Q: I'm looking for a role-description for a 'generic' power user. In addition, I'm looking for his counterpart (assuming the power user is a person with high IT affinity I'm looking for an IT-person with high business affinity) - Is this a business analyst, business requirement analyst? Is there a common understanding of that role (similar to power user)?
We normally don't think of the power user belonging to IT. This is someone from the business side, probably a business analyst or maybe a business requirement analyst who has the nerd gene. The power user will be technical in his or her ability to use the BI tools. The primary importance of being on the business side is having a thorough knowledge of the data and an understanding of what the results mean. The power user will be able to divine knowledge from the results and to ask the next question that will uncover actionable information that is critical to the success of the organization.
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