The Community Blog for Business Analysts


BA Fad?

Is this the start of a new trend, or a short-term blip?

Recruiters are calling, and making "extra" visits to IIBA and other meetings.  They say they have more corporate demand for Business Analysts, than they can fill.

Many programming jobs have moved to India and other locations.  Now there are not enough people left to supply the "glue in the middle" - eliciting, finalizing, documenting and managing business requirements, through the design and implementation process.

Some programmers with a "mixed" background (BA and Programmer, not to mention other "Systems Analysis" work) are making the switch:  moving to a job title that is less likely to be cut in the next round of layoffs and outsourcing.

This entry was published on Nov 13, 2007 / sherlockmh. Posted in Career as a Business Systems Analyst. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
Like this article:
  11 members liked this article

Related Articles


Only registered users may post comments.

Modern Analyst Blog Latests

As we start a new year many of us will take the time to reflect on our accomplishments from 2012 and plan our goals for 2013. We can set small or large goals. goals that will be accomplished quickly or could take several years. For 2013, I think Business Analysts should look to go beyond our traditional boundaries and set audacious goals. Merriam-...
Recently, I was asked by the IIBA to present a talk at one of their chapter meetings. I am reprinting here my response to that invitation in the hope that it will begin a conversation with fellow EEPs and BAs about an area of great concern to the profession. Hi xx …. Regarding the IIBA talk, there is another issue that I am considering. It's p...
Continuing the ABC series for Business Analysts, Howard Podeswa created the next installment titled "BA ABCs: “C” is for Class Diagram" as an article rather than a blog post. You can find the article here: BA ABCs: “C” is for Class Diagram Here are the previous two posts: BA ABCs: “A” is for Activity Diagram BA ABCs: “B” is for BPMN


Blog Information

» What is the Community Blog and what are the Benefits of Contributing?

» Review our Blog Posting Guidelines.

» I am looking for the original Modern Analyst blog posts.


Copyright 2006-2024 by Modern Analyst Media LLC