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Roles and Responsibilities of a BA

Over the last few decades the role of Business analysts has been evolved from just eliciting, managing or documenting the requirements to gap analysis, risk analysis, strategy and enterprise analysis and many more. The BA is now more prominent and has developed himself in certain other areas where he can utilize his skills in several other fields which are important for the successful completion of the project and to avoid any zany decisions which may lead to the delay in the completion of the project.

The roles and responsibilities of a BA is quite wide and scattered. A BA has to work with different teams and act as a liaison among different stakeholders to mitigate any ambiguity in the requirements. On one hand a BA works with the business owners to pull out exact requirements and on the other he helps the development team to grasp the requirement completely.

The area of BA’s work is vast and challenging. Depending on the organization, the responsibilities can be varied. In some organizations a business analyst is more inclined towards technical details and has very less business knowledge, on the other hand there are some organizations which hire Business analysts with very strong hold on business understanding. I believe a successful business analyst is one who can not only see “the larger picture” of the business scope but also able to understand the technical and architectural catalysts.

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