Re: Transitioning from a Tech Writer to a BA

Subject: Re: Transitioning from a Tech Writer to a BA
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:53:52 -0400

What John said.

I've been a quasi-BA in just about every gig I've ever had.

Ever suggested a process improvement? Solved a problem outside of your TW
box?

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On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 9:09 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,
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References:
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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