Comparative chart for Technical and Non-Technical Business Analysts.
January 26, 2020

Comparative chart for Technical and Non-Technical Business Analysts.

By Lau

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In this article, you will get a list of responsibilities that Technical and Non-Technical Business Analysts must perform. Through a comparative chart, you will be able to see what their similarities are and their differences at a glance.

Comparative Chart.

In the last post, we have seen The knowledge only Technical Business Analysts are required to have and previous to that we learned the Five (5) key business analyst roles and responsibilities. Here you will see both of the role’s responsibilities from a comparative point of view. But before going to the chart, let’s review what is the general objective of each role. 

Non-Technical Business Analyst. 

Non-Technical Business Analysts have to propose a software solution from a functional point of view while aiming to answer the questions “WHAT has to be solved and WHY”?

Technical Business Analyst.

Technical Business Analysts have to recommend a software solution from a functional and technical point of view. Their goal is to answer the questions “WHAT, WHY and HOW the user requirements have to be solved?

The Technical Business Analyst has to answer the questions “WHAT, WHY and HOW the user requirements have to be solved?

Below you will see the comparative chart with four columns, the first one is the stage when the responsibility has to be executed. The second one has a list of responsibilities and the last two are for each role: “Non-Technical Business Analyst” and “Technical Business Analyst”. The symbol “X” is used to mark which of these two roles have to perform each of the responsibilities.

Comparative chart

In this post, you have learned what all the Business Analyst’s responsibilities that you are going to have to perform depending on what type of BA you want to become. Now you have a better and more structured list of these responsibilities and you can use it to check what you already know and what you still need to brush up on.

You might also like to read about the knowledge that a BA must-have.

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