Business Analysis Training: Describe your project

Business Analysis Training: Describe your project


How do you describe your last project? An important question from interview perspective of a business analyst role Not necessary they are always going to ask about your last project But they could be asking about any business analysis project from your resume Again you are still looking for….. right Structure! We want to understand what do we put in the introduction of business analysis project, main body and the conclusion We want to explain the business nature of that project What is the main functionality or the goal of the application or the functionality when it is completed It is going to finalized from the perspective of finishing the project. Introduction could begin something like this for a Business analysis project. Business wanted to add 10 new products in the set existing products. & assimilate those products from various perspective Not only get it ready from sales perspective Customer service, finance aspects and customer view of the product Or ability to purchase it if they have not purchased it yet So that could be an introduction to a Business Analyst’s project what the application is going to do and how are they going to finalize the concepts that was the introduction, now in the main body You concentrate on what is your role and responsibilities in the film that you introduced as a Business analyst Usually in any sort of business analysis project You want the Business walked through the end to end process You might want to mix it up a little Not all projects are you going to be required for end 2 end work, you could be hired after the requirements are done They may want you to go through each project one by one in fulltime type of roles There having that variation is important Lets assume that this is the only Business analsis project you have been asked to talk about You want to talk about every aspect of important deliverable that are necessary For e.g. I started by doing the AS- IS analysis Looking at the current state of the application doing the Gap analysis between the Current state and To – Be state GAP analysis was used to gather information from the JAD session JAD session was conducted and facilitated by myself I analysed the requirements that came out of the raw data Business and Functional requirements were created by me I created the Sequential flow of the functional requirements by creating the Use cases. These were all put together in a Functional Requirement Document which also included the Visio flows or Activity diagrams. It also included how the User interface is going to look like You could add little bit of testing where you helped in creation of test cases, your choice What is the conclusion, this is something that many of you miss out on You have note been asked but can still touch up on what was the special factor of this business analysis project What was the most challenging piece of this project, or what made you remember this project somehow What was unique about it? It could be a mundane project Every project has to be special, you should be able to articulate and make it sound special My example: The business lacked clarity Solution: Showed them few options Providing them details of how the prototype is going to look like and perorm? They were able to use that as the point of context Contextual discussion is possible No need to repeat question on requirements, they ere able to provide exactly what they needed This is how you provide structure to any Business analysis answer without practise you would not have the rigidity need for a perfect answer to a business analysis interview question Thank you all the best

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  1. Video that you have posted are detailed oriented and it is very easy to understand. Please keep on posting this kind video it will help all the BA Professional to give interviews.

  2. Precise, simple and to the point way of answering interview question. Excellent work.
    Can you please explain use case in more details and also requirement tracability matrix. Thanks in advance..!!!

  3. Thank you so much for these sessions! I have a seen a lot of videos but yours are the most comprehensive,  easy to understand and helpful!
    Again thank you very much!
    Maria

  4. This video is very good and helped me with this question!!  But still kind of scared and nervous about interviews!!

  5. Seriously, I wish I can rent you!! These videos have made me feel so much more confident. Thank you Akash

  6. This was very helpful. I now have a better approach on how I can go about explaining my old projects on interview. Thank you very much

  7. Your video has been great.  I am new to BA and try to land a job watching your video has been great help…Thank you very much…Jitendra

  8. Amazing…Thank you so much. I am trying to get an entry level BA job and your videos are very helpful. I sincerely appreciate your time in putting this together to help others.

  9. thanx business analyst guru…really helpful video's.. however I had a doubt … as I'm from a coding background and want to switch to a BA role.. what do I need to say then if they ask me about the last project?

  10. how appropriate is to change from computer engineering to Business analyst ? I wish to pursue MS in business analyst in USA?

  11. Hi , I am from Life Science background , with very limited knowledge of IT. I have taken QA and BA training and also done few small Manual testing projects. Now i am in job market looking for a QA manual tester project, but not getting any. People have suggested me to go for QTP( Automation) but i have no idea( background) with programming. Please suggest me what i need to do so that i can get my next project. I have total 2 years ( 6 mnths) exp. Any suggestion is appreciated .

  12. Hi Akash, Very useful inputs.. I am following all your videos. Do you have any video on Lean Six sigma?

  13. Hi there, I got a job because of you. I am so thankful to you. What can I do for you? Although, I have not started the work yet but I can donate some money or anything you want me to do. Thank you so much.

  14. Hi Akash
    My name is Saminda and I’m a BA working in Australia.
    Recently I went to an interview and i’m exited to
    say that they offered me the position.
    I got that job because of your interview training videos in youtube.
    They really helped me out and I gave good answers as you explained.
    So I want to thank you and wish you all the best for the work you are doing.
    looking forward to see more helpful videos from you.

  15. Hi Aakash,
    I'm trying to do career change, very confused about my resume prep – so prepared a BA with 5 years to float in US and as a fresher in Canada. I got calls for 5 year resume but I couldn't get through it since i couldn't provide any references as well as my answers for not great as well. I have sales, crm and finance domain knowledge and now I'm totally confused which resume I should float – 5 years or as a fresher. I'm confident that I could manage with my fresher resume and worried about my 5 years experienced resume since I couldn't answer the skill set I have in it which makes me nervous when I think about interview. Please share your thoughts.

  16. Mr. Akash Dedhia,  provides a terrific study option for me, his quality educational program made me to understand the IT standards such as Agile and waterfall methodology and much more…His training is great for someone who wants to be a business analyst.  The program
    helped me to explore the feasibility of the real work experience.  My
    confident level is high up now and ready for interview."

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  18. A bow down position for a big thanks and Hatts off to your vidoes….I am new into this field as I worked as a Tech writer but want to move from Tech writing to BA but was not able to figure out what to do and where to start from. I am sure that I would crack the interviews after watching your videos but how would I face the challenges in the real world?? I am scared coz I dont have any hands-on experience as a BA. Please help me out and if you charge for this, please let me know coz I am desperately looking for a job as a BA
    Thanks
    Bhavna

  19. +Business Analyst Guru
    Hello sir, I'm not at all good at programming, however my specialization is management information systems and i love to explore and learn about the latest trends in technology and businesses. So what are possible career options available for me??. By the way i'm a fresher so kindly let me know……
    Thanks 🙂

  20. The way classes was delivered is excellent then what I have actually expected…seriously like really the way yu gave examples for everything 👌👌👌 and the way you solved all the doubts which we asked…Q & A before each class 👌🏻few folks like me go through the class videos or recap what was explained in the last class only when they get to know that questions will be asked in the next session…that way yu made me very active…only I have is the compliments for you👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 you are a zhakasssss teacher 🙏 proud to be your shishya 😃

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  22. Hi …. I am trying for this role. but yet I didn't got any openings..I am fresher please help me to learn roles and responsibility of this business analyst .

  23. Very Very informative video. Very helpful channel… I have subscribed the channel in the first minute of the video…

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