CEB Business Analyst
Development Accelerator


This two-day workshop is designed to improve business analyst effectiveness in a changing solution delivery environment by developing the skills necessary to influence project outcomes.

Hear from the faciliator what you can expect during this two-day workshop.



8:00 a.m.

Arrival and Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Discussion 1—The Evolution of the Business Analyst Role

  • Understand how the business analyst role is changing, and discover the key competencies of the most effective business analysts.
  • Consider the importance of the "whys" behind the "whats" in shaping business outcomes.

10:30 a.m.

Discussion 2—Understanding and Surfacing Desired Business Outcomes

  • Learn to navigate the altitude of requirements conversations.
  • Understand the alignment of requirements to project objectives.

12:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m.

Discussion 3—Tailoring Business Partner Engagement

  • Understand different business partner preferences for project effort, value, and risk.
  • Learn how to tailor communication based on business partner temperaments.

2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:00 p.m.

Role Play

  • Engaging Stakeholders

5:00 p.m.

Day Close





8:00 a.m.

Arrival and Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Peer Perspectives

  • Participate in peer polling and discussion using participant-generated questions on  business engagement challenges

10:15 a.m.

Discussion 4—Engaging with End Users

  • Understand the importance of getting end user feedback
  • Learn to use a variety of techniques to surface end-user needs.

12:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m.

Discussion 5—Engaging with Technical Teams

  • Understand what technical teams care about.
  • Discover the elements of the effective problem-solving conversations with technical teams.

2:30 p.m.

Discussion 6—Shaping Demand

  • Understand requirements prioritization trade-offs.
  • Learn to communicate the rationale for requirements prioritization.

4:00 p.m.

Event Close

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