There’s no such thing as a business analyst

As humans, we put things into boxes.

We draw boundaries and define jobs to house the roles inside our organisation.

When padded and lined nicely, boxes offer a place of perceived safety and comfort. A place to point to when something needs to be done (or wasn’t done).

Yet having somewhere comfortable to reside flies in the face of business analysis. Because good business analysis needs to see holistically. It seeks to connect the dots. It stitches a golden thread.

Business analysts are make believe. Business analysis is real.

Business analysis is a particular set of tools. They’re available to everybody, including you, whomever you are. Use them.