Skill Level Intermediate
- Are you working on an existing project and you hear the term business analysis used by your colleagues, but you're not sure what it is or why it matters? If you thought yes, you're not alone. There's a lot of confusion out there about what business analysis is. All of us make business decisions, therefore, all of us can benefit from learning more in this area. Hi, I'm Laura Paton. I've been working in business analysis for over 30 years. I've consulted with International Institute of Business Analysis and Project Management Institute where I've led the development efforts of some of the most widely used standards in this field today. In this course, I'll answer the question, what is business analysis by looking at it from three facets, the profession, the competencies, and business research. Afterward, you'll walk away empowered with the information you need to communicate about what's needed to perform business analysis and have a clear expectation about this work within your project teams. Business analysis is a skillset all professionals can and should adopt. Developing analysis skills can provide many benefits, including bringing clarity to decision-making. Ready? Let's get started.