CHAPTER 3

The Many Hats of the Business Analyst (Typical Roles)

Business analysis falls under many different roles and job titles. This leads to one of the major challenges in recognizing business analysis as a profession. The great diversity in titles makes it hard to see that there is a cohort of professionals with a related purpose.

Jobs requiring a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential are clearly accounting and finance related. Jobs requiring a PMP all have “project” in the job title. Things are a bit muddier when it comes to jobs that require a CBAP, a person certified in business analysis. This helps to demonstrate how the diverse “job titles” for those that do business analysis hinder an understanding of who should be included ...

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