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Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a Business Analyst?

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RE: Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a Business Analyst?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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Author: Sky Beyond the Clouds
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Business Analysts have to be really good at interpersonal skills. Below are the main reasons:

  • The project often requires them to interact with the clients. How well one interacts with the client, determines the satisfaction levels of the client.
  • A business analyst has to constantly interact with the senior team members and the management people. There has to be professional conduct during these meetings. Good interpersonal skills add a great value to them.
  • As a business analyst, most likely you are working in a consulting firm. In such companies the value of interpersonal skills is huge, sometimes even more than your core expertise. Therefore, it has to be considered.
  • Good interpersonal skills help you to build your network as you can comfortably interact with a variety of people. The grown network will help you in business relationships.
  • These skills will help you grow quickly in the corporate world. The interpersonal skills will help you a lot in the long terms.

RE: Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a Business Analyst?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
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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 genralist capable of functioning competently in diverse roles.

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

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

Required Skills or Personal Qualities:
Business Analysts need to have:
1. Communicating Details and Concepts and Interpersonal Skills
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:
1. Helping businesses implement technology solutions in a cost-effective way by determining the requirements of a project or a program
2. Commuicating the requirements clearly to stakeholders, facilitators and partners.
3. Tackle more complex projects
4. Own Enterprise Analysis Responsibilities
5. Understand 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.

Career Prospects:
The 2006 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 education institutions to recruit promising students as Business Analyst. With the Business Analysis qualification earned abroad and experience earned during your study tenure, you can start with a salary of about Rs. 4,20,000 and reach Rs. 15,00,000 or even more over the years, as you nurture your career.

The various Types of Analytics Jobs:
Analytics jobs are of various types including Data Analytics, Web Analytics, Marketing Analytics, System Analytics, Analytics Consultant, Financial Analytics, Investment Analytics, Business Analytics, and so on. This, again, proves the point that those interested in the field of analytics have a lot of scope and demand in various industries.

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