Business Analysis: The Skills and Competencies of Effective Business Analysts

Assess and develop the analytical, behavioral, business, creative, communication, leadership, and technical skills you'll rely on as an effective BA. This is part of our series meeting the training requirement for the ECBA, CCBA, and CBAP exams.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 16, 2019
Duration
2h 10m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 16, 2019
Duration
2h 10m
Description

Business analysts fill one of the most unique and complex roles within organizations. In this course, Business Analysis: The Skills and Competencies of Effective Business Analysts, you'll attain foundational knowledge of a broad array of skills and competencies required to succeed in this role. First, you'll learn what analytical, creative, and problem solving skills will serve you well as a business analyst. Next, you'll gain a clearer understanding of what behavioral traits effective business analysts exhibit when working with stakeholders. Finally, you'll discover how to assess and develop the business knowledge, communication skills, leadership and teamwork skills, and technical proficiencies best suited to this role. When you’re finished with this course, you'll have a wealth of knowledge to empower you to master the business analysis profession.

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About the author

Casey has experience leading projects in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development, consumer product design, education, and event management. He's constantly in pursuit of new challenges and loves to share what he learns along the way with others.

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Course Overview
(Introduction) Hi everyone! My name is Casey Ayers, and welcome to my course, The Skills and Competencies of Effective Business Analysts, part of our ECBA, CCBA, and CBAP prep series helping you prepare for the certifications offered by the International Institute of Business Analysis. This course can also help you earn continuing education credits for these and other certifications and is a great resource if you're just looking to improve your craft as a business analyst as well. Business analysis efforts create tremendous value for organizations of all kinds and sizes, but ensuring this value is actually achieved requires analysts to exhibit a variety of skills allowing them to fulfil this unique role. In this course, we're going to focus on these skills, discussing the analytical, creative, business, communication, leadership, teamwork, and technical skills effective business analysts rely on, as well as the behavioral traits that allow analysts to effectively work with stakeholders. By the end of this course, you'll have a better sense of what business analysis skills you might already have a high level of competency in, which you might want to develop further, and criteria and methods that will help you grow as a business analyst. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with some of the principles of business analysis, project management, or related fields, and have an interest in learning more about how you can maximize value for your organization. I hope you'll join me on this journey to improve your skills with the Skills and Competencies of Effective Business Analysts here, at Pluralsight.