The Business Analyst needs to quickly learn the Company's Business Processes, learn what the Executives would like the Business Analyst to analyze, understand and report back to them on various processes, metrics or methodologies. The Business Analyst will study, analyze, understand and report their findings to their Company's Executives. They should also include trending and forecasting that they notice. And always indicate what risk factors they see that could critically impact the progress of the project, the tasks, the deadline date, or whatever it may be. It is imperative to always give the Executives the risk factors so they know if specific things happen, it will negatively impact their bottom line and understand data about their Company's products and processes in order to evaluate which measures they should enable to maximize the Company profits. They must have a key understanding of the Company's Business Processes, their Product Line and are willing to recommend key changes to any Process and/or Product within the Company. They also should be able to present new Processes and/or Products and ideas to their Company.