Today I am launching my first course in a series of courses to help waterfall business analysts transition to agile.
Having started my IT career in 1983 you might expect that I have worked my share of waterfall projects – and you are right! While my career as a business analyst has spanned decades, I never let comfort or complacency set in. There was always a constant shift in new technologies, new programming languages, approaches to analysis, and of course new ways of thinking about how to deliver projects.
After much anticipation – BA Academy has launched a new website! This change was necessary in order to address our new direction. After decades in the classroom – I am taking advantage of digital technologies and moving all of my courses online. While I will still deliver courses in-person and onsite – moving to digital will provide me the opportunity to service more students. It’s a win for students who can now train at a time that is most convenient for their schedules.
I just had the pleasure of presenting at a pretty amazing professional development day in Raleigh North Carolina. I got the opportunity to speak about how to use business analysis to lead organizations to better business outcomes. This annual event is one to ensure you schedule on your calendar for 2020 if you can make the trip. It’s an all-day professional development event hosted by the North Carolina PMI chapter
The profession of business analysis is once again going through change. If you are working in the profession today – you are seeing the changes firsthand. Possibly your organization has moved completely to an agile delivery framework or your organization is focusing heavily on the value of using analytics to guide business decision making. Maybe your organization is investing heavily in new technologies like AI, robotics, blockchain, or natural language generation. Whatever shifts and swings you are seeing – you might be wondering how all these changes will impact your role and profession.
After 10 years in business, it was time for BA Academy to make a few changes. Some changes are cosmetic – like our new website; while other changes are transformational – like our new course options and delivery methods. BA Academy has been delivering virtual classes since 2009 – before many instructors were willing to take the leap of faith into the virtual delivery market. Now with over 10 years of virtual instruction experience – Laura Paton is taking advantage of some of the best that digital has to offer the professional training market.