Business Analyst Training: Solve Business Problems and Provide Business Value
Contact Watermark Learning today to get the Business Analysis training you need now to elicit and analyze competing stakeholder needs, solve underlying business problems, and provide value to your organization.
Business Analysis Courses
Watermark Learning Business Analysis courses provide a complete BA training path.
Plus, our career development courses add knowledge and skills at any level.
View our complete list of business analyst training courses.
By working with us, you have a valuable resource available for training at all levels of a BA’s career. If you are not sure which Business Analysis training is right for you, contact one of our Training Consultants for assistance.
To provide you with maximum flexibility, our Business Analyst classroom training is available as either open-enrollment public classes or as private onsite classes. Public classes allow individuals to attend classes conveniently held throughout the year. Are you interested in private onsite Business Analyst training at your company? We offer private onsite training, whether it is one class or a complete series, designed to elevate the skills of your organization.
Our Business Analysis courses will help you to:
- Function as a management consultant to analyze and recommend solutions that bring benefits and value to the organization.
- Elicit, document, and manage requirements without a mountain of paperwork, regardless of the life cycle used.
- Analyze, structure, and document requirements so that they are readily confirmed by your business stakeholders and usable by your project teams.
- Learn the practical skills a business analyst needs to be effective back on the job in both Agile and Waterfall environments.
Amplify Your Results Through Business Analysis Certification
Increase your learning, validate what you know, and amplify your results through Business Analysis Certification! Find out how our Business Analysis Certificates and Certification programs can help transform your career.
Watermark Learning offers two-levels of certificates: Masters in Business Analysis and Associate in Business Analysis, both offered in conjunction with Auburn University. They develop and recognize your skills and knowledge in the profession of Business Analysis. We also offer CBAP® and CCBA® Certification Preparation courses to assist you in your industry certification. Demonstrate your commitment to the profession and get started on your own certification journey today!
Business Analysis Mentoring and Coaching
Do you need specialized Business Analysis training, but can't find a class? Do you have a need for coaching for a specific topic? Watermark Learning offers a mentoring program that can provide the answer. With one-on-one or small group training, we'll match your needs with our materials and instructors to provide you with a customized solution. Mentoring provides the answer to your specialized Business Analysis training needs that is surprisingly affordable.
Business Analysis Courses via Anytime Learning
Watermark Learning offers Business Analysis Courses through its Anytime Learning option. Anytime Learning lets you study anytime, anywhere. You can take an Anytime Learning Class from wherever you have internet access via the Watermark Learning website (classes cannot be downloaded).
Anytime Learning is a great way to take courses you can't attend in person or virtually, including courses to prepare you for CBAP®/CCBA® certification exams. With Anytime Learning, you'll have the same class materials and instructors as our virtual classes. Other advantages include the ability to contact the instructor via email, and the ability to proceed at your own pace, without needing to complete an entire session at once.
Articles and Blogs About Business Analysis
The Courage to Scribe
by Elizabeth Larson, CBAP, PMP, CSM, Co-Principal, Watermark Learning, Inc.
Many organizations do not understand the importance of scribing and view it as a waste of time. In those organizations there is apt to be pushback about having a separate scribe role in requirements workshops and in spending the time needed to document the results. This article includes Part 1, Part 2, and 42's Trusted Advisor. Explore why organizations need courageous scribes and how the movie, "42," showcases roles as a "scribe" and a trusted advisor.
Elizabeth Larson is Co-Principal and CEO of Watermark Learning with over 25 years of experience in project management and business analysis. She is a frequent and requested presenter world-wide. Additionally, she has co-authored three books, numerous articles, and was a lead author to the BABOK® Guide Version 2.0 and the PMBOK® Guide 4th and 5th editions.
Foolproof Plan for Passing the CBAP® or CCBA® Certification Exam
by Richard Larson, CBAP, PMP, Principal, Watermark Learning, Inc.
For people dedicated to the field of business analysis, CBAP® certification is becoming the "gold standard" of the profession. Undoubtedly, many of you are either thinking about becoming certified or have already started the process. This article summarizes the CBAP® program, and how business analysts can create a foolproof plan to obtain their certification. This article provides 5 crucial steps for your plan and several tips on how to execute these steps successfully to become certified. This article was published in Modern Analyst.
Richard Larson, Co-Principal and President of Watermark Learning, has over 30 years of experience in business analysis, project management, training, and consulting. He has presented workshops and seminars to thousands of participants on five different continents. Richard was the Review Chair for the BABOK® Guide version 2.0. and co-lead author for the Collect Requirements chapter of the PMBOK® Guide 4th edition. He is also on the writing team for BABOK 3.0
Gather Trust Then Requirements
by Elizabeth Larson, CBAP, PMP, CSM and Richard Larson, CBAP, PMP, Principals, Watermark Learning, Inc.
This article shows practical ways of building trust between project teams and stakeholders in order to achieve better project success.
Business Analysis Presentations and Webinars
Watermark Learning is again a Gold Sponsor of THE major conference for business analysis in the world. We hope to see you when the event returns to Las Vegas, October 31- November 4, 2016, for BBC 2016.
As a member of Watermark Learning, you can receive a 20% Client Prospect Full Conference registration pass discount. Register here and enter WATLV1620.
There are a limited number of rooms available at Caesars Palace at the special show rate of $189 per night plus tax & resort fee. This rate will be available until September 28th, or until the group rate is sold out, whichever is earlier. To book a room at Caesars Palace, please call hotel reservations at 866-227-5944 and reference the Group Code SCBBC6 or click on the reservation link https://aws.passkey.com/g/54230548.
Watch our eNewsletters for updates and news of our contest to give away three free admissions to BBC!
BA Toolkit: Top Models for Complete Requirements Analysis
CBAP®/CCBA® Certification: From “What is it?” to “I Did it!”
CBAP® and CCBA® Application Tips and Tricks
Fantastic Voyage or the Impossible Dream - The BA as Management Consultant
Pulp Fiction: BA Theory Versus Real Life
Check out recordings of these and other webinars on Business Analysis topics on our Webinars on Demand page (quick registration required).
Why Choose Watermark Learning?
As with all of our training, the Business Analysis program combines a practical orientation, industry best practices, and engaging delivery that teaches retainable real-world skills to foster enduring results. We specialize in Business Analysis and Project Management training. Our instructors are CBAP and PMP® certified, with 20+ years' experience, and use real-world examples and proven techniques to make your time spent in class immediately relevant and applicable on the job.
Watermark Learning is a Charter IIBA® Endorsed Education Provider and stays very involved with IIBA to keep up-to-date on issues affecting the profession. Having contributed to the BABOK® Guide, we provide our students with unique insights. Our students tell us again and again how happy they are with their experience at Watermark Learning, and we think you will be too.