Skills of Being a Business Analyst

The Business Analyst position requires both hard skills and soft skills. Business analysts need to know how to pull, analyze and report data trends, and be able to share that information with others and apply it on the business side. 

Not all business analysts need a background in IT as long as they have a general understanding of how systems, products, and tools work. 

– Oral and written communication skills

– Interpersonal and consultative skills

– Facilitation skills

– Analytical thinking and problem solving

– Being detail- oriented and capable of delivering a high level of accuracy

– Organizational skills 

– Knowledge of business structure

– Stakeholder analysis

– Requirements engineering

– Cost benefits analysis

– Processes modeling

– Understanding of networks, databases and other technology

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