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Business Analyst Resources

For BAs, By BA Professionals

Being a successful Business Analyst means you have to have a variety of different skills and be adaptable to a changing environment. Every Business Analyst will bring their unique blend of skills and experience to the role, of course, but I’ve highlighted below what I think are the most common skills that a good BA will need. Feel free to add in the comments any other skills that you have found helpful in your BA career.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 10:48

BA or Not BA

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BA NOT BA
Traceability matrix Slavishly make this
Functional decomposition Dump on free thinking positions
SWOT SWAT
Balanced scorecards Biased scarecrows
Verify requirements Vilify requirements
Active listening Passively missing meeting
Clarity, completeness, coherence, concision Confusion, carveouts, crazy, carrying on & on &…
Prioritization Riot promulgation
Enterprise architecture Architect renter prizes
Decision analysis Revision paralysis
Agile methodology Methodological fragility
Measured outcomes Declarations of victory
Brainstorms Stormdrains
You found the error You didn’t find the error

On the surface, this statement appears as if I’ve lost my mind. For one thing, a traditional view of Product Owners is as a Product Manager or a customer/business stakeholder-facing role, and the traditional Project Manager is more a planning and execution focused role. The two are quite far apart and seem to have little synergy.