How to Start a Business Analyst Career - Debunking the top 3 Myths

If you’ve been exploring a career change to business analysis, then you’ve probably heard a lot of conflicting advice.  
You may have heard any of the following statements:
  • An IT background is necessary. It’s not.
  • Expertise in a specific business domain is critical. It isn’t
  • It makes sense to wait it out for hard-to-find entry-level BA position. It often doesn’t.
In this presentation, you’ll learn how to start your business analysis career, even if you feel like you don’t have much experience to draw from. You’ll leave armed with constructive alternatives for leveraging the skills and experiences from your unique career background that will propel your business analysis career forward.
The Presenter - Laura Brandenburg, CBAP
Laura Brandenburg, CBAP is a best-selling author and an internationally recognized leader known for helping mid-career professionals start business analysis careers. Laura brings more than a decade of experience in the business analysis profession, filling such roles as a full-time business analyst, consultant, and hiring manager. She brings all of these perspectives into her writing, presenting, coaching, and training to help you find transferable business analysis skills, expand your business analysis experience, and start your business analysis career with confidence. You may find out more about Laura by visiting her website (
She also offers a free career planning course for business analysts: