Role of a Systems Analyst: Analyst Skills

10 Mar

Generally, analysts must have a good set of people skills, business skills, technical skills and soft skills to be successful.
These include:
1. Having good verbal and written communication skills, including active listening skills.
2. Being well organized and knowing good processes to complete the work needed for the project.
3. Building effective relationships with clients to develop joint vision for the project.
4. Assisting the project manager by managing client expectations through careful and proactive communications regarding requirements and changes.
5. Negotiating skills to build a final consensus on a common set of requirements from all clients and stakeholders.
6. Ensuring that stakeholders know the implications of their decisions, and providing options and alternatives when necessary.
7. The ability to handle multiple roles;
Depending on the size of your projects, an analyst’s time may be allocated one of the following ways:
(1) They may have a full-time role on a large project.
(2) They may have analyst responsibilities for multiple projects, each of which is less than full time, but the combination of which adds up to a full-time role.
(3) They may fill multiple roles, each of which requires a certain level of skill and responsibility. On one project, for instance, they may be both an analyst and a beta tester.


2 Responses to “Role of a Systems Analyst: Analyst Skills”

  1. sad111708665 March 10, 2013 at 4:52 am #

    Nice to see the skills that analysts should have, I feel organisation and communication are definitely key. Good blog 😄

  2. sad112759089 March 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    Good Blog! Nice layout of skills System Analyst require to be successful.

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