- What do ‘Business Analysts’ do?
I thought you might be interested in a conversation I had with one of our BAs yesterday:
Me: Hello, I’ve been talking to Colin…Posted 1 month ago
BA: You shouldn’t talk to Colin. He’s not technical, you should ask me technical questions .
Me: Normally I’d ask the Technical Lead technical questions.
BA: No, you should ask me
Me: OK. Anyway Colin says…
BA: Colin doesn’t speak for the business.
Me: He is the Director of Strategy
BA: I’m the senior BA, I represent the business, I’m responsible.
Me: OK. The Board passed resolutions in April and September saying we are doing X.
BA: We don’t have budget
Me: But didn’t the Board allocate budget in April?
BA: Well that’s above my level.
Me: but didn’t you just say you are responsible?IHNMember
To be fair, anyone that actually says the “senior” in their job title is a raving nob-trumpet more than anything.
At a certain woods-proximal building society in Swindon, they used to have junior BAs, BAs, senior BAs, lead BAs and principal BAs, and by God they’d make sure they told you which one they were.Posted 1 month agoDT78Member
another reason for those job titles is because the head of the area has to play the game with HR to be able to pay decent salaries to attract and retain.
otherwise some external firm will bench mark your generic BA job title to £36k and you would not be able to hire anyone.
(past experience of introducing role title ‘pre-fixes’ to get round said silly HR salary benchmarking and pay closer to market rates)Posted 1 month ago
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