In this post you’ll find a list of the 5 major business analyst deliverables for defining and designing a technological solution for business.
The business problem statement is one of those techniques that describes the reasons for an ICT initiative in practical business related terms. It is the description of an issue currently existing which needs to be addressed and provides context for the problems that will be addressed.
Previously, I introduced the first of the top 3 skills and qualities that will help you be truly successful in your business analyst career. It is about adopting a ‘problem solving’ focus as opposed to an implementation focus, which primarily involves problem identification, elicitation skills and stakeholder management. Now I want to tell you about the second of the top 3 skills and qualities. Read more
Business analysts help solve organisational problems. When an organisation needs to solve a current or future problem it is a business analyst’s job to help facilitate a solution. That solution may be introducing new technologies, processes, or strategies. Technology is not the only solution.
Quite often business analysts will perform a combination of specialisations, and the common thread here is that the business analyst is responsible for solving a business problem. Read more
It is important to develop a clear communication style that helps you manage expectations and maintain transparency in your business analysis. Always be prepared and don’t waste stakeholder time. Respond to feedback, don’t react. Listen, listen, listen.
Do you want to know how to be truly successful in your business analyst career? In my 3-part series, I am going to tell you about the skills and qualities that are the key to business analysis career success. This is especially helpful if you are struggling to get your career on track, or you just need a refresher. Read more
My business analysis career has consisted in large part of short contract roles. That’s because I love the variety and experience that contracting brings me.
But this also means that I’ve sat a lot of job interviews. And I’ve had to think long and hard about the job description of a business analyst.
This experience has given me a solid understanding of what makes a successful business analyst and some of the core skills and abilities that a BA should possess.
In this post I’m going to tell you exactly what those attributes are. Read more
There are different ways of working for Business Analysts including contracting, consulting and as a permanent or ongoing employee.
Business analysis can be performed at the strategic, tactical and operational levels within an organisation. Strategic business analysis identifies opportunities for improvement. Tactical business analysis flushes out the details of defined projects or initiatives. Operational business analysis deals with the evolving daily changes in the life of any change process. Read more
Here is a list of questions that I use to help trigger discussion with your stakeholders to uncover issues and pain points, which in turns helps me elicit requirements. Read more
This post will give you an outline of the skills and competencies of an effective business analyst. It will help you identify areas that you need to focus to progress your career. Read more