What type of BA do you want to be?

Deciding the type of business analyst you want to be can be a tough decision for many budding business analysts. I break down the types of BAs i've worked with in recent years and things to consider when choosing the type of BA you want to be


As with many professions, the BA profession has a specific set of skills that are key to our success. An understanding of these skills would be useful before deciding to become a BA.

Career Paths for Business Analysts

There are a couple of accreditation bodies globally that define a set of standards for the Business Analysis profession, namely British Computer Society (BCS), International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA) and Project Management Institute (PMI). The PMI has a Business Analysis Certification (PMI-BA) My views in this article are independent of the suggestions made by the BCS, PMI or IIBA.