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Overview of Lean Business Analysis

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About This Course

The common struggle in projects is to get the right people to make decisions in a timely manner. In this highly informative course, our SME Kupe Kupersmith shares how to view and approach analysis so your focus is on reaching the desired outcome. Kupe is an accomplished BA, author, and sought-after speaker. In the course, Kupe shares the perspective of the BA. For example, one of the most valuable contributions the BA can make is helping others make decisions. Learn how to identify business needs and determine solutions. Learn how to tailor your approach when working with different types of people.  Kupe also provides real-life examples, such as working on a relatable neighborhood project or being misunderstood in his role at Turner Broadcasting. These entertaining examples will help you become a better manager. Whether you’re performing business analysis, mentoring others or involved in projects where analysis is happening – this course is perfect for you!

This course is also available in the bundle 24 PDUs to Satisfy Your Talent Triangle Bundle, as well as the PDU Passport, our all-access pass to every InSite PDU course.


  • Introduction
  • What is Business Analysis?
  • Defining Requirements
  • What vs. Why
  • The Path
  • Why is Decision Making the Answer?
  • Pitching Business Analysis
  • Is Anything Required?
  • Lean Business Analysis
  • Four Factors that Stop Good Decision Making
  • Summary and Course Wrap-Up

Target Audience: Anyone involved in projects where analysis is happening. Best for PMI-BA® and PMP® certification holders.

Outcome: 1.5 Professional Development Units (PDUs) that can be applied towards the following certifications: PMP, CAPM, PgMP, PMI-ACP, & PMI-BA, and 1 PDU towards the PfMP, PMI-RMP & PMI-SP certifications.

Author: Kupe Kupersmith

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I earn Professional Development Units (PDUs)?

    Yes, you can! All of our InSite courses qualify for Professional Development Units (PDUs) through PMI®. We’ve aligned them to meet the requirements of the PMI Talent Triangle™ making it easy for you to submit them with PMI®. We’ve created step-by-step instructions to claiming your PDUs here.

  • What is the Talent Triangle, and how does it impact my PDUs?

    PMI requires that you earn a minimum number of 8 PDUs in Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic and Business Management categories. This course qualifies for 2 PDUs (1.5 Technical PDUs, 0.25 Leadership PDUs and 0.25 Strategic & Business PDUs) towards your recertification.

  • How long will I have access to this course?

    If you purchase the individual course or the 24 PDUs to Satisfy Your Talent Triangle Bundle, you will have access for 6 months from the time you activate the course key(s) in your account. If you purchase the PDU Passport, you’ll have either 6 or 12 months from date of purchase depending which PDU Passport subscription you chose.

  • When will I be able to access this course?

    Upon purchase, this course will automatically be added to your account. If you purchased this individual course or 24 PDUs to Satisfy Your Talent Triangle Bundle, your 6-month access period will not begin until you activate the course key(s).  Once activated, you can access the course anytime you want, 24/7, with internet connection for 6-months. If you purchase the PDU Passport, your access will begin right away.

  • How long will it take me to complete the course?

    You will earn 2 PDUs for completing this course. Therefore, it should take you about 2 hours to complete the course, but you can revisit sections or watch lessons as many times as you wish during your access period. One of the best features is you can pause a course and pick up right where you left off when you log back into your account. InSite is self-paced, which makes it simple for you to learn when it is convenient for you.

  • Can I access this course from a mobile device?

    Yes, you can take this course from your computer, tablet or mobile device.  If you can access the internet, you can access this course.

  • How do I report my PDUs?

    You can report your PDUs and check your current PDU balance directly through PMI. For your convenience, we’ve created step-by-step instructions to claiming your PDUs here. You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you complete this course which you should save in case you get audited by PMI.

  • PDUs: 1.5

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Overview of Lean Business Analysis

PMI Talent Triangle™

  • Leadership PDUs: .5
  • Technical PDUs: .5
  • Strategic PDUs: .5

"The instructor was pleasant and enthusiastic about the topic and maintained just the right level of detail to keep the lesson progressing."

-L. Brods

"You can tell Kupe is an improvisational comedian because he brings the fun to Business Analysis!"

-S. Pittman

Customer Reviews

Based on 45 reviews
Good introductory course