Business Analyst Career Road Map

Did you know…

Canadian employers will need 171,000 business analysis related professionals by 2016.
(Source: Information and Communications Technology Council, 2011)

American employers will need 876,000 business analysis related professionals by 2020.
(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections Program)

Do you want to enter the business analysis profession – one of the fastest growing careers today?

Are you already a business analyst and want to advance to a more senior position?

The IIBA® Business Analyst Career Road Map outlines the business analysis opportunities available to you. The Career Road Map is designed to identify the many roles within business analysis, and show your options based on your experience today. It includes the emerging roles in business architecture and business intelligence which are in high demand. 

Driving your BA Career
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Driving Your BA Career - Role Descriptions

Role Descriptions

The role names are not job titles – a role name represents the various tasks, techniques and knowledge needed by an individual to be successful.  The roles could be combined into one position:  a business requirements analyst could also have deep expertise in process and therefore the business requirements analyst and process analyst roles can be considered as a career path. 

Another example: a Systems Analyst may be part of a software development project that utilizes the Agile method. Therefore the Systems Analyst has Agile expertise; he/she could hold an Intermediate Systems Analyst and Intermediate Agile Analyst role but his/her title could be Intermediate Systems Analyst. 

Review the Role Descriptions to find out the responsibilities involved and the skills and knowledge needed, to help you map your career.

Business Analysis Competencies

The IIBA Business Analysis Competency Model identifies 53 performance or discipline competencies specific to the role of the business analyst. The underlying competencies represent the foundational skills, knowledge and personal characteristics necessary to support the effective performance of business analysis, and are essential for effective performance at any level of experience. 

Learn more about the Competency Model. If you are an IIBA member you can download your free copy of the Competency Model. 

Not an IIBA member? Join IIBA today to get your copy of the Competency Model and take the BA Competency Assessment.