Trends Report

Your 2009 Business Analysts: Know Them To Grow Them

July 23rd, 2009
Mary Gerush
With contributors:
Jeffrey Hammond , David D'Silva


A recent survey of approximately nine hundred current business analysts (BAs) indicates that business analysts are alive and kicking in organizations of all sizes and in all industries. They report into many different groups, and many are finding homes in dedicated teams or project management offices. Most have a great deal of experience as business analysts, and many want to continue doing that work. And as Agile and Lean concepts continue to take root, BAs are encountering shifts in their roles and practices. You can learn from this information and optimize business analysis in your organization through education, thoughtful career-path planning, and an eye toward the future of the business analyst.

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