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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

These questions are courtesy from a Business Analyst who went for an interview and were asked these questions.

1. Have you used customized version of Rational Unified Process?
2. If you are introduced to a new domain, how do you become familiar with it and start working on it?
3. What UML diagrams have you used in the past?
4. Give an example when you successfully acted as an interface between the technology team and the business areas?
5. What are your strengths as a business analyst?
6. What do you think is the most important responsibility of a business analyst.
7. Let us say you have created a class diagram for a given subject area. How do you make sure that you have captured all the methods/properties for a class and that you have capture all the classes.
8. What are your weaknesses?
9. Give an example of a situation when you managed conflict effectively.
10. What is a traceability matrix and how do you use it when using the Unified process?
11. What is your favorite mode of communication? Why?
12. What is your approach to resovling conflict during JAD sessions?
13. Let us say you in a JAD session and someone is constantly trying to divert the topic from what is on agenda for you to some peripheral item. How do you bring the session back on track?
14. What is the difference between Agile and Unified Process methodology?
15. Please tell something about yourself and your career background.
16. What makes you the best candidate for this position?
17. What are your strengths as a business analyst?
18. How would you handle a scenario when requirements change midway in the project?
19. What is your approach to solving problems?
20. What types of questions do you ask when gathering data for requirements?
21. How do you manage risk for a project?
22. What is your experience in project management?
23. Do you have any experience working with Enterprise configuration projects?
24. Why do you want to leave your current position?
25. Do you have any questions for us?
26. Who do you think are the main stakeholders for the project?
27. Describe the most challenging problem you have ever solved. What was your approach in doing so?
28. Describe a situation when you used some innovative technique for communicating ideas across? This was probably the best question and it really got me thinking.
29. What are your strengths as a business analyst?
30. How do you handle criticism of your work?
31. Have you used Use Cases/use case diagrams before and did you use any software for it?
32. Describe your ideal job.
33. Do you have any experience with Business Process Reengineering? Explain.
34. How do you go about working in an area with which you have not worked before?
35. How do you ensure that you have focused on all the necessary details of a task?

Tuesday, September 26, 2006



Malik Prabu: Business Analyst