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New Post 1/17/2013 6:38 AM
User is offline Pamela
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Is this a BA Job or No? 

Hi ,

I am interested in understangind if this is a ypical IT BA Role or not ? Sometimes a job desc can be very well away from the usual straightforward requiremetns;

 

 

This is an entry-level position for a talented individual and provides a great opportunity to learn about company systems and work processes .The successful candidate will work closely with a variety of Stakeholderss and the software development teams to support and troubleshoot existing information management systems and also enable testing of new systems. The key responsibilities for the candidate will include daily support, testing configurations, end-user training, constant user engagement, work process & system documentation etc. candidate will identify opportunities to extend and enhance these systems as needs change or evolve. The candidate will work closely with other team members to ensure data integrity and identify  training opportunities.

 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a inter-disciplanary environment
  • Ability to understand and support multiple workflows

Basic understanding of SQL queries and scripting languages

 
New Post 5/30/2013 11:47 AM
User is offline NitWitNick
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Re: Is this a BA Job or No? 

There are Business Analysts (BA), System Analysts (SA) and Business System Analysts (BSA) ... many companies when advertising for a BA want a BSA.

A Business Analyst primarily documents and gathers the "Business Requirements" and creates the Business Requirements Document (BRD), this is End-User needs. A technical knowledge is usually not needed.

A Systems Analyst takes the "Business Requirements" and provides technical teams (Developers, Testers, etc.) with the "Functional Requirements Document" (FRD). They dig into the details of how the "Business Requirement" might actually be implemented in code. A technical knowledge is needed to understand the systems.


Many times you will see an ad looking for a BA with knowledge of Java or Oracle and you wonder what they want ... a BA or BSA.

 
New Post 6/1/2013 6:28 AM
User is offline Kimbo
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Re: Is this a BA Job or No? 

Names vary around the world for the same work.

Looks like a Technical BA role to me based on the last sentence about SQL queries and scripting language.. and frankly it may be a developer role. Cause that kind of knowledge is very techie.

If you have those skills go for it. In this market its hard to be too selective.

Kimbo

 
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