SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: SIGIA-L: "Internal" IA
RE: SIGIA-L: "Internal" IA
From: Lawrence, Sean (slawrence_at_seveninteractive.com)
Date: Thu Nov 29 2001 - 10:47:16 EST
That certainly isn't the description of a BizAn at my lost job who had
people in this role.
They never worked with the end user, they worked with the client and the
Strategist (who worked with UR to determine user needs) to determine
business requirements and then communicated these to the tech team. They
then set up tests to determine for each iteration to determine if the
resulting development work met those requirements.
The onus was more on providing the CLIENT with their desired results. The
IA's and UR's job was to make sure that the business requirements were
presented in a faashion that were usable by the end-user.
At my last job as an IA ,Delivery Management and IA's had more in common
than they did with Business Analysts but it also depended on the manner in
which individuals pursued their work.
From: Peter [mailto:peter_at_poorbuthappy.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2001 8:59 AM
To: SIGIA (E-mail)
Subject: RE: SIGIA-L: "Internal" IA
How about this job description for a "business analyst"?
"The Business Analyst acts as the primary
liaison between the Information Services department
and the end-user community. The position will work
closely with a team of business analysts and project
managers to support a specific functional area of the
organization. The consultant functions the analyst
needs to work closely with the end-user to understand,
define and innovate business processes, as well as
identify and implement technology solutions that
enable the users to perform those business processes
The analyst must work closely with system
development and operation resources to ensure those
technology solutions meet business requirements. "
Sounds very much like IA to me...
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