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 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 most demanded occupations.
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 modeling and management tools
A business analyst must be aware of various tools like process modeling, state modeling, use case modeling, etc. They have to interact with system architects and software developers to ensure that the solution is properly implemented.
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 the applicant’s 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