Here are some key skills for assessing if a BA’s worth his salt:

  • Self-Starter – can they take initiative and run with a project?
  • Analysis – can they delve into a problem and understand it?
  • Facilitation – can they run workshops with stakeholders?
  • Critical Thinking – can they independently assess input?
  • Communication – how good are their language skills?
  • Presentation – can they clearly explain ideas?
  • Solutions focused – can they describe solutions in technical terms?
  • Soft skills – can they work with teams to get things done?
  • Domain skills – do they have experience in the business domain?