How to Kickstart Your Career as an IT Business Analyst - Free Information Session Slides by Requirements Inc.

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The Roles and Responsibilities of a BA
BA Job Prospects
How a typical day in the life of a BA goes
Challenges facing new BAs
How to overcome those challenges

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How to Kickstart Your Career as an IT Business Analyst - Free Information Session Slides by Requirements Inc.

  1. 1. [Participants: Go to requirementsinc.com/join to attend live or on-demand session. Use Help tab if you have trouble] [Trainers: Go to requirementsinc.com/w and start any meeting with title DEMO BA]
  2. 2. Before we get started.. • We’ll send you a copy of this presentation by email • Please interrupt to ask questions • You’ll find some blue arrows throughout. These are some post session take-away tasks for you. Introductions • Please provide your name • Brief educational and work background Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as an IT Business Analyst? 2
  3. 3. Our Plan for Today 1 What are the basics of BA? 2 What are the career prospects? 3 So what’s the catch? What are the hurdles? 4 How’s a BA’s typical work day like? 5 Is this the right path for me? 6 How to overcome the hurdles? Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as an IT Business Analyst? 3
  4. 4. Who is a BA? Understand high level requirements? Define a condition and outcome? Diagram a process flow? Explain a calculation with examples? Solve operational issue? Improve efficiency? Make end customers happy? Enforce legal/regulatory statute? The BA understands business problems and opportunities in the context of the requirements and recommends solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals. (IIBA) New software feature? Create a better user interface? Validation message? Email notification? See IIBA’s website iiba.org Lot of useful resources, free webinars. Consider membership benefits. Your Career as How to Kick-start Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 an IT Business Analyst? 4
  5. 5. Some Terminology • Project • Stakeholders of a Project – Business Sponsors – External Customers / End Users – Internal Teams / Developers, Testers, Project Managers, etc. • Software Development Life Cycle • Business & Functional Requirements – What is UML? Is that a programming language? – What is a Use Case Research on the common SDLCs and their advantages. Learn about project management principles. They even apply ton daily tasks! Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as an IT Business Analyst? 5
  6. 6. BA Role • Need Based role: Originated since several projects failed • Upstream in the development process • Serves as a bridge between the stakeholders • Acts as organizer, listener, investigator, facilitator, communicator, collaborator & innovator • BAs are domain and technology agnostic 100 80 Document 60 Analyze 40 20 Sign up for our Blog Updates at http://requirementsinc.com/email Check out ModernAnalyst.com Good collection of articles, blogs on Business Analysis Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 Validate Elicit 0 Requirements How to Kick-start Your Career as an IT Business Analyst? 6
  7. 7. Our Plan for Today 1 What are the basics of BA? 2 What are the career prospects? 3 So what’s the catch? What are the hurdles? 4 How’s a BA’s typical work day like? 5 Is this the right path for me? 6 How to overcome the hurdles? Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as an IT Business Analyst? 7
  8. 8. What’s the future holding? Look for BAs Jobs In your area: http://requirementsinc.com/jobs How many positions are open? Which industries are hiring? Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as an IT Business Analyst? 8
  9. 9. BA Average Salaries Compare with national average of 42K (Source: SSA) Average National BA Salaries are 14% higher than all job postings nationwide (Source: Indeed.com) Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as an IT Business Analyst? 9
  10. 10. Our Plan for Today 1 What are the basics of BA? 2 What are the career prospects? 3 So what’s the catch? What are the hurdles? 4 How’s a BA’s typical work day like? 5 Is this the right path for me? 6 How to overcome the hurdles? Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as 10 an IT Business Analyst?
  11. 11. Hurdles for Aspiring BAs Job descriptions demand.. • UML, Use Cases and structured Analysis Techniques • Working Knowledge of BA Practices • Tools – Requirement Management – Business Modeling – Change Management – Version Control – Querying • Understanding of databases, object oriented analysis and design (OOAD), testing principles Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as 11 an IT Business Analyst?
  12. 12. Hurdles for Aspiring BAs Interviews demand.. • Behavioral skills - how to handle a specific business problem • Expertise in Business Modeling • BA best practices • Diverse industry knowledge/experience Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as 12 an IT Business Analyst?
  13. 13. Your Plan for Today 1 What are the basics of BA? 2 What are the career prospects? 3 So what’s the catch? What are the hurdles? 4 How’s a BA’s typical work day like? 5 Is this the right path for me? 6 How to overcome the hurdles? Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as 13 an IT Business Analyst?
  14. 14. A (Busy) Day in the Life of a BA 9 am: Meet with Users to understand existing business process and new business needs 10 am: Review the organization’s newly proposed IT process, plan meetings to identify project requirements 11 am: Collaborate with development team and business users to gather functional details of the project 1 pm: Create models and elicitation documents to illustrate and validate requirements understanding 2 pm: Meet with development team to review the requirements and discuss screen design 3 pm: Resolve an issue that the testing team identified with current development Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 4 pm: Convene with management to prioritize How to requests and handle software change Kick-start Your Career as an IT Business Analyst? 14
  15. 15. Your Plan for Today 1 What are the basics of BA? 2 What are the career prospects? 3 So what’s the catch? What are the hurdles? 4 How’s a BA’s typical work day like? 5 Is this the right path for me? 6 How to overcome the hurdles? Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as 15 an IT Business Analyst?
  16. 16. Give yourself a +1 if you.. • • • • • • • • • Are organized Have an eye for the details Have good communication and write well Can explain concepts clearly Are a people person Are a problem solver Have a logical/analytical mind Have a good command on Word and Excel Have business/IT/industry education (Computer/Business Degree, IT Training, Telecom/Finance etc.) • Have operational experience (any field!) Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as 16 an IT Business Analyst?
  17. 17. Your Plan for Today 1 What are the basics of BA? 2 What are the career prospects? 3 So what’s the catch? What are the hurdles? 4 How’s a BA’s typical work day like? 5 Is this the right path for me? 6 How to overcome the hurdles? Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as 17 an IT Business Analyst?
  18. 18. How our Structured Program can Help You can • Avoid the frustration from the information overload • Learn the BA skills, plus the behavioral aspect of how to apply it to your own background. • Benefit from faster time to market • Rely on the expertise of Industry BA Practitioners with several years of experience • Get comfortable with Tons of Tools Training: 1 Year access to tools on our server & course site, Lifetime access to multiple tools! • Get lots of practice with in-class business modeling sessions & practical assignments Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as an IT Business Analyst?
  19. 19. How our Structured Program can Help You can • Forget the guesswork and be confident right from your first interview • Start interviewing for your dream job in about 10 weeks from now! • Get the peace of mind that comes with plentiful Resume prep, Interview prep, On-the-job support resources provided (for consultants placed through us) • Get your Course Fee Refunded after 12 months of working on our payroll 19 Get a sneak peek of the full course How to Kick-start Your Career as Download the BA Package from http://requirementsinc.com/ba/download an IT Business Analyst? Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921
  20. 20. OOAD UML Use Cases Object Oriented Analysis and Design Unified Modeling Language Use Case Writing Concepts, Examples, Applications Model Business Solutions Functional Requirement Writing ERDs, SQL Testing Requirement Mgt. Structured Query Language, Entity Relationship Diagrams Manual Testing Create, Control and Manage Requirements Data Visualization, Navicat SQL Fundamentals, Types, Test Cases IBM DOORS Biz. Modeling Version Control Change Mgt. Tools Tools Endorsed The BA Workshop Tool StarUML ClearCase , SourceSafe , TortoiseSVN Hands-on Tool ClearQuest , JIRA Screenshot-based Tool (8 Tools Included!) Tons of Class Practice Sessions, Assignments, Tests, Case Studies, Resources Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as 20 an IT Business Analyst?
  21. 21. Why Us? BA is our specialty! Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as an IT Business Analyst?
  22. 22. Placements Clients Domain Consultants National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Energy | Non-profit Georgette Chevron Energy Varshini Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Healthcare | Government Rakshya & Indra Capital One Bank Financial Services | Consumer Banking Erfaan Freddie Mac Financial Services | Secondary Mortgage Mansi & Ruchira Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Healthcare | Not-forProfit Shaily Department of Motor Vehicles, State of California Government | DMV Ujjwal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Healthcare | Government Ruchie View Alumni LinkedIn Profiles http://requirementsinc.com/ba/alumni Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as an IT Business Analyst?
  23. 23. Placements Clients Domain Consultants US Census Bureau Government Pa Joof State Farm Insurance Divya Toyota Manufacturing / Retail Subramaniam Volkswagen Credit Financial Services Naznin, Sangita FINRA Financial Services Mekail HSBC Financial Services Vinay Fannie Mae Financial Services Aleena Wells Fargo Financial Services Priya View Alumni LinkedIn Profiles http://requirementsinc.com/ba/alumni Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as an IT Business Analyst?
  24. 24. Best Value! BA Workshop Training Options 2 courses for the price of 1 Get your Course Fee Refunded after 12 months of working on our payroll Domain Benefits: Get 1921 niche markets; Better job Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 into How to Kick-start Your Career as an IT Business sooner security; Reach 100KAnalyst?
  25. 25. Next Steps • Review – Our suggested take-away tasks – Sample course videos and alumni interviews we’ll send you • Set up a one-on-one call with Sri, the creator of this course and the Founder/CEO of Requirements Inc. [sri@requirementsinc.com] • Expect Class Plan & Schedule for the upcoming full program by email • Check out our other programs and free info sessions: – BA Finance Domain, BA Health Care Domain, QA, PMP, Excel Considering signing up for the full program? Express interest here and we’ll keep you informed (no payment commitment needed) http://requirementsinc.com/enroll Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as 25 an IT Business Analyst?
  26. 26. Thanks for joining us! May we ask for 2 mins? • 2 Questions for you (online participants, respond via chat, classroom participants, please use a sheet) – Would you recommend us to a friend? – If a friend asked you “How was that session?”, what would you say? • Your referral is our best compliment – Go to http://requirementsinc.com/refer – To thank you for your enrollment, we’ll send you and your referral who joins with you a $50 Amazon Gift Card Attend an Upcoming Live Info Session: http://requirementsinc.com/ba/ course Info@RequirementsInc.com | 703 468 1921 How to Kick-start Your Career as 26 an IT Business Analyst?

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