RE: Transitioning from a Tech Writer to a BA

Subject: RE: Transitioning from a Tech Writer to a BA
From: Lin Laurie <linlaurie1 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "soniaferns2004 -at- gmail -dot- com" <soniaferns2004 -at- gmail -dot- com>, John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:02:57 +0000

I agree that the skills we have are similar. I was able to find an online program that was relatively inexpensive that gave me the education I needed to get started. I think it was called Watermark Learning. https://www.watermarklearning.com/business-process-management-training/

But you can check Udemy (they have $10.99 classes today, and Coursera for some inexpensive education. I'm glad I took the class. It made me feel more confident about what I was doing, it helped me with the language, and I learned a few things about but the overall skills were those I learned from developing applications and examining the flow of data and processes from years of doing that type of work.

Good luck!

Lin

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Subject: Re: Transitioning from a Tech Writer to a BA

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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References:
Transitioning from a Tech Writer to a BA: From: Mugdha Morale
Re: Transitioning from a Tech Writer to a BA: From: John Posada
Re: Transitioning from a Tech Writer to a BA: From: soniaferns2004

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