Business Analysts Need the Right Skill Sets for the Job

    Though organizations may each have their own definition of what it means to be a business analyst, in the IT arena, information specialists/business analysts likely have a lot in common skills-wise.

    When searching for a strong information specialist for the enterprise, it may be surprising how many different types of resumes and lists of skills come across the hiring manager’s desk. But which skills are most important? It will depend on the job to be filled, but our IT Download featuring a job description for an information specialist/business analyst lists typical job tasks and experience that candidates should have for this position.

    The list of general duties performed in such a role likely includes:

    • Evaluates system databases to make sure database information required for change is available.
    • Develops software design documents to outline presentation layer (including logic flow) and data layer (database updates).
    • Meets with software development group to review design from a technical perspective.
    • Meets with developer(s) to make sure they understand the project.
    • Participates in product development cycle by evaluating programming specifications, attending technical reviews and consulting on unit testing.

    Business analysts looking to apply for such a position may also benefit from this download. It lists skill sets, experience, and educational requirements for information specialists as well as other duties that may be expected from such a role in most any organization.

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