If you’re looking for free business analysis eBooks and training to get you started in business analysis or further your understanding, check out these resources.
Bridging the Gap
Laura Brandenburg offers a free email course focussing on the business analyst role, useful certifications and materials to get started in a business analysis career. Click here to learn more.
IIBA Archived Webinars
The IIBA hosts at least four webinars a year covering topics for new and experienced business analysts. The webinars are recorded and published on the IIBA website. Transcripts are also available in PDF format. Browse the IIBA webinar archive here.
Requirements Solutions Group
The Requirements Solutions Group offers as series of videos. The business analysis videos cover many different topics. Starting with Requirements Elicitation and Writing Requirements, followed by Requirements Analysis, Requirements Workshops, Process Models, and Data Models, you can find most business analysis topics in this collection.
The BA Coach
The BA Coach offers a free book called The Five Pillars of a Great Business Analyst. This book focuses on the role of the business analyst in a team environment and brings to light five characteristics of a great business analyst. Download this free eBook here.
Adrian Reed Articles
Adrian Reed offers four useful and informative eBook articles. I particularly like the eBook, Business Engagement on IT Projects: A Case Study, where he discusses the challenges of getting the attention of business stakeholders. You can download Adrian Reed’s free eBooks here.
The Smart BA
The Smart BA has plenty of useful resources, especially if you’re planning ISEB Diploma in Business Analysis. Click here to access their free BA training material.
IT Masters offers a 5-week free introductory course in business analysis. Click here to learn more.
Business Analyst Mentor
Offers a free course called Insider’s Guide to Core Techniques for Successful Business Analysis. It provides an overview of BA best practices, use case modelling, prototyping and other relevant topics. Click here to learn more.