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  1. • The first Hub for Developers The Need for Technical Business Analysis Thomas Varsamidis Technical Director, Code.Hub The first Hub for Developers
  2. Overview • What is Technical Business Analysis? • What is the problem? • What is the impact? • What is the solution? • What is the benefit? 2
  3. • …started far from BA • (then things happened) • … passed by BA • (then things happened) • … landed on TBA About Thomas 3
  4. What is Technical Business Analysis Analysis: • A detailed examination of anything complex (in everyday life or business) in order to understand its nature or to determine its essential features 4
  5. Business Analysis: • A for identifying business needs and determining solutions to business problems professional discipline What is Technical Business Analysis 5
  6. What is Technical Business Analysis 6 Technical Business Analysis: • Connecting technological solutions to business needs
  7. What is Technical Business Analysis 7 Technical Business Analysis: • Connecting technological solutions to business needs
  8. What is Technical Business Analysis 8 Technical Business Analysis: • Connecting technological solutions to business needs feat. a TBA
  9. My Definition “A Technical Business Analyst is a Business Analyst who is Technical” Thomas, 2023 9
  10. My Definition “A Technical Business Analyst finds ways to move the company forward by employing technology” Thomas, 2023 10
  11. Other Specializations in Business Analysis • IT Business Analyst: analyzes the organization and design of technical systems • Data Business Analyst: analyzes how the data a company is currently collecting could be recombined to understand the business better • Functional Business Analyst: analyzes how a specific technology or line of business works • Business Systems Analyst: focuses on systems used for a specific business line • Business Requirements Analyst: collects, manages, prioritizes, documents and checks requirements for the running of a business • Reporting Business Analyst: analyzes what type and content reports should be generated • Enterprise Business Analyst: looks across all company projects to find collaboration opportunities • …plus more, with smaller or larger degree of overlapping across specializations 11
  12. Business Analysis related Disciplines • Business Analyst • Business Process Analyst • Functional Analyst • Product Owner • Product Manager • Project Manager • IT Project Coordinator • Systems Tester • Information Technology Manager • Systems Analyst • Business Systems Analyst • Systems Architect • Process Analyst • Process Coordinator 12 • IT Business Analyst • Process Owner • Usability Analyst • User Experience Designer • Business Consultant • Management Consultant • Agile Analyst • Business Solution Architect • Quality Assurance Analyst • Process Architect • Subject Matter Expert • Digital Media Consultant • Operations Specialist • Insights Analyst • Compliance Manager • Data Analyst • Technical Data Analyst • Enterprise Architect • Business Architect • Enterprise Solutions Designer • Information Architect • Business Intelligence Analyst • Technical Writers • Technical Communications Analyst • Enterprise Process Engineer • Agile Business Analyst • Research Analyst • Research Executive
  13. What is The Problem? Business needs are not always easy to satisfy: • The need may be changing at a very fast pace today • The solution will have to be compatible with the needs of tomorrow • The need may be heavily constrained (laws, regulations, budgets, capacities, preferences) • The preferences and the objectives may be conflicting • The needs may not be fully known (data is noisy, uncertain, incomplete) • The possible solutions might be so different that the best answer is not obvious • Technical solutions require expert knowledge 13
  14. What is The Impact? 14
  15. What is The Solution? 15
  16. Really? On 24 March 2023 https://www.reed.co.uk/jobs/technical-business-analyst-jobs Date posted: Last 7 days 16
  17. Yes, really “Your role will transform our clients’ organisations” “Helping them to realise their strategic benefits” “You will act as a centre of excellence” “Deliver highest standards” “Develop[…] your colleagues to deliver world class services” 17
  18. More TBA Responsibilities “Design and review new Operating Models” “Review[…] complicated processes” “Highlight gaps, inconsistencies, opportunities” “Design new business models, processes and procedures” “Can manage challenging discussions” “Have a strong ability to influence” “Comfortable when presenting information to senior colleagues” 18
  19. A Day in the Life of a Technical Business Analyst 19
  20. A Day in the Life of a Technical Business Analyst 20
  21. Climbing the Technical Business Analysis way to the top 21
  22. Is being a Technical Business Analyst fun? • A Technical Business Analyst is a person who has • Business skills • Technology skills • Communications skills • People skills • Collects the needs of a business to help it lead in its field • Identifies the appropriate technical solutions to these needs • Translates the solutions into tasks that technology teams can implement 22
  23. Is being a Technical Business Analyst fun? 23 But what I really do is…
  24. Is being a Technical Business Analyst fun? 24 What I really do
  25. Thank you!