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Business analysts are responsible for analysing and improving business processes and operations and are described as an agent of change by the International Institute of Business Analysis. Business analyst roles and responsibilities include the improvement and development of solutions to increase efficiency and reduce costs, acting as a liaison, communicating the needs and objectives of the business with the technical team, leveraging insights of data analytics for assessing processes and delivering policy recommendations to draw actionable strategies for the business to thrive in the market.
The professional identifies goals, develops best practices for data collection, and analyses the current process to make improvements. The primary skills include a knack for communication to convince stakeholders to understand the needs and requirements, and present recommendations for cost savings, and improvements by introducing other initiatives. They work with cross-functional teams to deliver solutions and then examine the effectiveness of the implementation of solutions and make necessary adjustments.

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Business Analyst Roles and Responsibilities:

Business analyst is a professional who utilises data and makes data-driven strategies. Ideally, the educational requirements for a business analyst include a bachelor’s degree in the discipline of finance, computer science, mathematics, economics, commerce, and political science along with experience in a business or technical role. They have a data-driven approach to solving all the problems in the organisation. The problem-solving attitude of the individual helps to use their extensive knowledge in financial analysis, forecasting and budgeting and present an approach based on their insights and use analytical tools and techniques to implement those solutions and optimisations.

How will Learnfly help you become a better Business Analyst?

  1. Be able to define the basic concepts of business analysis.
  2. Understand the relation between project management and business analysis
  3. Understand the role of the business analyst with the organization
  4. Define and understand the required tasks to perform the business analysis activities
  5. Apply the different tools and techniques related to business analysis
  6. Prepare for the CBAP certification exam

Course Overview:

This course is a preparation course for the CBAP exam. The course will illustrate the chapters covered in the business analysis guide v3 issued by IIBA. The course also will illustrate the 5 business analysis perspectives as per the guide. The Practical Business Analysis -Part 1 course has six modules and each module has 4-7 lectures. So, it’s a comprehensive course with a great lineup of 18 lectures. These are put together to offer you the best insights, packaged from my practical experience of working in the industry as a business analyst for over 18 years!
From the Practical Business Analysis – Part 1 course, you are sure to get High-quality content created and well-presented by well-qualified, experienced and competent professionals. The course is created with top-notch production and technical values and is filled with visually appealing animations and infographics for better engagement. You will get practical and actionable insights and top tips straight from the experience of practising analysts. Though this is largely based on the insights gathered from my experience working as a business analyst, I also covered some important points from the global thought leaders. These include the IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) and BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT, previously known as the British Computer Society).

By the end of the course, you will be able to answer the following questions confidently and convincingly:

  • What is business analysis?
  • What are the various flavours and aspects of business analysis?
  • Why is a business analyst required in software projects?
  • Who is a business analyst?
  • What does a business analyst do?
  • When in the product life cycle does a BA get involved?
  • Where do we need a business analyst?
  • What areas in the organisation do the BAs operate in?
  • What are the guiding principles and facets for business analysts?
  • What are the facets and coverage areas for business analysts?
  • What are the references, resources and sources of knowledge and tools for BAs?

What are the expected prerequisites?

  • Basic understanding of the business context and Information Technology industry
  • Awareness about the main roles and titles in the IT industry
  • Awareness of the business analyst role in the context of business and IT

Targetted Audience:

  • Experienced business analysts, product managers and IT professionals looking for a refresher
  • Early stage business analysts, product managers and business consultants in need of a strong foundation
  • Experienced professionals in IT development, sales, testing etc who are considering to switch their careers
  • Young aspirants and graduates who are exploring business analysis as a career
  • Post graduate students, graduates in engineering, management, sciences, technology, business and economics
  • Professors, lectures, teachers in universities, colleges and academic institutions

How to sign-up for the course?

You need to purchase the courses offered. When you sign up, you’ll immediately have unlimited viewing of thousands of expert courses, paths to guide your learning, tools to measure your skills and hands-on resources like exercise files. There’s no limit on what you can learn and you can cancel at any time. Once you complete any course on our platform along with provided assessments by the instructor, you will be eligible to get a certificate of course completion.



Robin Becker is senior content editor at Learnfly. She frequently writes aritcles and blogs on latest technology topics and Information technology topics at Learnfly.