Vicki James, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA, CSM

formerly of Professional Project Services, LCC

You Might Be a Business Analyst

The role of business analyst falls under many job descriptions. I talk to people all time that are business analysts, only they don’t know it. Maybecharts-tools the have the job title of “technical writer” or “program manager”, but in reality, they are analyzing the business.  Here are some signs you might be a business analyst..

  • If you create a weighted score card with evaluation criteria to select your next new car…
  • If you ask “why” so many times that your peers start to talk to you like a two-year old…
  • If you spend your time in line (queue) thinking of five better ways to do business and speed things up…
  • If it takes you longer to document your BA history for the CBAP then you actually do working…
  • If your partner is upset with you on their birthday and you suggest celebration requirements were ambiguous…
  • If you visit a brewery and document the brewing process on a napkin…
  • If you make a process flow chart for your trip to the supermarket…
  • If you write down the proposal discussion with your parents about girl you love on a Visio diagram…
  • If very few people know what you do, but you could add value to any company on the planet…
  • If while standing in a single line you count the people in front of you and divide by the number of cashiers serving customers to figure estimated waiting time..

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