Technical Audition for a Business Analyst

In his comment, John asked about auditions for a business analyst. The audition will vary, depending on the kind of projects you do. Here are some possibilities:

  • For a more serial lifecycle, you could ask a BA to help elicit requirements. You'd listen to the way the candidate interviewed, if the candidate interrupted the speaker, if the candidate asked meta questions.
  • For a more agile lifecycle, you could ask the candidate to make user stories from bullet lists of requirements.
  • For any lifecycle, ask the candidate to explain his or her favorite way to express requirements. Then take a product and ask the candidate to write down the requirements for that product.

Make sure your audition matches your environment. I might not have described something useful for you, so adapt my suggestions.

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