A business analyst and business programmer analyst’s responsibilities in the organizations are more or less the same but multinational companies may have these two designations under different responsibilities. Let us look at the scenario where these two jobs make a difference.
First, we need to understand where the business analyst fits in the organization.
A business analyst may handle only one project at a time. He needs to be strong at domain knowledge, soft skills, business processes and will be involved in the project until the product delivery. He is the sole responsible for the requirement gathering from customers, analyzing the business requirements, identifying the loopholes in the business processes and suggest the changes, preparing documents, creating use case diagrams, user stories, etc.
A business programmer analyst could be a higher position compared to the business analyst in the organization. The roles and responsibilities of the business programmer analyst is to handle multiple projects of the same customer. They might refer to a program manager. Consider the scenario where the end product is divided into multiple modules. So the responsibility of the program manager to check the functionality of each and every module, how they are interlinked and interdependent, and deciding the sequence of development. Helping the team members to understand the functionality and its interdependency. They need to make the communication possible across the team members who all are working on different modules. Apart from that, he is also involved in the project from requirement gathering, designing, coding, testing, implementation phases of the life cycle. The focus of the business programmer analyst is more on the product requirement end product. Programmer analysts are highly technical and also have hands-on experience in programming languages. Either way business analysts need not to have programming or coding knowledge.
Despite of the slight differences, the business programmer analysts draw more salary as compared to the business analysts.