You may have noticed the absence of any instructional articles in the last couple of weeks. I apologise for this but I’ve been establishing a mentoring service which I’m now trialling. Service should return to normal soon 😉
I was contacted by an aspiring business analyst a couple of weeks ago asking for assistance in achieving his ambition of becoming a business analyst. I have agreed to spend an hour every week with him and to discuss three different angles:
i) acquiring experience
iii) getting a job
In return, I will be developing a practical training course targetted at new business analysts which will be ‘field tested’ by him and his immediate feedback.
He will be recording his experiences, good and bad, in a blog and is keen to exchange views and have discussions with like minded individuals. Please have a look at his blog and follow his progress and/or start a dialog.
(Editor’s note: this blog has been deleted)
I’m very excited by this opportunity and how I will be better able to understand the real frustrations and challenges experienced by wannabe BA’s. I’m keen to get in touch with wannabe and new BA’s to understand your problems and see if I can help (read more on my telephone consultation service).
Interestingly, Laura Brandau is tackling the problem of new BA’s coming into the industry from a different perspective (see her article).