Kendra Gandhi

I have heard that most of the Business Analysts are confined to office spaces and cubicles. Isn't that too boring?

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RE: I have heard that most of the Business Analysts are confined to office spaces and cubicles. Isn't that too boring?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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Author: Sky Beyond the Clouds
  • Kangra

In case you have heard that Business Analysts are confined to office spaces then you are very well mistaken. This is absolutely not the case. You will have plenty of opportunities to explore the world as a Business Analyst and you won't get bored of the job. Let me explain them one by one:


1. As a Business Analyst, you are often required to visit your clients and gather the requirements. In these circumstances you do have to travel a lot. Therefore you won't be confined to a desk but will be traveling across the states and countries. If you like traveling this is the job for you.

2. Business Analysts usually work in consulting firms where networking is considered as important element of the work place. You just cannot sit there and work. You will have to roam around, meet your colleagues from time to time and maintain healthy relationships with them. Thus it is not a lonely affair but shared work along with a nice social life at workplace.

3. You will have a lot of work as a Business Analyst. You will have to meet your team members frequently and solve the bugs and other issues. It is a team work not individual. Therefore the busy schedule won't let you get bored.

4. You will also be conducting training sessions for the freshers. There you will be sharing your expertise and knowledge with them and interact with them on regular basis. Therefore your job is not restricted to your desk.

5. There are many meetings conducted throughout the day. As a business analyst, you will have to attend them as a mandatory task, you just cannot ignore them. But meetings are fun too. They help you to share your findings and problems with senior members who can better assist you in the work. That way you learn to work collaboratively in a team setting.

RE: I have heard that most of the Business Analysts are confined to office spaces and cubicles. Isn't that too boring?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
Verified Career Expert
Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane

Hi,




Greeting's for the day!!!




In Today's fast-paced market scenario, the role of Business Analyst (BA) lends great value to an organization. a BA is a genralist capable of functining competently in diverse roles.




Outsourcing has become a mainstray in our global economy. Large corporations reduce their operation cost by seeking out the same work quality at lower costs. By outsourcing, a distance between business stakeholder and the programmer is created, creating the need for higher quality and more precise analysis, including creation of documents and functional specifications, has risen. With this equipment, an increasing demand for business analysts can be witnessed in our information economy.




Added to this, in a competitive economic lanscape, business bodies strive to improve their business processes and reduce costs - Business Analsyst are at the center of most of these initiatives.






Required Skills or Personal Qualities:


Business Analysts need to have following skills:


1. Communicating Details and concepts


2. Technical Skills


3. Conceptual Modelling Skills


4. Curiosity


5. Decomposing the Abstract into Details


6. Mentoring and Coaching


7. Communicating Risks


8. Leveraging the "Parking Lot"


9. Change Management


10. Asking WHY?


11. Impromptu Whiteboard Drawing


12. Analytical Skills


13. Problem Solving Skills


14. Decision- Making Skills


15. Negotiation and Persuasion Skills


16. Managerial Skills.






Roles and Responsibilities:


Business Anslysts perform following Responsibilities in their day to day activities:


1. Helping Businesses implement technology solutions in a cost-effective way by determining the requirements of a project or a program.


2. Communicating the requirements clearly to stakeholders, facilitators, and partners.


3. Tackle more complex projects


4. Own Enterprise Analysis Responsibilities


5. Understand the Business Process


6. New Business Domains are NO Problem for Business Anslyst.


7. Lead the BA efoorts


8. Can be consultants for Internal Stakeholders.


As with above roles and responsibilities, the Business Analysts does not experience much of social interactions and most of the times working with Data by confined to office spaces.






Job Prospects:


The 2006-2016 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report predicts BA's will be among the fastest growing IT occupations, while Google, Infosys, Wipro and their like are constantly on the lookout for business anslysis graduates with the acumen to undertake critical business projects.




Career prospects for this courseare quite promising, with multinationa gaints often visiting leading international educational institutions to recruit promising students as Business Analyst. With the business analysis qualification earned abroad and experience earned during your study tenure, you can start with a salary of about Rs. 4,20,000 and reach Rs. 15,00,000 or even more over the years, as you nurture your career.






Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.




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Regards,


Rahul.

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