Monday, June 12, 2006

On Becoming a Business Analyst

I have started a central resource site for requirements gathering and business analysis. You can check it out here: On Becoming a Business Analyst. I'd love feedback if you have any.

I have to say, if it wasn't for the latest client and the great fun I am having training their very first analyst, I'm not sure what I would be doing. I do know I am learning, she is learning, their VP of IT is learning, the organization is growing, and I am overjoyed. Seriously. Just read this quote the trainee sent me the other day:
I am so happy to be here and experiencing this sort of focused training on being a business analyst and determining procedures around requirements gathering and the SDLC. I have never in my 10 years in IT experienced such a level of dedication and focus towards improving the people and process in my job function. Merck and Lucent, with their large training arms, BA forums, and established SDLC processes, cannot hold a candle to what we are doing here. This training and discussion is so important for staff and process development and I cannot say enough how privileged I feel to be a part of it. On a personal level, also, I have never had coworkers and managers so invested in making me a great BA – thanks a bunch you guys and I will do my utmost to reach that bar and beyond!

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