“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change” - Charles Darwin
- Business Analysts are the pre-cursors of change, introducing and managing change programmes in large organisations by defining needs and recommending solution that bring value to a business’s stakeholders. Good Business Analysts are excellent communicators and possess good technical, analytical, problem solving skills, managerial, negotiating and persuasion skills.
- Project Managers are the agents of change – working closely with Business Analysts they plan and organise actions, responsibilities, milestones and budgets so that the projects they’re responsible for come in on time, on budget and meet the needs set out in the project brief. As well as having excellent communication, managerial and organisational skills, IT Projects Managers often need specific technical knowledge e.g. ERP/SAP, BI/DW, Storage & Security, Networks & Systems, Software Development and or Testing. Certification in, or knowledge of, Project Management methodologies such as Prince2, ITIL, CAPM, PMP and/or PgMP are also crucial to the successful completion of large-scale projects.
Over the past decade Huxley IT has built a highly successful BA/PM practice as a natural extension of our more technical recruitment teams. Successfully recruiting for these roles requires a broader skill set as the functions tend to be varied, unique to different organisations, and the skills demanded from the candidates are often “soft - people” rather than “hard - technical” focused.
This adds a layer of complexity to the recruitment process and for this reason we make sure that the consultants who specialise in this field either have had prior relevant external industry experience and/or have gained a solid level of experience working within one of our technical teams before moving into search and selection for the BA/PM sector.