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
“The Industry’s View of the
President, ASPE Technology
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
How is alignment achieved?
a BA Essential
Speed Continues To
Complexity Continues To
Budgets get smaller
to be done more effectively &
efficiently or failure is guaranteed
Scope & Requirements Definition
The science of business resides here.
The potential for increased effectiveness & efficiency resides here. Managing this arena is an art.
-- 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.
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
-First, what the industry sees as the BA responsibility area
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
Biggest Question: Are employers looking for the BA position or the BA skills within multiple positions?