People ask me how to be a BA. Being a BA is a state of mind. You learn the techniques but are born with analytical curiosity #Analytics #BAIts the "analytical curiosity" that @Office_Jockey is talking about that differentiates a Business Analyst from a Developer. Never being satisfied. Or better yet, chasing after answers until your gut tells you "that's it". That's as good as its going to get. You've cross-referenced as many data points as possible and feel very confident that your proposed query, report, or data model is proven and sound. What makes it feel even better is when people try to throw stones at your work, and they just fall by the wayside because your logic has either taught them something new, or reinforced what they already knew or had the very same question you did on some other day when you busted your bump to get that anamoly out of your data.
— BA/BI Professional (@Office_Jockey) August 9, 2013
Business Analysts: I SALUTE YOU!