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Skills of a Business Analyst

baBusiness analysts investigate business activities. They coordinate and manage change in a business organization. The skills expected from a business analysts are :

  1. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  2. Good understanding of the business environment
  3. Strong IT or Business skills
  4. Keep abreast of new business and IT developments.

Apart from these skills, business analysts must be acquainted with technical knowledge like use of technology, tools required in the analysis process. He must also understand the spoken and unspoken customer needs to deliver high quality product. Conflict resolution is an important work for business analysts to ensure smooth running of the business and the process. Effective time management to deliver the target on deadline is also a key skill for them. It is expected that they have excellent persuasion and negotiation skills while competing for client project. Hence with these skills they play a major role in increasing the productivity of an organization. With the help of education programs these skills can be developed and enhanced for an individual

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Effective Requirements Gathering

requirementA requirement gathering is a vital element of any project organization conducting Business Analysis. What project will deliver is significant to its success but it is difficult to understand. This is the area where we have to provide more concentration.

If we don’t comprehend the clients need appropriately then that project starts with the barest headline list of requirements. This type of problem is very serious as well as it is widespread because most of the time many projects experience it. The following document will guide to the main requirements of the project.

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The key to effective Business Analysis

businessBusiness Analysis is the one kind of regulation of recognizing specific business requirements and formative resolutions to business problems. Explanations frequently contain a systems expansion module, but possibly will also comprise process enhancement, organizational modification or strategic preparation and policy development.  Business analysis as a regulation has a profound overlie with requisites analysis sometimes also called requirements engineering, but focuses on recognizing the modifications to an organization that are necessary for it to achieve strategic targets. These changes include changes to strategies, organizations and procedures. Business analysis include:

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Five Business Analytics Trends for 2014

gSo what is new Business Analytics trend that have been predicted by the researchers for 2014? We are going to discuss the top five trends which shall dominate the market in 2014. The technology and innovation feature shall drive the company’s decisions regarding data. Data Visualization is one of them. It shall help to prepare different data sets by asking interactive questions. Thus this provides the data democratization. This shall ensure strong data culture while gathering data. The future shall be full of mathematics and statistics over the data sets that have been gathered.

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Why Business Analysis Skills are Important for a Data Scientist ?


The need for a skilled Data Scientist have increased over the few years. So our market needs a Data Scientist Professional who has combined skills. A Data Scientist is always inquisitive about the data and the facts. He studies the available facts and data. He also works closely with various departments , hence to study the trends in cross cultural environment. Now lets understand the skills to become an effective data scientist professional.He has a good knowledge of open source collection tools like C++, Java, Python, ECL and Hadoop.

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BA position in California

Job Title: IT Business Analyst
Duration: 6+ Months.
Location: Mountain View, CA

Job Description:


<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Work with Enterprise Marketing and Sales group to understand their business needs and document business requirements.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>In addition partner with relevant APMs, BPD and Service manager to respond and support customer issues.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Acquire some subject matter expertise from business customers and technical resources.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Develop familiarity of business process and technology solution best practices within a specific business segment.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Responsible for application, process and operations documentation.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Participates in preparing business requirements from which applications can be developed or modified.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Assists with engaging with the business customers on business processes and practices associated with the IT systems that implement, support or enable those processes and practices. Assist in collection and analysis of data and information from business users to understand how systems can solve business problems, and identifies opportunities for process improvement.


<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Assists in analyzing possible project engagements, documenting project scope (objectives, deliverables, critical success factors, assumptions, global and regional considerations, and resource requirements), prioritization, cost/benefit, potential risks, and feasibility.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Assists in the definition of work and project scope, objectives and business requirements and research for selection of potential solutions.


<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Assists in the production and review (from content to final draft) of user guides, training classes, and other end-user documentation for applications and processes.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Participate in the verification activities that ensure that solutions meet business requirements.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Activities may include assisting in development of functional test scripts.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Learning how to represent business processes, engaging customers appropriately in testing activities and developing an understanding of how to act on the customer.s behalf in early testing stages.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Assist in ensuring traceability of requirements, translation of business and system requirements into functional and technical specifications.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Alerts team leadership when traceability appears weak, or is lost.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Assists with impact analysis when changes to the requirements occur.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Forge a network of beneficial relationships at appropriate levels within IT organizations and the customers of IT in order to establish mutual trust and provide a foundation for a high level project partnership.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Develops working relationships with internal groups.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Receive and interpret information and facilitate communication at appropriate levels between IT and its customers by contributing to the preparation of documentation and presentations and participating in meetings.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Acquire fundamental skills to facilitate, influence, negotiate, and mediate discussions in order to achieve business goals and objectives.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Acquire an understanding of the key business objectives and processes of IT.s customer, specifically how those objectives relate to the business.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>problems and needs, their tools and systems.


<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Acquire an understanding of customer context which consists of business processes and IT infrastructure and tools which support customer needs.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Assist in activities designed to ensure customer expectations are met.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Assists in ensuring SOX and other compliance standards are met, and may participate in development of controls.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Provide second-level support for issues relating to business applications and processes through issue resolution. Participate in team interactions with third parties including application service providers and partners.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Capable of explaining simple procedures in writing or verbally.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Good phone/email communication skills

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Customer focused.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Accountable for their own actions.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Maintains composure when dealing with customers.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Maintains composure when dealing with customers and peers.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Ability to write basic system and process documentation.


Bachelor’s degree, applicable certification or equivalent experience required




2-4 years in business or IT analysis support positions

Strong Analytical skills, Strong Written and Verbal communication skills


Contact Naveen @ (508) 532-0604