Business analyst interview questions

Congratulations ! you have just gotten a business analyst interview, but are you sufficiently prepared for this interview ?

As with any other highly converted jobs, there would be numerous other candidates vying for the same position, so you have to be well prepared for the interview.

Here are twelve frequently asked business analyst questions and their answers to help you prepare for your interview:

  • Who is Business Analyst?
    Answer: A business analyst is anyone who acts as a liaison in an organization. They work with different stakeholders to identify, validate and verify those requirements. They also help with solution design, testing and solution improvements.
  • What is a requirement?
    Answer: A requirement is any desired feature or specification that the solution should have. There are four types of requirements which are : business , stakeholder, solution and transition requirements.
  • What are non-functional requirements and how do you capture them?
    Answer: Non-functional requirements are defined as quality attributes that are usually linked to the system solutions and organizational processes.
  • Examples include : “The process must be easy to learn” can be defined as “95% of operators must be able to use the new process after no more than eight hours of training”. “The system must respond quickly” can be defined as “The system must provide 95% of responses in no more than three seconds”.
  • What are some examples of business analysis documents? Answer: examples include Functional Specification Document (FSD), Technical Specification Document (TSD), Use cases, User stories, Requirement Management Plan and Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM).
  • What is a Use case diagram?
    Answer: Use cases describes the relationship between the primary actor, the solution, and any secondary actors which is needed to fulfil the primary actor’s goal.
  • What is alternate flow in use case diagram?
    Answer: It is an alternative activity in a use case that should be followed in case there is a system failure.
  • What is an activity diagram ?
    Answer: The activity diagram is one of the use case diagrams described in the Unified Modelling Language™ (UML®).
  • What is Gap Analysis?
    Answer: A gap analysis is used to identify the differences between the current state and future state capabilities. Both the current state and future state should be defined in order to perform the gap analysis.
  • What is requirement prioritization? What are the different techniques used for it?
    Answer: Prioritization techniques are used to decide on the comparative significance of business analysis information. This significance can be based on value, risk or ease of implementation. There are four main prioritization approaches, which are: grouping, ranking, time boxing and negotiation.
  • What is BPMN ?
    Answer: BPMN is the Business Process Model and Notation. It is a graphical representation of business processes.
  • What is process design?
    Answer: Process design is a method used to help a business analyze the challenges in the business and find an effective solution for those challenges.