BA Trailblazer: BA Beginnings

BA Trailblazer: BA Beginnings

The BA Beginnings Trailblazer is an opportunity for new business analysts to connect 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 learning environment space where BAs can help each other as they explore this new career path, all the while building professional relationships and BA skills.

All our 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.

New sessions (October 2020 - June 2021)

We are excited to present the following BA Beginnings Trailblazers for 2020-2021. This list will be updated with the dates as new sessions are developed collaboratively:

  • October 14th, 2020: BA Beginnings: Working in a Virtual World
  • November 12th, 2020: Writing Requirements using EARS
  • January 13th, 2021: Topic to be confirmed

All details and registration information will be available through Eventbrite three weeks before each event. If you are interested in being added to the mailing list for BA Beginnings please email:


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