I saw these definitions of a business analyst on a presentation by D. Berglund at Slideshare.net and thought I would add my own definition. What’s your definition of a business analyst?
A Business analyst works to understand business problems, gaps, and opportunities and recommends solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals via clearly defined requirements (capabilities). Solutions may include IT systems, process improvements, or other organizational changes.
5. My Definition:
A business analyst is anyone that works with the stakeholders to understand their business processes and needs and effectively communicates those processes and needs, in both written and verbal form, to the stakeholders and to the IT groups to assist with providing process improvements and IT solutions.
What’s your definition?