Clarification of Title – the Business Analyst vs. Product Manager

In my last gig, there had been some confusion in the title of the role I was in from senior management.   It turns out Business Analyst is a broad term under which are yet several other titles to distinguish what type of BA one is.

Mine happened to be a Business Systems Analyst.   My work deals primarily with systems.

It was interesting to look up the actual job functions of the BA.  As it turns out, my background includes an immense overlap with the role of a Product Manager.   In most cases, I played a hybrid role while only labeled as a BA.

This article gives a good explanation into the distinctions between Business Analysts and Product Managers.