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Skills the Business Analyst Needs

Yesterday we looked at the techniques being used by #businessanalysts. Let's ponder today a bit about what kind of skills are needed in #businessanalysis.

The article below is based on a survey done in North America, Africa, Europe & Asia. It is no surprise that #communication came out as a top skill. Here is the list of the top 5:

  1. Communication - the bulk of the work of a business analyst is information. Knowing how to package it for who. Customization is the name of the game. Communication should never be a one fits all.

  2. Creative analytical & problem solving skills - all the data collected needs to be analyst properly to help make informed decisions.

  3. Technical skills - you need to have at least basic working knowledge in the sector you are working in.

  4. Interpersonal skills - emotional intelligence, empathy & influencing are essential skills for the business analyst

  5. Modelling / Design skills - in depth business analysis often involves creating a model to better study the envisioned. Depending on the sector you are in this can look very different.

Do you have the skills for business analysis? Do you need the skills? Do you have someone in your team with these skills.

We can help you identify these skills and train you.

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