Lean Business Analysis

Jumpstart your Business Analyst career with real world tips and techniques to help support your success in delivering clear business value.


Assurity Certified


In-person: 3 days


Early Bird $2,115.00 excl. GST
$2,350.00 excl. GST

Course overview

Business analysis is about delivering business value and creating a shared and common understanding. But how does a BA manage this in a world of constantly changing requirements and priorities?

This course will give you a clear understanding of your responsibilities as a BA, and some proven approaches to support you in Plan-Driven and Change-Driven environments and tips, techniques and templates to support your success in delivering clear business value.

Who is this for?

Aimed at new Business Analysts, this course is also for anyone seeking comprehensive, practical coverage of the key aspects of modern business analysis.

What’s covered?

  • Understand business analysis, the value of undertaking it and the attributes of a BA
  • Plan and monitor BA activities, including stakeholder analysis and communication
  • Techniques for eliciting and modelling requirements
  • Different types of requirements and ways of communicating them
  • Understanding attributes of good requirements
  • Managing requirements through the project lifecycle

Learning outcomes

  • Apply a Lean Business Analysis Framework when undertaking analysis for any change initiative
  • Distinguish between a business problem and a business solution
  • Identify and plan the activities to produce business analysis deliverables for an initiative
  • Apply various techniques when eliciting and modelling requirements
  • Produce effective, testable requirements that describe the value of an initiative


On completion of the course, you’ll receive an Assurity certificate which confirms your attendance.


  • To fully realise the course benefits, you should have an understanding of the approaches and standards used in your organisation

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“The course was well-planned, and the instructors took the time to explain the lessons while reinforcing them through activities. Amanda and Padmini worked well to create a comfortable and open environment, encouraging us to ask questions and learn together.”

Anya Charnock – Business Analyst
Trade Me

“Good combination of theory and practical. Real-life examples and working with others. Instructors were always seeking real-life input from attendees, and I can see that it would be very valuable for those who take the initiative to engage. I can certainly recommend the course.”

James Teonea – Data Analyst
Coupland’s Bakeries Ltd

“Amanda and Padmini were fabulous trainers. They made it fun, interactive, specific and very interesting overall. I left this course feeling more confident with my knowledge and with great templates and content to help me do my job. Thank you very much; I would recommend this course.”

Florence Gachet
Farmlands Co-operative Society

“The course was fantastic (well facilitated, very useful content, and the food was the bomb!). We have also started with implementing some of the frameworks and techniques – it’s quite exciting sharing our learnings.”

Lee Garden
Technical Writer, Enable Networks Limited

“The course was very informative, and I learned a lot of new tools that I can immediately use at my work. The presenters did an astounding job! They were fun and experienced and shared many real-life examples. Having two presenters worked amazingly well.”

Course Attendee
Government Sector

Course Schedule

Private classes

This course can be run privately at your organisation allowing us to tailor the training to your needs and create a more rewarding team experience.

Contact us via our Contact Us form for details.

Experts in business and training

Our courses are developed and taught only by people who are in practice at Assurity. Every single day of the week…except when they’re in the classroom teaching you!

Yvonne Bishop

National Practice Manager - Business Analysis

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Zoe Newton-Clark

Senior Business Analyst

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Nisha Parthiban

Business Analysis Consultant

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Padmini Agnihotri

Principal Consultant

Yvonne Bishop

National Practice Manager - Business Analysis

Yvonne is an analysis professional with extensive experience delivering business analysis and building analysis practice within project teams, programmes, business groups and organisations across both the private and public sectors.

She loves creating perspectives to help businesses deliver better business outcomes. She does this through analysis to understand, grow and change the business capability required to digitise, automate and manage the future delivery of business services.

Alongside enabling the design and building of future business capability, she enjoys helping people understand their individual strengths and how these contribute to the capability required to run digitally transformed organisations.

Zoe Newton-Clark

Senior Business Analyst

Zoe developed a passion for business analysis when introduced to it through Assurity’s Graduate and FreshStart Programme. After a few years in the test analysis space, she decided to transition from testing to business analysis, and she quickly became a competent senior business analyst.

With strong analytical and interpersonal skills honed through various customer-facing, leadership, and educational roles, alongside an IT background, she excels in challenging situations and embraces the opportunity to try new things to assist others.

One of the aspects she loves most about working as a business analyst is the ability to learn from and collaborate with a wide range of people. She enjoys building strong stakeholder relationships and working collaboratively. Eager to continue learning and contributing as a Senior Business Analyst on client sites, she is passionate about her professional growth.

Nisha Parthiban

Business Analysis Consultant

An inquisitive and enthusiastic professional with over 7 years of experience in Business Process Engineering, Business Analysis, Real-time Analysis and software implementation.

Nisha has a strong background in Business Process Management and Improvement, excellent stakeholder and time management skills, and a proven track record for achieving set goals on time.

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About Assurity

We believe that our clients’ future depends on better meeting their customers’ needs. At Assurity, we use our skills and extensive experience to help our clients develop their business and make their future in a fast-changing digital world.

We partner with the country’s largest organisations and government agencies, collaborating with them and guiding them on their digital transformation journeys, delivering proven capabilities to innovate, deliver complex projects with quality and speed, and improve their operations’ efficiency and effectiveness.

We take a human-centred approach to everything we do and co-design the right outcomes with our clients. We achieve this by forming unique solutions teams from our analysis, testing, DevOps, design thinking, intelligent process automation, agile, customer experience and education service lines.

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