Welcome to this edition of “7 Tech and IT Interview Questions.” If you work in information technology or are trying to find the right talent, you already know the tech landscape is vast and the skills needed for a business analyst are very different from those needed by a network architect. In this series we’ll present seven interview questions specific to one position or functional area. In this post: Business Analyst.
What is an IT Business Analyst?
An IT business analyst examines the technology, information, or systems needs of an organization to achieve its goals. Business analysts define requirements, research solutions providers or develop internal programs/processes, and present those solutions to key stakeholder to solve the company’s information challenges and problems.
7 Important Interview Questions
- Do you have formal business analysis training or certifications?
- Have you done a gap analysis?
- Have you lead joint application design(JAD) sessions or conducted them in conjunction with a Project Manager?
- What is your experience in writing technology use cases?
- Have you written documents defining functional requirements and to what depth?
- What tools have you used to create requirement documentation?
- Are you comfortable communicating needs and requirements between business leaders, solutions providers, and/or development teams?
These questions can be a great starting point for assessing general business analysis skills and experience. Augmenting this list with questions specific to your company’s needs – like what tools they are proficient in or industry related topics - will help you find a business analyst that will help your organization reach its goals.
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