Business Analyst Skills Assessment

Business Analyst Skills Assessment

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Skills
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Assessment Summary
Business Analysts are a conduit between the various stakeholders in an organisation, facilitating communication between process owners, strategy implementors, technical creators and end-users. They are responsible for investigating business needs and requirements, as well as synthesizing those requirements into a format that is easily digestible for both technical and non-technical audiences. This assessment contains 9 questions that assess a candidates ability to effectively succeed in the role.
Skills tested in this assessment
There is a mixture of soft and technical skills in this assessment. Overall, the skills tested will measure the candidate’s ability to collaborate across multiple business functions, how effective they are at eliciting and prioritizing stakeholder requirements, and their knowledge of industry standard tools. Additionally, the assessment will test the candidate’s problem-solving skills and their approach to dealing with complex and delicate situations which are common occurrences for any Business Analyst.
What to test with this assessment
You can expect to learn the candidate’s methods of effectively engaging and building communication channels with multiple business stakeholders, as well as how they deal with stakeholder resistance. You will also learn the candidate’s methodology when running requirements workshops and how they navigate both changing and competing project requirements. Lastly, the candidate’s will need to showcase their knowledge of some of the common documentation techniques and tools – including business cases, user stories and wireframes.

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This Business Analysts’ skills test will measure the candidate’s ability to collaborate across multiple business functions, how effective they are at eliciting and prioritizing stakeholder requirements, and their knowledge of industry standard tools. Additionally, the assessment will test the candidate’s problem-solving skills and their approach to dealing with complex and delicate situations which are common occurrences for any Business Analyst.

You can expect to learn the candidate’s methods of effectively engaging and building communication channels with multiple business stakeholders, as well as how they deal with stakeholder resistance. You will also learn the candidate’s methodology when running requirements workshops and how they navigate both changing and competing project requirements. Lastly, the candidate’s will need to showcase their knowledge of some of the common documentation techniques and tools – including business cases, user stories and wireframes.

A candidate with strong collaboration skills is able to interact, work with and communicate with others in a successful manner. They are able to work as a team to achieve a set goal and overcome any challenges with their team in order to get the job done to a high standard.
A candidate with strong gathering and analysis skills is able to collect information and examine it in the most effective and efficient way in order to make decisions and prioritize tasks.
Candidates who can research for tools to assist them in completing their tasks and help them to complete their deliverables on time will succeed in this role. It is important that candidates can find tools that suit their work style and can help them manage their time and tasks effectively.
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Collaboration

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A Key Project Stakeholder is proving to be difficult to work with, despite being an important Subject Matter Expert. They have reservations about the potential impacts of the project and are generally dismissive when engaged. How would you go about improving your relationship with this stakeholder?
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In a video response explain your methods of effectively preventing and dealing with frequently changing stakeholder requirements?
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What is the primary function of a Business Case document? Select the best answer:

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