Dec 082010

I foresee a major push, globally, for Business Analysis to be recognised as a profession. This is an absolutely vital trend that will continue to build due to shifts in the demographics of software development. As software development and maintenance becomes concentrated in some geographical areas and, as the Cloud and SaaS enable such software to be operated and maintained outside the business organization, there will be tremendous importance to formalizing the profession of Business Analysis. Currently, the term Business Analysis can imply anything from requirements modeling to systems analysis to business architecture. This vagueness will be replaced by a much clearer understanding of the business analyst role and related skill sets in business and technology domains. Standards, such as Skills Framework for Information Age (SFIA), International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), Australian Institute of Business Analysis (AIBA) are increasingly having a positive impact on the understanding of this vital role of a BA.

[Editor’s Note: This post is part of the annual “Cutter Predicts …” series, compiled at the Cutter Consortium website.]


Bhuvan Unhelkar

Bhuvan Unhelkar is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies practice. He has more than two decades of strategic as well as hands-on professional experience in the information and communication technologies (ICT) industry


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