Business analyst

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Something that I made during my MBA days. This is very generic. Very basic. Not domain specific.

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Business analyst

  1. 1. BUSINESS ANALYST Lavina Lalchandani
  2. 2. WHO IS A BUSINESS ANALYST? <ul><li>A business analyst is a person who facilitates the study of the problems and need of a business to determine how the business system and Information Technology can best solve the problems and accomplish improvements for the business. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Promotes Integration of Activities Facilitate Control Organizational Objectives Designs Information Systems
  4. 4. RELATION TO COMPANY Management Objectives Manual System Business Analyst Systems Design Implementation Company IT Department
  5. 5. SKILLS OF A BUSINESS ANALYST Relationship and interface of analyst with people. Procedures and techniques for operations analysis & systems analysis. Skills Interpersonal Technical
  6. 6. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Selling </li></ul>
  7. 7. TECHNICAL SKILLS <ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic interface </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning Attitude and enquiring mind </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of the basics of computer and the business function. </li></ul>
  8. 8. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE <ul><li>Background in systems theory and organizational behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarity of major application areas (financial accounting, marketing and sales, production control etc.) </li></ul>(Contd…)
  9. 9. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE <ul><li>Competence in system tools and methodologies. </li></ul><ul><li>One or more programming and database language. </li></ul><ul><li>Experience in hardware and software specifications. </li></ul>
  10. 10. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS <ul><li>Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Varied skills </li></ul>
  11. 11. ROLE OF A BUSINESS ANALYST <ul><li>An agent of change </li></ul><ul><li>Motivator </li></ul><ul><li>Organizer </li></ul><ul><li>Architect </li></ul><ul><li>An intelligent salesperson </li></ul><ul><li>Psychologist </li></ul>
  12. 12. Summary <ul><li>Who is a systems analyst? </li></ul><ul><li>His relation to company. </li></ul><ul><li>Skills required. </li></ul><ul><li>Academic qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Personal characteristics. </li></ul><ul><li>His role. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thank you

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