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New Post 5/15/2015 12:35 PM
User is offline NitWitNick
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I'm No Longer a Jack-Of-All-Trades ...  

 DevOps is a new term coming out (last year or so) and it is just a Fancy Name for what many of us Jack-Of-All-Trades have been doing all along ... but that Jack-Of-All-Trades title seems to be a bad word for many, even though when hired, companies want you to do end-to-end systems. ... So "DevOps" is the new word to use.

 Here is something I got in the emails today ...

 "Candidate should have experience in a DevOps culture, working with multi-disciplinary teams (developers, architects, operations, testers) to build out new application environments and high performing system projects".

 

As a Consultant, we have been doing that for YEARS ... interacting with everyone, everywhere, technical, non-technical, etc. to make sure a project goes smoothly, no surprises.

Interaction in meetings with everyone from the start will identify the good, bad and better ideas ... where you won't get stuck somewhere in the middle of a project finding out something won't integrate with something else ...

So, I'll Update My resume ...

 
New Post 5/16/2015 8:38 AM
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Re: I'm No Longer a Jack-Of-All-Trades ...  

Another New term I see for the Jack-Of-All-Trades is:

Full-Stack-Developer

 

From a couple of articles...

"Varying definitions of this title exist: from a developer specialized in everything from front-end to back-end; to a developer who has a general knowledge in all steps from concept to finished product"

"Clearly, it takes years of work experience in different languages, roles, and industries to reach this level of qualification. Because of this, full stack developers are few and far between, making those who exist very employable and in-demand".

 

So, I'll Update My resume ... More ... LOL

 
New Post 5/18/2015 2:18 PM
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Re: I'm No Longer a Jack-Of-All-Trades ...  
Modified By vlookup  on 5/18/2015 4:20:41 PM)

Just to make sure I am clear.  DevOps = a BA who works with all those teams and they can do anything.  Write code, query databases, report write, gather requirements, drink coffee, build GANTT charts.  Etc....

Side note

Business Analyst is becoming a laughable field anymore.  It really can range from a developer who they don't want to pay money to, or an Admin Assistant or in between.  It really is a goofy title.

 
New Post 5/19/2015 5:44 AM
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Re: I'm No Longer a Jack-Of-All-Trades ...  
As times change, roles are being combined to make other "HYBRID" Roles ... and more companies are looking to save money by hiring that Jack-Of-All-Trades, DevOps, Full-Stack Developer ... whatever they want to call it ... and as project consultants, we have already been doing that already for years. By the time you figure out what's going on, there will be a new activities, technologies and methodologies you will have to learn ... so just don't plan your career on one role.


Here is a couple Hybrid job descriptions ... notice that they do BA / BSA activities:


"Business Analyst / Project Manager Hybrid"

"Our client is seeking a Project Manager who can instantly contribute to project direction by means of collaboration with the development team to determine the feasibility and scope of the project.

Prior Project Management success with drafting requirement documents, process maps, and mocks as needed will be required."

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"Full Stack Developer"

"Looking for developers who can develop end to end."

"will be responsible for participating in the full life cycle technology development projects starting with requirements gathering continuing through testing and implementation."

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Then there is stuff on the future of Traditional Business Analysts in Agile Environments.


“DevOps” an Extension of Agile Methodology"

"Is Agile Destroying the Traditional Business Analyst Role?"

"At the moment it looks as though using Agile techniques is changing the way business works and, in turn, killing the traditional Business Analyst role."

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"Will the business analyst survive the Agile enterprise?"

"Because Agile prioritises the collective and collaborative power of the team, the business analyst is simply not needed to act as the generator of innovation"

 

 

Do Some Research Out There people ... See What Might Help You Advance.



 
New Post 5/20/2015 7:55 AM
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Re: I'm No Longer a Jack-Of-All-Trades ...  
Modified By vlookup  on 5/20/2015 12:11:31 PM)

I agree with the agile comment getting rid of the business analyst.   The business designs high level requirements and then passes them off to the developers, there really isn't a need for business analyst in our organization.  Project Managers exist for large projects, but for 80% or more there is no project manager.   Other analyst are forming such as Risk Analyst, Security etc.  

At my place of employment I am looking to transition into a system admin role that supports a large client server Risk Management software.  It's cross functional and removed (rather gathered silo) knowledge and consolidates in a risk system.  

BA from what I have seen are JOAT's that really add very little value.  This is from what I have seen, hope I don't offend anyone.

 
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