Learn to enjoy it In surveys about what people fear the most, the commonest answer is, apparently, not snakes, sharks or spiders, but having to stand up in front of people and deliver a presentation. But delivering a great presentation can help you stand out as a business analyst. In fact, presentation skills are a business analysis core competence. Ambitious business analysts can take advantage of the fact that so many people don’t want to present in public. Delivering a … [Read more...] about Overcome the fear and deliver a great presentation
Great people skills are an ingredient of great business analysis
The range of people skills for the business analyst to acquire can seem daunting:
Presentations, Written reports, Facilitation, Negotiation, Leadership, .....
To this list, we would add sales and marketing skills.
We work with soft skills specialist, Step Train Training, to help the aspiring top level business analyst acquire the skills with these and display them with that quiet confidence that comes with true mastery.
Fact finding is at the heart of the business analyst’s job. One of the most popular and effective means of fact finding is the interview. Knowing how to interview is a core technique for the business analyst to master. Admittedly interviews do have their limitations and should be used in combination with other techniques such as facilitated workshops, but they are nevertheless very valuable; at least, they are when it is used properly. Even if you work in an agile environment that focuses … [Read more...] about How to interview – A core skill for the BA