Become a Stronger and More Productive Business Analyst

Sharpening your business analysis skill set to produce high quality deliverables quickly and efficiently.
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (653 ratings)
10,151 students
Become a Stronger and More Productive Business Analyst
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (653 ratings)
10,151 students
Give You Easily Accessible Techniques to Build Better Relationships With Stakeholders
Give You the Knowledge To Deliver Higher Quality Work Products
Help You Improve Your Efficiency As A Business Analyst

Requirements

  • Diagramming Software
  • Word Processing Software
Description

A study done by IAG, has shown that only about half of major projects with average level business analysts succeed (56% to be exact). That number increases to 88% when skilled or above average business analysts are involved. Being average is not enough to get the job done anymore.

This course gives techniques and practice drills to help gain the most essential skills to quickly be an above average business analyst. Our goal isn't to develop every skill a business analyst should have; instead, I am to give you the most productive skills and the ability to use them in days instead of decades.

The purpose of this course is NOT to explain or walk you through all the different parts of what being a business analyst is. The purpose of this course is to give you skills that you can learn and use today that will make you a better business analyst tomorrow.

Note: When I say tomorrow, I do not mean next month or next year. I mean the day after today.

Who this course is for:
  • New Business Analysts
  • Business Analyst Ready to Move Beyond Average
Course content
4 sections • 19 lectures • 1h 10m total length
  • How Business Analyst Function in Agile Scrum
    03:37
  • The Business Analyst Career Path
    03:01
  • Levels of Business Analyst
    07:29
  • How To Get The Most Out Of This Course and Have Fun Doing It
    01:59
  • Effective Verbal Communication Part 1: The Easy Way to Establish Rapport
    03:11
  • Effective Verbal Communication Part 2: Building Trust Quickly
    03:12
  • How to Facilitate Meetings that ALWAYS Product Results
    05:31
  • Communication & Facilitation Quiz
    4 questions
  • Dramatically Improve Your Written Communications Skills
    04:22
  • Skills Practice: Written Communication vs The Declaration
    00:38
  • Improve Your Ability to Quickly Learn and Understand New Domains
    06:54
  • Skill Practice: Effective Learning Drill
    00:37
  • How To Become A More Creative Thinker and Stronger Problem Solver
    3 pages
  • Skill Practice: Creative Thinking
    01:19
  • Skill Practice: Specialized Software Skills
    01:09
  • Business Analysis Deliverables - Agile vs Waterfall
    04:22
  • Writing Effective User Stories - Strong Business Value
    06:32
  • Writing Effective User Stories - Acceptance Criteria
    06:04
  • Writing Effective User Stories: Ideas on Execution
    05:15

Instructor
Certified Business Analyst
Angelo Kalevela
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 810 Reviews
  • 12,182 Students
  • 2 Courses

       I have spent the last 8 years as a business analyst tackling a wide range of projects from large scale initiatives like corporate intranets and full company integrations to smaller projects like single purpose applications and process optimizations. 

       During that time I became a certified business analyst, earned my Masters Degree in User Experience Design and worked closely with my business analyst team to revamp and re-energize the entire business analysis process at my company. 

       I spend a lot of my time focused on how I can make myself and my peers better as business analysts by building ourselves and enhancing our processes. I read about it, talk about it, blog about it, and have been featured in the International Institue of Business Analyst newsletter about it. (IIBA July 2014 Newsletter "The Simplest Way to Understand All of Your Business Analysis Deliverables.")