I hope you are doing well.
I must say thank you for your reply and apologize that I should have done it months ago.
Actually, I was on a project that involved extensive traveling within Europe and couldn’t stay in touch with this forum.
As we say better late than never, I have gone through your mentioned article and can say it was very helpful.
If I understood your response correctly, the requirement for my career is to become a Business Consultant. I should have skills to manage business processes at both organization level as well as Project level. For me definition of a Business Consultant would be as follows:
Business Consultant = Business Analyst + Business Process Analyst + Domain Knowledge
Since I have been involved in RFPs/RFIs for quite some time I want to have end to end knowledge of Project life cycle which may involve a technical solution.
Correct me if I am wrong in my understanding, a Business Analyst would not only look at the business process but it covers wider aspect of the business. Clients need can range from improving cycle time, reducing cost, right first time etc to venture into a new domain altogether. As a Business Analyst (my current role just business processes) it narrows down my skills just to operation side of it or to business processes.
Since I already hold a full time diploma in Business Management (marketing), my idea is to marry Business Analyst skill set with technical knowledge and add domain knowledge top of it to reach my Goal. I am not sure if my understanding is correct at all but this is what I have gained based on my on the job training or experience.
I would be grateful to you if you can share your thoughts.
In addition, I have another thread in Business and System Analysis>General>Final Verdict, to seek advice on certification from ISEB. Since, I need to enroll myself with training provider very shortly I will be thankful to you if you can share your thoughts on that as well.
Your help is much appreciated.