Join Haydn Thomas for an in-depth discussion in this video Advice for new business analysts, part of Insights from a Business Analyst.
Some of the best piece of advice that I've received in my career as a business analyst is never be afraid of the person you're interviewing. At the end of the day, they need something from you. And what you're trying to do is gather their requirements and their information and move forward. Of course, you've gotta do a bit of preparation to be able to work out the style of person they are and how you're going to do that. So that's the first step that I would advise. Secondly is always be inquisitive. Never really rely on the first bit of information they give you because they call that the motherhood statement.
But really try and delve to understand why they're asking for it to identify what their motivations are because that's really going to give you a greater understanding of what it is they're asking for. And last, but not least, is making sure that you actually create a relationship and build the trust because when you build a relationship and trust, information flows and fundamentally, as a business analyst, you're trying to gather as much information so that you can make better and more informed decisions.
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