I enjoy every aspect of being a Technology Business Management Analyst (TBMA). Over the past ten years, I have not only worked as a TBMA, but I have also had the privilege of interviewing, hiring, and training many TBMAs. I have also had the privilege of working with and becoming friends with some of the greatest TBMAs in the world.
When asked to write an article on the five traits a TBMA should have, I started by reflecting on my personal experience, and then I reached out to a few great TBMAs that I know and a few TBM executives to gather their opinions. I finally triangulated this information to develop five traits of a great TBMA, which will be discussed in this article.
In this article, I will refrain from discussing TBMA skills and domain knowledge as these are acquired through training and work experience. I will instead focus on the traits that will help identify individuals who have the potential of becoming excellent TBMAs.