Entry Level business analysts (BA) assist and work with senior analysts at company or organization. They cater sustenance in enhancing the process of documentation for enhancing procedures and operations. They collect and document business requirements. The BA role is to provide inputs for the implementation of technology for business solutions and also moreover, assistance in business planning, analysis, evaluation, and minimizing business risk and streamlining business needs are also a part of their job. The business analyst is the link and connection between the end-user and a project manager. Business analyst’s key responsibilities may vary from company to company, but their main purpose is to analyze, evaluate, and refine processes.
When you are employed in this role of business analyst, you will obviously come across many critical situations or would have to work in a tense atmosphere. To ensure the work remains unaffected, you will have to make appropriate decisions. As you will be working with different departments, you would have to make decisions concerning the changes, project scope, the feasibility of the solution, or even take managerial decisions with respect to the clients. To do this, business acumen and decisiveness are a must.
Critical Thinking skills:
Entry-level business analysts. Due to the need to process large volumes of highly complex information regularly, well-developed critical thinking skills are imperative for success.
Project Management skills:
At times, a business analyst’s role will take on the qualities of a project manager’s. This happens most frequently during the planning and implementation of change, and involves connecting business and technical team members, keeping everyone working towards a singular goal, and overseeing timelines, budgets, and priorities.
Uncovering inconsistencies or inefficiencies in business processes and making actionable suggestions for enhancement.