Although this is likely to remain a hazy subject, we are beginning to notice some significant differences in the responsibilities (and titles) often associated with business analysis.
Here they are:
Business Analyst: This analyst’s primary responsibility is to examine business processes, procedures, organizational structure, and other factors in order to identify problems and propose remedies.
Business Architect: To deliver effective “to be” operational models and roadmaps, a business architect uses people skills and business modelling tools.
Business Process Analyst: This is the individual most closely linked with the recent buzz surrounding Business Process Management, SOA (Service Oriented Architecture), and workflow/business process modelling solutions.
IT Business Analyst: The IT Business Analyst is a person that works with eliciting and analyzing requirements as well as solving problems with information technology solutions. This position serves as a link between the business and IT worlds.
Systems Analyst: The Systems Analyst is more concerned with the solution’s system design and technical features.
Data Analyst: The Data Analyst is a professional whose primary emphasis of analysis and problem resolution in a business system or IT system is data, types of data, and relationships among data items.
Usability/UX Analyst: The term “usability” or “UX” (User experience) analyst refers to a large group of experts who work on the interface design or user experience of software programmers and websites.