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What are personal & professional skills required to be a Business Analyst?

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RE: What are personal & professional skills required to be a Business Analyst?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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As a Business Analyst one must possess the following personal and professional skills in order to succeed in this career:

  • You need to have excellent communication skills so that you can communicate your ideas well to other people. This is an important skill and takes time to develop.
  • You need to have the right technical skills. The technical skills involve the understanding of the computer applications, expertise in various tools and technologies and the various methodologies that a company employs.

  • The analytical skills have to be of top quality. How well can one analyze the business case, data and information determines their value in this profession.
  • The problem solving skill is again an important criteria to become a Business Analyst. This skill again takes a lot of time to develop. One must regularly practice to build that.

  • As a Business Analyst you need to have decision making skills. Most of the times you will take the decision based on facts and figures but there will be times when you will have to come to conclusion without much evidence or facts and figures.
  • As a business analyst you will have to manage resources as well. This field requires understanding of the management practices as well. If you are working in a management consulting firm, then it becomes even more crucial.
  • Business Analysts also need to have extraordinary negotiation and persuasion skills. They have to interact with the clients quite often and these skills will be quite important in finalizing a business deal.

RE: What are personal & professional skills required 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 generalist capable of fucntioning 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 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, an increasing demand for business analysts can be witnessed in our information economy.

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

Required Personal / Professional Skills:
Business Analysts needs to have:
1. Communicating Details and Concepts
2. Technical Skills
3. Conceptual Modelling Skills
4. Curiosity
5. Decompsing 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. Negotiating and Persusion 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. Communicating 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 2006-2016 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistis (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 gaints often visiting leading international education institutions to recruit promising students as Business Analyst. With the Business Analysis qualification earned abroad and experienced 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.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.


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