Anushri Sharma


by Anushri Sharma
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Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD

Dear Aspirant,

If you are thinking of selecting a career going by the trend, then you are at 100% risk for life.

I think then, you did software engineering going by the trend and without knowing what are your genuine interests and aptitude. Please do not make this mistake once again and keep repeating it later too.

You have approached us at the right time and before taking a decision.

I would suggest that you should find out more about software development field and try to inculcate new technology and learn it. This will help you grow.

There are many option apart from software development if you have decided that this is enough.

However selecting randomly does not make any sense.

I would recommend you to appear for the Ideal Career Test from This psychometric test will ascertain which career option you are suitable for. This test will judge your aptitude, interests, inter personal abilities, etc. After that you can speak to me through this system.

Best wishes


Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Consulting Psychologist
  • Delhi

Dear Anushri,

Thanks for your call. I understand that you want to change your job profile as BA. Since you have 8 years of experience working as a developer/programmer, you can either take up a full time regular course or part time certificate or diploma course in BA.

You have adequate experience and shift your area gradually by taking up BA related tasks in your company. You can move towards a business analyst role by conducting customer demos, reviewing or updating  requirement  documentation, incorporating requirements models into technical design documentation, asking open-ended questions about business needs and requirements, or becoming part of the test and implementation process. In this case, I recommend you to do part time courses from reputed institutions.

If you are willing to settle abroad, do an online course from the country where you plan to settle. Otherwise doing a course from reputed organization (like IIM, XLRI, ISB) will be very helpful.

If you want to change present job and directly want to work as the BA position, I would recommend you to take up a full time course from reputed organization. He benefit of full time course is that you will get job placement at the end of the course. This helps you get into core BA.

Before you take decision about shifting your field, I have shared information about BA.

The Business Analyst role. At its core, the BA role primarily has two basic job functions. The first function is the intermediate between the programmers building software and business users requesting it. Second, is the collection of business requirements from the business users and their conversion into a Business Requirements document that is used by the programmers. The BA may also perform other important tasks, based on the company and the circumstances of a particular project. These tasks include project management (on smaller projects), software testing, application selection and implementation of cloud-based products, and software training/rollout.

Skills to be a Business Analyst: The primary skills needed to be a BA are communication with business and IT people, collecting required information/documents, and document writing. Based on the company’s specific requirement, BAs are engaged in project management, presentations, product selection, software testing, and other related project-oriented functions.

Competency building: You can do certificate or diploma courses from reputed institutions like:

  • IIM- Bangalore (Business Analytics and Intelligence)
  • IIM- Lucknow (Certificate Program on Business Analytics)
  • IIM Kolkata (Executive Programme in Business Analytics)
  • ISB, Hyderabad (Certificate Program on Business Analytics)
  • Aegis School of Business (Business Analytics and Big Data)

Institutions in USA

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Michigan – Dearborn
  • City University of New York (CUNY)
  • North Carolina State University

Online courses from reputed University:

  • EdX
  • Coursera

Hope this is helpful.

If you have any queries, feel free to revert.

Best Wishes for your bright career,

Apurva kumar Pandya, PhD


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