i am looking for advice of how to get into BA. I am considering leaving my current job. i have worked for 12 years providing procurement advice tot he MoD. the type of work has included advising on types of equipment to procure that meet cost and effectiveness requirements. the work has involved the full range of requirements capture through cost and effectiveness/benefits modeling through to writing analysis papers and providing presentations detailing the evidence supporting procurement decisions.
reading the posts in this forum, i get the impression that BA is about building software systems to solve business problems/challenges. if this is the case, then perhaps BA of this nature is not for me. i did start out my career for almost 3 years working as a software engineer, however, i found much more satisfaction from providing the procurement advice i described above, which does include at times developing bespoke software models.
I, therefore, would like to get an impression of what BA is. in your opinion, could my analytical skills (operational analysis/research) be applied to a BA environment; where it could be used for addressing business strategy options for example? is that BA?
thanks in anticipation for any help/guidance; and.