The report "From an HR project manager to an IT business analyst. First steps of integration" is focused on the first stages a business analyst has to pass after joining an IT company. The goal is to highlight that the correct approach to a new hire who has never worked in IT domain is critical for the speed of his integration into a new environment and becoming a competent expert, capable of coping with current challenges quickly and effectively, and to set long-term goals. We will describe pros and cons of IT business analyst profession, as well as difficulties of integration into a project team and details of communication with the client. A particular attention is given to the theme of familiarization with the product and analysis of agile development processes.