Business Systems Analyst Skills Assessment

Business Systems Analyst Skills Assessment

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Assessment Summary
Business Systems Analysts are a conduit between various stakeholders in an organisation, facilitating communication between process owners, strategy implementors, technical creators and end-users – with a particular focus on I.T. technical projects. 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.
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, and how effective they are at eliciting/prioritizing stakeholder needs using industry standard tools used to define functional requirements. Additionally, the assessment will test the candidate’s problem-solving skills and ability to accurately assess risk when dealing common complex situations regarding system implementations and/or upgrades.
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 see first-hand how they document requirements – in the form of a use case diagram and a user story – and how well they can manage changing requirements. Lastly, the candidate will show you how they plan-ahead and think critically in three different (but common) system development scenarios, to foresee potential issues and dodge potential project pitfalls.

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Business Systems Analysts are a conduit between various stakeholders in an organization, facilitating communication between process owners, strategy implementers, technical creators and end-users – with a particular focus on I.T. technical projects. 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.

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 see first-hand how they document requirements – in the form of a use case diagram and a user story – and how well they can manage changing requirements. Lastly, the candidate will show you how they plan-ahead and think critically in three different (but common) system development scenarios, to foresee potential issues and dodge potential project pitfalls.

People that have strong communication skills are able to receive and give information to others in both a verbal and written form. Being a strong communicator includes being able to effectively listen and speak to others, allowing candidates to work collaboratively with other team members.
A candidate with strong analysis skills is able to thoroughly examine, research and investigate information in order to gain an understanding and make base decisions off this investigation. This ensures that decisions are educated and based on facts and data.
A candidate with strong business system skills is able to implement effective procedures and practices in order to achieve a set goal or target.
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Communication

Question Type: Text

A technical member of your project team needs further clarification on a stakeholder requirement, that is currently halting their progress on a major feature. You had sent this stakeholder an email in the week prior, but still haven’t heard back. What are some steps you could you take to remove the bottleneck?
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Analysis

Question Type: Spreadsheet

Imagine you are interviewing Sally, the Head of Finance, to capture her requirements for the new accounting system implementation. Sally notes that while the current system has great reporting capabilities, to show these reports to her team she must individually download the ones she needs, attach them all to an email and send them out before every weekly team catchup. Sally needs her team to be able to collectively view these reports as a talking point, and she suggested that having a button on the homepage to send a ‘report group’ would solve this issue. Write an example User Story to capture this requirement.
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Business Systems

Question Type: Video

The Finance department have a business-critical task of manually reconciling invoice data against an external client web portal (i.e. an online website) which they must navigate through everyday to find what they need. This is a huge time sink, and with EOY financial reporting around the corner the Head of Finance is looking to remove this bottleneck to free up resources ASAP. One of your technical developers in your team suggests they could rapidly build a custom tool to automate this using a not-so-well known free third-party software, created by anonymous developers. In a video response list some of the potential risks of this approach?

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