The Qualities You Should Look For In a Good Business Analyst

Jul 2nd 2015 at 2:07 AM

When hiring a business analyst we are entering an unknown terrain and we need a guide. We don’t know how a business analyst transforms our business, how they work and how they change the whole business into a well organized body.

If you are not able to identify them, it is better to hire a marketing data analytics companies to take up the jobs. However, if you think you can hire the right guy, here is a guide to find a consultant. There are three qualities and many more qualities classify them. These qualities are

Behavioral and Personality Traits

The persona of a consultant plays an important role in motivating others and controlling the whole organization to work towards the organizational goals. These qualities are

  • Balanced behavior L
  • Leadership skills
  • Problem solving attitude
  • The ability to look into details and read between the lines
  • Critical thinking and great analytical skills
  • An adapting attitude to be flexible about the changes and change with them T

They should be very tactical while handling a team, they should be very influential to make people work as per their desire.

Great people relationship skills, communication skills are qualities without which no business analyst can work.

Business Knowledge

Any business analyst should have great financial skills. They should understand the microeconomics of every business process and also the macroeconomics of the whole industry. The in-depth analysis of the whole business is necessary.

He should be a domain expert, who can develop a special business case specific to your organization. He should also be subject matter expert to understand the nuance of every single business process.

He should know how to design the organization structure, what kind of organization structure will suit your organization and what you can do to simplify the business by optimizing the processes.

He should have a good knowledge of IT and an understanding of various business tools that can transform your business.

He should be an expert in procuring various resources for the organization. The IT tools, web tools, analytical tools, and various other procurements need special skills.

Execution Expertise

There might be two people with the same knowledge and credentials but one might overshadow the other in execution. Here is a few things that a business analyst should have excellence in execution. He should be able to engineer all the requirements removing all the unseen bottlenecks. He should be able to keep the interest of all kinds of stake holders at a balance.

He should be great at all kinds of management models like data models, business process models, business system models.

He should be having an eye of a detective to foresee problems and to find the root cause of the problems. He should be good at managing change that solve these unforeseen problems. He should have excellent project management and strategy analysis skills to complete these tasks.

These are the essential qualities of a great business analyst. If you are unable to judge them yourself, it is recommended to hire a firm instead of an individual consultant.

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