Business Analyst's Course

Program Overview

“I found Bud Lush to be well informed and entertaining. A good balance for a short course.” Mike Franklin, PotashCorp

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 stakeholder and the project. They have the task of identifying customer needs and translating these into business requirements. These business, stakeholder, and solution 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.

  • Key Learning Objectives

    “An enjoyable well run course at a great facility.” Scott Keeler, Western Canada Lottery Corporation

    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.

  • 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 analyst's 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 

Upcoming Session TBD

Fees: $2195 plus GST

Registration Deadline: To Be Announced

Location: TBD

More Information

Includes course tuition, all teaching materials, meals and refreshments.

Course Planner

For more information, contact

Rebecca Schweighardt
Senior Program Coordinator
Email Me

Funding Available

Check out the funding opportunities available through the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant

Instructor Profile

BudW.G.M. (Bud) Lush, M.Sc, Ph.D, FRCPM, LP

Dr. Bud Lush, is Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer providing Strategic and Technical leadership to Atocrates, Canada's Project and 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.

Professional Development Units

Receive 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs) towards your PMI Continuing Certification Requirements from the Project Management Institute, Inc. upon completion.

Partnership Programming

Together with our partners, we continue to add value and enhance our educational experiences to our community through professional development and training in a supportive and welcoming environment.

This Edwards Executive Education program is proudly presented in partnership with The Schulich School of Business at York University. 


University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees.

Cancellations received at least ten (10) business days in advance of the course commencement date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than ten (10) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to a $500 administration fee. Cancellations received less than three (3) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to full course tuition cost.

Non-attendance will incur full course tuition cost.

Fees subject to change without notice.

Program Transfers

One course transfer will be permitted without penalty if the cancellation request is received more than ten (10) business days prior to the course start date. Program transfers within ten (10) business days of the course start date will be subject to a $300 administration fee.

Alternate program transfers may be approved dependent on course availability. Transfer requests must be scheduled within six (6) months of the initial purchase.

Applicants will be responsible for any price difference in program fees at the time of the request. Each subsequent transfer request will be subject to $300 administration fee.

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