Central Virginia Chapter of the IIBA. “The Industry’s View of the Business Analyst Position” David Mantica President, ASPE Technology Wednesday, May 23, 2007. Presentation Agenda . Dynamics driving the growth in Business Analysis Specific conditions making a BA essential
Central Virginia Chapter of the IIBA
“The Industry’s View of the
President, ASPE Technology
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Translation is needed…
How is alignment achieved?
Specific Conditions Making
a BA Essential
Look at it this way: AS….
Speed Continues To
Complexity Continues To
Budgets get smaller
to be done more effectively &
efficiently or failure is guaranteed
Scope & Requirements Definition
The challenge of constant change resides here.
The science of business resides here.
The potential for increased effectiveness & efficiency resides here. Managing this arena is an art.
Art verse Science
-- Science type IT jobs are being outsourced, it is a specific tangible skill highly transferable. It is easy to find at a less expensive cost.
-- Art type IT jobs are remaining, it is an intangible skill which includes flexibility and domain knowledge and when put together is not very transferable. It is difficult to find at a less expensive cost.
Art verse Science
In the end it is not about the position, it is about your skills
The closer your positional ties are with the business/business needs the more valuable the business perceives you
Critical BA Skills
-First, what the industry sees as the BA responsibility area
Review of Critical BA Skills
BA – PM Engagement
Certification and the IIBA
Critical: Focus on the skills not just the position, it is proper requirements engineering, project scope and process modeling not that a company have a BA
Future of BA Role and Skills
Biggest Question: Are employers looking for the BA position or the BA skills within multiple positions?
Thank you for allowing me to speak at your Chapter meeting