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The Business Analyst: Partner in Digital Transformation

This program will introduce you to best practices and techniques that every good business analyst should have in their toolbox in order to boost their performance, anticipate and control risk, and support project stakeholders and decision-makers in the midst of change.

This program will shed light on the business analyst’s areas of knowledge and work organization as they pertain to project implementation using a Waterfall or Agile delivery approach.


$2,095 + taxes


Three days - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Course given in French

Offered at HEC Montréal
November 15, 16, 17, 2023
March 20, 21, 22, 2024
August 20, 21, 22, 2024

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This program will enable you to:

  • Gauge the contribution and added value of your role as a business analyst within an organization.
  • Learn the basic necessities of business analysis, including the required skill sets, techniques and tools.
  • Understand the business analyst’s processes, activities and tasks in a strategic and project context.

Is this for you?

If you’re an aspiring business analyst, product owner or manager of a BA team and you would like to improve your performance and add to your toolbox, this program is for you.

You are a practising or aspiring business analyst or a manager in charge of a business analysis team. Your organization’s practices in this area are loosely structured. You would like to improve your performance and add to your toolbox.

Special features

  • Course contents compliant with the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) published by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), as well as the Practice Guide in Business Analysis published by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Practical approach aimed at improving performance and reducing risk related to business analysis throughout the project life cycle.
  • Exposure to an extensive selection of tools to support business analysts in their activities (predictive/adaptive).
  • Current content in line with the latest industry standards.


Jean-Pierre Lacroix
Jean-Pierre Lacroix
Strategic advisor in organizational transformation
Xuan-Hoa Tran
Xuan-Hoa Tran
Specialist in digital transformation and business analysis

The art and science of business analysis

  • International institutions dedicated to the development of the profession (IIBA and PMI)
  • Definition of business analysis
  • Role of the business analyst
  • Competency model
  • Overview of various delivery modes for digital projects

Business analysis in a strategic and project management context

  • Business analysis approach to a project
  • Business analysis processes, activities and tasks in a project cycle
  • Business analysis techniques and tools
  • Corresponding skill sets:
    • Needs assessment;
    • Planning;
    • Elicitation/intelligence collection and analysis;
    • Traceability and monitoring;
    • Evaluation of alternatives.

Business analysis and Agile delivery

  • Why Agile?
  • Agile philosophy, approach, values and principles
  • Introduction to Agile methodologies and frameworks
  • Particularities of Agile business analysis
  • Lectures
  • Real-world case studies and scenarios
  • Hands-on experience with various techniques and tools
  • Exercises
  • Discussions about key concepts

Participants in all of our seminars will receive a certificate of completion from Executive Education HEC Montréal.

For more information about this program

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