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Become the Business Analyst everyone wants to work with by learning how to solve an organization’s problem, before they make a costly mistake.
Many organizations think that the most important thing to do when faced with a problem is to solve it as quickly as possible – but they couldn’t be more wrong.
Abraham Lincoln famously once said “give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe”, when talking about the importance of preparation – and that advice can apply to solving business problems too.
Companies will often want to jump straight into finding a solution without taking the time to prepare and fully understanding the problem – this results in sub-optimal solutions, or worse, a solution that doesn’t even solve the problem.
It is your responsibility as a Business Analyst to prevent this from happening…
And this course will teach you exactly how to do that.
Course enrollment grants you lifetime access, with no expiration, to all the course lectures, activities, handouts, and quizzes. In addition, you’ll also receive 1-on-1 support for any questions or uncertainties that come up. And this all comes with a money-back guarantee. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain.
The BA Guide’s 5 Step Process to Identify & Define a Business Problem
In this course, I’ll teach you my 5-step method on how to use business analysis techniques to identify an organization’s pain points and how to go about solving them. Then, you’ll learn how to convince these businesses that your plan adds organizational value and gain the approval necessary to begin work.
The 5 steps will show you how to:
- Identify the Problem
- Analyze the Root Cause
- Determine the Potential Value
- Create a Project Proposal
- Gain Project Approval
Within each step, you’ll learn the techniques, tools, and skills through the use of practical, real-world examples – meaning you won’t just understand the 5 steps, but you’ll also know how to apply them.
Just ask the students who’ve already taken this course:
★★★★★ "The manner in which Jeremy instructed this course is top-notch. He explains concepts in a way that is easy very to understand and also provides concrete examples and scenarios to back up those concepts which made the course very engaging. He is also extremely responsive in answering questions. This course authored by Jeremy is highly recommended and I look forward in taking more BA courses instructed by him. - Philip
★★★★★ "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. 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
★★★★★ “Jeremy courses are the biggest contributors to my understanding to business analysis. This is my 4th course I'm taking of his. Great lecturer” - Kyle
What else is included?
Of course, anyone who has studied one of my courses before will know, it simply wouldn’t be a course by The BA Guide if I didn’t include some value-packed bonus material!
As one of my students said, “you give away everything… INCLUDING the kitchen sink!”
Here’s what you get as complementary extras with my Understanding The Problem course:
- A 20+ Page Student Workbook
- Business Analysis Glossary
- Interview elicitation template
- Survey elicitation template
- Observation elicitation template
- Fishbone diagram template
- Project proposal template
These templates won’t just be great practice either – they’ll serve as vital tools to help you identify and define the problem on the job too, long into your career.
In addition to all the tools you’ll need to start identifying and solving problems, you’ll also get a foot into the field by way of an industry expert…
I’m not just the instructor who wrote this course, I will also act as both a resource and a mentor to guide you to a long and rewarding career in Business Analysis!
Hear what others had to say:
★★★★★ “It's been an eye-opening to my personal development process especially for my analytical skill to apply in my current job task and be prepare for my future growth and opportunities.” - Cindy
★★★★★ “Love Jeremy, all his courses are explained step by step and it includes many download for future reference. A++++++++” - Yohanna
★★★★★ “This is such a great course. The …[BA Guide]… is extremely knowledgable and goes into a lot of detail about how and why things are done.” – Tonia
And if you’re still not sure – here’s my promise to you:
This course comes with a 30-day money back guarantee! That means, if you aren’t completely satisfied with your purchase, I’ll give you a refund – no questions asked!
Whether you are an aspiring or a seasoned Business Analyst, this course is a must.
By the end of this course, you’ll have learned the best practices for handling problems and be equipped with the tools necessary to help you save organizations money… not to mention make you look like the hero in their time of need!
So, what are you waiting for? Enroll today!
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!
PreviewIntroducing the Student Workbook (2:55)
PreviewCourse Kickoff and Overview (2:36)
PreviewAre you new to The BA Guide eLearning platform?
PreviewThe BA Guide's Business Analysis Process Explained (1:58)
PreviewWhy Identify the Problem at All? (1:18)
PreviewKey Terms Defined - Needs, Project, Value (1:21)
StartBusiness Analyst Glossary of Terms + Download (2:50)
PreviewThe End Goal (1:13)
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StartObservation Technique: Key Concepts (2:29)
StartObservation Technique: Mini-Activity (2:04)
StartObservation Technique: Active Observation (2:21)
StartObservation Technique: Passive Observation (5:37)
StartObservation Technique: Participatory Observation (3:45)
StartObservation Technique: What Are You Looking For? (4:51)
StartObservation Technique: Planning an Observation (6:31)
StartPlanning for an Unnoticed Observation
StartObservation Technique: Executing an Observation (5:38)
StartObservation Technique: Documentation Template (1:18)
StartObservation Technique: Validate Your Understanding