The Emerging Role of the Business Analyst

The development of new software applications has been around since the late 1970’s. Compared to other industries and professions, the software industry is still very young. As companies began using computers to support their business operations, the people who create and maintain these “systems” have become increasingly sophisticated and specialized. This specialization is necessary because computer systems are becoming more and more complex and no one can master everything.

 

One of the emerging “specialties” is the Business Analyst. A business analyst is a person who acts as a link between business people with business problems and engineers who know how to develop solutions. Although some organizations have used this degree in non-IT business fields, it is an apt description for a role that serves as a bridge between people in business and IT. The use of the word “business” is a constant reminder that any application software developed by … Read the rest