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The 2 BIG Questions
Well, there was a job requirement stating “Sr. Business Analyst needed to bridge the gap between Business and IT”. Can someone tell me, who could be better than Superman himself to “BRIDGE” the gap? Many associates around the world are unknown about the term Business Analyst or Analysis. So the 2 big questions are: What does a Business Analyst do? & what skills are required to be a Business Analyst?

A Walk through - Product company perspective Vs Service Company Perspective as a Business Analyst
Business Analyst, the word is getting very common in the IT Industry now-a-days; organizations have started engaging individual(s), who can act as liaison among the different stakeholders. Before this person comes into play, project managers or team leads were the once to act as the single point of contact for the stakeholders with respect to their requirements, queries , clarifications and maintaining the pace of the project.

Product Improvement Through Paper-Prototype
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines prototype as "An original or first model of something from which other forms are copied or developed. Prototyping is a favorite technique of inventors and it is as old as the early human inventions. Prototyping is very popular among mechanical and civil engineers. I practically experienced prototyping while working for a sugar machinery manufacturing company in the year 1991.

Business Analysis Trends
Over the past 15 years or so, India has emerged as a ‘Software Capital of the World’. This has resulted in great demand for business analysts in India. Today, India has about 1.2 million (12 Lakh) business analysts and they are mainly distributed across few cities as indicated in the below graph.

Immortal Requirements
A healthy tree starts with a small seed and a good product has its foundation in its requirements. Designers of product or service or software need to identify the requirements that are correct and complete. Need is the mother of all creations. Need is good for talking, but not fit for implementation as it is a vague statement. One cannot create a product out of need.

Business Analyst - The ONE
Business Analyst – First time when I heard this word while working for banking operations, I was really curious to know more about the role behind this word. One fine day, I was introduced to a person by my senior manager and was told that I need to explain him on the processes which we were doing in the banking operations.

Changing Distribution Patterns in the Airline Industry
Airlines were the industry that created eCommerce. They taught the world how to use electronic devices to conduct their day to day business. They faced unique problems in distribution which led them to develop online shopping.

Business Analysis in Market Research: The Art Of Identifying The Right Apples
Hello everyone! I wish to share few words about myself first – I am Himanshu Khattar, a dynamic market research professional with a zeal to extract the juice from the business analysis industry. And I always feel like am not serving my appetite.

Me & My Perception Towards IT & Its Changing Trends
It was March of 2005, start of terrible summers in Chennai, the moment I stepped in Ashok Leyland Finance’s Software division, saw so many intellectual faces, anyone hardly had time to realize that some one new has come up, then apparently I noticed one person in tidy formal attires, it was Umapathy (IT Manager of Ashok Leyland Finance’s Software division) to whom I was supposed to report.

A ‘Whole-Brained’ Approach to Business Analysis
Is Business Analysis an ‘Art’ or a ‘Science’? Some contend that Business Analysis is more an ‘Art’ (right-brained discipline) than a ‘Science’ (left-brained discipline), whereas to others it’s the vice-versa. I belong to the third section, which believes business analysis is an ideal blend of both the hemispheres.

Business Analysis for Marketing Manager
Being in the marketing domain over the years, have noticed that it’s pretty important to wear Marketing glasses to analyse business trends and brand of your organization. Often marketing and related analysis is confused with Sales within the organisation, particularly the small Business. It should not be so on both accounts.

The TRIO who shaped the World
God created the world and 'The Trio' shaped the world - Business Analysts, Stakeholders and Project Managers. The stakeholders came out with the need i.e. what they want. The project managers implemented the solutions to satisfy the stakeholders. 

Business Analysis Workshop (CBAP®) from Fhyzics
Fhyzics Business Consultants Private Limited conducted its Oct-2015 Business Analysis Workshop on 18-10-2015 at Aloft Hotel, Chennai. This workshop aims at not only imparting business analysis knowledge to the participants but also to equip them to appear and clear the Certified Business Analysis Certification (CBAP®). 

Business Analysis Concepts through Crosswords 
Arthur Wynne is credited with the invention of crossword puzzle and it first appeared in New York World on December 21, 1913 (Reference). Today it is a great pastime and one can find it in all newspapers and magazines of all languages. 

Research Rewards Movies too!
Fhyzics Business Consultants Private Limited just completed its maiden business analysis project for the movie industry. Insiders of the industry claims that this is the first ever formal arrangement where a consulting firm specialized in business analysis was hired by a production house for a film project. 

A Business Analyst who made the Acquisition irrelevant 
Not long, long ago ... just a few years back, when cloud based applications were about to play a havoc on on-premise installations, a small company in US came out with a CRM application. This application was growing leaps and bounds not year-over-year, but month-after-month. 

White Paper : Remote Business Analysis
Goals and objectives of an organization are the guideposts towards which everyone is committed. These goals and objectives are composed of several needs, problems and opportunities. 

Remote Business Analysis
Business analysis profession provides valuable contribution to organizations by recommending solutions to create a new system or to improve an existing system. 

Business Analysis Certification
Business Analyst is our new corporate colleague who is helping organizations in three unique ways that no one else is capable of doing. She is (1) helping organizations to visualize a to-be-solution without actually building the solution (2) achieving that objective at a minimal cost and (3) providing a road-map to the project manager. 

Buying - The Business Analysis Way
Many professionals have a notion that business analysis is something that is only applicable in information technology industry. To some extent their understanding is justifiable as we all know that business analyst positions were first created in IT industry. 

Business Analysis - An elevator to the top!
Business analyst is the new role that has gained popularity among the corporates during the last 10 years or so. The reason being they help the organization to visualize a system without actually implementing the system and at a minimal cost. 

Fhyzics' P-S-P Approach in Business Analysis
Business analysis is the process of requirements gathering, understanding, analyzing, documenting, communicating and finally recommending right solutions to the stakeholders. 

101 Must Techniques for BAs
Business Analyst is like a two-sided coin, on one side he possesses the Business Analysis skill set composed of tasks and techniques and on the other side he possesses certain underlying competencies to succeed in his profession. Both are very vital to make a complete business analyst. 

Box Office hits need Out-of-the-Box Thinking
As we all witnessed during the past 10 days or so, ‘Thani Oruvan’ got rave reviews and has been accepted by the film industry and audience as a benchmark movie.

Developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
The word ‘Standard Operating Procedure’ shortly known as SOP, probably originated in military or healthcare domains to instill best practices in performing a specific function. SOP is a written document with step-by-step instructions to guide the performer of a process or a function or an activity.