The skills of effective business analysts are the most versatile found in many organizations. Even so, many BAs aren’t sure what paths are open to them for career advancement. In this course, you’ll learn about the exciting possibilities open to BAs.
Business analysts develop a more valuable and versatile skill set than almost any other profession in many organizations: analysts act as researchers, detectives, counselors, facilitators, analyzers, persuaders, and much more when conducting their work effectively. Even so, many business analysts aren’t sure what paths might be open to them as they look to move beyond diagnosing problems and recommending solutions into solving challenges themselves. In this course, Life Beyond Business Analysis, you’ll learn about options for utilizing the skills you’ve gained as a business analyst to move forward in your career. You’ll first learn what makes business analysts so valuable to organizations. Then, you’ll discover how business analysis skills can be effectively applied to a variety of roles. Finally, you’ll explore some of the pathways that are open to you as your skills evolve. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of the options open to you, so you can feel confident in your future as a business analyst and beyond.
Casey has experience leading projects, analyzing challenges, and designing solutions in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development and education. He's always in pursuit of new knowledge and loves to share what he learns along the way with others. To inquire about speaking engagements or consulting opportunities, and to learn more about his other ventures, visit http://CaseyAyers.com
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Casey Ayers, and welcome to my course, Life Beyond Business Analysis. Business analysts develop a more valuable and versatile skillset than almost any other profession in many organizations. Analysts act as researchers, detectives, counselors, facilitators, analyzers, persuaders, and much more when conducting their work effectively. Even so, many business analysts aren't sure what paths might be open to them in their careers as they look to move beyond diagnosing problems and recommending solutions into solving challenges themselves. In this course, you'll learn what makes business analysts so valuable that organizations and some of the pathways that are open to you as your skills evolve. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include looking at what business analysis skills are the most versatile and valuable to develop, a few of the ways you can continue to master your business analysis skills, and how your business analysis skills can translate to exciting new roles as a strategic consultant, project manager, product manager, enterprise architect, and more. By the end of this course, you'll have a better grasp on the options available to you as a business analyst and a roadmap to assessing and improving your skills as you move toward new goals. Experience as a business analyst is a helpful prerequisite, but this course can also be valuable if you're considering a career in business analysis and would like to know more about the long-term potential this exciting field has to offer. So come along and join me on this journey with Life Beyond Business Analysis, here at Pluralsight.