Who is the Business Analysis Professional?

"A business analysis professional (BA) is any person who performs business analysis tasks described in the BABOK® Guide, no matter their job title or organizational role. Business analysis professionals are responsible for discovering, synthesizing, and analyzing information from a variety of sources within an enterprise, including tools, processes, documentation, and stakeholders. The BA is responsible for eliciting the actual needs of stakeholders - which frequently involves investigating and clarifying their expressed desires - in order to determine underlying issues and causes". (BABOK® Guide)

Title vs. Role

Business analysis professionals work in a wide range of industries and support a variety of functional areas although their job titles can vary widely. Whether you are a systems analyst, requirements manager, product manager, or consultant, your title reflects your position as defined by your particular company. A role reflects the discipline you practice and your professional association - business analysis.

Business Analysis Competency Model
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