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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.

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Re: Career Path and Competencies
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2021, 12:28:10 pm »
What is the career path and related competencies for a Business Analyst?
Those who wish to move higher up in the profession typically begin to make a move after three to five years in the career. At that point, it?s possible to move into project management, IT roles such as senior/lead business analyst, product manager, and consulting roles. After eight to 10 years in various business analysis positions, you could advance to chief technology officer, chief operating officer, project management office director, or work as a consultant.

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2021, 10:51:05 am »
Business analysts play an important part in helping companies be the best they can be. In this age of pandemics, political uncertainty, intense competition, and rapidly advancing technology, companies that want to stay ahead turn to Business Analysts.

Business analysts study a company?s processes, operating procedures, and large data sets to find ways to enhance an organization?s operational efficiency while achieving better performance.
A business analyst:

Works with the company to identify improvement opportunities in business operations and processes
Helps with the design or modification of existing business systems and IT systems
Interacts with business stakeholders and subject matter experts (SMEs) to better understand their needs and problems
Gathers, documents, and analyzes the company?s needs and requirements
Resolves business problems and designs technical solutions
Documents the functional and technical designs of the company? systems
Collaborates with system architects and developers to make sure that the system is properly implemented
Creates system testing and creating system documentation and user manuals

These are the 6 most in-demand business analyst career paths:

Business Analyst Manager
Data Business Analyst
Data Analysis Scientist
Information Security Analyst
IT Business Analyst
Quantitative Analyst


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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2022, 10:44:36 am »
Those who wish to move higher up in the profession typically begin to make a move after three to five years in the career. At that point, it?s possible to move into project management, IT roles such as senior/lead business analyst, product manager, and consulting roles. After eight to 10 years in various business analysis positions, you could advance to chief technology officer, chief operating officer, project management office director, or work as a consultant.

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2022, 01:46:45 pm »
BA is one of the fast growing career prfofession and involves various competencies, some of the institutes that offer BA certification which help in career growth are as follows:

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
IIBA is a non-profit organization which offers competency-based certification to the business analysis profession. The firm follows defined knowledge standard and perspective, which should be known to a business analyst.
Some of the certifications offered by IIBA are:
?   Academic Business Analysis Certificate (ABAC): It is an entry-level certification which can be obtained from an institute or college associated with IIBA. It helps prepare students for various competency-based IIBA certification.
?   IIBA Entry Certificate in business analysis (ECBA): It is the first-level certification and is designed for entry-level or less experienced business analyst. You must complete 21 hours of professional training credits, within the past four years to apply for the exam.
?   IIBA Certification of competency in business analysis (CCBA): It is level two of IIBA certification which showcases applicant?s ability to apply business analysis knowledge to practical scenarios. Applicants need to have 3,750 hours of business analyst experience along with two professional references and 21 hours of professional development training.
?   IIBA Certified business analysis professional(CBAP): It shows the authority of business analysis and the capacity to lead others. Candidates must have 7,500 hours of business analysis experience along with the completion of 35 professional development hours in the past four years with professional references.
?   IIBA Agile Analysis Certification(AAC): This certification is designed to address the BA skillset and to certify professionals working in an agile environment. It is offered through remote online proctoring. There isn?t any eligibility criterion, but IIBA suggests for two-five years of elegant related experience.


International Qualification Board for Business Analysts (IQBBA)
IQBBA is a globally recognized certification body with an accredited exam and coaching centres all across the world. It offers two certifications.
?   IQBBA Certified foundation level business analyst(CFLBA): It is an entry-level certification that will qualify to earn higher levels of certification. It is developed for the individuals in the field of process improvement, modelling business and analyzing business processes.
?   Certified Advanced Level Business Analyst (CALBA): Once you pass the above entry-level exam, you can continue to CALBA, which focuses on business analysis process management skills.
Project Management Institute (PMI)
It is a global nonprofit professional organization which offers best certification courses for project management individuals. IT offers one business analysis certifications:
?   PMI-Professional in business analysis( PBA) Certification: The PMI-PBA certification is intended for business experts who work with programs or projects, or project and program managers work with analytics. If you have earned a bachelor degree, you?ll need three years of experience, or 4,500 hours, in business analysis within eight years to acquire this certification. Without a bachelor degree, you?ll need five years or 7,500 hours experience along with 60 professional development units.
International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB)
The IREB is the holder for international certification for requirements engineering. It offers three certifications:
?   IREB Certified professional for requirements engineering foundation level( CPRE - FL): It is the entry-level certification which exhibits a candidate?s knowledge of business analysis related to requirements engineering. Candidates must pass written exam at a testing site.
?   IREB Certified professional for requirements engineering advanced level( CPRE - AL): It is an advanced level certification for candidates having advanced knowledge of requirements engineering. Candidates must pass the CPRE-FL exam along with written exam at the testing site.
?   IREB Certified professional for requirements engineering expert level( CPRE - EL): It is the highest level of certification which showcases the mastery of requirement engineering techniques. Candidates must have experience leading a team and must pass CPRE-AL exam along with a written exam at the testing site.

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Re: Career Path and Competencies
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2022, 10:25:34 am »
The traditional business analyst may go from BA to senior business analyst, to architect, to senior business architect and so on. Similarly, in an agile environment you may go from business analyst to product owner and possibly branch off to managing a team and then PMO director

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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2022, 10:19:46 am »
The business analyst may go from BA to senior business analyst, to architect, to senior business architect and so on. in an agile environment we may go from business analyst to product owner then branch off to managing a team and then PMO director.