Business analyst's hat stand During my career as a business analyst, I had to take on a variety of leadership roles, sometimes quite unexpectedly. I would find myself in situations where there was collective hesitation about the next steps, confusion…
BA Mindset Principle #3: Question Everything
Asking questions is key to successful business analysis. BAs use questions to understand the current state, discover root causes and challenge assumptions.
BA Mindset Principle #2: Solve the Right Problem
You cannot assume that the problem as it was described to you is the real issue. It may be a symptom of a more complex problem or a pain point that has multiple causes.
BA Mindset Principle #1: Focus on Business – Calibrate Solutions to Business Goals
The role of a business analyst is a classic example of a leader without authority. A lot depends on you, but many people higher in the chain of authority want you to report back to them. Among all those stakeholders…
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Is Business Analyst Mindset Real?
Is there really such a thing as a business analyst mindset? I believe there is. If you remember the analyst who became a special unifying presence on the project and to whom everyone reached out when something needed to be…