Intro to Business Analysis Class Class - September 28 and 30

Introduction to Business Analysis

Tuesday September 28 and Thursday September 30, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Eastern each night
via Zoom


How do you get started with business analysis?

This class is targeted at

  • new grads
  • people making a career change to business analysis
  • PMs, managers, scrum masters, developers, etc. who have to figure out how to write requirements

This five hour class will give you a starting point on how to capture requirements for programs that are heavily waterfall, completely agile, and everything in between. This class will take the theory of requirements documentation from the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge and expand on it using practical case studies based on the instructor's career.


  • Key Concepts
  • Characteristics of a Good Requirement
  • User Stories
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

Interested in an Intro to Business Analysis class for your organization? Contact us

Thinking about IIBA certification? This class counts as 5 PDUs/CDUs (professional development or continuing development units). The instructors are IIBA Pittsburgh board members and Certified Business Analysis Professionals (CBAP), and they will be able to answer questions you may have about certification.

Class Information

When 5 hours spread across two evenings:
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Thursday, September 30, 2021
6:00 - 8:30 PM Eastern each night
Where via Zoom
Other notes   Class size limited to 14.
Handouts will be provided.

$100 - IIBA Member
$150 - Non-Member
If you are between jobs, we have a Pay What You Want option.
We also have copies of the BABOK for $65.

Registration   Registration is through Eventbrite.
After registering, Eventbrite will take you to PayPal for payment.

Limited Class Size

  • Our class size is limited to 14 participants. We expect it to sell out. We encourage you to register early.
  • Can't make it to our September class? If there is demand for it, we may offer the class again. Let us know if you're interested: TELL ME ABOUT THE NEXT CLASS!


Instructor: Mathew McConnell, CBAP, PMP, CSM, CSPO

Mathew McConnell photo   

Mathew McConnell is a Consultant for Fusion Technology, LLC and the President of the Pittsuburgh IIBA chapter.

Matt started in Business Analysis at Jo-Ann Fabrics in 2005. Since then, he’s helped several other retailers, financial giants, and the U.S. Department of Defense improve the outcomes of their projects using a blend of business analysis, project management, and agile. Matt started off with a bachelor's in foreign language but found along the way that coaching business and IT to become cross-fluent with each other was far more fulfilling. Since that realization, he's earned an MS in Technical Management from the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins and maintains several certifications in business analysis, project management, and agile. 

Instructor: Justin Trotter, CBAP, A-CSPO


Justin Trotter CBAP, CSPO has been a business analyst and product owner for over 10 years working to perform gap analysis, implement process improvement, and build minimally viable products for multiple industries. He is the VP of Professional Development for the Pittsburgh IIBA Chapter.

He has worked in environments including Tax and Auditing for CCH, Governance Risk and Compliance for CT Corporation, Encryption for the Air Force, Financial Services for US Bank, and Criminal Justice systems for DOJ contracts. He is currently a Product Owner and Site Lead at the CJIS FBI center in Clarksburg, WV working on the National Crime Information Center 3rd Generation solution for law enforcement. Justin holds a BA in Biology and Economics from Wichita State University and a MBA and MS in Business Intelligence & Analytics from Creighton University.