The Evolving Role of the Business Analyst: The Business Rules Analyst Emerges as a New Star in the Business World
Traditionally, the business analyst has been responsible for analyzing the business needs of companies by identifying business problems and proposing solutions. With the advent of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), the business analyst has to think about issues such as IT services and how to define business logic as rules for easier and faster change cycles. Thus, a new position called the business rules analyst has emerged. This paper will examine the role of this new star in the business world and will also help one understand how this role can help improve the Return On Investment (ROI) on one's business applications.