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New Post 2/3/2014 8:33 AM
User is offline Goldie
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Re: Business Analyst 

 carmelfarrugia wrote

Dear All,

Should we as a company employ a full-time business analyst (BA) or hire an external one?

This has been argued vehemently as the topics for hiring a full time analyst were such like: cheaper than external BA; internal BA might have knowledge of how the company functions/activities works etc, hence develop Functional specifications quicker.  The topics against having a full-time BA were like the BA might lack/not employ the best design interface or even lack innovative design skills for system design etc.,

The external BA might bring vast experience.

I really want to see you views.  It seems that my colleagues tried to argue that the functional specification should be written by the external software house who "must have the experience and best knowledge".




It really is something only you can decide. I say go with a full time person.

New Post 4/24/2017 12:46 AM
User is offline shyam
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Re: Business Analyst 

Hi Guys,

                 Well come to forum site.We personally feel that if the BA is full time. We then the Functional Specification could be submitted to various software firms to the get a price estimate.  If we however, we hire an external BA, We then the ideas might still be 'blinkered' with the methodology, language etc that is software firm might use.


New Post 1/5/2018 1:36 AM
User is offline Atif 01
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Re: Business Analyst 

This is really an interesting question. I have worked for various SAAS startups and have witnessed two approaches. 

1. Approach 1:

Promote internal resource to next level. It establishes a good will among employees that they have the growth and future inside the organization.

2. Approach 2:

Another approach is to hire a external BA. Its advantage is a new person with his own framework of experience brings new practices and adds value in the organization whereas its disadvantage is that it demotivates current employees. 

My Opinion:

In mid level or small organizations where there are people who have lesser companies experience should not be promoted infact new BAs should be hired, 

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