Tagskills

The curse of being a generalist BA

For a long time, I struggled to describe exactly what was my job as a Business Analyst. Signs were positive though. Year after year, I heard good comments from my colleagues, I was asked to coach juniors, and my annual reviews were great. 🏆 However, not being a deep expert at anything, it was really hard to define me besides being a jack of all trades with my BA, UX, and PO hats. How do I grow...

Are Business Analysts UX experts in disguise?

Lion hidden in brown grass

A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to start working as a Business Analyst in the User Experience (UX) team of the digital lab of the most important Canadian insurance company. One of my first challenges was to understand what I could bring to researchers, designers, strategists and other UX experts in the team – special thanks to my boss who saw it before hiring me 🙂 ! The first...

How do you get Technical Experience as a BA?

Many BA job posts require applicants to have some kind of experience with specific business software, such as ERPs, CRMs or other specialized software.  However, it can be a questionable requirement for a job post. Laura Branderburg’s post on “Why do we see technical skills in business analyst jobs?” and Jonathan Babcock’s post on “Four Key Knowledge Areas for Business Analysts“ are sharing...

Eric’s Business Analysis Reading List #12

Eric the BA Business Analysis Reading List

It’s crazy how getting a recognized certification can change how people see you. Since I got my CBAP last month, I feel that many people realized how serious I was about Business Analysis.  I also realized that “CBAP” is an interesting keyword to add to your LinkedIn profile 🙂 I also reached more than 100 subscribers to my newsletter last month (115 actually)...

Eric’s Business Analysis Reading List #10

Eric the BA Business Analysis Reading List

It’s been a while since my last post in August! The fact is that I’ve been quite busy studying for the CBAP certification exam (which I finally scheduled on February 1st 2016) and preparing a private lecture on Business Analysis 101 (which was a great experience). I also refreshed Eric the BA.com design to put more emphasis on the content and improve the reading experience. This will...

Your host

Eric Provost

Making sense out of chaos as a BA & UX specialist

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Archives

Categories

Meta