Teamwork Fosters Collaboration Which Builds Individual Skills
Category: Soft Skills for Business Analysts
Articles, How-To Videos, and Course Previews
Business analysis relies heavily on human communication. Effective communication is a people skill (aka soft skill) that depends on a series of related soft skills like effective listening, intellectual empathy, writing skills, and much more. The more you acquire and hone your people skills, the more effective you will be in eliciting and expressing business needs in requirements and user stories. This page links to articles, videos, KnowledgeKnuggets™, and Lesson Previews on the topic.
Eliciting Requirements from Stakeholders Requires People / Social Skills
Feb 14, 2022
Why Your Conscious and Nonconscious Minds Do Not Always Agree
Prepare and Start a Face-to-Face or Virtual Meeting Effectively
Feb 5, 2022
Facilitation Skills Are Vital for Any Professional Meeting
Collaborative Tools, Techniques and Skills That Foster Engaging Environments
Feb 4, 2022
Collaboration Requires a Robust Social and Technical Skillset
Creative Collaboration Is at the Heart of an IT Business Analyst’s Day
Feb 2, 2022
Collaboration Is the Most Critical Social Skill for the Successful Business Analyst
Best Practices for Collaborative Virtual Workshops and Online Meetings
Dec 28, 2021
In this lecture, we will explore modified and additional activities and techniques for online collaboration.
Conflict Resolution Strategies Rescue Endangered Conversations
Dec 17, 2021
Collaboration seeks to define solutions that everyone can support.
Techniques to Build a Collaborative Meeting Environment
Dec 13, 2021
Facilitation is a critical social skill for achieving collaboration.
Make Your Voice Count in a Group Meeting or Workshop
Dec 10, 2021
When you speak, whether you are the facilitator or a contributor in a collaborative conversation, you need to make sure your voice is heard by the other participants.
Soft Skills are Social; Hard Skills are Technical
Dec 7, 2021
Soft Skills are interpersonal and behavioral attributes that are essential to effective collaboration.
Social Skills (aka Soft Skills/People Skills) Are the Foundation of Teamwork
Nov 30, 2021
The power of teamwork lies not in conformity but in the diversity of ideas and the synergy of the group.
Listening for Intent and Purpose during Collaborative Workshops / Meetings
Nov 22, 2021
Listen for the intent while you hear the words your domain expert says, and you will miss and misunderstand fewer requirements.
Business Analysis Soft Skills: Dealing with Difficult People in Meetings, User Story Conversations, and Workshops
Jun 10, 2021
Facilitation / communication skills for requirements meetings, user story workshops, replenishment meeting, and other conversations
Business Analysis Soft Skills: Active Listening Techniques, Informational Listening, Highway 350
May 25, 2021
Improve the most critical communication skills by using verbal and non-verbal techniques that will expand your set of soft skills
Business Analysis Soft Skills: User Story Conversations and Communications with Stakeholders
Nov 23, 2020
8 critical communication skills to conduct a requirements elicitation interview, a 3-amigos conversation, or a Requirements Workshop