Tag: BA Fundamentals

January 26, 2020

Comparative chart for Technical and Non-Technical Business Analysts.

“Act like the person you want to become” In this article, you will get a list of responsibilities that Technical and Non-Technical Business Analysts must perform. Through a comparative chart, you will be able to see what their similarities are and their differences at a glance. Comparative Chart. In the last post, we have seen The knowledge only Technical Business Analysts are required to have […]

January 20, 2020

The knowledge only Technical Business Analysts are required to have.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe In this article, you will learn 4 different requirements that companies may expect a Technical Business Analyst to understand. These are Programming, Database, SQL and PL-SQL. Let me explain what each of these requirements are about and why they want Technical Business Analysts to have them. Programming. Some companies are […]

January 12, 2020

The four reasons why Business Analysts have to do the UAT.

“If you can dream it, you can do it” — Walt Disney We learned last time about User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Conventional Testing and the role each plays in the software development cycle. [Read more] You may wonder why ‘User Testing’ is executed by the Business Analyst (BA) instead of being completed by someone from the quality assurance area? After all, the UAT’s purpose is […]

January 5, 2020

What type of testing do Business Analysts have responsibility for?

“The quality of your life will be determined by the quality of your contribution. When you work to improve the life of others, your life improves automatically.” — Kurek Ashley At this stage, we all know that the basic responsibilities of a Business Analyst are requirements gathering, analysing and documenting, [Read more]. But depending on the project, there may be additional responsibilites that Business Analysts […]

December 23, 2019

What’s the difference between Business Analysis and Business Analytics ?

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences.“ — Audre Lorde Business Analysis and Business Analytics are often confused due to the similarity in their names. The role that performed business analysis is called Business Analyst, and the one that performs business analytics is called Data Analyst. They both analyse data and they both […]

December 15, 2019

Tips to improve 3 key Business Analyst skills.

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action” — Tony Robbins In the previous post, we talked about the 3 key skills that every business analyst must have: Communication skills, Analytical capacity and Relationship management. In this article, we will see what you can do to improve them and how. Communication skills. The way you express your ideas is your biggest strength as […]

December 9, 2019

The 3 key skills that every business analyst must have

“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” — Brian Herbery When the idea of learning a new skill comes to our head, the majority of us think about the knowledge we have to acquire in order to be able to perform the tasks this new skill will require, but we almost […]

December 1, 2019

Three (3) steps to become a business analyst from scratch

You can, you should and if you’re brave enough to start, you will. — Stephen King There is nothing more frustrating than not knowing where to start when it comes to learning something new. We all know what it feels like and that this feeling can lead us to the total abandonment of our purposes without even having started. In my country, we have a […]

November 14, 2019

Five (5) key business analyst roles and responsibilities

“The price of greatness is responsibility.“ — Winston Churchill Every time we apply for a job position its description has a section with a heading such as: “your mission“, “day to day” or simply “job description“. All these titles refer to the key business analyst roles and responsibilities . In this post I will list the 5 most important ones that the majority of companies […]

November 8, 2019

What does a Business Analyst do?

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” — Voltaire. The BA role in the software development life cycle Either the agile software development life cycle and the traditional one follow similar process and every new software product should complete in order to reach the highest levels of quality. Its most basic version consists of the following steps: Each of these steps […]