Business Analysis is an imperative tool for the success of any business and can be applied to any field. Having always had an analytical mind, I was pleased to land in a field that satisfies my inquisitive nature and matches my personality.

I currently work as a Business/Requirements Analyst in Healthcare IT. In my current role, Iā€™m responsible for requirements gathering, system design, analysis of client, user group and business product enhancement requests with a particular focus on EPR / ePrescribing software product range. I enjoy meeting customers as this gives them the confidence, that a company representative is there to understand their current processes, translate them into practical specifications in order to ultimately meet their needs and satisfy their aspirations for the product they are using.

To progress my career I have undergone some training both internally and externally. Having completed the BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis, and obtained the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering, I now feel that I have the necessary skills to fulfil my day-to-day role.

For me, being successful in the role as a business analyst you need to have:

  1. A passionate desire to work as a BA
  2. The ability to fit into a team
  3. Excellent stakeholder engagement.

My five year plan would be to continue in this field and strive towards obtaining the BCS International Diploma in BA. Once I feel I have achieved excellence in my level of practice, I intend to start up my own business analysis Consultancy Company and help set up a Requirements Management Office / Business Analysis Centre of Excellence across organisations to provide robust configuration management framework combined with good quality assurance processes.

About the author

Chris Ochulor is currently employed with JAC Computer Services Ltd as a Business / Requirements Analyst. He is working across Product Management and Product Development teams. His main responsibility entails converting business, client and market requirements into written specifications. Prior to joining JAC, and over the past 4 years, Chris has been working for the NHS within different IT implementation project environment.