What do these two have in common? Why to mix-up them? It may sound there is no point, agree?
Well, I think that they have a lot in common and we should all take a deeper look, to understand this.
According to IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis), "Business Analysis is the practice of enabling change in an organizational context, by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders. "
To perform Business Analysis (so to be a Business Analyst) includes a broad range of competencies, thus there are a couple of different types of Business Analysis:
Keep in mind that the third one is about the processes (mostly business processes) management, design, improvement.
Now... what is Six Sigma about? Six Sigma is a data driven approach and methodology for improving every process, it is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement.
I hope now it is clearer the link between a Business Analyst activity and the Six Sigma standard.
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