Do you think in terms of business acumen? Learn about how having business acumen skills can increase your effectiveness as a BA.
Business acumen is a competency…about understanding business concepts,…being business savvy,…and understanding how businesses work.…In requirements,…it's about connecting the details of requirements…to higher level strategies of the organization.…It may seem hard, but it's needed to do great analysis…and it's a big part of the BA role.…Brady the BA came from a technical background…and then a very detailed operational background as well.…
Brady knows a lot about the business and technology.…However, the strategies and bigger picture business needs…have not been a part of his experience.…It's a challenge to recognize the limitations…and opportunities of solutions based on the market…and business strategy of the organization.…It's hard to see how even the smallest details…fit into and align to the overall strategy…and it's not easy to articulate…and see how changes in the organization or market…are impacting your projects.…
BAs can improve success with requirements…by aligning their work…with the larger goals of the organization.…
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- Identify the elements of co-creating.
- Explore the fundamentals of influencing without authority.
- Determine the essentials for facilitating a meeting.
- Break down the important verbal skills necessary to be a stellar business analyst.
- Define business acumen.
- Examine the important elements of innovative business skills.
- Recognize the impact of systems thinking in regard to analytical skills.
- Define data analysis.