Agile Business Analyst, Skills and Traits
Hard skills will get you a job but soft skills will take you to the top!!
My last article on “Top IT Skills for a BA” was liked and appreciated by professionals; here I am back with the next one, this time with the soft skills that you need to nurture/hone as a Business Analyst professional.
Soft skills though typically doesn’t come on the top skills people wish to acquire/learn but are equally essential for a professional to grow up in his career.
As we all know Business Analyst is someone who analyzes an organization and designs its processes and systems, assessing the business model and its integration with technology to achieve a certain objective.
Business Analyst typically has to talk to the stakeholders, get the requirements, document the requirements, get the development team’s nod on the same, negotiate with both the parties for the requirements sign off, get the requirements to sign off from the stakeholder/sponsor.
This for sure calls for a good amount of ability to communicate effectively, ability to convince/influence without authority, negotiate etc.
Here is a good list of skill you need to acquire/hone over the years to be a better Business Analyst professional:
Above all these skills will make you a better professional each day, these skills are something we learn with each day and polish with each day in our professional lives.About Adaptive US
Adaptive US provides CBAP, CCBA, ECBA, CPRE, IIBA AAC, and other business analysis certification training online and consulting needs for Individual or Corporate either online or offline. Adaptive US is an endorsed education provider of IIBA® Canada and IREB® Germany.
Ann heads the global sales and marketing role at Adaptive US Inc. She is also a coach and mentor to thousands of BAs in their pursuit of achieving IIBA certifications. Her mission is to help business analysts to start and build a successful professional career. She is a regular author, blogger on various Business analysis, management, and technology-related topics in leading tech sites and journals.