Business Analysis is often seen as a young domain of expertise trying to establish itself in the workplace. Ask two BAs coming from different organizations what their job is about, and you’ll probably get two very different answers.
However, they will probably have one point in common: they will be in the IT department of their organizations. The fact is that Business Analysis is strongly associated with technology these days, although the IIBA definition of it doesn’t talk about technology at all (ie Business Analysis is “the practice of enabling change in an organizational context, by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders”).
When you think about this definition, Business Analysis is probably around since humans started to work together toward a common goal. While I was binge-watching the latest season of Game of Thrones, I tried to imagine what Business Analysis might look like in the past.
Wondering what you can learn from the past? Click here to continue reading this article I initially published on BATimes.com!