Posted by tac_admin, July 3, 2012

What is a Business Analyst?

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 can be defined a few different ways:
1. BABOK 1.6: “Works as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies and information systems…”
2. BABOK 2.0: “Is any person who performs business analysis activities, no matter what their job title or organizational role may be…”
3. Traditionally, a Business Analyst works as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate, and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies, and information systems.
4. D. Berglund’s Definition:

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?


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get in touch today

Speak directly with The Analyst Coach
and get pointed in the right direction.





Preferred Contact EmailPhone

Subscribe to receive our free white paper on how weak requirements effect strong companies




tesra-circleanalyst

Sign up to get your FREE Business Analyst Survival Guide

Don't worry, we hate spam too. We will never share your information to third parties.