Re: Transitioning from a Tech Writer to a BA

Subject: Re: Transitioning from a Tech Writer to a BA
From: soniaferns2004 -at- gmail -dot- com
To: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:25:51 -0500

The current BA positions are data analyst, systems analyst with Sql etc etc rolled into it. Back in the day a BA was super close to a tech writer role just on the opp side of the software cycle. Not anymore.

Cbap is the cert you need but it needs s good chunk of hours doing the BA work. Joining the iiba is a good start to gather all the info you would need.

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> On Jun 15, 2018, at 8:09 AM, John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> The title Business Analyst (BA) is a catch-all title. Its anyone who does
> analysis of business processes, which is what many TWs do anyway. Ever map
> out a business process in Visio? You analysed business. You were a BA
>
> I've been a TW since about '98 and for my current gig at a bank, I was
> given the title BA when I started.
>
> It was harder to break into the banking sector than into being a BA. If
> you are trying for a position as BA, look through your portfolio and pick
> out the things you did that involved analyzing something, then wrote about
> it.
>
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 7:10 AM Mugdha Morale <mugdha -dot- morale -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
>> Is it possible to transition from a Technical Writer to a Business Analyst
>> (or be in a dual role as a Tech Writer/BA) and what is the process of doing
>> so? Also what certifications/courses are required for the same?
>>
>> Thanks and Regards,
>> Mugdha
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Transitioning from a Tech Writer to a BA: From: Mugdha Morale
Re: Transitioning from a Tech Writer to a BA: From: John Posada

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