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The Importance of Soft Skills for Business Analysts

soft skills

We often discuss the many and varied skills of a business analyst and the importance they play in successful project delivery, especially where that project is long, complex and technical in nature. However, to be a successful business analyst you need more than just technical skills, experience, competence or in-depth …

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What Does a Business Analyst Bring to a Project?

self organising team

There may be projects that can struggle on without a Business Analyst but if you work on large, complex engineering or construction projects you need detailed business requirements to deliver what is needed. And to deliver detailed requirements you need a Business Analyst. But a BA does more than just …

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5 Things Every Business Analyst Should Know

Business Requirements

Techniques for Gathering Requirements   There are a variety of techniques that can be used successfully to gather business requirements and which one(s) you use will depend on the type of projects and the types of people involved in the project. The most common are brainstorming, story-boarding/story-telling, interviewing and prototyping. …

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What’s the Point of Business Analysis?

project management decisions

With so many proponents of an agile approach to project management where projects are started with a rough idea of the requirements and then the objectives are refined as the project progresses in short bursts, you could be forgiven for thinking that detailed business analysis and the preparation of detailed …

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