A Business Analyst is the one who analyzes the business of an organization. The core duty of a Business Analyst is requirements management.

BA should be able to understand the business policies, business operations, a structure of an organization and suggests any improvements (like how to improve the quality of services, technical solutions to business problems etc) to achieve the goals of an organization.

  • How can you explain the user centered design methodology?

It all depends on the end users. In such scenario, we develop the system with a user’s point of view. Who are the end users, what they require etc. Personas are basically social roles, performed by any actor or character. It is derived from a Latin word meaning character. In marketing terminology, it represents group of customers/end users.

  • How will you be able to handle the changes to requirements?

(A) This is a logical question asked in an interview. As a BA, first I’ll get signed a document by the user which states that after a point of time no changes to the requirements are accepted.

In few cases, if the changes to the requirements are accepted then as a BA, Firstly I’ll note down the changes made to the requirements and will prioritize them. Will also go through those changes and find out the impact of them on the project.

Will calculate the cost, timeline, and resources required to cover the impact of change requirements in the project.

And will make sure that whether those changes affect or create gaps to functional design documents, testing or coding.

  • Can you name the tools that are helpful for business analysis?

The process performed by a BA is termed as Business Analysis. The tools used by a BA are Rational tools, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Power Point, MS Project, ERP systems.

  • What makes you unique from others?

The answer to this question will test your experience, skills, and individuality. “I am technically sound and can make a strong relationship with the customer. With this unique combination, I can use my knowledge and information to build a user-friendly environment”. www.iibmindia.in