BUSINESS ANALYST Complete ROADMAP - ZERO Coding !10 LPA to 20 LPA Salary Best Job For NON-CS !!
So did you have less interest in coding earlier? Or not at all? Yes, actually I started B.Tech, I tried a to do coding, tried to learn Java, Python, The requirement gathering is the expertise of business analyst, they do requirement gathering, after that they explain the developer, in the easiest possible way that they can understand. Because a business person will speak in business terms, and the developers understand a technical point of view.
Great, so everyone is becoming a developer, tester, or going in devops in the initial period. But you opted for something interesting. Being a business analyst, there are very rare organisations in which you have to code. There are not much expectations, that a business analyst will code, so if you just have minimal knowledge or not at all, even then you can survive.
You want to become a business analyst, so the one's who should become, the first thing is what I said, the first myth, if you don't know coding, When you go to Linkedin, Naukri, you'll see that the requirements, there are at least 3-5 years of experience, so if you have to start a career as a BA, I would suggest, For software developers, there are coding rounds, for BA interview, there won't be any coding rounds. First round will be, If you want to make dashboard in excel, how will you make it, the emerging technologies, like power bi, Tableau if you knowledge about these, then you will definitely have an upper hand, So our subscribers ask you, there's prominent growth, there's business involved in this, opportunites are there, if I am good in speaking, good in writing, these things will work out, tell me about the salary, how much money will I get? Welcome everyone to a new podcast, so you have lesser interest in coding, today's podcast is for you, it's a very interesting profile, Business Analyst, "But this is only for experienced people." No, today's guest has an experience of 1.8 they got a BA profile at the starting, Business Analyst profile remains very close to business, and it's a pure technical profile, the package in this, starts from 4 or 5 goes up to, people within 2 years of experience earn 10, 20 lakhs. So it's a very interesting, fascinating profile, and I've just finished a podcast with Ashutosh, and I got to know a lot, what a Business Analyst does, what would be a roadmap, if you have little interest in coding, then how you can do better in I.T,
how you can create a name for yourself, so today's podcast will motivate you a lot, and the way he has pitched it, the questions I asked him, amazing, he answered them very well, and you will be able to relate to it, I just, we'll start, Like this video, share it, comment on it, I've kept the like aim at 7000, if it's done then I'll bring more such interesting podcasts. So let's talk with Ashutosh, you'll get to learn a lot today. Welcome Ashutosh to our YouTube channel, and like your profile read, Business Analyst, we'll talk about that, so before moving forward what are the opportunities, salary, growth, how much coding is there, and for a business, business analyst is very important, what it does, we'll understand that from you. So, over to you, you can first start with your introduction, after that I'll ask you questions. Thank you so much first of all, Ajay, for inviting me on your channel, this means a lot to me, so coming back to my introduction, My name is Ashutosh Garegar, and I am from BA professional YouTube channel, and I've as of now 1.8 years of experience in the industry, being a business analyst, I started my career, I've basically done B.Tech from I.T,
and majority of the student, that start from I.T, they have a perception that if I don't know coding then I won't be able to survive much in I.T. Even I had a similar perception when I did B.Tech, and I did not have much interest in coding. So, once I graduated, I got an opportunity for the role of Business Analyst. The first job that I got in CRM next.
CRM next is basically a product based company. So, they gave me an opportunity, the job roles and the responsibilities, they were according to my skill set, in which there was not much need of coding, definitely being from a technical background, I knew about I.T. projects, software development life cycle but I didn't know coding, so I opted for this role and from then, being a business analyst, it's been 1.8 years. So it is great and this role is very exciting, definitely I'll love to share my experience, which I've seen in my 1.8 years of experience. I will share all that with your viewers and I hope many candidates would aspire to become business analyst.
So, okay very interesting, so you had less interest in coding earlier, or not at all? Yes, actually started B.Tech, tried coding a lot, tried to learn Java, Python, but the basic level of knowledge, I was able to get that, if else, and the basic functions, but being a coder, I was not interested much in that, I did not wanted to do it for life. Because my passion, or my skill set, are more into client handling, project management, working over sql is what I like. So, I thought there must be a relevant role which even I like to do. If I had chosen coding then definitely after some time, I would have burned out and I would have zero interest in that thing. And I did not wanted to do that at all.
And many less people must have heard about the business analyst role, actually it's an emerging role, there's a new booming for it in the market, there's a reason for that too, which I'll share with you. That is when there were no business analyst, the business gathering phase, there used to be failure in that the requirements were not properly gathered due to which many I.T. projects were failed. Due to which, this particular business analyst role has emerged more in the industry, and from then the failure rates has gone down, accordingly project success rate has gone up, due to which it's boom, or I would say career prospect is very good for this particular role. No, it's a proper designation that, if you go in any MNC or company, then you would see business analyst there, who interacts with the business, who understand business, who properly knows how the business is functioning. Okay, so you have done B.Tech in computer science. Yes, I've done B.Tech in Information Technologies. - College placements,
Okay. So were there placements in college? Yes, there were. Okay, so the opportunities you got for BA were from the college? No, basically I got these opportunities from CRM next, that was off campus, actually even I had not applied by luck, they approached me on Naukri itself.
And this opportunity came by itself, if we talk about on campus, like the general on campus rules, there's a mass hiring, so even we don't know what we are going to do. So, that was the thing with me, I had two offers, one from NSEIT and other from Endurance Technology, but when the placements ended, I am basically 2020 pass out. So Covid hit, all the placements got delayed, for a whole year, that we'll tell you later when you will join and all that. So at that time CRM next called me, they approached me from Naukri, and this particular role, when I saw this role I had no idea what a business analyst was, but the roles and responsibilities stated there, were matching a lot with my skill set.
And that's the reason I thought to try it, and trying it, definitely in the interview rounds what they told me about my job role, that was perfect for me, based on my skill sets, and that is the reason I chose this particular offer. Okay, so we are talking a lot about business analyst, and the audience is watching you, the working professional are watching you, and the freshers too, even college students, now tell us what a business analyst does, using an example or a use case. Definitely. So, you can say a business analyst is a mini project manager now I'll tell you the various things that a business analyst does, first and the major thing that a business analyst does, that is requirement gathering, this is the core duty of a business analyst, whenever there's a project in I.T., or a CR
if you work in a support project that is called CR, the requirement gathering, to meet the client and what to make exactly, that you have to gather, because developers are not expert in that, a developer's work is to do development, but the requirement gathering is the expertise of business analyst, they do requirement gathering, after that they explain the developer in the easiest possible way, that they understand. Because a business person talks in business terms, a developer understands a technical point of view. So, a business analyst understand both the business and technical perspectives, that is the reason they do requirement gathering accordingly tell the internal team.
This is the major role and the second thing, technical documentation. Whatever project you made, whatever product you are making that whole thing is documented in I.T. Different types of documentation, like BRD, FSD, test cases, release notes there are a lot of documentations maintained, even the smallest of things need to be documented.
So these responsibilities are of a business analyst, to make those documentations, to get approvals from the required stakeholders, all these things is done by a business analyst. This is the second thing, another thing is a little bit in testing, now I'll not say like a real tester who executes test cases, but if we are taking a requirement, in layman terms, you have to make a product then a website, developers did that, then after that a functional round of testing, whatever product you have made, the software that has been made does it match the requirements or not. That is testing which is done by a business analyst, so he is also involved in testing, so these are some of the core responsibilities, other than that, managing the whole project from requirement gathering till the entire goal, or delivery. All these things are also tracked by a business analyst, that's why this particular role is also called mini project manager. Other than billing and resource management, all the things that a business manager does are also done by a business analyst. So, in a nutshell it is a mini project manager, with a lot of responsibilities, and is involved in the entire project lifecycle, or entire software development cycle.
Very good, you have very nicely told us about the business analyst profile what it does, what are the roles, great, I think the audience can relate, all of our viewers, and it's a very interesting, a very fascinating profile, there's a normal manager which is not technical only talks to the clients, understands the stories, passes on to the developer, but a business analyst not only interacts with the business but is also technically sound, not that the profile is not technical, it's a pure technical profile. You have to understand properly, sometimes it might be, that you have to see the code with the developer. These situations also occur.
Okay, very interesting Ashutosh, I mean at the initial time, someone's a developer, some tester, some are going in devops, you had opted for something interesting. Well this profile actually is given to more experienced people, but how he got it as a fresher, and I know it was his interest, now something in this, you have to have great email writing skills, your communication skills should be good, these two things are very important. Then only you will interact with the business, understand it, at the initial time, building a confidence like this, is a big thing on it's own, I'll talk to him about that, if you've reached till here, like the video, share it, do comment how you like this video but for me the profile seems interesting, when I was working in the previous company, there were business analyst there, but when I talked to him, getting an opportunity like this in such an earlier time, is a big thing on its own. Okay, so tell me, who can opt for this Business Analyst profile, like, you had an interest in this, but do we need coding in this, For this even if you have very minimal knowledge, frameworks, what are the things to use, so that is more than enough, because being a business analyst, there are very organisations in which you have to do coding, there are not many expectations, that a business analyst will code, if you just have minimal knowledge, or not at all, even then you can survive, but if you know a little bit of Python, a little about basic syntax, know how to implement, how function calls work, that will definitely help you since the internal team needs to talk to coders, they need a guide in development, how to do things, so all these things will help, but if the question is, whether you should know coding or not.
Then it is not mandatory, it is definitely good if you know it, but even if you don't know it, you can survive as a BA. And if you want to be a business analyst, so who should become it, first thing is what I said, the first myth, if you don't know coding, being a B.Tech, or coming from I.T. background, you should choose this particular role, Why? Again, that is because you don't have to do coding, second thing that you must have is confidence, being a business analyst, you will communicate with big stakeholders, when you go for requirement gathering sessions, you have to communicate with big stakeholders of company VP, AVP, you have to understand their business and take their requirements. Generally you don't communicate with ground level, whenever you go for a meet, you talk with big stakeholders, there you have to have great confidence so that you can deal with them, handle the client.
If you have a general lack of confidence then you won't be able to say anything, that happens, and has happened initially with me too, so if it happens, it's not something wrong, but this confidence develops with time, so if you actually have this confidence then you should definitely opt for this particular role. Great, Ashutosh, I am relating to it, and I have even worked with BA, so I know how things work out, okay, very interesting, yes, it's very important, you should know how to talk, I know everyone has a problem in the initial time but slowly when you work on a project, take meetings, then you understand what the nature of the business is, nature in terms of how the business works, what things I should say, what things I should not say, technically, which insights I should share and what not to. Very nice man. Alright, if someone want to become a business analyst now, now many people are watching you, although some are working professionals, now this profile is, it has sudden growth, if you work hard, engaged with the business, then you can get onsite opportunities, if you are working in service based.
Even if you are working in product based, it depends, which product it is, for which country, you will get opportunities. Now tell me, what would a clean roadmap to become a business analyst. So, first thing, if you want to become a business analyst, then some skill sets that I told you, requirement gathering, technical documentation, testing, even if you don't have a hands on with these things, I totally understand coming from college, you won't have a hands on with these things, but at least have theoretical knowledge of what these things are, how to do it. And second thing that is tools, tools are very important in a BA's life, coming from Excel, generally I'll say this if you are going in I.T. then you would have to work in Excel. But for BA it is important because to make spreadsheets, maintaining MIS, creating dashboards, Excel is very important for that. Because like I told you, when you go to a client visit the numbers, the big stakeholders matter only with numbers, how you have defined growth stories, so at that time, you need to make dashboards, make graphical presentations.
Excel helps you a lot in that. So you knowing Excel nicely is really a plus point, if you want to be a business analyst. Second thing is SQL, if you have good knowledge in database, good knowledge in database sql queries, then this is also another plus thing, which will help you a lot being a BA. Another thing is project management tool, generally, like I said, a business analyst is a mini project manager, so you have to track the projects from requirement gathering till going live. So you have to pick a project management tool, it doesn't matter if you do Azure devops, Jira, emerging technologies like Rocketlane, all work in similar lines, so if you know one, it is more than enough for you to get started.
So if you do all of these, along with that, what I said, if you know requirement gathering and all if you just have it's basic understand then definitely you can start giving interviews, and this role has different type of interviews. It has different type of interviews, definitely we'll discuss, how they are, I'll answer that in a different question. But, yes, these things in a nutshell, that I told you, from functional skills to technical skills, if you have somewhat knowledge, you can definitely start giving interviews, because as you give interviews, you will have confidence first interviews will definitely go in practice, because cracking in the first interview is not what you can expect, in any kind of role, so you will give some interviews, after that you will crack it. And the majority of the knowledge for this particular role will be known on the job.
If you are a developer, you can practice you can prepare development skills, but being a BA your work is more of client handling, management of stakeholder. Which you will not achieve with practice. At the most what you can do is talk with people, that's all, you can boost confidence with that, but the actual practice or the expertise that you will get will be when you go on the job, talk with different people, talk with big, designated people, only then you'll achieve it. So, if you have these basic skills, then I think you are good to go. Very good, Ashutosh, you are explaining your profile very nicely, and I can see you have the skills to sell yourself, I can see that, I am getting those vibes talking to you, and another question for you is that, now I know that this BA profile is in every company, most of the openings are for an experience one, but I want to know, which companies offer BA jobs as a fresher? You must have experienced that, I believe. Yes, so generally in every company, I.T. or non-I.T.,
there are business analyst, but yes if you go on Linkedin, Naukri, you will see that the requirement is you must at least have 3-5 years of experience. So if you want to start career as a BA, I would suggest start targeting product based companies. You get more particular fresher role of this in product based companies and startups or on a 1-2 years of experience.
But big MNCs, TCS, Capgemini, they expect you to have some testing knowledge, development knowledge, only then you will become BA but if you go in product based then as told, in product based and startups, you have the knowledge of product if you have product knowledge in product based, then you can become a BA. In startups, if you have confidence then they give you responsibilities, so these are two general categories, which I would say to target product based and service based. Even I did that actually, the first opportunity that I got, it was from crm Crmnext is a product based company, that's why they trusted me, first they taught me about the product, then I worked as particular BA for the organisation. And the switch that I did now, I am in LeadSquared, LeadSquared is also a product based company. That's how I am planning, I'll stay with startup companies at the starting, gain expertise, and then I can try for service based and big organisations. So you can do accordingly, if you are experienced then you can directly go in big companies, or if you want to start being a BA, start with product based and small startups.
Very good, I think audience can relate, okay, so my next question to you is, you have given interviews, then what type of questions are there, from your examples, whatever happened with you in interviews, please share that here, so that they can relate how a BA's interview is for, fresher level. Sure, so there's a little tweak in the interview process, the reason is, you'll generally see in software developers, there are coding rounds, there are no coding rounds in BA interview, first round will be aptitude test, which is generic for usually all the roles, so you have to prepare in aptitude, even in aptitude you will have more logical thinking questions if not numbers. Because logic works more there, so you have to prepare more in logical thinking and verbal aptitude then the aptitude will get cleared. After clearing aptitude you will have technical round, now what you can expect in technical round is, tool base or sql base questions, or the actual software development life cycle, about that, how agile, waterfall works, you can expect these type of questions, not, how to write an xyz palindrome program, you won't be asked such questions in technical, you can asked on a database level, like I want to fetch xyz data from database, then which queries you can use, These type of.. -SQL type questions will be there. Yeah.
So... -Very good. Like you want to make a dashboard in Excel, then how will you make it, emerging technologies like power bi, tableau, if you have knowledge about these, then you definitely will have an upper hand you can say that you know these things. What are the different stages of project management, what happens in requirement gathering, what happens in development, what is in testing? If you have all the knowledge, you are asked these things in technical, after this the third round is a little different that is business round, generally there is a business round at the third number, and in this, there are business related questions, you won't expect technical in this, there will be questions like, let's take an example, you have to create a website, if you want to make a website then how will you plan that development, how you can answer those questions, if you know about software development life cycle, all the stages, then accordingly you can give a structured answer.
And that is what's expected by your interviewer. So that is the types of questions that you will be asked in the business round, once business round is done, then a generic HR round you can discuss about the roles, negotiating about salary, but in a nutshell, this is the BA hiring process. Great, man, he has really told it step by step, I believe guys you have understood it clearly. If you've reached here, surely like this, this podcast, I've kept the like aim at 7000, if it's done then I'll keep bringing these amazing podcasts.
So, my next question to you is, and guys, before asking him further, he also has a YouTube channel, where he has made many videos related to BA, I've given the link in the description, you can go and check out. So, Ashutosh tell me now, now the subscribers are asking you, okay, there's growth, business is involved, there are opportunities, if I am good in speaking, good in writing, these things will work out, tell me about the salary, how much will I get? Salary, this is the most asked question, so salary, see when you start, from a Tier-3 college, if we talk about normal placement, I'll tell you my personal experience, I started mine from 3.6 lakhs, which is in most of the MNCs. So you can expect from 3.5-5 lakhs being a fresher. Definitely if it's a big product based company, then they will give more, so totally, salary will be given not just for business analyst, but for any role, it depends more on the company, how much you are going to get, but generally you can expect from 3.5-5 lakhs,
being a BA, as your experience grows, then you can definitely earn more, like mine, I recently switched, so I, cannot disclose the exact number but you can go from 10 lakhs to 20 lakhs, within two years of experience. Because even my experience is not fully two years, so that is the scope of this particular role, so I recommend you guys, this is a highly appreciated role in the industry, so if you have the skill set, then you should definitely go for business analyst job role. Very good, I am considering myself very lucky, that I got an opportunity to have a podcast with you, and this type of information is getting out, if you don't have much interest in coding.. -This is you know, it is a big thing for me, I definitely have aspired you a lot, because even the switch that I have made, you have a playlist related to switching, you made a lot of videos like how to do negotiation, definitely I have gone through that when I was switching, so you are doing an amazing job, and Ajay I've been following you, all of the people are inspired from you, so hats off to you as well.
Thank you so much, but you, we've talked about me, but you have the qualities, you justify your profile, what I've felt from talking with you, you have answered every point clearly, really appreciated and wish you, all the best, on your upcoming assignments in your company. Thank you so much. Now my last question to you, Ashutosh, right now, college students are seeing you, in their mind, many people don't have interest in coding, so, what would your final advise be if they want to come in a BA profile? So first of all, if you don't know coding, it is not a big deal guys, I had this pressure myself, I definitely understand what you guys are going through, if I don't know coding, then how to survive in I.T., but trust me, coding is just one part, there's just one team of software development, other than that there are many different roles, testing, business analyst, project management, devops, ui designers, you have a lot of open paths, and based on your experience, or your interest, your passion, you should choose, which role you want to choose for your career. Just because people are saying that you want to go in coding, there's more salary in coding, there are more skills involved in coding, or more booming, so you should go there, you should not do anything like this, because you will survive 3,5 years, but after sometime, if you have no interest, then you won't be able to do that thing for long, you will feel burned out. And after that surviving in the industry will be very difficult.
So trust your skills, trust your passion, there are chances of failure at the starting, but once in the longer term, you will reach very high, if you go through that way. And accordingly I highly recommend business analyst role for those who specially don't have an interest in coding. You should definitely choose this, since boosting confidence, developing communications, you can do these things on your own. By talking to people, and if you know that much, if you have theoretical knowledge, then you should opt for this particular role, and again, if you need any support, any help regarding this particular role, on BA Professional channel we make sure that all your doubts can be clarified.
Not just related to BA, but even career related, if you have basic doubts, like bond type issues at fresher level we make sure we address every issue, which I myself have faced in my career, to make sure all your doubts can be cleared. So highly recommended, you can choose business analyst role, it has a very booming career prospect, and definitely if you have the skill set, just go with the process and trust your skill set, and choose this particular role. Very good, Ashutosh, you have pitched very well, your words, and I believe I was very much engaged, audience must have been too. And guys his YouTube channel is given in the description, because it is not possible to cover everything in a podcast, so if you want to know more, then you can check his YouTube channel, the link is given in the description, thank you so much for watching this, it felt very good, Ashutosh to talk with you, and guys, Like this video, Spread it, Share it, I don't know, the aim is 7000, it should be done, if it's done, then I'll keep bringing these interesting podcast, I'll meet you in another, interesting podcast, till then take care!