Business analysis key skills

Underlying competencies are used to describe the conduct, attributes, knowledge, and personal traits that assist in the practice of business analysis.

These key skills are the basic skills which are required for an effective business analyst and are a starting point for building the knowledge and skills that would qualify business analysts to be skilled and versatile.

These competencies are grouped into six categories, which are:

  1. Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving.
  2. Behavioral Characteristics.
  3. Business Knowledge.
  4. Communication Skills.
  5. Interaction Skills.
  6. Tools and Technology.

Each underlying competency is described with aim, definition, and usefulness measures.