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So You Want to Be a Business Analyst

by Casey Ayers

So you want to be a business analyst? This course takes you inside this exciting role, exploring the value business analysts offer to organizations. Learn more about assessing needs, eliciting information, and key tools and traits for success.

What you'll learn

If you would like to be a business analyst or learn more about what business analysts do, you’ve come to the right place. In this course, So You Want to Be a Business Analyst, you will gain a foundational understanding of the value business analysts bring to organizations and the skills and traits that help them succeed. First, you will learn more about the lifecycle of business analysis, from assessing needs and working with stakeholders to developing requirements and coordinating with project managers. Next, you will explore the tools that successful business analysts use to conduct their work. Finally, you will discover how business analysts choose different methods for eliciting the information they need from stakeholders and data sources so that information can be analyzed and converted into a set of measurable, actionable objectives. When you are finished with this course, you will have a solid understanding of the work business analysts do and how this dynamic role could be a valuable next step in your career.

About the author

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

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