What's included

This mini-course includes the first three sections of the bigger course offered by Why Change Academy, "Business Analysis for Professionals Changing Careers".

Self-paced,  16 video lessons with lifetime access, supplementary course materials (articles and videos), 3 quizzes (after each section) + 4 practical assignments.

Everyone enrolled will receive the Why Change newsletter including all free posts and YouTube videos.

Invest in your career today

Discover what you already know about business analysis, and learn more. Every new skills and technique will come in handy, regardless of your future career path.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Business analysis profession, competencies & skills

    • 1.1 What is business analysis?

    • 1.2 What do business analysts do all day?

    • 1.3 Core competencies and skills

    • 1.4 Is business analysis for you?

    • 1.5 Giving it a try - without giving up your current job

    • Section 1 Quiz

  • 2

    Business analysis fundamentals: process and outcomes

    • 2.1 What are business requirements?

    • 2.2 Business analysis process

    • 2.3 Planning requirements analysis

    • 2.4 Types of requirements and how to capture them

    • 2.5 Qualities of good requirements

    • Section 2 Quiz

    • Assignment 2A

    • Assignment 2B

  • 3

    How to do business analysis: techniques & methodology

    • 3.1 Managing stakeholders

    • 3.2 Asking questions

    • 3.3 Meeting facilitation

    • 3.4 Analysis and problem solving

    • 3.5 Business modelling

    • 3.6 Business analyst in waterfall and agile

    • Section 3 quiz

    • Assignment 3A

    • Assignment 3B


Author and instructor

Yulia Kosarenko

Yulia Kosarenko is a consultant, author, speaker, and coach. Her career spans more than 25 years of bringing IT and business together through business analysis, architecture, analytics, communications, and change management. She is the author of Business Analyst: a Profession and a Mindset and Business Analysis Mindset Digital Toolkit and part-time professor at the Humber College in Toronto, Business Insights and Analytics program. Yulia is active in business analysis and analytics communities, leading webinars, participating in podcasts, coaching, and sharing her thoughts with LinkedIn communities. You can always find her at why-change.com.

Social proof: testimonials

Very systematic, dense and full of useful and practical information

Vira Gryaznova (Mobile software developer)

“At the first glance, the course did not look very extensive, but in reality, it is compact, dense and full of useful and very practical information. I like very much the second half of the course, where the career transition to BA is presented as an example of the business process and is described in a very systematic way. Thanks for the course!”

Interesting and thought provoking lessons to strengthen my business analysis skills

Weston Sobel (Business analyst)

I completed this course and found it extremely valuable. Yulia provided lots of interesting and thought provoking lessons and materials to strengthen my business analysis skills. I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in getting started with business analysis, looking to change their career, or re-establish the fundamental pillars of business analysis. I found myself revisiting the course when I was enhancing my resume and on the job market and it really helped make the difference!

A great primer or refresher for anyone interested in business analysis

Partha Mohapatra (Business Analyst)

"Yulia has always been a fantastic teacher. This is indeed a great course, packaged well to serve one and all. The quizzes at the end of each module are interesting and tricky at the same time — they test one’s in-depth understanding of the subject matter. Overall, the course should serve as a great primer or refresher depending on one’s needs in one’s BA journey. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in business analysis."
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What will you learn in this course?

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