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New Post 12/1/2014 12:04 AM
User is offline BigPicGuy
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A problem of many choices 

A brief about myself:

I have 8 years of IT experience and I have performed multiple roles in this time span (Java development, Data warehouse, some BI, a lot of system testing). For the past year and a half, I am working as a BA and I am enjoying it a lot. All my projects have been in the Telecom domain (Assurance and Billing areas) and would like to stick to it in the foreseeable future.

Question:

While I consider myself lucky about my past assignments, since they give me perspective for doing my current BA job (elicitation. requirements, business processes, app design(visual and logical) and monitoring execution), I am wondering what should be my next step for career progression. Here are my options:

  1. Training and certifications in my domain like Frameworx (eTOM, SID, TAM) etc.
  2. BA specific certifications like CBAP etc. 
  3. My organisation might also give me an option of moving towards a role Solution Architecture and Design. 
  4. A role in mid level management.

I don't seek responses to point me towards one option but I will really appreciate a  balanced view!

Thanks!

 
New Post 12/3/2014 5:54 PM
User is offline Chris Adams
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Re: A problem of many choices 

Your background will afford you many options.  If you enjoy being a BA then you should definitely focus on gaining more experience in that area.  While your development and data/BI experience give you some advantage over others, rounding out your BA specific skills will help whether you stay on the BA side or even if you move into management.

 A CBAP can be helpful to set you apart from other, but isn't really required.  If you intend to stay with the same organization it's less important.  But studying the information that a CBAP would require is still helpful.


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New Post 12/3/2014 9:13 PM
User is offline BigPicGuy
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Re: A problem of many choices 

Thanks for your perspective, Chris!

 
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