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Business Analyst – JAD Session

Business Analyst – JAD Session JAD sessions is also one of the important elicitation technique used by the Business Analyst to gather and understand the requirements. Let us see what is JAD session, Joint Application Development (JAD) is a process used to collect business requirements while developing new Software systems for a organization. The goal of a JAD session is to gather in subject matter experts/Business analyst or IT specialist to bring out solutions. A Business analyst is the one…

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What Is the Average Business Analyst Salary?

What Is the Average Business Analyst Salary? Are you planning to switch your career from Non_IT to IT. And are you thinking, you can reach your financial goals by switching career as a   business analyst.  Let us observe what salary business analyst gets and what parameters help to grow the salary. The most recent salary survey of practicing business analysts was conducted by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) More BA Experience Usually people who are having more experience they…

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What is Invest

Let us discuss what is INVEST in Agile  The test for determining whether or not a story is well understood and ready for the team to start working on it is the INVEST acronym: Independent — The story should be independent. Negotiable — Can this story be changed or removed without impact to everything else? Valuable — Does this story have value to the end user? Estimable — Can you estimate the size of the story? Small —Is it small…

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Business Analyst Role in Agile Scrum:

Business Analyst Role in Agile Scrum: Once a project is kicked off, Business Analyst does the requirement Planning, then conducts various requirement gathering sessions and analyses the requirement. Finally, the requirement is listed as “FEATURE LIST’. This Feature list is drafted by Business Analyst discussed with Product Owner. This feature list will have all enhancements and existing features. Existing features will present if it is migration project. From the Feature list, Business Analyst identifies the Epic and breaks them as…

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What is Product Owner

What is Product Owner?

What is Product Owner? Product owner plays important role in Scrum Team, Below are Scrum Roles: Product Owner(PO): He will decide what needs to done in this sprint/project and he is the responsible for managing the product backlog. He will be the responsible person for product like how product should be and all. He interacts with Business Analysts and Customers. This role may be played by BA or any person who is having strong knowledge on product and who works with…

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SCRUM Development Team:

The scrum development team plays important role in Scrum Team, Below are Scrum Roles: Product Owner(PO):  He will decide what needs to done in this sprint/project and he is the responsible for managing the product backlog. He will be the responsible person for product like how product should be and all. He interacts with Business Analysts and Customers. This role may be played by BA or any person who is having strong knowledge on product and who works with end…

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What is UAT (User Acceptance Test)??

What is UAT (User Acceptance Test) UAT (User Acceptance Test) Business Analyst suppose not to actively participate in testing part but, Business Analyst do support and perform testing.   What is UAT What are User Acceptance Tests (UAT)? User Acceptance Test is very important. Usually client will do the UAT. Once development completed and all approvals are in place, then we will release changes to client for Testing. Before releasing to client, we will do the end to end testing (Testing…

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Stand Up Meeting

How to Conduct Stand Up Meetings? Stand up meetings are an important event that is used in the Scrum methodology. Their primary purpose is to keep the Scrum team updated on the team’s progress. The stands up meetings are usually held daily and they are allotted short time frames i.e. 15 minutes or less. What is a Stand Up Meeting? A stand-up meeting is a short meeting that is held on daily basis.  Usually this meeting will happen when day starts. …

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How to Become a Business Analyst

How to Become a Business Analyst Here whatever I mentioned is based on my own experience; I feel it may help to someone who are preparing for BA and trying to get job as a Business Analyst. A business analyst is in charge of understanding a business’s changing needs, and providing technological solutions to improve its processes and systems. Thus, a business analyst is often thought of as the link between the business and IT departments. Let us discuss in-detail…

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Top 15 Business Analysis Blogs and Websites To Follow

The bacareers blog: Career Path for Business Analyst Top 15 Business Analysis Blogs and Websites To Follow Recently https://www.bacareers.in Career path for Business Analyst  was named the top Business Analyst blog on the web! This is the most comprehensive list of  Top 15 Business Analysis Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to be a part of this! Included in the list are some wonderful blogs. Feedspot uses this criteria to create their rankings: Relevancy Domain authority Age of a…

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How payments will happen?

Credit or Debit card payments: Usually we will do the payments through credit card and Debit Card. Some people may think, just we are giving the card to the shop owner or we are entering details on the e-commerce website then shop owner is getting the money. But how this payment is happening and what the background process for this payment is, let us discuss in detail. But how this process is happening and this merchant will get money. Let…

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Website Design and Development

Let us discuss about some simple domains now to get some domain knowledge; I feel this will help you to get some idea about domain knowledge. Let us discuss about Website design and development and how it will be taken place. As we are reading blogs and accessing multiple websites on our daily life, we know what is website and how it looks like and what purpose wee will browse the websites.  Let us discuss in depth what are the…

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What is Domain Knowledge

What is Domain Knowledge : Let us observe what is domain knowledge, when you are reading the job description of Business Analyst, most of the companies will mention as domain knowledge is mandatory. We may think what domain knowledge is and how it is relevant for Business Analyst. Once we had gone though the Job description of the Business Analyst, below questions may come in our mind. What is Domain knowledge?  How to get Domain knowledge and from where I…

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Business Analyst Interview Questions

Business Analyst Interview Questions Below are some questions which can be asked during interview.  I mentioned some of the important questions to prepare before attending the Interview. It does not mean that interviewer will ask below questions only during the interview. Please note that, there can be many more questions. I have listed some usually asked questions and usually I ask these questions for  to 3 years of experienced  business analysts. I tried to mention best answers, but you should…

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Top Websites to improve knowledge as a Business Analyst.

Top Websites to improve knowledge as a Business Analyst. Let us see here some important blogs and websites to refer to get more knowledge on Business Analyst. Usually I keep on search to identify some blogs and websites to improve my knowledge, while searching I got some websites and blots, after seeing that I felt it is worth to share with you all. I gone through so many websites and I felt below mentioned websites will help us to improve…

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Business Analyst Role in Testing

Business Analyst Role in Testing Business Analyst Role in Testing As I mentioned in the main page, in a software company there will be Testing team. In industry terms we call it as Quality Assurance (QA) team or Quality Control (QC) team. Most popular terminology is QA or testing. My intention of putting ‘testing’ knowledge here is to make Business Analyst aspirants to know about testing not intended for Developers and testers. As a Business Analyst it is important to…

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Scrum Master Role in a Project

Scrum Master Role in a Project Scrum team includes of Scrum Master, Product Owner and Development Team.   Let us discuss some important roles of the Scrum master’s in project: The primary responsibility of the Scrum Master is to build a Team. And he works closely with the team to deliver the project without bugs and he ensures to deliver on time. To achieve this Scrum Master needs to coordinate and discuss with internal and external stakeholders. Scrum Master acts…

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Customer Due Diligence and Enhanced Customer Due Diligence (ECDD)

Customer Due Diligence and Enhanced Customer Due Diligence (ECDD) Enhanced Customer Due Diligence (ECDD) Enhanced Customer Due Diligence: Any financial institution (Banks and NBFC’s) has to follow the KYC process when they are opening any relationship with the customer (Customer on boarding/ Account Opening). This is part of the global efforts to comply with Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) laws, to protect the business from fraud and bad actors. During the KYC process, Customer Due Diligence is a key measure that…

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How to write User stories:

How to write User stories User Stories and how to write user Stories When we are working on agile process (methodology), user stories are very important.  Because we have to write requirements as a user story to understand easily. To write user stories first we need to understand who the user/Actor is and what his role in application is and what actions user will perform by using this product. User story should be understandable And User story should be Testable.…

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Business Analyst Role in AML/Kyc Project

Business Analyst Role in AML/Kyc Project The Global Markets KYC Initial Due Diligence Team exists to help protect the Firm from Regulatory and Reputational risk. The KYC Initial Due Diligence team is responsible for the reviews of Clients in accordance with Financial Crime and Anti Money Laundering procedures in adherence of standards set by the UK and US regulators. The Team acts as a First Line of Defense for the Firm’s KYC Review process. The Team works closely with the…

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Business Analyst Elicitation Techniques.

Requirement Elicitation Techniques:   As a Business Analyst we need to understand the requirements clearly, to understand the requirements as a Business Analyst we need to use techniques to understand the requirements. Requirement elicitation is the process of digging out the information from the stakeholders. Requirements Elicitation serves the foundation in documenting the requirements. Let us see here below: Brainstorming Document Analysis Focus groups Observation Workshop JAD (Joint Application Development) Interview Prototyping Questionnaire (Survey) FAQ’s

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Business Analyst Challenges:

Business Analyst Challenges Here I am listing down the real time challenges faced by the Business Analyst. There can be other challenges but here I am mentioning few which are facing by the Business Analyst in day to day life. I believe it may enough when you are trying a fresher, one or two experience. Frequently changing requirements Freeze requirements Coordination with developers and testers Change management-with respect to cost and time lines              Drive UAT phase – on time…

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Business Analyst Role in Product based Company

Business Analyst Role in Product based company: When Business Analyst is working in product-based company, then he needs to understand the product of the company, like how it works and functionality of the product. Then only he can able to provide the suitable solutions to client. If Business Analyst not have the enough knowledge on his own product then he can’t convince the stake holders. Because of this stake holders may lose the confidence on the Business Analyst. If you…

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Documents prepared by the Business Analyst during the SDLC

Documents prepared by the Business Analyst: Let us see here documents created by the Business Analyst during the project. Business Analyst will prepare so many documents as per Company standards; here we will see what the documents are mostly created by the Business Analyst during the project life cycle. These documents are created to fulfill the various project needs and cater to audiences belonging to different spheres of a project. As we know Business Analyst primary and most important role…

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Stakeholder Management/ Analysis

Stakeholder Management/ Analysis

Stakeholder Management/ Analysis Who are Stakeholders:   Who are involving the project directly or indirectly are called as stake holders. Ex: Development Team, Testing Team(QA), client, SME’s and Architect. And as a Business Analyst we have coordinate and arrange multiple meetings and interviews with multiple teams to understand the requirements and to deliver the requirements as per planned schedule. As a business Analyst we are responsible for certain things like, Investigation of requirements Elicitation of requirements Analyzing the requirements Communicating…

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Tools used by Business Analyst

Tools used by Business Analyst Tools Used by the Business Analyst:   Business Analyst needs to use some tools during the project to make stake holders to understand the requirements clearly.  Let us see some of the commonly used tools used by the business analyst. A complicated BA role, Business Analyst  needs to gather the requirements from the client and he needs to ensure that no requirement should be missed. He should prepare the specifications very carefully, because development team…

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Teams and Departments in Company

Teams and Departments in Company I feel it is important to understand different teams at high level.There will be different teams in a software company, let us see Teams and departments in company in high level. Pre-sales Team: Sales, marketing team:  Presales Business analyst team and sales heads will interact with different clients to get the software project; this team is backbone of any company, because without this team will not get projects, without projects company can’t survive. Will discuss…

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Agile vs Waterfall

Differences between waterfall and Agile Methodology / Agile vs Waterfall To understand what are the differences between waterfall methodology (Agile vs Waterfall) and Agile Methodology, first we will understand what are the advantages and disadvantages of these methodologies then we will look into Agile vs Waterfall. Advantages of Waterfall Methodology (Model): https://www.bacareers.in/sdlc-waterfall/ It is one the easiest model to manage. Because of its nature, each phase has specific deliverable’s and a review process. In each phase we will get to…

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Difference between BRD and FRD, BRD Vs FRD

BRD Vs FRD Documentation is the most important aspect for any Business Analyst. The documentation is useful to understand the requirements and the detailed discussion about new features and change request if any. Business Analyst will prepare many different types of documents. Some of the important ones are listed below – Business Requirement Document (BRD) User Stories Use Case Specification Document (USD) Functional Requirement Document (FRD) Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) Product Requirements Document (PRD) Documentation helps in understanding the business process…

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Agile Methodology in Software Development Life Cycle

Agile Methodology in Software Development Life Cycle Now a day’s most of the companies are looking for Agile methodology because it is light weight and faster delivery. We can say if we not mentioned Agile in our resume we may not get calls from the interviewer also.Let us discuss what is Agile methodology and advantages What are the differences between Waterfall and Agile Methodology?https://www.bacareers.in/differences-between-waterfall-and-agile-methodology/ What is Agile Methodology in Software Development Life Cycle Minimum documentation Agile is one of the…

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SDLC: What is Waterfall Methodology

What is Waterfall Methodology Waterfall : Software Development life cycle: Here we will discuss about traditional software methodology Waterfall and who will involve in each phase. Waterfall or Sequential methodology: Here next task will start once previous task completed only. We will see here in detail, what are the advantages and disadvantages of this methodology. First we will observe what are phases involved here and how it works. Software Development Life Cycle is a framework having defined set of activities…

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Business Analyst Skills

Business Analyst Skills / Skills required for Business Analyst   Many people are looking for business analyst role, here we will see what are the skills needed  for business analyst role to prove as a good business analyst. Before going to learn about Business Analyst, I feel it is good to know Business Analyst Skills A good team player:   Business analyst needs to interact with different teams and coordinate for the development activities, it is very important to a…

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Business Analyst Daily Tasks

Let us observe Business Analyst Daily Tasks Business Analyst key role is to Analyze, communicate, Document and validating the requirements. Let us discuss Business Analyst Daily Tasks and  what he does during the project/ Business Analyst needs to listen carefully when discussing with stake holders and should not interrupt when they are sharing about issues / Problems or requirements. As a Business Analyst we may speak with the SME’s and end users to understand exactly what the requirement and exactly…

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Can I become a Business Analyst:

Can I become a Business Analyst: Can I Become a Business Analyst Generally when we are looking for Business Analyst career, our first question in our mind is “Can I become a Business Analyst and what are the skills needed to become a business analyst. Here we will look into the business analyst skills what are needed. Yes, anyone can become a business analyst irrespective of knowledge and skills, but we need to learn and understand who business analyst is…

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Defect/Bug Life Cycle

Defect/Bug Life Cycle Defect/Bug Life Cycle Defect life cycle also known as bug life cycle. Defect life cycle/ Bug life cycle is the journey of bug from initiation to closure during its life time. It may different from organization to organization and may project to project. Business Analyst/ Scrum Master will monitor till closure of the defect, it may different from organization to organization. New : During testing of the application if tester find/observed any issue then tester will raise the…

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What is Requirement

What is Requirement What is Requirement and Types of Requirements. Requirement is a need of customer. Business Analyst primary role is to understand the need of a customer and provide software solution to meets the customer expectation. By seeing description of the requirement we can say that, gathering requirements are very easy. But in real scenario it is very difficult to gather and understand the client requirements.  Because every business channel has their own requirements and organization requirements may differ…

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What is the Role of Business Analyst

What is the Role of Business Analyst Who is Business Analyst/ Role of the Business Analyst in Project: Business Analyst is a communicator between internal and external stakeholders. Business Analyst needs to understand the Business requirement and analyze the same and provide suitable solution to Client. Business Analyst can be able to understand the requirement from client and he should be able to explain the same to Technology team to deliver proper requirement. Customer explains in functional way what is…

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