We don’t need BAs, business analysis is everyone’s job

I was chatting to a friend the other day who explained to me that his company does not have anyone working under a Business Analyst title. I thought to myself “that’s strange, how can an IT consulting firm negate the professional role of business analysis”. I was assured that the company has been around for more than two decades so they are obviously using a business recipe that works.

The reason why this company does not formally have any BAs is because business analysis is a process that is performed by various team members where it is needed. The solutions architect might do some business analysis. The product consultant will do some requirements gathering but he is not a BA, he is a product consultant. An enterprise architect is also responsible for some BA tasks. Continue reading

Where have you been


My content is missing. For those of you who check into my blog from time to time, you may have noticed that these past few days, funny things have been happening.

I’ve been trying to migrate the content of my blog over to a new installation.

At the moment, this task seems harder than what it’s worth. I still have time to complete the migration but for now I will start a new path for my online presence.

I am very fond of the articles I have posted over the last two and half years. Some articles aren’t as tidy as others but it’s always good to be able to read them from time to time.

On the other hand, it would be refreshing to start again and really treat my domain as my temple.

So I’d like for you to bear with me as I attempt to bring anything across. If I don’t then it’s not the end of the world but an opportunity to take on this task(blogging) at a much more mature time of my life.

Thanks for stopping by.

November 2011