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  1. 1.

    What are your thoughts on Agile software development? Do you encourage Agile methodologies with your clients?

  2. 2.

    Name two important types of charts or diagrams a business analyst would use. Why are these important?

  3. 3.

    Which career development goals have you set for yourself this year?

  4. 4.

    How do you show your clients the importance of communication during a project?

  5. 5.

    As a business analyst, when do you consider a project successful and complete?

  6. 6.

    How do you react when you are dissatisfied with the quality of your work, or the outcome of a project?

  7. 7.

    Are you Six Sigma certified? Why is Six Sigma important to you, as a business analyst?

  8. 8.

    Tell me about your involvement in systems development life cycle and user acceptance testing.

  9. 9.

    Which data modeling software do you prefer to use?

  10. 10.

    Have you considered advancing your education to include an MBA?

  11. 11.

    How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?

  12. 12.

    Describe Kano Analysis and why it is important.

  13. 13.

    What was the last presentation you gave? How do you feel it went?

  14. 14.

    Which decision-making technique do you deploy most often?

  15. 15.

    What key strengths should a business analyst possess?

  16. 16.

    When planning, how often do you create alternative scenarios to help you adjust to changing situations?

  17. 17.

    Tell me more about your degree, and the business analysis field in which you are most interested.

  18. 18.

    Talk to me about your specific technical skills as a business analyst.

  19. 19.

    Tell me about your experience working with teams from various departments of the organization.

  20. 20.

    What is benchmarking, and why is it important?

  21. 21.

    How do you determine the difference between a risk and an issue?

  22. 22.

    What does the acronym INVEST mean, to technical teams and project managers?

  23. 23.

    What are the various SDLC models?

  24. 24.

    What does the acronym PEST stand for, and have you ever used it?

  25. 25.

    Are you currently interviewing with any of our competitors?

  26. 26.

    How would you deal with conflict on your team?

  27. 27.

    How often do you discuss work with your colleagues to think up new systems and styles of working?

  28. 28.

    How would you ultimately describe your work style?

  29. 29.

    Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?

  30. 30.

    Is compensation the most critical factor for you when taking a new job?