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What are the main work and responsibilities of a Business Analyst?

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RE: What are the main work and responsibilities of a Business Analyst?

Deepak Rana
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The main work and responsibilities of a Business Analyst are described as below:

1. Data Collection:This takes a lot of time and is an important part of a Business Analyst role. The data and the information is the foundation of any business case that they work on. Well researched data is required and is maintained in such a format that it makes a sense. They have to look for patterns. They have to consider the important parameters and ignore the factors that do not matter.

2. Analytics:Working on analytics tools is again an important part of the life of a Business Analyst. The tools help them to see the relations between various variables and help them in understanding the overall meaning of the data. They take a lot of help from consultants and managers while coming to any conclusion in their hypothesis.

3. Reporting:This part is important from management point of view. Senior management is often not very curious about the tools and the technicalities involved in the business case. They go by the process and the results. Therefore a
Business Analyst has to prepare the presentable reports that could be submitted to the semior leaders. They may also be required to submit these reports to the clients. In either case one has to be extremely careful about their presentation skills.

These are the key areas on which every Business Analyst works most of the times. Of course there are several other tasks that they do, but they spend maximum time doing these three activities.

RE: What are the main work and responsibilities of a Business Analyst?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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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 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 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 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 competitive 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 Skills or Personal Qualities:
Business Analysts needs to have following skills which will be helpful in long run:
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:
The main Work and responsibilities of a Business Analysts are as given:
1. Helping Businesses implement technology solutions in a cost-effective way by determining the requirements of a project or a program.
2. Communicating thr requirements clearly to stakeholers, 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 effort
8. Can be consultants for Internal Stakeholders.

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 quite promising, with multinational gaints often visiting leading international eduactional 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.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.


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