What is the difference between an IT business analyst and a Business Analyst?

The name might be similar, but there are significant distinctions between an IT Business Analyst and a Business Analyst. Some of them are:

  1. When compared to Business Analyst, IT Business Analyst is closely related to the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) and any other software processes (including Agile).

  2. In general, IT Business Analysts do not have the opportunity to interact directly with end-users or users of the application/system they are working on.

  3. On the other hand, business analysts work closely with businesses and end-users, sharing requirements with the IT Business Analyst or the Development/Implementation team directly.

  4. Business analysts will be involved in important pre-studies for new implementations and the preparation of Business Cases, among other things.

  5. Both IT Business Analysts and Business Analysts work on approaches like requirements gathering, elicitation, modeling, and prototyping. However, I believe that IT Business Analysts are more knowledgeable in these areas than Business Analysts.