Does it get your goat? The only source of knowledge is experience. Albert Einstein We can confuse knowledge with experience.
Knowledge is basically having useful information stuck in your head. The key word there being useful. That is what makes it important, so lets start our first analogy.
Lets say you and a friend decided to start a taking photos two years ago, with the intent of becoming photographers. You guys always practice together and all of your shooting has been outdoor landscapes.
You both have become pretty equally good. Who will likely have the better pictures? Getting certified for me helped me get a better understanding of the full scope of process, tools, and techniques at my disposal as a business analyst.
Practice Makes Perfect Practice, takes time, but in some ways you can force yourself to do so, even on the job see more in business analysis games. Practice in truth helps you gain some level of experience to help you make fewer mistakes when your out in the field For example, holding your hand for extended periods of time in one position gets tiring, however, one small change in angle gives you much better leverage.
Also practicing over and over even on a dummy help develop the right strength and stamina in the right muscles. For example, practicing creating workflow diagrams might help you ask better questions when your eliciting information to create those workflows, because you will know what information you need to complete a flow.
I personally like to practice my soft skills purposefully enganging in situations where I can practice, whether BA related or not. For example, I use this blog to enhance my written communication skills. Learning from Failure Experience is the final leg in this journey.
The difference between practice and experience is that practice is often controlled, where the real world has many more variables. The more you deal with all the different variables, the better you become at dealing with and anticipating them. Being a chef is a good analogy for experience. As you chef, you might be asked to create a perfect meal for two people.
A chef with knowledge and practice might be able to make a perfect scallop and corn chowder, however an experienced chef would know to first ask if they have any allergies. Seems small, but this little miss could be catastrophic.
Knowledge vs Experience: how to deal with information overload Matt Sandrini Effectiveness, Goals, Human psychology February 2nd, 5 Minutes According to Google, there were over ,, published books in Knowledge vs Experience Should the wise answer with windy knowledge, and fill themselves with the east wind?Should they argue in unprofitable talk, or in words with which they can do no good? Job I am a life-long lover of knowledge and learning. May 25, · Knowledge combined with Experience, well this is a complete new ball game. Can you see how this is teared up to the top by eliminating what has been thought, and looking very closely at the very things needed to get a good result.
For a business analyst, experience helps you deal with the many variables and nuances that happen in real life. For me, a huge benefit was having to write the test cases and test based on requirements I wrote.
Basically any failure that came as a results of my lack of clarity in my requirements was something a learned to do better when writing requirements.
In Summary Knowledge gives you more options to solve problems, practices makes you more efficient when applying skills or techniques, and experience helps you make fewer mistakes, which in our world can be very expensive usually in the form of missed or defective requirements. As a young business analyst, its important to expand your knowledge and practice, which will make you valueble as you build your experience, which only really comes with time.
That experience is what will make you more valuable when you are on high risk or high value projects that need the delicate grace of an experience professional.Why Experience is More Important than Knowledge.
The Elephant Ecosystem Every time you read, share, comment or heart you help an article improve its Rating—which helps Readers see important issues & writers win $$$ from Elephant. 2 responses to “ Experience vs. Knowledge ” Yang Wang | February 5, at pm | Log in to Reply The analogy of the skill of the musicians is a great way to tie in the debate of whether practical experience or pure knowledge is more useful.
Knowledge vs Experience Should the wise answer with windy knowledge, and fill themselves with the east wind?Should they argue in unprofitable talk, or in words with which they can do no good? Job I am a life-long lover of knowledge and learning.
Knowledge is important for everything; it gives you a potential game plan, but without intelligence or experience, you can have a lot of useless or false knowledge. Action/Experience is the . Experience: The knowledge or skill acquired by a period of practical experience of something, especially that gained in a particular profession.
What are the nuances and differences between knowledge and experience? A lesson from Conversations with God on the impact of experiencing what you know. The lesson that sparked me to change my life: knowledge is powerless without experience.