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The Top Ten Skills … your Mother forgot to tell you that you needed to be a Business Analyst A founding member of the
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Who is Kathleen Barret? 1 2 Senior Business Consultant, Requirements Management / Business Analysis Centre of Competency Lead, BMO Financial Group President, International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
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Who is BMO Financial Group? l Founded in 1817 as Canada’s first chartered bank, BMO Financial Group is one the largest financial services providers in North America l Assets – $256 billion l Employees – 34,000 l Information Technology – 3,500 l Services include: l BMO Bank of Montreal - Personal & Commercial Banking (Canadian) l l Harris Bank – Financial Services (Mid-West US) l Harris Nesbitt – Investment Bank (US)
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Introduction l So you want to be a Business Analyst…
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What is a Business Analyst Business Analysts are responsible for identifying the business needs of their clients and stakeholders to help determine solutions to business problems. The Business Analyst is responsible for requirements development and requirements management. Specifically, the Business Analyst elicits, analyzes, validates and documents business, organizational and/or operational requirements. Solutions are not predetermined by the Business Analyst, but are driven solely by the requirements of the business. Solutions often include a systems development component, but may also consist of process improvement or organizational change. The Business Analyst is a key facilitator within an organization, acting as a bridge between the client, stakeholders and the solution team. Business analysis is distinct from financial analysis, project management, quality assurance, organizational development, testing, training and documentation development. However, depending on an organization, an individual Business Analyst may perform some or all of these related functions.
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The 10 “Skills” l Analyst l Facilitator l Negotiator l Artist / Architect l Planner l Communicator l Diplomat l Expert / Consultant l Strategist l Revolutionary è Describe each role è Identify the skill or activity required è Provide an example of the type of training available to support its development
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The Analyst l “Help determine solutions to business problems” l The ultimate problem solver
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The Analyst l Understand & make judgments about a situation by breaking it apart into smaller pieces or by tracing the implications of a situation in a step-by-step way l Organize the problem, opportunity or situation in a systematic way l Set priorities l Identify causal or If-Then relationships l Synthesize the component parts in the context of a whole system
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Training l Provide participants with the skills and tools they need to determine root issues and plan for success l Identify and find solutions to problems
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