Unpacking the life of business analyst Vlad

Vladyslav Baluiev
Vladyslav Baluiev
Published: 19.08.2022

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Time to meet the Senior Business Analyst at AtlasApps, Vladyslav!

What are your primary responsibilities and what does your day-to-day look like?

My main responsibilities as Business Analyst are:

1. Constant communication with the customer and members of their team. A solid understanding of business need always saves everyone much time, as well as prevent needless bugs or additional development.

2. Documenting requirements that are easy to grasp. I usually develop schemes, basic mock-ups, and user stories that describe most corner cases.

3. Explaining requirements to the team. I must explain or even show team members what we are trying to achieve. Judging from my personal experience, it prevents many bugs.

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Do you have any hobbies, go-to weekend activities, or long-term passion projects you’re working on?

My biggest hobby is traveling - my wife and I have visited more than 25 countries. So whenever I have free time, you can barely see me on the couch watching TV :)

I totally get that being a business analyst requires being well-rounded; that is why I also read non-fiction books. I read about strategy, office politics, self-development, and other work-related topics. My favorite book and recommendation for everyone who works in software development are "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products" by Nir Eyal.

What drew you to software development? Have you always worked in analysis roles?

I have loved keeping things in order since I was a child. I believe that this contributes a lot to my becoming a Business Analyst. I obtained a master's degree in Business Analysis from the Odesa Institute of Public Administration Under the President of Ukraine. At that point, I already knew I would be engaged in various projects as a Project Manager or Business Analyst.

I have worked as Technical Support Engineer and Product Owner after graduating from the institute. In these roles, I served as a bridge between customers and the technical team. This experience now helps me a lot.

Are you an iPhone or android type of person?

Earlier I used Windows and Android devices and was generally used to them.

But one day, my laptop broke down, and the company gave me a Macbook as a temporary substitution. It was a struggle for a day or two, but since then, I am in love with Macbook's touchpad and am not been willing to use the mouse anymore. I tried iPhones and iPods, and it was a similar experience.

So I am definitely an iPhone/Mac user!

Me at work

What’s your next step, or a few goals you’d like to accomplish in life, or while with AtlasApps?

I am working now on obtaining certification in Business Analysis. Preparing takes some time, and it is very easy to lose focus for other more important things. I would need to dedicate at least a few hours a week, and hopefully I will be able to pass an exam somewhere in 2023.

I would also like to learn how to code - especially I am interested in parsing data. It fascinates me how much time can be saved for some businesses that have lots of data entry.

What is the best vacation you’ve been to?

In 2016 I was in the USA in a student exchange program, and where I was also able to work. The program lasted 3 months, and it felt like it was a 3-months vacation althought I worked there.

I met a lot of new friends, my future wife, and travelled quite a bit. I lived in a student village where people from 15+ countries lived. Best parties in my life happened there. It was definetely experience of a lifetime!

Get to know Vladyslav and the rest of the AtlasApps team!

We’re delighted that Vladyslav decided to join AtlasApps – it’s been great having them on board! If you have any questions or want to get to know Vladyslav or one of their colleagues from the AtlasApps team, we can put you in touch. Don’t hesitate to reach out!

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