1. List a few types of analysts?

A few types of analysts are given below:
☛ Accounting analyst
☛ Business analyst
☛ Financial analyst
☛ Industry analyst
☛ Intelligence analyst
☛ Marketing analyst
☛ Medical analyst
☛ Public analyst
☛ Public policy analyst
☛ Systems analyst

2. Tell me about the significance of using an activity diagram as a business analyst?

The activity diagram is important because it gives an outline of the work flow within the business as well as the activities and action completed.
For instance with a company, there is likely to be more than one department. In such a case each department, will have different access levels to the system.
So if there is a Medical, HR and Accounts team they will only have access to screens that relate to each. The activity diagram will highlight the differences within the departments which will be very helpful for developers when they are designing and coding.

3. What do you know about collaboration diagram as a business analyst?

A collaboration diagram, also called a communication diagram or interaction diagram is an illustration of the relationships and interactions among software objects in the Unified Modeling Language. The concept is more than a decade old although it has been refined as modeling paradigms have evolved.

4. Tell me about an alternate flow in use case as a business analyst?

This is the flow that will come into action, when there is a failure in the use case system where the expected results have not come to fruition.

5. What is the importance of a flow chart as business analyst?

The flow chart gives a clear graphical representation of an implemented process. This makes the system simple to understand for all persons involved in the project.

6. Can you explain the use case model briefly as business analyst?

The use case model requires a use case diagram. It describes the business environment. It is primary goal is to show the series of events and actions within any given process that will be performed by an actor.

7. List the types of diagrams as a business analyst?

There are three types of diagrams:
☛ Use case diagram
☛ Activity diagram
☛ Collaboration diagram

8. Tell me what is UML modeling as business analyst?

UML stands for Unified Modeling Language. It is the industry standard language for constructing, visualizing and documenting the different components within a system.

9. Tell me what is an exception flow in a use case as business analyst?

This is a flow that accounts for an unexpected or unusual result within the application process. The exception will be handled according to its designed flow.

10. Tell me what are extends within a use case as business analyst?

An extend within a use case in business analysis is an action that may not necessarily take place.

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11. Tell me about the documents which are used for use cases as business analyst?

There are 2 documents:
☛ FRD (functional requirement document)
☛ SDD (system design document) which can also be called TRS (Technical requirements specifications)

12. Tell me what do business analysts do?

Business analysts are capable of solving problems. This means he/she will have the skills necessary to look at data and other relevant information in order to determine where the losses are within a company.

13. List some essential skills which are utilized by a business analyst?

Here are three essential skills a business analyst will utilize:
☛ Facts and figures
☛ Listening skills
☛ Negotiations within business

14. Tell me about the fact and figures skills of a business analyst?

Business analysts will compare the past facts and figures to the current numbers, this will give the analyst the information to deduce or predict failure within the company. They will also examine information from stockholders to assess the risk in specific programs with investment prospects.

15. Tell me about the listening skills of a business analyst?

A business analyst is always an objective listener. They will determine the needs that management want by speaking to shareholders. This requires the analyst to ask questions, to find out what is needed, which will more than likely lead to new discoveries that may have been overlooked previously.

16. What do you know about negotiations within business skill of a business analyst?

There are usually different departments. A Business analyst will seek to associate and involve themselves with the various departments. This will help them identify conflicts within the various departments, which can be used to bring departments together.

17. What are the core listed qualities of a business analyst?

The core listed qualities a business analyst must have, they also may be called upon to do the following:
☛ Centralize services to make tasks and the working environment more efficient.
☛ Get rid of any duplication processes that may be occurring between departments.
☛ Develop relationships with the necessary external sources to acquire services for the completion of projects.

18. Tell me what is an include within a use case as business analyst?

An include within a use case in business analysis is where a specific action has to take place.

19. List a few titles of business analyst?

A few titles of business analyst are as follows:
☛ Systems Analyst
☛ Requirements Analyst
☛ Project Manager

20. What are the important responsibilities of a business analyst?

The most important responsibilities of a business analysts are as a communication conduit between the stakeholders and the team.

21. Tell me a few common tools that a business analyst uses?

The common tools that can be used by a business analyst are MS Visio, MS word, MS Excel, Power point, Quality center/test director MS Project. There may be tools that are client specific also but these will be supplied the client.

22. Tell me about the documents delivered by a business analyst?

The documents that a business analyst should deliver are:
☛ Functional specification documents
☛ Technical specification documents
☛ Requirements traceability
☛ BRD (business requirements document)
☛ Use case diagrams and Business flow documents

23. What are the tools which are used by a business analyst?

There are some distinct tools that are used for conveying his plans to the stakeholders and/or end user. These are in diagrams form called UML, which stands for Unified Modeling Language.
There are a range of 7 different UML diagrams, an Analyst will be trained to use, these are as follows:
☛ Use Case Diagrams
☛ Interaction Diagrams
☛ Activity Diagrams
☛ Class Diagrams
☛ Sequence Diagrams
☛ Component Diagrams
☛ Deployment Diagrams

24. What are the general characters of a business analyst?

The general character of a business analyst are as follows:
☛ He/she is a visionary and forward thinker, a person that is always thinking outside the box.
☛ Always up to date with the latest technological advances, especially when it involves what programs should be utilized.
☛ The ability to determine needs at the right time. Which means the company in question is always at the cutting edge in contrast to their corporate competitors.

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25. Tell me the difference between business analyst and system analyst?

Business analyst:
Business analyst must understand IT and also has to understand the stakeholders needs.
Systems analyst:
A system analyst has the ability to look at a program or utility and see the code. They can go in and pinpoint where changes need to be made.