Business Analyst Staffing Ratios 2007

March, 2007


The role of the business analyst is among the most important in the IT organization, serving as a bridge between the IT group and the users it serves. Therefore, understanding the proper level of staffing for this position is crucial. This article analyzes the statistics from a nationwide survey of nearly 200 CIOs and senior IT managers conducted by Computer Economics. Staffing ratios for the business analyst function are provided in terms of the total IT headcount and the application development headcount. The effects of organization size and outsourcing status on these metrics are also documented. (5 pp., 6 figs.)
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