Business Analyst's Course

Business Analyst's Course (Regina)
Mar 13, 2018 to Mar 15, 2018
Location : DoubleTree by Hilton (1975 Broad Street)

Now taking registrations for 2018. See brochure and online registration below.

Business Analyst's Course (Saskatoon)
Location : K W Nasser Centre (256 3rd Avenue South)

Stay tuned for future course offerings!


Business Analyst

York University's Schulich School of Business and University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business come together to help you master the skills required for effective business analysis including planning, gathering, communicating and documenting End User Requirements in THE BUSINESS ANALYST'S COURSE.

"Absolutely fantastic. This course has given me the confidence to believe that I can take this forward." - Pamela Riffel, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation.

Introduction & Background:

A Practical Course to Help You Better Perform as a Business Analyst (BA) or Work More Effectively with Analysts.

If you serve in a Business Analyst or Project Management capacity, or must direct systems or business development teams, our Business Analyst course is an ideal learning forum.

The Business Analysts are the LINK between the customer and the project. They have the task of identifying the customer needs and translating these into business requirements. These business requirements are in turn used to develop new customer-focused products, services and systems.

This course will create a new level of knowledge for Business Analysts on your roles and responsibilities as well as understanding all of the steps in the Business Requirements Process – from customer identification to customer satisfaction. Superior teamwork and project communication techniques will also be taught, ensuring a well-rounded learning experience.

"I enjoyed the examples, stories, analogies, humour and knowledge of the instructor. Excellent course!" - Dave Peters, Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority.

Who Should Attend?

This course is recommended to Analysts and anyone who interfaces with the Business Analyst function and requires better understanding of a professional analysts duties. This practical course will benefit:

  • Business Analysts
  • Systems Analysts
  • Business Team Leaders
  • Policy or Functional Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • IT Specialists
  • Customers, Users and Clients working with Analysts 

"The examples were great for illustrating content. The curriculum was very well designed." - Marian Kettlewell, Bombardier Aerospace.

Key Learning Objectives:

This highly participative session includes:

  • Role and responsibilities of a Business Analyst
  • The Business Requirements Process 
  • Gathering and documenting customer requirements
  • Analyzing process management issues
  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Applying critical thinking skills
  • Implementing a customer feedback system
  • Applying Creative Thinking techniques to requirements/specifications that could be passed on to technical teams. 

This practical course is designed for immediate application in your workplace through applying the theory in practical real-life examples.

"Excellent instructor, was able to keep everyone engaged throughout the course. Materials covered contained good tools and techniques." - Julie Erhardt, Paradigm Consulting.

Instructor Profile:

W.G.M. (Bud) Lush

Dr. Bud Lush, M.Sc, Ph.D, FRCPM, LP is Co-founder, Chairman & Chief Technical Officer providing Strategic and Technical leadership to Atocrates, Canada's Project & Organizational Performance Specialists™. He is a multiple award winning international consultant/instructor.  He has over 35 years direct working and teaching experience in integrated systems program management, corporate-enterprise wide project management, new product development initiatives, battle management / command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (BM / C4ISR) management systems. Bud has designed project management processes and control systems in many sectors including automotive, petroleum, aerospace and defense involving technologies such as robotics and automated guided vehicles (AGV’s). He frequently advises and consults in the areas of systems thinking, systems design, strategic analysis and planning, operations reviews, and organizational development. He holds an M.Sc in systems engineering and a Ph.D in systems management. Bud is the creator of Canada's first Masters Certificate in Systems Engineering and a founding faculty member, primary technical content producer of the Centre's of Excellence in Project Management and Business Analysis at York University.

"Amazing facilitation and training. I would definitely take courses from this instructor again." - Tina Munroe, Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure.


Professional Development Units:

PLUS, receive 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs) towards your PMI Continuing Certification Requirements from the Project Management Institute, Inc. upon completion.
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Partnership Programming:

Edwards School of Business is proud to partner with one of the leading business school's in Canada, Schulich School of Business to provide this 3-Day Course.

Program Fees

$2,195 plus GST

  • Program fee includes 3-Day course tuition, all teaching materials, lunches and refreshments
  • University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fee
  • Fees subject to change without notice