With the growing popularity of the IT industry, the focus is usually on the “programmers”, i.e. software engineers. It’s often talked about Frontend, Backend, programming languages and frameworks, databases, etc. These terms are related to the development and implementation of a software solution. The question that always comes up is: how do we know what to create? How do we find out what the client needs and define the looks and the functionalities of the future solution? The answers to these questions have indicated that there’s a need for a new team member who would face the challenges of mediating communication between the client and the programmers. The new team member is a business analyst (BA).
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It was my high school years when I fell in love with the music of the sixties. Never been a history fan but I was interested in the context of those people’s lives. It’s astonishing to imagine how much people went through over just one decade: television, the first journey to space, hippies, Vietnam and feminism.
I thought: “What did those women have to protest about when there were grander things than their rights?”
After long thinking about the topic which I would put in this blog, many areas have gone through my head. Should I write about some of the most popular topics at the time or use this space to drag someone know-how or even something else. I could write about some technologies that, so it can be said, are just taking the momentum in the incoming years. As for the titles of blogs, magazines, and even on the streets, we can hear abbreviations such as VR, AR, AI, IoT, etc. For an ordinary man who would look at these abbreviations, so he or she could say, like our people do, “Are you going to put it on the bread”? No, of course not, why would we know about something that is yet to come, something nobody has devised when we can dedicate our time to watching television and participating in massive manipulation.
It is much better when we are together
Nobody could have predicted that something like Coronavirus would happen to us. In a short time, we needed to adjust to this situation to, first of all, protect our employees, and then to organize in a way to keep business activities as normal as possible.
As LearnUpon CTO and co-founder, programming is my life. For over 16 years, I’ve worked in the eLearning industry, building and implementing learning management systems. And since it launched in 2012, I’ve been scaling LearnUpon’s app to support over 5 million users worldwide. And that user base is going to continue growing.
As I looked up in shock from my desk I saw myself sitting across from me…my colleague was testing his new face verification algorithm wearing a mask of my face. Zen masters have talked about finding yourself, but I’m pretty sure this was not what they intended. When my heart rate slowly returned to normal I decided it was probably best to drink decaf for the rest of the day. Now I expect that the mention of decaf is strike-1 for many of you coffee aficionados, but it was fancy decaf if that makes it any better (I expect not).
Allow me to start this with a quote from Charles Dickens.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
This pretty much sums up the job description of a business or systems analyst. Especially in a fast-paced, dynamic, ever-changing modern enterprise development environment. Why is that so?
Let’s break our quote and statement down to some simpler elements, let us analyze it.
Well, the job title does not give you much insight on what the person doing it actually does, at first glance, doesn’t it? Unlike developer – where someone might think (and would not be wrong, to a point) that a person doing it types code, solves logical problems with it and builds applications in specialized tools – analysts possess more of a soft skills package.
According to VersionOne’s last State of Agile report, Scrum and Scrum hybrids make up for 70 percent of practical applications of Agile. While comparing methodologies, methods and frameworks (Scrum is a framework) is a bit of an apples and oranges activity, the fact is that Scrum is the clear winner in the Agile ecosystem.
But, what exactly are the reasons for Scrum’s popularity and clearly superior adoption rate?
As is often the case, the reasons are many and complex.
What is BI Business Intelligence and to whom it is intended
Business Intelligence (BI) is technology led data analysis process and representing useful data necessary for leaders, managers and other corporate users to make positive and right business decisions. BI includes a wide spectrum of tools, applications and methodologies which enable organizations collecting data from internal information systems and/or external sources as a result of business processes (transaction databases – e.g. ATM cash flow; remote readers of electrical energy consumption, water, gas), Excel tabeles and other forms of generated reports.
Many can be found in this story
The final years of college, and I still don’t have much in common with IT-operation. Honestly, I didn’t think I would do such a thing. I did not even know what IT involves. I studied at the Faculty various technical objects, programming elements, other related things, but I have not had a chance to see something concrete and tangible.