BA Trailblazer: BA Beginnings

BA Trailblazer: BA Beginnings

The BA Beginnings Trailblazer is an opportunity for new business analysts to connect informally and to discuss topics, tools and techniques that will help guide their new careers in business analysis. 

The ultimate objective of this BA Trailblazer series is to create a comfortable space where BAs can help each other as they explore this new career path, all the while building professional relationships and BA skills. Ideally, all participants come to the discussion with something to share, be it prior experience, reference materials on a topic, or any other way to contribute to the conversation. These discussions are led by a host or hosts only to facilitate and not to teach the material.

All are welcome:

  • New Business Analysts
  • Professionals entering Business Analysis as a second career
  • Senior BAs who want to share their knowledge and expertise with the group

There will be an interactive and collective approach to the sessions where feedback and ideas will be used to determine the direction of the Trailblazer’s discussions as the series progresses. 

As with all Trailblazers, we encourage participants to come forward with topics and areas of interest that they would like to lead the discussion with.

BA Beginnings Temporarily Suspended

The BA Beginnings Trailblazer event is being temporarily suspended due to covid-19. Many thanks to all participants for their contributions. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next iteration of this BA Trailblazer.


NEW! Cost: FREE for Chapter members, $5.00 for Non-Members. 

If you’re interested in Chapter membership, please contact

Previous sessions

The BA Beginnings Trailblazer series began in January 2020 and four sessions were held in the first half of the year covering a variety of topics:

  • January 29th, 2020: Building a business analysis resume
  • March 25th, 2020: Reviewing common questions  in BA job interviews
  • May 6th, 2020: Transferring your skills and experience into a BA role
  • June 9th, 2020: Negotiating to agreement workshop
  • October 14th, 2020: BA Beginnings: Working in a Virtual World
  • November 11th, 2020: Everyday Requirements Elicitation
  • January 13th, 2021: Requirements Methodologies Part 1 - Requirements Modelling