Monday, April 8, 2013

Skills Required For Business Analysts

Skills Required For Business Analysts
The Key Roles of Business Analysts; a business analysis typically carries out the following tasks:
1. Analyzing and understanding project scope and objectives
2. Analyzing business requirements
3. Gathering and organizing requirements into logical order
4. Prioritizing them on the basis of business
Preparing requirement specification and Functional design documents using:
  • Use cases
  • Process maps
  • Data flow diagrams
  • Coordinating with development team
  • Ensuring that the team understand the requirements well to execute the solutions/develop the product
  • Conducting various testing such
  • Unit testing
  • Integrated testing
  • Functional testing
  • Determining techniques and requirements that are appropriate to process the data
  • Providing recommendations for business improvements
  • Training employees
  • Developing standards and procedures to be followed 

The following skills are highly desired and very essential to becoming a successful BA.

1. Excellent process mapping skills
2. Excellent communication skills
3. Written communication
4. Interpersonal skills
5. Verbal communication skills
6. Analytical skills — a candidate should have excellent analytical skills to conduct requirement analysis and impact analysis.
7. Logical thinking
8. Decision making skills
9. Information Technology skills
10. Knowledge of software applications and architectures
11. Knowledge of RDBMS concepts
12. Familiarity with Software Development Life Cycle
13. Project Management methodologies
14. Knowledge of PLC / SQL / Online & MS Tools 

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