The very model of a modern Business Analyst

The very model of a modern Business Analyst

How do you describe what a Business Analyst does?

This question arose in one of the LinkedIn groups the other day. And it got me thinking…

The Major-General song

In Gilbert and Sullivan’s stage production, “Pirates of Penzance” there is a quirky, amusing song by the “Major-General”

Click here to see it…

Applying this to Business Analysts

I decided to have a go at adapting the song for Business Analysts.

If you didn’t click on the link to the Major General song above, I recommend that you do it now. Once you’ve got the tune in your head read the following…

I am the very model of a modern
Business Analyst

 

I am the very model of a modern Business Analyst

I’m a planner, a doer, and a damn good strategist

I talk with stakeholders, end-users, and management

From C-level to staff and also contaminant

I’m well acquainted too with the elicitation of requirement

Ensuring that between the parties there is always a good agreement

Although to make that happen is sometimes quite an achievement

It’s all done with a smile right up to the completion.

I’m very good at analysing, interpreting and modeling

To present the data and the findings in a way quite compelling

In short, for a project, you need me as a panellist

I am the very model of a modern Business Analyst

I work with teams  – both agile and water-fall

And sometimes is the process almost unbeara-ble

Often is it important all questions in depth to discuss

To ensure that the result achieved is without much fuss.

I’m good at observation, root cause analysis and can make a sequence diagram.

As well as run a workshop, interviews and a collaborative game.

Then I can conduct, coordinate and plan, to understand.

Exactly what the sponsor, stakeholders or Product Owner really demand

Confirming that with the team, through a document, a backlog or a story board

So that work can begin, and any necessary changes can be explored.

In short, for a project, you need me as a panellist

I am the very model of a modern  Business Analyst

In fact when I know the difference between a use case and a user story,

When I know that CATWOE and Gap are two analyses of a different category.

With such affairs as office politics and stakeholder conflict

I know can the process of reaching a solution restrict

When I have understood the concepts of the Business Analysis Core Concept Model

And know that Agile and Scrum are not a load of twaddle

In short when I’ve more than a smattering of Business Analysis Techniques

You’ll say never has a better Business Analysis had better critiques.

For my business analysis skills, though I’m plucky and mostly agreeable

And because of that I think you know that it is most foreseeable

That, in short, for a project, you need me as a panellist

I am the very model of a modern Business Analyst

 

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