Anjali Maheshwari

Do Business Analysts experience social interactions or are they only working with machines?

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RE: Do Business Analysts experience social interactions or are they only working with machines?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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Business Analysts though work on computer software but that doesn't mean they are restricted to machines. They experience a lot of social interactions in different ways:

  • They have to interact with the clients, sometimes directly and sometimes over phone or video conferencing. The kind of impression that they leave on the clients can have great impact on the project.
  • Throughout the day they have to coordinate with their team members to work on various activities assigned to them. This way, they are not working individually but as a team.
  • Business Analysts have to attend the meetings with the team members and the management.
  • Business Analysts mostly working in consulting industry where relationship building is an important part of their work. Therefore, they interact with a number of people every day.
  • Apart from business work, they attend a number of official celebrations and parties. This is again an important part of corporate culture. Thus, there is no dearth of human interactions for business analysts.

RE: Do Business Analysts experience social interactions or are they only working with machines?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
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Hi,


Greeting's for the day!!!

In Today's fast-paced market scenario, the role of Business Analyst (BA) lends great value to an organization. a BA is a generalist capable of functioning competently in diverse roles.

Outsourcing has become a mainstray in out global economy. Large corporations reduce their operation cost by seeking out the same work quality at lower costs. By outsourcing, a distance between business stakeholder and the programmer is created, creating the need for higher quality and more precise analysis, including creation of documents and fucntional specifications, has risen. With this equipment, and increasing demand for business analysts can be witnessed in our information economy.

Added to this, in a competitive economic landscape, business bodies strive to improve their business processes and reduce costs - Business Analysts are at the center of most of these initatives.


Required Skills or Personal Qualities:
Business Analysts needs to have:
1. Communicating Details and Concepts
2. Technical Skills
3. Conceptual Modelling Skills
4. Curiosity
5. Decomposing the Abstract into Details
6. Mentoring and Coaching
7. Communicating Risks
8. Leveraging the "Parking Lot"
9. Change Management
10. Asking WHY?
11. Impromptu Whiteboard Drawing
12. Analytical Skills
13. Problem Solving Skills
14. Decision - Making Skills
15. Negotiation and Persuasion Skills
16. Managerial Skills


Roles and Responsibilities:
Business Analysts has following responsibilities which they perform in their day to day activity:
1. Helping Businesses implement technology solutions in a cost-effective way by determining the requirements of a project or a program.
2. Communicating the requirements clearly to stakeholders, facilitators, and partners.
3. Tackle more complex projects
4. Own Enterprise Analysis Responsibilities
5. Undrerstand the Business Process
6. New Business Domains are NO Problem for Business Analyst
7. Lead the BA Efforts
8. Can be consultants for Internal Stakeholders.
As with above roles and responsibilities, The Business Anslysts does not experience much of social interactions andmost of the time working with data crunching and handling complex analysis.


Job Prospects:
The 2006-2016 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report predicts BA's will be among the fastest growing IT occupations, while Google, Infosys, Wipro and their like are constantly on the lookout for business analysis graduates with the acumen to undertake critical business projects.

Career prospects for this course are quite promising, with multinational giants often visiting leading international educational institutions to recruit promising students as Business Analyst. With the Business Analysis qualifiaction earned abroad nd experience earned during your study tenure, you can start with a salary of about Rs. 4,20,000 and rach Rs. 15,00,000 or even more over the years, as you nurture your career.


Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

--
Regards,
Rahul.

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