Business Analysis Made Easy

Be a business analyst, do work that matters, and grow your career on autopilot. Business Analysis is one of the most important spaces in business. Now, it's time to finally make it work for you. Let's do this!

LET'S START WITH THE BASICS, AND THEN ADD ON FROM THERE…

What is Business Analysis?

Business Analysis is the practice of enabling change in an organizational context, by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders.

Business Analysis is a disciplined approach for introducing and managing change to organizations, whether they are for-profit businesses, governments, or non-profits.

Business analysis is used to identify and articulate the need for change in how organizations work, and to facilitate that change. As business analysts, we identify and define the solutions that will maximize the value delivered by an organization to its stakeholders. Business analysts work across all levels of an organization and may be involved in everything from defining strategy, to creating the enterprise architecture, to taking a leadership role by defining the goals and requirements for programs and projects or supporting continuous improvement in its technology and processes.

We have the specialized knowledge to act as a guide and lead the business through unknown or unmapped territory, to get it to its desired destination. The value of business analysis is in realization of benefits, avoidance of cost, identification of new opportunities, understanding of required capabilities and modeling the organization. Through the effective use of business analysis, we can ensure an organization realizes these benefits, ultimately improving the way they do business.

On this page, you'll find:

  • A business analysis guide to get you started
  • Our best free articles and tutorials on business analysis
  • Courses designed to help you go deeper
  • Podcast interviews with successful business analysts
  • FREE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE, ESPECIALLY FOR YOU. NO OPT-IN REQUIRED

The Best Business Analysis Guide on the Internet

Getting started with business analysis doesn't have to be hard. Our guide will walk you through the fundamentals, step by step.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Learn the basics of business analysis, like the range of work, the competencies needed, a typical business analysis process you can follow, the usual services and much more.

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Courses to Set You Up for Business Analysis Success

These essential courses will help you get started, whether you need to start your business analyst career, refresh your skills, or formalise your work experience.

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Start and build a business analyst career that grows your income and makes a positive impact. Step-by-step approach, and how to be successful too (no matter the situation). Thousands of students have benefited from this course. Now it’s your turn!

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Business Analysis Practice

Develop the skills needed to investigate business problems, and identify and recommend appropriate creative solutions

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Modelling Business Processes

Demonstrate you can apply practical business analysis techniques that can help to improve your business processes

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Requirements Engineering

Develop a set of practices and processes to identify requirements in order to develop business system and IT solutions

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  • ARTICLES

Tutorials, Case Studies and Success Stories

These articles will take you into the inner workings of business analysis to serve your stakeholders.

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  • Get to the root of the real business problem
  • Discover techniques to reveal relevant solutions
  • Put together an action plan to drive change  
  • PODCASTS

Business Analysis Podcast Episodes

Hear the strategies and success stories about business analysis so that you can successfully grow your career too!

Smart Business Analysis Podcast with Joe Newbert

Regular interviews, strategy, and advice for building your business analyst career the smart way.

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