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New Post 12/24/2011 2:23 PM
User is offline ventodimare
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Senior BA: what's next? 
Modified By ventodimare  on 1/2/2012 6:21:06 AM)

Hi,

I have years of experience in the IT (I started as an IT developer and made my path up to the Business Analysis). Now, after 6 years of BA, I'd like to take my career to the next level. I was wondering if Project Management is the only option that I have or there is something else I could aim at as I don't really like PM.

Cheers

 

 
New Post 1/9/2012 11:23 PM
User is offline Adrian M.
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Re: Senior BA: what's next? 

There are many career options for a Business Analyst, here are some ideas:

  • Business Analysis Lead
  • Business Analysis Manager
  • Business Process Consultant
  • Change Manager
  • Product Manager
  • etc.

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New Post 1/10/2012 6:10 AM
User is offline Jarett Hailes
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Re: Senior BA: what's next? 

I'll throw Management Consultant out there as well. Many of the typical tasks an MC has to fulfill are essentially BA duties (current state analysis, future state visioning, process re-engineering, etc.), just usually performed at a higher level across an entire organization. It's not so much of a new career, but rather one that focuses on a bigger picture than most BA's get to do in their typical project work.

 
New Post 1/11/2012 11:21 AM
User is offline Donald Garlick
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Re: Senior BA: what's next? 

The opportunities will depend on where your strengths lie, and where your interest is.  Something like an 'Architect' role can be seen as the next step up - this could come in different flavours depending on your experience, such as a 'Technical Architect' or 'Business Process Engineer' etc.  One of my clients has a role called 'Prinical Specialist' which is their next step from a Senior BA - in this role you are usually a product/domain expert and will be the over-arching guide on new initiatives, and in most cases lead a team of BA's.  

 
New Post 1/15/2012 3:47 PM
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