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Career Path and Competencies
« on: August 24, 2018, 02:29:30 am »
What is the career path and related competencies for a Business Analyst?


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Re: Career Path and Competencies
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2020, 08:21:38 pm »
The nature of this profession allows for a business analyst career path in simply becoming a professional Business Analyst (or remaining a Professional Business Analyst for many years). This is because the profession consists of a set of skills which are highly specialized and can be applied to any industry and to any subject matter area successfully. This allows for the Business Analyst to move between industry, company and subject matter area with ease which becomes their career progression and focus of professional development. The transition between industries becomes more seamless as you gain more and more experience as a Business analyst. This is what often attracts Business Analysts to becoming highly skilled in delivering a skill set within more and more challenging subject matter areas or industries. The other key dimension of the job is that it allows for activities at various levels of the organization to be practiced ? from the enterprise level analysis right through to defining detailed system requirements. This career path suits Business Analysts who love the rush of the project environment and the need for solving more and more complex business problems.

If you are not yet a Business Analyst, start by finding your first Junior Business Analysis role. If you are already a Business Analyst and would like to make Business Analysis your professional career, you should consider the following:
a. Change industry every couple of years to gain more in-depth and practical experience applying pure Business Analysis Techniques.
b. Make sure to work towards Professional Business Analysis Certifications such as the CCBA and CBAP
c. Do regular endorsed Business Analysis training to make sure you stay abreast of what is going on and gain valuable new skills and knowledge as a Professional Business Analyst.