Blurb: If you are looking forward to start/advance your career as a Business Analyst with Leading companies like Deloitte, KPMG, Accenture, TCS, Google, Microsoft, Cognizant, EY, Cisco and many more ; grab the Be a B.A. book and start your journey! Business Analysis (BA) as a profession has proven its own success by bringing significant value to any of the business an Organization/Institution operates, BA practice is much appreciated across industries. However there are still challenges, so many why, what and how questions for the profession itself. Hence an attempt is made to address various aspects of the profession in this book, Authors have taken a step forward to reach the professionals along with aspiring Business Analysts via this platform. With consulting companies open to hire non-MBAs, this book will be an excellent book to begin for aspiring Business Analysts (B.A.’s) as well. The book discusses aspects such as Overview of Business Analysis, Need of B.A.’s, Hiring Process and Exercises (that would help for any interviewees and for career transition aspirants), Why B.A., Roles & Responsibilities, Skills Set, Evolution of the Profession, Ambiguity in B.A. Designations, Success Stories of B.A.s, Interesting Facts and many more.
About the authors:
Subhashis Panda: Subhashis is a practitioner of Business Analysis in MNCs (Global HCM Solutions Leader, Fortune 500 Organizations). He has extensive exposure to IT Business Analysis engagements and he has been involved with multiple client assignments for business solutions. He is part of product management activities as well. He is a B.E. graduate from VTU, Belgaum, Karnataka. Also He is a Gold Medalist for holding excellence in academics and bagging University Rank. Recently he completed the course ‘Innovating in Healthcare’ from Harvard Business School and obtained Honor Code Certificate. He keeps investing himself in the business analysis world to explore every developing phase of the profession and opportunities. Knowledge sharing at global level is something passionate him in his day to day life.
Santosh Avvannavar: Santosh started his career as a consultant and Soft Skills Trainer. After his college education from NITK, Surathkal, he worked as a researcher at University of Eindhoven, University of Twente, and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was also the Placement President while working at IISC, Bangalore. He has over twenty-five publications of mostly research documents in national and international journals. He has also authored sixteen conference papers and regularly writes articles for a national and worldwide daily paper. He also works as an advisor for different organizations. He also dabbles in fiction writing and is the author of Adhuri Prem Kahaniya; Dear Wife, Your Husband is not a Superhero, Second Heart, Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview – Goolge & Beyond, and Surrogate Author. He likes to devote his personal time in writing for a website, namely the Amrita Foundation for HRD (www.amritafoundation.wordpress.com). He has conducted seminars and training sessions for more than 35,000 people in India and abroad over the last seven years.
Review: This book is perfect for all those who want to comprehend Business Analysis. The book is not written in text book form so it is easy to understand. It can be called as handbook of business management and very helpful. The content has innovations and interesting facts and interviews. The book has exciting divisions to set an object with the readers. I appreciate the efforts of authors who have successfully addressed various characteristics of BA vocation which is highly creditable. I enjoyed reading the cases and experiments of Burger Queen and Lego. The exercises are interesting to work. On the whole it was a good read.
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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