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Virtual Open House for The Business Analyst Blueprint® 7-13-21 - Shared screen with speaker view
Nadine M
01:53
Welcome to the session all.
A Gold
01:54
From Essex, United Kingdom
Sylvia Metz
01:56
Vancouver, BC Canada
Asia Strong
01:58
Atlanta, GA
nicki
02:02
Hi! Joining from Asheville NC! It's great to see Laura in real life.
russ
02:09
Russ in Nashville, TN
Stephanie
02:10
Chattanooga, TN
Syed-Masood Hussain
02:11
Oakville, Ontario
Hemal Buch
02:11
Toronto, Canada
Sybil Carter-Love
02:11
Oakland, Ca
Jill B
02:12
Dallas
Sheila Sutphin
02:19
Vancouver WA
Shefali
02:24
this is Shefali form MN
Venzula Tate
02:25
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Nadine M
02:39
Great representation!
Andiswa Mthembu
02:39
Durban, South Africa
Michelle Bosomworth
02:41
Waterloo, Ontario
Sylvia Metz
02:45
watched all three video!
Ashlene Petersen
02:47
Cape Town South Africa
Supriya
02:50
Good Afternoon from Maryland
Ruby’s iPad
02:50
Hawaii
nicki
02:51
I did. now chompin at the bit.
russ
02:56
Yes on free workshop
Shefali
02:57
watched 2 vidoes
Sylvia Metz
03:01
currently engaged in BA self-paced course
Nadine M
03:03
Oh, 2 South Africans! Welcome.
Ruby’s iPad
03:19
Watched them. Very informative.
Helen
03:24
From Chicago. Watched all 3 videos. Just listening in today since I have to work.
Amira Zaky
03:40
My name is Amira Zaky , I am from Bothell, Washington
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
03:41
That's great Helen! Thanks for joining!
Beverly Ann
04:23
Good afternoon everyone!
Nadine M
04:33
Drop any take-aways from the Launch your BA Career workshop into the chat!
Amira Zaky
05:10
How is cost this problem?
Sylvia Metz
05:17
understood the software level much better - and eased my anxiety of needing to know code, etc.
Nadine M
06:11
These are great observations, relevant to business analysis. Understanding the cost of problems and how they are impacting your business and accepting that knowing code is not the domain of the BA :-)
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
06:22
@Slyvia Metx - Thanks for sharing that! That is a common concern. Glad you were able to get a better understanding.
Beverly Ann
06:23
That is wonderful to hear Sylvia! Glad you are more comfortable.
Nadine M
07:07
If you've just joined, please let us know where in the world you are joining us from.
A Gold
07:08
when is the next workshop..?
Ibkay
07:26
joining from Ontario,Canada
Danielle Robert
07:29
I'm in Ottawa, On (Canada)
Helen
07:34
QUESTION: As a BA, what are deadline like? Long? Quick turnarounds. I work in a very short deadline driven profession which I want to get away from. There’s no time for thoughtful investigation with unrealistic timelines. Just curious.
Isha Tarte
07:44
joining from Seattle
Sybil Carter-Love
07:51
Exceptional Presentation, I've gotten through the 1st 2 and best take away taking the program to build confidence and add value
Vanessa
08:26
Joining from Chicago, IL.
Alton Brisbane
08:31
Joining from Annapolis, MD
My Le
08:49
Joining from Austin, TX
Nadine M
08:57
@Helen, the business analysis world is a very dynamic one but with Agile being so prevalent, this short delivery time is a part of live. The challenge to you is working out how you can optimize your skills to handle that.
Halil
08:59
Joining from Pittsburgh
Sylvia Metz
10:51
Beverly -- yes, can feel the missing of the workbook (and instructor support!) as I've been moving along in the self-paced online program.
Arokia Rajan
11:28
no 🔊
Arokia Rajan
11:36
sound
Beverly Ann
11:46
Yes Sylvia, the support and hands on work here was very important to me to confirm my work experience and knowledge.
Amira Zaky
11:56
I want to understand what is Business Analysis? How is the cost?
Stephanie
12:15
QUESTION: Is there any assistance in finding a job after the completion of the program?
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
12:17
@A Gold - The training recordings are still up for a few days. There won't be another workshop for Fall 2021.
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
12:54
@Arokia - thank you for letting us know. Could you please try rejoining?
Nadine M
12:56
Business Analysis is the study of businesses seeking the opportunities to improve those businesses and the facilitation of the implementation of solution to improve business.
MT- Bénie de l’Éternel
13:39
Is the Applied Certification in Business Analysis™ (ACBA) accredited by IIBA ?
A Gold
13:58
Thank you @Disha I am new to BA.. hopefully I will learn and gain a lot..
Arokia Rajan
14:04
not audible
My Le
14:12
How to find a job in business analysis without experience?
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
14:19
@Stephanie - There will be webinars to help you find a job towards the end of the program.
aasthak
14:47
I am really interested in joining the programme but the expense is stopping me . Also, is there a way we can take classes for business process using wireframe and visio because this is what i need for my current job . Please let me know
Susha
15:10
How long the course is.
Nadine M
15:12
@MT-Benie You can use the time on this course towards the IIBA certifications as Professional Development Hours.
Nadine M
15:58
Susha, the course lasts approximately 6 months. Have a look at the full set of details here: https://www.bridging-the-gap.com/blueprint-faq/
Nadine M
16:43
@Aasthak, our course covers a broader range of vital business analysis skills than those your mentioned, which is what makes it so powerful.
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
16:48
ACBA counts for 60 PDs/CDUs.
Susha
17:05
Are you help to placement too
Beverly Ann
17:05
My Le, the skills you gain with the program can also be used for volunteering and helping charities with their processes. This work can be transferable to a full time job. I have used these skills with charities to help them automate their processes and to streamline their work.
Gayle Perkins
17:08
I am predated the BA Certifications. With 30+ years of experience would this program be benifical to me? Please advise.
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
17:16
@A- Gold You are welcome. Wishing you success!
Nadine M
17:36
@My Le This course gives you some practical experience that will be useful to present on a resume. It gives you business analysis experience whilst you are learning.
Noemi
17:44
Sorry I can't stay. Thank you for making this available.
MT-
17:45
@Nadine thank you
Shefali
17:48
Question--what is the cost of this 6 month program and is it each day , how many hours etc and what is the cost
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
18:24
@Gayle Perkins - Absolutely! We just had someone who was entering their career after a break, and they landed a project towards the end of the program.
Marci Dahms
18:28
You can get all the details (including investment) here: https://www.bridging-the-gap.com/business-analyst-blueprint/
Nadine M
19:33
The training materials are made available to you to use at a time and place that is practical for you - the benefit of On-demand.
Sylvia Metz
19:47
QUESTION: given I'm in process of completing self-paced course, how does this impact my completion of Certification course, I.e., finances, time, etc.
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
20:15
@Shefali - we recommend 3-5 hours per week. The lessons will be delivered to you in chunks to allow you to fully focus on the topics at hand as you proceed.
Nadine M
20:25
The workbook allows you to demonstrate your application of skills - this is how you can get experience with using the tools (which is more valuable to you than knowing what the skills are).
Shefali
21:04
question-what is the total cost?
Nadine M
21:39
@Sylvia, balancing multiple learning opportunities would be up to you. We have clear deliverable deadlines to keep you accountable but as a professional, you can manage your time accordingly.
Jane Conners
21:46
QUESTION: Is the on-demand training available for separate purchase... without the other 3 components?
Nadine M
22:01
@Shefali: You can get all the details (including investment) here: https://www.bridging-the-gap.com/business-analyst-blueprint/
Kim
22:21
QUESTION Will we have access and instruction on how to use the tools needed to create things like Use Cases and Wireframes?
Stephanie
22:41
QUESTION: I currently work full time (EST). Are the live interactions scheduled during the day or in the evening?
Nadine M
22:46
@Jane, this is a program rather than a set of independent courses. To earn the ACBA you would need to complete all 4 modules.
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
22:49
@Slyvia - In addition to what Nadine says, you will have a better idea about the commitment level after the presentation. For any follow up question, email us at info@bridging-the-gap.com
Nadine M
23:13
@Kim, yes, Use Cases and Wireframes are both a part of what you will learn.
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
23:21
@Kim - yes, we will be guiding you on not just the techniques but the tools as well.
Isha Tarte
23:24
Question : what is ACBA certification Value in Market?
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
24:05
@Stephanie - to account for various timezones, we offer the instructor hours during various times and days.
Helen
24:21
QUESTION: How to explain the Applied vs. higher levels of IIBA certs to potential employers. Does it mean will be hired as an entry-level?
Nadine M
24:24
@Stephanie, the schedule is made available to you to determine when you attend what. The webinars and instructor hours help you to develop skills but are not a mandatory part of the program.
Beverly Ann
25:24
Isja - I have found that it has been a way for me to show my employer my commitment to a BA career and dedication to learning how to be a skilled member of the team. My employer was very accepting and supportive of this.
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
25:25
@Isha - ACBA is one of the few certifications where you can show that you have applied the BA concepts taught in the course, and have had your work reviewed by an expert industry expert.
Gayle Perkins
25:38
Does your certification have an expiration date like some certifcation has a 2 - 5 year. Then you have to re-certify in that field?
Nadine M
26:21
@Gayle, the ACBA does not expire and you will not need to recertify.
Sylvia Metz
26:29
Question: Finance , cost is $4997 (USD), does what I've currently invested in the self-paced course applied to the certification course?
Gayle Perkins
26:41
Thank you much Nadine
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
28:06
@Slyvia - is the self paced course with BTG?
Sylvia Metz
28:23
yes... :)
Marci Dahms
28:30
@Sylvia - please send us an email at info@bridging-the-gap.com so we can check your course history
Sylvia Metz
28:37
will do
graham
29:21
What are the guidelines for selecting a good business process for use in this course?
Isha Tarte
29:33
Question : Does the certification have 1 on 1 training, and hands on project experience?
Shefali
29:55
Question-are there any scholarships available or is it the full fee we have to pay?
Nadine M
30:55
@Shefali, scholarships are not available through Bridging The Gap.
aasthak
30:56
do we have to pay $4997 upfront or is there partial payment plan as well
Shefali
31:09
Question - any hands on experience or examples that you give so that we can speak in the interview?
Halil
31:10
what are the common areas of being QA and being BA? Is it easy to transition from QA to BA ?
Marci Dahms
31:19
@Shefali We are not offering any scholarships at this time but we do have a 5-month payment plan to allow you to spread out the cost.
Nadine M
31:43
@Isha, there is no One-on-One training but the Instructor Hours afford you the opportunity to talk to the instructors in small-group settings.
Jane Conners
31:56
QUESTION - The certification is not so important to me. I'm interested in learning the processes/procedures. And $5k is a non-starter. Are the components of this program NOT purchasable independent of the "interactive" modules?
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
32:02
@Graham. Great question. The process should be a series of steps that will repeat ( Basic, but important point :)). The level of detail at which it needs to be analyzed must be consistent. The process steps should fit legibly in one piece of paper..There is some more, but these are some initial pointers :)
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
32:31
@Graham - The webinars as you begin the course will cover many of these considerations.
Beverly Ann
32:57
@Halil - I spent some time as QA and the analysis you do to determine what to test is very simple to how a BA does their analysis and ask questions to determine the business requirements
Halil
35:02
what are some of the tools BA`s use on a daily base?
Marci Dahms
35:27
@Jane - it is a comprehensive program that covers all the foundational BA skills. The individual modules are not available separately.
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
35:31
@Halil - There are many transferable skills as you go from QA to BA.
Amira Zaky
35:50
Is this problem Bachelor degree ?
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
36:04
@Halil - Lot of modeling tools, requirements management tools, agile tools (JIRA), and good old MS office apps :)
Danielle Robert
36:30
Question: For the 8 Step BA process framework, the work for a BA differs depending upon the solution e.g. build vs saas, etc. Does it cover both?
Shefali
36:52
Question- so the classes will be held only 3 to 5 hours per WEEK?
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
37:13
@Amira- While there is no pre-requisite to practice Business Analysis, a Bachelors degree can definitely aid you in your role. Also, some jobs may have that as a pre requisite.
Nadine M
37:21
@Shefali - there are no classes as such. It is on-demand content that you can access at a place and time that suits you.
Shefali
37:45
aha ok Nadine
Shefali
38:20
Question-are there any hands on activities or live instructors than?
Nadine M
38:23
@Shefali: we recommend 3-5 hours per week of work effort (not class time). The lessons will be delivered to you in chunks to allow you to fully focus on the topics at hand as you proceed.
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
38:33
@ Shefalie - the classes are self paced. We suggest investing 3-5 hours to make the most out of the program.
aasthak
38:39
May I know if there is payment plan ??
Beverly Ann
39:11
@Danielle I work as a consultant for clients which means some of the components of the 8 step process I am not involved in due to the nature of my work, but all the skills I have learned here have been transferable and are very valuable towards the work I do for both Waterfall and Agile projects
Nadine M
39:14
@Shefali, there are both "hands-on" activities (that's the workbook) and live instructors (through the Instructor Hours).
Marci Dahms
39:36
@Aasthak - yes, there is a 5-month payment plan available to help you spread out the cost over the duration of the program. https://www.bridging-the-gap.com/business-analyst-blueprint/
Gayle Perkins
40:22
Yes, they are Paula.... There has been no change to the BA Industry....
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
40:33
@Shefali - The Instructor Hours will be live with an instructor. Your workbook will allow you to implement what you are learning in the course modules. There will be webinars as well.
Paula Bell (BA Martial Artist)
40:59
@Gayle - there really hasn’t. Just knew ways to approach fundamental concepts, but the fundamental concepts have been consistent.
Amira Zaky
41:22
Is this Bachelor degree program? How can I find a job with this program? What kind of those jobs?
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
41:24
+1 on @Paula
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
41:31
Paula's comment
Gayle Perkins
41:33
Yes, they have been Paula.....
Nadine M
42:08
Instructor Hours are small-group interactions where we can address workbook related questions together.Webinars are "teaching" interactions where we facilitate project selections for the workbooks and address early questions.Workbooks allow you to demonstrate application of skills to the Instructors who will review your workbook and provide feedback to facilitate your development.
Halil
43:10
Question: is knowing Salesforce help as a BA & and increase salary expectations in the market ?
Marci Dahms
43:11
Schedule of important dates: http://www.bridging-the-gap.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Blueprint-Fall-2021-Calendar.jpg
Nadine M
43:26
Webinars occur at the start of each module.Instructor hours occur throughout the module and allow you to choose sessions that work with your schedules.Workbooks are submitted at the end of each module.
Nadine M
43:59
The workbook review cycle affords you the opportunity to learn from experts - practicing professional business analysts.
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
44:22
In addition to the Instructor Hours, you are invited to send in any specific questions you may have about the course content.
Gayle Perkins
44:55
Are there any certification beyond this certification?
Sylvia Metz
45:05
the second seminar --- that's the key area that I am needing to have clarified!!
Gayle Perkins
45:07
other*
Nadine M
45:10
Thanks Disha - that is sooo true. Instructors are available to help you via e-mail to address questions pertaining to your workbook.
Supriya
45:20
How long is the session?
Sylvia Metz
45:45
Business process selection --
Nadine M
45:52
@Supriya, the program is about 5 months long.
Helen
45:53
QUESTION: The webinar times will be difficult for me to attend. Is logging on in real time required?
Susha
46:00
One hour
aasthak
46:15
I see that in the project schedule , the first day is 3pm but I have meeting at work at the exact time. So, what will happen
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
46:20
@Gayle - At this time ACBA is the only certification offered by BTG. However, there are other ways BTG can continue to support you.
Supriya
46:24
@Nadine Thank you.
Cathy
46:27
If working a full time job and can’t make 3pm call are they recorded
Lee Ann Armstrong
46:33
@Suprira - fall 2021 session runs july 22 - December 14
Nadine M
46:53
Sessions are recorded and available for you to review after the fact.
Marci Dahms
47:02
@Cathy - yes, all the live webinars are recorded and replays posted
Gayle Perkins
48:39
Thank you much for this information Disha
Marci Dahms
48:40
While it is encouraged to attend live webinars when you can, it is NOT necessary. The replays will be available. And you can also get your questions answered via email.
Beverly Ann
49:53
During my time, taking the sessions, I often had to miss the live sessions but the recorded sessions were beneficial and instructors were available via email for any questions pertaining to the course content.
Nadine M
49:54
Approach this as a project - have a plan and allocate time to your plan.
16699006833
50:11
Can we get a copy of schedule & costs
Lee Ann Armstrong
50:33
You can get all the details (including investment) here: https://www.bridging-the-gap.com/business-analyst-blueprint/
Nadine M
50:39
Schedule of important dates: http://www.bridging-the-gap.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Blueprint-Fall-2021-Calendar.jpg
Marci Dahms
50:52
Here's a link to a program handout:http://www.bridging-the-gap.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/The-Business-Analyst-Blueprint%C2%AE-certification-program-handout.pdf
Marci Dahms
51:17
Calendar of important dates can be found here:http://www.bridging-the-gap.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Blueprint-Fall-2021-Calendar.jpg
Lee Ann Armstrong
51:56
For any follow up questions, email us at info@bridging-the-gap.com
Marci Dahms
52:43
Frequently Asked Questions about The Business Analyst Blueprint® certification program:https://www.bridging-the-gap.com/blueprint-faq/
Marci Dahms
55:55
Check out all of our participant case studies here:https://www.bridging-the-gap.com/about-our-case-studies/
ELIZABETH B
56:33
Ongoing support : At the end of the program, do the Alumni stay in touch to support/ network with other ACBA graduates looking for new opportunities?
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
57:47
@Elizabeth - Great question. Yes, we stay connected with the participants via LinkedIn and through BTG's Circle of Success program.
Nadine M
58:14
@Elizabeth, Bridging the Gap does offer the Circle of Success that provides ongoing career support.
Beverly Ann
58:30
Elizabeth, I am active with many of the people I studied with via LinkedIn and Circle of Success.
Helen
59:02
QUESTION: What is the Circle of Success and does it cost money to be a part of?
ELIZABETH B
59:08
Great, Thanks!
Nadine M
59:23
Notice the constant focus on practical development and application of skills.
Nadine M
59:45
The program goes beyond theory and into skill refinement.
Nadine M
01:00:35
And to Beverly's point - you build a network of professionals who you can share the experiences with.
Marci Dahms
01:00:51
@Helen - the Circle of Success is a career coaching program that Laura offers. You can get on the interest list here: https://www.bridging-the-gap.com/circle-of-success/
Nadine M
01:01:26
Questions: info@bridging-the-gap.com
Disha Trivedi (BTG Instructor)
01:01:48
Thanks all! I need to drop off. Hoping you speak with you soon!
Marci Dahms
01:01:57
Check out ALL the program details here:https://www.bridging-the-gap.com/business-analyst-blueprint/
Shubhangi Joshi
01:01:58
What is the cost of this program
graham
01:02:01
Where is the ‘add to calendar’ link to add the schedule to your personal calendar?
Sybil Carter-Love
01:02:01
Thanks Paula
Nadine M
01:02:25
@Shubhangi: You can get all the details (including investment) here: https://www.bridging-the-gap.com/business-analyst-blueprint/
Shubhangi Joshi
01:02:34
ok thanks
Marci Dahms
01:02:41
@Graham - the Add to Calendar links for the live webinars can be found on the course platform on the Webinars page
Jane Conners
01:02:43
COMMENT: Brilliant job of productizing your services and moving from strictly selling your time...
Sylvia Metz
01:03:00
I've reviewed various BA programs and I chose BTG self-paced Master Class for its practicality and accessibility. Glad I did... now just need to sort out how I might be able to work out the finances. Thanks!
Sybil Carter-Love
01:03:22
The link only lets you only the interest...but not pay or enroll
Nadine M
01:03:26
@Sylvia, remember that investing in yourself is a vital part of professional development.
Sneha Upadhyay
01:03:59
Will recording be shared of this session? I just joined !!!
Nadine M
01:04:10
@Sybil, the Circle of Success opens for enrollment on a schedule. Register your interest and the team will reach out when applicable.
Marci Dahms
01:04:21
@Sybil - please try refreshing the page or on another browser. https://www.bridging-the-gap.com/business-analyst-blueprint/
Sylvia Metz
01:04:33
the additional Certification would definitely be a plus. I'm currently engaged in contract … scope has gotten bigger!
Sybil Carter-Love
01:05:01
It's working now
Sybil Carter-Love
01:05:07
thanks for updating the link
nicki
01:05:12
Thank you so much, can't wait to get started. see you next week!
Shubhangi Joshi
01:05:14
thanks
Sylvia Metz
01:05:15
thanks !
Sheila Sutphin
01:05:24
thanks
graham
01:05:25
Thank you!
Michelle Bosomworth
01:05:27
Looking forward to it! See you next week.
Andiswa Mthembu
01:05:41
can I please have a link for the last past sessions
Beverly Ann
01:05:46
Thank you everyone for joining today!
Isha Tarte
01:05:57
Thank you
ELIZABETH B
01:06:02
Thank you so much, ready to join!
Gayle Perkins
01:06:02
Thank you all for taking your time to disburse this info
Danielle Robert
01:06:04
TY
Lee Ann Armstrong
01:06:13
thank you, everyone!
ashlene
01:06:14
wonderful session BTG team - Thank you
Alejandro Martin
01:06:30
Thank you!