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A Day in the Life
When a business needs to solve a current or future problem, it’s a Business Analyst’s job to help facilitate a solution. They're a thought partner for business owners and scary good with data. They look at charts, furrow their brows, and observe that something doesn't seem quite right. Others see trends, they see outliers. They examine and question data insights and understand strong recommendations require an intricate understanding of both the data sources you are working with and the broader business context.
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Conduct analyses that identify issues and opportunities impacting customers, including actionable recommendations that quantifiably change outcomes
Define and review business requirements to capture customer needs and guide new initiatives
Facilitate resolution of obstacles that emerge along the way to drive projects forward
Develop user stories, acceptance criteria, test plans, and test cases, and support execution of product validation
Develop a long-term strategy for improvements to processes and technology
Skills You'll Need
Business process modeling
The Software Development Life Cycle
Use cases and user stories
Requirement elicitation and facilitation
Data modeling, SQL, and data analytics
Data flow diagrams and concept mapping
Experience creating and managing dashboards using data visualization tools like Tableau, Power BI, or Looker
Project management tools like Jira, Agile, Trello, and Microsoft Visio
Proficiency in analytics languages like Python or R
Understanding of database structures, query optimizations, and ETL development
Strong project management and self-directed prioritization skills
Exceptional ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences at all organizational levels
Industries You'll Work In
CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods)
The Network You'd Build
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