No Time or Money for Classroom Training?
Business Analysis Mentors/Coaches
Just-In-Time (JIT) Support for Business Analysis Activities
Our experienced mentors and coaches can:
Reinforce lessons learned during a business analysis training course
Collaborate on high-quality User Stories, Features, Use Cases, and Models for your current project
Kick-Start Your Business Analyst Career
… and all of that from the comfort of your own computer. Or tablet. Or smartphone. (We don’t offer telepathy yet, but we are working on it)
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Become a Business Analyst Using Mentoring and Coaching
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To ensure that our approach is right for you, we schedule a free, one-on-one consultation to determine where you are today and what you would like to accomplish. You can purchase either service in 1 hour increments.
Business Analysis Mentoring Leads to a Major Promotion
We mentored a customer who was a project leader but had no business analysis experience.
With our help, she secured a job as a business analyst in an organization that had none. The e-mentoring relationship was so successful that the company not only hired her, they promoted her after just 3 weeks on the job to lead their newly formed Business Analysis Center of Excellence staffed with new hires.
Business Analysis Coaching Avoids Litigation
We coached a Product Owner through the somewhat painful process of defining his requirements for an external provider that used an Agile software development process.
After four e-coaching sessions, the Product Owner delivered a complete set of requirements and models to the Agile team. As a result, a project that once nearly ended in litigation concluded with the successful implementation of the app with all features the Product Owner wanted. As a by-product, he acquired business analysis skills he could apply to any future project.
Gaining Expertise While Delivering Tangible Results
Whether online or onsite, our coaches and mentors can help you:
Elicit, define, and verify user stories, acceptance criteria, use cases, and other requirements types that your current project requires
Figure out what to ask, whom to ask, how to ask, and how to recognize a good answer
Plan, prepare and execute information gathering meetings, from 1-on-1 interviews to Requirements Workshops
Analyze an existing situation to identify and define business problems
Model and optimize business processes
Capture, depict and analyze what business data represents and how it is used
Develop and execute an appropriate acceptance testing strategy and plan
Our approach ensures that you have access to the expert’s guidance when you need it in real life.
How It Works
Based on your goals and your background, we work with you to identify an approach (Mentoring, Coaching, or a blend) that will help you achieve your goals as effectively as possible.
Once we have agreement on the approach, we set up a rough schedule of future sessions in which we use modern web collaboration tools to present techniques, tricks-of-the-trade (Mentoring), and/or review your deliverables (Coaching) as appropriate.
Since Coaching paces itself with your need-to-know on your real project, we synchronize these sessions to your project schedule, which is subject to change (just like real life).
Each session is typically 1 – 2 hours in length. We also offer telephone support and can review deliverables off-line to better support you during contact time.
Our approach ensures that you have access to the expert’s guidance when you need it in real life. The combination of Mentoring and Coaching allows you to learn new business analysis skills in a non-threatening classroom-like setting and apply them under pressure with a business analysis expert beside you all the way.
Mentors and Coaches Are the Ultimate Skills Transfer Experts
You have a personal learning style; that is how you assimilate new knowledge easiest and most effectively. Beyond being experts in business analysis, our coaches are aware of learning style differences and adjust the skills transfer process to fit the needs of each person.
Building skills has to fit your schedule, not ours. Like any good teacher, they are successful when the person using their services no longer needs them. Our coaches and mentors use modern communications technology to offer personal skills transfer from the best in the field today to the best and brightest of the future across the country or around the world in real-time.
We’re here to help.