How important is software knowledge for a business analyst and why?

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  • Feb 12th, 2007

Please clarify your question. Are you asking about the software he will be working on (his project) or the softwares he will be using to complete his task.thanks

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  • Feb 19th, 2007

Hi Sam_khan, you can answers both since the question is not clear to you.  regards.

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  • Feb 27th, 2007

I believe, while framing our functional requirements one must be functionally & technically equipped to understand the feasibility - if that approach suggested can be feasible to be developed with prevailing technologies & within the timeframe & with the number of resources we have...

Incase of complex systems where we have one or more systems interacting with each other, its good to have a technical knowhow to work closely with the development teams & modulate the strategy wherever required such that the business objective is met..

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  • May 26th, 2008

As the Role suggests a Ba is a bridge between the customer/end user and the technical teams, implies that a Ba should definitely have basic clarity on softwares/technologies used so that he is able to guage the feasibility of the customer requirements and translate them into a developer understandable language.

he should be aware of the SDLC and various problems issues related to SLDC.
should have good logical mind which is able to understand the customer req and when translating them he is aware of various dependencies between req, impacts and hence should be ina position to provide alternative solutions/options.

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