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Identify & Define the Problem (BAPS Course #1)

Use business analysis techniques to identify a business pain point, find its root cause, and sell the value of fixing it

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"If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and 1 minute resolving it." - Albert Einstein

Even with Einstein's insight, many organizations are often too quick to jump into a solution without fully understanding the problem. This leads to a non-ideal solution being implemented, or even worse, a solution that doesn't actually solve the original problem.

It is the responsibility of a Business Analyst to help prevent this from happening.


Course enrollment includes activities, handouts, quizzes, 1-on-1 expert support, LIFETIME access, and a money-back guarantee!


In this course you will learn our 5-step identify and define process:

  1. Identify the Problem
  2. Analyze the Root Cause
  3. Determine the Potential Value
  4. Create a Project Proposal
  5. Gain Project Approval

Within each step, you will learn the business analysis techniques, tools, and skills via practical, real-world examples so you can understand how to apply them. This will ensure you not only learn the information but can also utilize it in your business analyst position.


Hear what our students are saying:

★★★★★ "The pace is perfect for those who are actively engaged, and there is a lot of value in the lectures, activities, and additional resources provided. I wholeheartedly recommend this course." - Kenni

★★★★★ "The course is awesome, didn't see similar before. Like how Jeremy explains, how he highlight key points and how he provide us by different types of a very useful templates, which we can use in our daily job. Really, excellent course, and will wait with a big impatience for another ones. Highly recommended for everybody who wants to become an experienced business analyst. Jeremy and his courses will definitely help you to achieve your goal!" - Aykhan

★★★★★ "Fantastic Course! Very easy to follow and provides enough time to take notes as I'm listening to the course. I have purchased all of Jeremy's courses and look forward to advancing my career in Business Analysis!" - Joey


What bonuses are included?

Handouts for this course are plentiful. One of our students said it best, "...you give away everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink!"

  • Student Workbook (20+ pages)
  • Business Analysis Glossary
  • Interview elicitation template
  • Survey elicitation template
  • Observation elicitation template
  • Fishbone diagram template
  • Project proposal template

In addition to these bonuses, you also gain access to an industry expert! I am not just the instructor of this course, I also am happy to provide you guidance and tips to help you begin or advance your Business Analyst career.


Still not convinced?

★★★★★ "I've taken several courses from Jeremy. He is always on point with the topic and explains it from different perspectives. Whenever I needed a question answered from Jeremy, he is quick to respond. I look forward to taking more classes from Jeremy." - Michael

★★★★★ "Jeremy courses are always best and up to the industry standard. All the courses are explained in detail and with examples make me to learn the concepts easily." - Karthikeyan


We look forward to seeing you in the course!


Your Instructor


The BA Guide | Jeremy Aschenbrenner
The BA Guide | Jeremy Aschenbrenner

Hi there! My name is Jeremy Aschenbrenner and I am so glad you have found me!

I am a veteran Business Analyst with more than 1000 completed projects. I've done business analysis work for companies in many industries including health care, telecommunications, automotive, agriculture, consumer goods, financial services, food and beverage, and more.

I created The BA Guide to break down the barriers to becoming a Business Analyst. Throughout our various courses I teach you what you need to know in order to start your Business Analyst career.

But I don't just stop there. Once you have successfully started your Business Analyst career, I ensure you are successful by providing training on techniques, tools, and best practices.

When I am not behind a computer I love to spend time with family and friends, enjoying some warm weather, and if I'm lucky, with a cold drink in my hand and sand between my toes.

I am here to serve you so please don't hesitate to email me ([email protected]) or contact me on social media. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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