CHAPTER 3

The Many Hats of the Business Analyst (Typical Roles)

Business analysis falls under many different roles and job titles, which results in 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 Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification all have project in the job title. Things are a bit muddier when it comes to jobs that require a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)® certification. The following lists demonstrate how the diverse job titles for those who do business analysis ...

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