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Is business analysis a profession, a competency, or a research discipline? Would it confuse you if the answer to this question was all three? In this course, Laura Paton provides needed clarity by exploring the components of the profession and the necessary competencies to fulfill a business analysis role. She establishes a comprehensive viewpoint of the breadth of the business analysis profession, then helps you to recognize a core set of competencies required to effectively perform business analysis. She shows you how to make a connection between business analysis and research. Laura concludes by introducing you to the exciting variety of career paths that business analysis has to offer.

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What is business analysis?
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  • Laura Paton
    Business analysis thought leader, trainer, coach, mentor, practitioner
    A founder and CEO of BA Academy, Inc. with over 30 years of business analysis experience. She has led the development efforts for the international business analysis standards from Project Management Institute (PMI®) and International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®).
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