ICT business analyst | Roles and responsibilities
Business Analysts bridge the gap between information technology and the business world. Business analysts understand what the current state of the business is and what it needs to flourish. They will help the software team to translate the business needs so a software compatible with the present context can be built. It is a very crucial role where they need to be informed about both the business and technical environment. Business analysts are among the fastest-growing, and the most demanded occupation.
ICT Business Analyst contributes to the organization planning strategy to help grow and become more stable and efficient. They also analyze the needs and solutions, team-up with the stakeholders on improving finances and other aspects of the business.
Qualities a good ICT business analyst must have:
- Basic Business knowledge
The first step is knowing how to run a business platform and what they do. From business strategy, marketing, finance, and other operations, a business analyst must have a basic understanding of what can be done and provide solutions. They must identify opportunities for improvement in business operations and processes
2. Behavioral Skills
A business analyst should know how to deal with stakeholders, suppliers, end users, sponsors, etc. The key aspect is proper communication, attentive, listening, facilitation skills, translating and simplifying requirements, requirements management and communication.
3. Business requirement modelling and management tools
A business analyst must be aware of various tools like process modelling, state modelling, use case modelling, etc. They have to interact with system architects and software developers to ensure that the solution is properly implemented.
Roles and responsibilities of business analyst
- A business analyst is a bridge between the business team and the IT teams. They gather requirements on why a particular project should be developed and who are likely to get benefited from it.
- Business Analysts plan on how the work should be executed, moved forward, and how long it would take for the project completion with the members.
- They create sprints, estimate them and make the team choose the tasks and help them understand the tasks and importance of deadlines.
- They validate the functionalities during the deployment of the project.
- They have to provide documentation on many projects, communicate with a wide range of stakeholders and address their requirements.
- They should be able to analyze the business requirements using various tools and techniques, thereby suggesting effective solutions.
Qualification required for ICT business analyst
ICT business analysts are required to go through an assessment procedure given that the applicant is not a citizen of Australia. The Australian Computer Society takes the assessment. The assessment is based on applicants recent education and the total years of work experience, as mentioned by ACS.
ACS views the work experience based on the letters submitted. It depends on the ACS whether to consider or not consider certain months or even a whole year of your experience. The solution is to make the work experience letters very detailed and clear.
To qualify for an ICT Business Analyst
- Two years of experience in a relevant field with an ICT level recent education (ICT course + 2yrs relevant exp) OR
- Four years of acceptable experience in an ICT relevant field with a non ICT level recent education (non ICT course + 4 years ICT relevant exp)