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With the power of real numbers, you can make sure that decisions at your company are based not on simple assumptions, but on actual research. Let a professional IT Business Analyst lead the effort to translate data into the company’s success.
Define which functionalities of your product should be prioritized. By analyzing trends, researching data, and following news about competitors’ actions, an IT Business Analysts can develop the best growth plan for a tech company.
Spend your money more effectively. Find the areas where costs can be cut significantly and invest in automation of routine processes with the help of an experienced IT Business Analysts.
Find and explore new ways of monetizing your product. Thanks to their expert knowledge of the industry, IT Business Analyst is able to suggest ways of getting the most out of your project, funding the next steps of your company’s path to innovation.
Interesting projects don’t turn into great products when chaos is taking over the company behind it. There has to be someone to assess whether the solutions that are being introduced will be effective in the long run from a technological standpoint. There has to be someone who can oversee all the processes at the company, suggest decisions based on actual data and research, and help with getting the most out of the preplanned budget.
This person is an IT Business Analyst.
What actually are IT Business Analysts? At first sight, you might consider them just another type of data analytics experts. They indeed work with a lot of data, researching the current trends and analyzing users’ behavior. But besides taking care of these, they are also responsible for decision-making, recommending specific solutions in front of stakeholders, and making sure that the solutions they have recommended (and that happened to be approved) are implemented in a correct way.
An IT Business Analyst is also someone who makes sure that money and budget are always considered in the long run. They review the solutions company currently makes use of, analyze how effective and efficient these are, and suggest what can be improved. They also help in finding areas of the business where costs can be cut and processes that can be automated.
All this makes an IT Business Analyst a mix of Data Analyst, Project Manager, and consultant. What’s important, Business Analysts in the IT industry often have an engineering background, being a developer themselves at some point in their career. However, their goal is ultimately not to code by themselves but to make sure that your company operates according to trends and rational decisions made based on actual data.
Whether you are running an early-stage startup or an enterprise-sized business, an IT Business Analyst is a person you should consider hiring.
In the case of a new startup, a good BA will be able to plan the development route for you and your technical team and make sure that the data-driven strategy is carried out correctly. In a bigger company, on the other hand, an IT Business Analyst can review the current processes and the state of the project(s), later adjusting the company’s strategy to what the data research suggests should be done. What’s important in every business, a BA will also have a look at your budget and current spendings and suggest improvements in this area.
To give you a more general idea of what a BA can help you with, here are some of the most typical responsibilities of a Business Analyst in the IT industry:
Business Analysts are not always working on IT projects. This means, that when you are looking for a BA to join your company, you should be considering strictly candidates who have previous experience with IT (or at least tech startups/technological companies).
What’s important, is that many Business Analysts in the IT industry are actually former engineers who progressed their careers in a way allowing them to focus more on technical project management or consultancy. This helped them in obtaining new skills while being continuously up-to-date with the recent advancements in software development. A combination like this can truly boost your project and you can rest assured that everything’s going in the right direction.
When you want to hire an IT Business Analyst, you should also consider the company and project fit. Look for candidates who worked in your industry or on similar software projects to yours. With such experience, they will be able to find the best solutions for your company faster than BAs with a different background.
Besides the required experience in working in and with technical teams, good IT Business Analyst should also possess the following skills:
When looking for an IT Business Analyst, you might also consider their education. It’s relatively common that IT BAs have some kind of academic experience in business management. This can be either a bachelor’s degree or an MBA.
Course participation certificates are also often presented to potential employers. Probably the most popular and commonly known BA certificates are those awarded by IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis), such as IIBA Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) or IIBA Agile Analysis Certification (AAC). Other certificates to consider are the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Professional in Business Analysis and the IQBBA Business Analyst Certification awarded by the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB).
In regards to the technical part of their job, many IT BAs are software engineering or computer engineering graduates. There are also, of course, more old school professionals who are self-taught coders and who should not be disregarded. If they do have proper experience in software development, they still might be great candidates. To have a proper certificate is always a good thing, but when it comes to software development, true experience and skills matter more than just theoretical knowledge
After making the first selection of potential candidates, the round of interviews happens. While IT Business Analysts are usually not tested in regards to their technical software development knowledge, questions requiring rapid decision-making and analytical thinking may be presented to them. You can work on preparing specific interview scenarios with your Project Managers, Product Owners, or even members of the technical team.
To give you a brief idea of how this kind of interview can look, we decided to share some of our favorite IT Business Analyst interview questions below.
Business Analyst can be a great addition to your growing team, taking care of the business development part of your project. But don’t forget about the core software building process which should include specialists like developers, designers, and project managers.
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