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Business Analysis Fundamentals - 4 hour course

A first-step introductory course to step you inside the business analysis profession

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Master The Basics

Our Business Analysis Fundamentals - 4 hour course, steps you inside the business analyst role. It is an excellent place to begin exploring this exciting profession. If you are new to business analysis, considering business analysis as a career, or work with business analysts but desire to better understand their responsibilities...you are in the right place.


Don't delay developing your business analysis competencies any longer.

Business analysis skills are critical for anyone working on a project team.


Your Instructor


Laura Paton
Laura Paton

Hi there! I am Laura Paton, founder and CEO of ba.academy a provider of online on-demand professional training and coaching for project professionals looking to improve their knowledge and delivery of business analysis. I have been a working practitioner in the project space for over 30 years...yes 30! Over the course of this time frame, I have seen a huge evolution of the business analysis profession. I have worked across many different industries and contributed to projects of various sizes and complexities. It is the longevity in the space and variety of situations I have worked through that allows me the opportunity to bring an array of real-life project experiences into the classroom.


 

An Industry Thought Leader...

My most unique experience has been leading the development efforts of some of the top business analysis standards in use across the world today!

I have served in these roles:

* Chair/author for The PMI Guide to Business Analysis

* Chair/author for Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide

* Chair/author for A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide) v3

* Project manager, BABOK(R) Guide v2


While business analysts are responsible for facilitating the requirements related discussions, the rest of the team has a role to play here too. Requirements related work requires collaboration and a fundamental understanding about business analysis - therefore everyone on the team needs to possess knowledge about the basics.


Whether you are a project, program, or portfolio manager with a desire to know more about business analysis or just starting off your business analysis career...this course is your starting point to uncover one of the critical competencies for delivering high valued solutions your customers want.



"The course is well structured and very informative. Laura does a good job at explaining the concepts, making it easy to understand, retain, and apply"

- Anjana Manocha CBAP


"I work with a number of business analysts who struggle with the basics and few have ever had formalized training. This course was high quality, clear, provided great exercises and templates - an overall an excellent value for the money. Anyone starting off in the profession would find the material high value."

- David P, PMP

Course Curriculum



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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course is online and your access begins as soon as you enroll. Because it's online, you advance through the course at your own pace at a time convenient for you. So you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as the course remains published on the platform. You may access any published course you enroll in across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will provide a full refund - no questions asked.
What if I have a few years of business analysis experience?
Take a look at the curriculum outline and determine your familiarity with the topics covered. Chances are you will find there are valuable topics you have never had formalized training in before. If you think you would benefit from material a bit more advanced - try our Business Analysis Fundamentals 8 hour course.
How is this course different than the BA Fundamentals - 8 hour course?
The 4 hour BA Fundamentals course is geared toward individuals just starting off in their career or having less than 2 years experience as a business analyst. The 8 hour BA Fundamentals course is suited for professionals with several years of project experience (regardless of whether that experience is business analysis, project management or other role related).