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As technology continues to advance at a ridiculous pace, Business Analysts (BAs) find themselves at the forefront of digital disruption, playing a crucial role in creating a symbiotic relationship between technology and business. In this article, we’ll explore the evolution of the traditional BA role, analyze the impact of digital disruption on the role, and I’ll provide insights into the skills and mindset required for Business Analysis Professionals to thrive in this ever-evolving business landscape.
Over the years, the Business Analyst (BA) role has evolved significantly. Traditionally - and still, today - BAs are known as the interpreters of data, the elicitors of requirements, and the changemakers that help organizations make informed decisions. However, with the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), the landscape of business analysis has been transformed. BAs now have tools that are more powerful than ever before at their disposal to help us augment our traditional methods and techniques, automate repetitive tasks, and minimize human error.
Over the last decade, we’ve seen a rise in rapid technological advancements and conversation about the implications they have on our lives, our careers and jobs, and on society and, truly, the world as a whole. We’ve seen computers and smart devices become sleeker, and we’ve seen increased capabilities and uses of them. We’re also witnessing growth in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Where we once heard of it mostly used in the military, science, and other government fields, we’re now seeing AI becoming more widespread and built for use in mainstream society.