What are the most important software tools that BA should be accessing to coordinate the team through the project?
The most important tools are meant for diagrammatically representing the project through its various phases. In this sense, the most important software tools are:? MS-Word : Requirement gathering and discussions will customers will mostly be through Word documents, be it the marketing or business document.? MS-Visio: This will be one of the most important tool that every BA has to have knowledge about. This will help you coordinate the project at every level of development.? IBM-Rational Suite: This is a good tool to get good representations of requirements gathering and other functional diagrams.? Other Testing Tools: Most of the time it is better to get involved in the QA tests as a Business Analyst. So a good knowledge about the QTP, Load Runner etc will be of use. Other than these, MS SharePoint, SQL databases will also find good use in the career of the Business Analyst.