA professional certification organization in the US) is “the practice of enabling change in an organizational context, by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders.” Stakeholders are those who have an interest in an organization.
What is a business analyst?
So, a business analyst, or a change agent, is a person who performs business analysis. Study.com says, “A change agent is a person from inside or outside the organization who helps an organization …
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