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Teleworking as a Business Analyst

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So, you are a Business Analyst working from home. Is it ideal? That’s debatable, but let’s just say that it is not always convenient for getting things done. Is it necessary? Since you are reading this, then most probably yes.
Be it either due to the COVID-19 outbreak or for some other reason, you are stranded at home and you still need to carry out your business activities.
As a business analyst you are most probably engaged with requirements elicitation, analysis tasks, documentation maintenance, stakeholder interaction, quality assurance, possibly testing and training, and most certainly the daily coordination with the rest of your team. That’s a wide range of activities and often a handful for the best of us.
Having to perform these tasks under your own roof, although convenient at first, poses a lot of difficulties. Individual experiences may vary, but the most common issues faced – and possible counterstrategies – are as follows: