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How important are communication skills if I want to work as a Business Analyst?

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RE: How important are communication skills if I want to work as a Business Analyst?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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Author: Sky Beyond the Clouds
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For a Business Analyst, it is quite important to have excellent communication skills:

  • Frequently they have to give presentations on the business cases to the clients and the management. They have to be really good at presenting those cases.
  • They need to write the summaries and reports on their work. These reports are reviewed and approved by senior management. Therefore, they cannot afford to make any technical mistake in the language od those reports. Else it may cause troubles.
  • There are quite a number of meetings or telephonic calls with clients, every now and then. A business analyst has to be really careful about the conversations.
  • Listening is an important part of communication skills which has to be there in a Business Analyst to grow as a professional. Good listening skills add a lot of value to the knowledge of an individual.
  • Business analysts have to read a number of business cases every day and therefore it is important that they do it with perfection. Their interpretation of the facts and the text has to be extremely accurate. Therefore, they need to work on the reading as well.
Overall, the communication skills play an important part in the career of a Business Analyst and therefore they must work on developing these skills in order to have a successful career.

RE: How important are communication skills if I want to work as a Business Analyst?

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 scaenario, the role of Business Analyst (BA) lends great value to an organization. a BA is a genrealist capable of functioning competently in diverse roles.

Outsourcing has become a mainstray in our global economy. Large corporations reduce their operation cost by seeking out the same work quality at lowest 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 functional specifiactions, has risen. With thie equipment, an increasing demand for business analysts can be witnessed in our information economy.

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


Required Skills and 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.
It is very important to have Strong Communication and Interpersonal Skills to work as a Business Analyst (BA).


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. Communicating the requirements clearly to stakeholders, facilitators, and partners
3. Tackle more complex project
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 Shareholders.


Career 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 qute promisig, with multinational gaints often visitng leading international educational institutions to recuit 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 oever even more over the years, as you nurture your career.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

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Regards,
Rahul.

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