Communication and work in project
Virtual communication and facilitation skills will remain a key competency for BAs for years to come. Stop torturing your stakeholders with boring, ineffective conference calls. Find new and creative ways to alleviate the common pain points. Please share your virtual facilitation tips in the comments below! (Business Analyst | Virtual Requirements Meetings: Painful or Practical?).
I perform all activities remotely. Business analysis and requirements acquisition is similar to investigation: evidence gathering, analysis, business model preparation (business processes, information architecture, cases, procedures, software architecture, etc.). The inputs I need are collected documents and written descriptions. My products are: Business analysis report including business process models, project scope definition, software requirements. From the moment of starting the project, my task is supervise the contractor’s work.
Remote meetings and teleconferences are also possible.
I use Visual Paradigm software for all work, especially to design and communication.
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