As Functional Analyst you form the bridge between users and the technical team. Through workshops and individual discussions with the business and development team, you quickly familiarize yourself with the business domain of the customer and also dig into the non-functional requirements together with the technical architect.
You quickly build up an understanding of the needs of the customer and dare to think beyond what the customer asks. You ask for the problem definition and objectives the customer wants to achieve, even when the customer already thinks in solutions. You apply the right techniques in a pragmatic way according to the needs of the client, inspired by the AE analysis methodology.
You find it a challenge to make your analyses conceptually elegant by finding the right level of abstraction. Besides making your analysis, you are also strong in transferring your knowledge to different groups of people. You would like to evolve further, possibly towards project management or functional architecture.