9-Week Business Analyst Bootcamp Program

Program Overview

This online bootcamp is a skill development program that focuses on the parts of business analysis with the biggest impact and relevance to current market needs. It condenses several years of theory and practice into a 9-week accelerated, high-impact learning program that will get you ready to apply cutting edge BA skills to solve real-world problems.

Start date

June 19, 2017

Please note: all seats for the Jun 19 Bootcamp are taken! If you're interested in this program, keep reading
and make sure you add your name to the waiting list for when a slot opens in this or the next class.

Who Should Enroll

Learning Outcomes

How to apply

There are only 10 public seats available for this session, so if you're interested in participating, we recommend applying now. When you fill out this form:

  1. You will be added to the waiting list of the 9-Week BA Bootcamp, with first preference to join the program.
  2. Your email address will NEVER be sold or given to anyone. That is our promise to you.
  3. You will only receive information about the 9-Week BA Bootcamp, and you can take yourself off the list at any given time.

  4. Apply to the 9-Week BA Bootcamp

    Fill out this form to be added to the waiting list and receive more information.

    Reserve corporate seats for the 9-Week BA Bootcamp

    Beal Projects LLC allows select companies to reserve seats for upcoming sessions for team training. Fill out this form to receive more information on our pricing and availability.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the bootcamp held?

    This is an online bootcamp, a flexible alternative that provides online access to our in-depth curriculum, hands-on assignments, and real-time support from Adriana Beal, a specialist with 15 years of experience in business analysis in a variety of industries.

    How does the bootcamp work?

    The program confronts trainees with the situations and problems that arise in real world projects. Trainees get to apply business analysis techniques to discover, analyze, negotiate, represent, and validate the requirements of a new or modified software system. Feedback is provided each step of the way by an experienced business analyst and product manager, as opposed to an instructor with little to no exposure to the realities of the business analysis work.

    I'm an accountant (or software developer, or statistician, etc.), and have no experience as a business analyst. Can I still achieve the goals of this bootcamp without previous experience in the field?

    Yes. Many successful business analysts started out with no prior experience, and learned on the job. You'll be simulating their experience in an accelerated model of high-impact learning that condenses several years of theory and practice into a 9-week bootcamp program.

    In addition to getting ready to hit the ground running when you start your first (or next) project as a business analyst, this program will give you the skills and confidence needed to interview well for business analyst roles. You'll also leave with a Professional Portfolio that would take years to develop in the real world and will give you a leg up as a candidate to a BA job.

    I'm a business analyst who have struggled to improve my performance and gain more responsibility in my job, despite numerous efforts to develop my skills through courses, certification, and book reading. Will this program help me?

    Absolutely! This program is based on proprietary techniques developed over the years by consultant Adriana Beal precisely to help struggling BAs who weren't achieving a high level of performance in their jobs despite all the training and reading they went through.

    The program is structured to help you master the critical skills required to succeed in a business analyst job. And when you master those skills, things will never be the same.

    I'm not sure a business analysis career is for me! Should I use this program to decide?

    No. Besides being an expensive tactic to learn whether you like this type of work, the number of seats available in this bootcamp is very limited (only 10 per session, with only one more session scheduled for 2017), so you'd be taking a slot that could be going to someone who is already invested in developing a career in business analysis.

    If you're not convinced yet that business analysis is for you, take a look at this page for some resources that may help you evaluate your preferences.

    How much does this program costs?

    This is a high-touch program in which each participant receives individual attention from internationally recognized business analysis specialist Adriana Beal. While the price could be easily placed in the USD 5,000 range, to make it more affordable to the right audience, the current investment is USD 3,700.

    I'm sold! How do I enroll myself or my team?

    For individual applications, fill out this form to be added to the waiting list and receive more information.

    For companies interested in reserving reserve seats for upcoming sessions for team training, fill out this form to receive more information on our pricing and availability.

    Do I have to finish the program in 9 weeks? What if something happens and I have to take some time off?

    For the best results, it's recommended that you plan ahead to be available to follow the weekly schedule of the program, but we understand that unexpected things happen. If you need to pause the program for a while to take care of an emergency or new priority, just get in touch with Adriana and she will work with you on a plan to allow you to successfully finish the bootcamp.

    What if I start the program and realize it's not for me?

    The 9-Week Business Analysis Bootcamp Program has a 10-day cancelation policy. If for any reason you don't like the program, just get in touch within this time interval writing to or using this form. Your money will be returned with no questions asked.

    Because this is a program in high demand and with very limited seats (about 20 a year, with a waiting list), if your reason for canceling is due to time constraints, we recommend you get in touch to ask for a continuance instead, so you can keep your slot available and resume the program once the situation is resolved.

    How much time do I need to dedicate to the program?

    The bootcamp program is organized in 9 weeks of activities, with an expectation of 5 hours of practice a week. You can choose between dedicating one hour a day from Monday to Friday, or five hours each Saturday, or any combination of hours during weekdays and weekends. It's recommended that you block a minimum of 1 hour for each study session (ideally 90 minutes to two hours) with email alerts and other distractions turned off, as it will help you produce better results in less time.

    Because this is a program in high demand and with very limited seats, if your reason for canceling is due to time constraints, we recommend you get in touch to ask for a continuance instead, so you can keep your slot available and can resume the program once the situation is resolved.

    Sneak peek into the program

    Week 1


    During the first phase of this program you will be working under Chief Technology Officer Natalie Bloom as a business analyst of the Acme Electronics eCommerce Team. Acme Electronics has been a successful eCommerce consumer electronics retailer in the United States for the past 10 years. Last year, the company started the process to revamp its eCommerce website. Your job is to use business analysis techniques to understand the improvements that the executive team wants done to the company's website in order to increase revenue, and write the requirements specification that our development team will use to implement the necessary changes.

    In your first task, you'll start by reading a document created by your predecessor, Tom, providing an overview of the current website functionality and the feature gaps already identified based on input from the Marketing team. Next you will prepare a report to your boss, the CTO, describing your recommendations on how to move forward with the goal of getting the requirements ready for the development team.

    To help you achieve the goal of this first task, you'll have access to a Plan of Attack and a Resources document. Once you've finished this assignment, you'll submit it for review by your instructor Adriana Beal, who will be playing the role of the CTO Natalie Bloom in this task.

    More about the program designer and coach

    Adriana Beal has developed a successful career in business analysis and product management, having lead the investigation of business problems, defined winning solutions, and written requirements documents for a large number complex software projects. She is also the coach of the acclaimed Crafting Better Requirements, a program that has helped hundreds of business analysts improve their requirements documentation and communication skills, and the author of the ebook Measuring the Performance of Business Analysts, which has been adopted by dozens of BA managers interested in improving the performance measurement systems in their organizations. Her latest ebook, designed to help BAs struggling with getting the right information to analyze and use to specify their solutions, is called Tested Stakeholder Interviewing Methods for Business Analysts.

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