Business Analyst Domain Expertise

Does a Business Analyst need domain expertise? Justify.

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  • Jun 2nd, 2010

Yes, of course. Also if it is BSA position, the candidate also needs to know the technology in addition to domain expertise.

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  • Jul 9th, 2010

The answer is NO, because every BA had to have started somewhere!
The best way to answer this questioning how well you can adapt and your research and understanding ability...remember, this is an interview process...the decesion is made on your best ability to answer the when this is asked and you do not have a specific domain experience, talk about your "fast learner" and possessing the skills of ADAPTATION to the limit.


  • Jul 27th, 2010

Frankly speaking getting domain expertise while working being part of any live project is a painful excerise as most of the time B.A won't be getting much time to START from the scratch in terms of learning in front of client. Better would be to have some fair amount of domain knowledge from the selective books available in the market. YES it is true that you can gain bit of domain knowledge from the books and through google.

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  • Feb 4th, 2011

I think it will be a competative advantage for that person if he has some domain expertise to start with BA Role. Otherwise it is a tough job for him to perform BA Role.

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  • Feb 22nd, 2013

You have not stated if you are referring to business domain or technical domain. Surely you have some expertise in one of these domains.

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  • Jun 18th, 2014

Project managers have the responsibility for the initiation, planning, execution, and closure of a project. They must also define the project, reduce it to a set of manageable tasks, obtain appropriate resources, and build a team to perform the work; in addition to all of this, project managers must be prepared to monitor and mitigate project risks along the way, as well as discover ways to adapt to change, since no project ever seems to go exactly as planned.

Business analysts are mainly concerned with the end product and ensuring it meets the requirements and demands of the projects key stakeholders

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  • Dec 11th, 2014

domain expertise? is the one who specialise in the area in which project undergo

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