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Communicate in Pictures

One picture is worth a thousand words.
Albert Einstein

Business Analyst Principle: A picture is worth a thousand words.

When it comes to communicating to clients what you have understood, analyzed, or innovated, a picture or a model is far better than words.  The picture gets the whole idea across rather than piece by piece when you have to write it out.

Some of the models that are useful for business analysts are:

  • Use case diagrams
  • Decision trees
  • Process models
  • State machines
  • Activity Diagram

Other models include:

  • SWOT quadrant
  • Ven diagrams
  • Charts
  • Pie charts
  • Radar Diagrams

With creativity a business analyst can create any number of frameworks and infographics to get ideas across.

Finding a way to communicate something visually will add to the understanding the other person gets and forces you to understand the idea better.

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