Inter-View: Portrait of business analysis

We’d like to introduce you to INTER-VIEW, the inaugural report of the state of business analysis in South Africa by BCMG in partnership with Saratoga. INTER-VIEW asks questions about changes in your business or career trajectory. We conducted research, analysed the data and added infographics, all so that you can gain insight at the click of a button. Visit to sign up to receive our findings as they are released.

INTER-VIEW grew from a desire to better understand the broadening role of the business analyst, how they view themselves as well as their career aspirations. Saratoga takes a firm interest in the career path of our BA’s, investing heavily in personal coaching and community building. “Business analysts are strategic change agents; delivering business value is their core role,” explains INTER-VIEW founder and Principle Consultant at Saratoga, Joe Newbert.

The portrait offers employers greater insight into the psychology of their BAs and can be used to assess the maturity of a competency. Business analysts themselves can form a greater understanding of the industry they’re in, see where they fit and identify opportunities. As Newbert suggests, “understanding the potential of business analysis and providing the right support to the discipline is critical”.

What does a typical South African business analyst look like? INTER-VIEW has identified some fascinating trends – in age, gender, education, salary as well as deeper insights into their interests and outlook.

Visit to subscribe for updates or follow INTER-VIEW on Twitter @BusinessChange. Interview is launching this October.

You can't solve it unless you can visualise itMammoth BI, 2014