PMI-PBA® Prep Course

An in-depth comprehensive course to fully prepare for PMI-PBA certification

Reduce Project Failure Rates

According to PMI's 2017 Pulse of the Profession® report, 39% of organizations surveyed identified 'inaccurate requirements gathering' as the #2 reason for project failure. PMI research also reports that 64% of completed projects meet their original goals or business intent and that $122 million is wasted for every $1 billion dollars spent on projects due to poor project performance. Included in the top 10 reasons for this poor performance are a number of items where proper business analysis would have made a BIG difference.

An Introduction to BA Academy's PMI-PBA Prep Course

Valuable for anyone looking for advanced BA training - even if certification is not in your near future.

Your Instructor

Laura Paton
Laura Paton

Hi there! I am Laura Paton, founder and CEO of 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:

For the Project Management Institute (PMI):
* Chair/author for The PMI Guide to Business Analysis
* Chair/author for Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide
* Harmonization Team Member for The Standard for Portfolio Management 4th Edition
* Subject Matter Expert Reviewer for Agile Practice Guide
* Reviewer for A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th edition

For the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA):
* Chair/core team author for A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) v3
* Project manager, BABOK® Guide v2
* Head of New Product Development 2011-2014, Product Manager Consultant 2018-2019
* Past chapter VP of Education and Professional Development (Raleigh, NC)

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected a 14% growth rate for the business analysis profession between 2014-2024. Coupled by the fact that business analysis is a top competency identified as a major contributor to project, program, and portfolio success - can you afford to misunderstand the business analysis profession any longer?

"The Preparation Course for the PMI-PBA with Laura Paton was instrumental in preparing me to pass the PMI-PBA exam the first time I took it. The course provided me with theory, vocabulary, and real-world knowledge. Throughout the course, we had opportunities to apply what we were learning in the classroom to possible business scenarios and practice for the application of knowledge in order to answer exam questions correctly."

- Sonia Bellafiore, PMP, PMI-PBA®

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 you a full refund - no questions asked.
What happens if I have questions as I work through the course?
No worries! Anyone currently enrolled in the course has the opportunity to join one of my FREE monthly calls that I host on Zoom. There you can interact with - of course myself - as well as other students who are on the same professional development journey as you. These collaborations have been wildly successful, as students love the interaction and opportunity to learn from other's experiences. Monthly Zoom calls are prescheduled. Times vary to accommodate students residing in various time zones.
What if I would like more personalized coaching?
If you would like more customized coaching time, no worries! I offer personalized 1 on 1 calls where we can discuss any of the topics business analysis or project management related that are on your mind. Coaching calls are completed virtually and conveniently at a time that is convenient for you.

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