Hello! I’m Alex Papworth, the founder of Business Analyst Mentor. I’m a business analyst who has worked in IT for over twenty years.

I am passionate about the BA community and their collective power – I’ve built BA Mentor to tap into this network with the specific goal of accelerating the professional development of ALL BA’s.

How to become a Business Analyst

Do you want to enter the Business Analysis profession but don’t know how?

Take my quick and easy assessment to discover whether you have the core skills to be a good business analyst.
(you may be surprised that technical skills are not very important)

Start the 5 minute assessment now.


I’ve been involved in the BA community for a while which has included:

  • two year stint as President of the UK Chapter of the IIBA
  • collaboration with Yonix to create a webinar series driven by the BA community (you can find past webinars on youtube covering everything from the role of the BA in large Agile environments to business process modeling, becoming a contractor and writing a requirements document here)

Have a look at the site and, if you have any questions or suggestions, drop me a line at alex@bamentor.com.



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