There are several levels involved in understanding the different aspects of business analysis, which include business process design, business process analyze, strategic planning and technical planning. In the past, business process qualifications were not as popular as they are now and those that were somewhat involved in the operations of an organization or IT often filled the roles. Nowadays, business process analysts are involved in many vital aspects of developing a successful business, with responsibilities ranging from project planning to implantation to offering advice to management.
There is no standard way to obtain a business process qualification, though a common starting point is having a bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as engineering or computer science. It is also common for degrees in business to end up obtaining the qualification in order to fulfill roles such as consultants and managers. While those with a business process qualification often end up working in IT, they are also valuable to other industries such as finance and marketing.
Various institutes offer certifications in order to obtain a business process qualification. It is not necessary to be certified as many of those with a bachelor’s degree in a related field as able to handle the job requirements, however obtaining the qualification can make it much easier to get your foot in the door. It is common for those with the qualification to work with insurance, software, banking, telecoms and finance. Choosing an industry does not mean you are stuck to it since it is common to alter industries as one sees fit. The job requirements also vary from company to company and can require a variety of different skills.
In the workplace, those with a business process qualification are highly valued for their ability to develop projects and to get projects initiated. They are often a valuable spokesperson that works with all departments of the organization and finds a way to make it work.
Shruti Bhat PhD MBA Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is an Enterprise Strategist and Business Process Improvement Mastermind.
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