Friday, March 25, 2011


Planning Skills for a Business Analyst

Many people do not understand that business analysis work involves a lot more than just “gathering” the requirements. In addition to requirements gathering skill, a BA should have a structured plan and approach to elicit, analyze, document, review and validate system requirements. 

Stakeholder Analysis and Communication Planning are the two of most important tasks that a BA should be well versed with. These two items are mostly related to the planning activities of BA. BA should be able to showcase the plan containing the achievable milestones to all the stakeholders of the Project. 

Business analysis planning should be done for every project but it doesn’t have to be an enormous, time consuming process. Many of the planning tasks can be finished very swiftly, while some tasks may require a little research and analysis.

The following process map depicts the Business Analyst Planning Skills.

Planning Skills for a BA


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