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Welcome to Agora Insights

Trusted by Business Analyst, Enterprise and Business Architect professionals in 62 countries

Meet Agora Insights' Founder and Lead Instructor

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Deirdre Caren

Deirdre Caren is passionate about improving business outcomes through better training, mentoring and intentional business design. Over the past 20 years, Deirdre has trained more than 5000 people on various topics, processes and change initiates. Deirdre is the founder and director of Agora Insights Ltd, a training, mentoring and consulting service provider for Business Analysts and Business Architects. Agora Insights is an Endorsed Education Provider (EEP™) with the IIBA® and a Guild Accredited Training Partner™ (GATP™). Deirdre is a Certified Business Architect (CBA®) and Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®).

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What learners say

CBA® Business Architecture Pathway Programme Review

James Maile, Principal Business Architect

Having always been a bit skeptical about the value of certification learning programmes thinking they are often dull and not value for money, Agora's CBA Business Architecture Pathway Program proved me wrong. This course is a breath of fresh air and I value it for the following reasons: - Light-hearted easily understandable content broken into bitesize learning modules - Engaging learning material that is not death by text - Interactive practice tests available cross device so you can practice your knowledge wherever you are - The team are incredibly responsive to your learning needs should you want to know more about a specific area Recommend this course hugely for anyone looking to sit the BA Guild CBA exam

Great course and support

Aaron Maughan: Senior Business Analyst in Australia

Thrilled to have nailed this one. It is fantastic to have an industry-recognized professional certification verifying my extensive BA experience and expertise. Looking forward to continue closing the knowledge gap between Businesses and Technology by wrangling stakeholders and driving world-class solutions. Special thanks to Deirdre Caren at Agora Insights Ltd for delivering the CBAP Master Class. It got me CBAP focused and exam ready. An excellent course that you can tackle at your own pace to suit your own timeframes.

Insightful

Hapiloe Molapo, Manager Retirement Fund Administration

The facilitator is the best thing about the learning. Deirdre is very knowledgable. Her experience comes through. She is also approachable and accommodating. The course content is very relevant and easy to understand, while the business library provides more real life lessons.

Online training as it should be

Pierre Wienke, Principal and Lead Business Architect

I came into this course for achieving Business Architecture Certification readiness. I stumbled in self learning with the BizBok only, watching webinars, and so on. This Programme, although very time extensive, really helped me, I could learn in my own pace, test my learning straight away, get immediate response what was right or wrong. This Programme is very very close to the BizBok, provides supplementary views, and what really showed up, was created with a lot of heart. I can (and will) recommend this to everyone, who wants to step on the Business Architecture road.

More opportunities with this knowledge

Nikki Russell, Senior Business Analyst

Deirdre made the course more enjoyable than I expected, the real-life scenarios enabled me to connect the theory to workplace. As Deirdre’s understanding of the training group grew, she introduced more learning methodologies to assist in the learning journey from consciously incompetent to unconsciously competent. I would highly recommend Deirdre and her BABOK course to those new/experienced to Business Analysis. I can see ahead that there are more opportunities with this knowledge than without.

Excellent Value for Money...

Moya Bawden, BA Practice Lead

Deirdre took on the challenge of working with a group of BA’s who ranged in experience from brand new to senior. With her thoughtful personal presentations, well developed online course and the opportunity to test and try ideas with the group, she covered all the learning-types and needs. Each lesson provided new ways to approach old problems, and an outstanding grounding in the BABOK. Deirdre was a very thoughtful presenter and worked hard to develop confidence and skills within the learning group. I would recommend Agora’s approach to BABOK learning as transformative, and exceptional value for money for any organisation.

What we believe...

Based in Christchurch, New Zealand while training professionals from around the world

  • Our Philosophy

    We believe that when you are passionate about something, great things come together. This is why we are here -- helping you, our learners!

  • Our Vision

    Exceptional Business Training at an Exceptional Price resulting in Exceptional Professional Outcomes

  • Our Mission

    To provide every Business Analyst and Business Architect with a one-stop-shop to grow and expand their skills, certification and career opportunities.

Who should take our courses?

Digital transformation is a reality in our world. To be successful in delivering great solutions for businesses and customers, business architects and business analysts play an essential role in ensuring success. The best way for you to deliver in our digital world, is to ensure that your knowledge and skills are aligned with industry standards, leading to consistent practices. This is where we come in -- we train and prepare you to learn and understand these industry standards and help you achieve certification success.! Grow your career, your income and your opportunities today!

  • Business Analysts: Prepare for ECBA, CCBA, CBAP and CCA exams and elevate your career. Additionally, learn how to best structure your requirements and business solutions, with a great set of tools and techniques to meet the business needs.

  • Business Architects: Focus on both your certification and the tools that will help you grow your career, add value to change projects and develop business strategies.

  • Professionals from other careers who wish to switch to Business Analysis. Get started on ECBA Masterclass (and then sit the IIBA ECBA Exam) to get the training and validation you need as you embark in this new career.

  • Project Managers: Learn what quality requirements are, how to critique them and how to use them for project success.

  • Product Owners: Learn about business architecture, functional decomposition of requirements and requirements storage, so that you can effectively prioritise tasks and measure outcomes.

  • Subject Matter Experts: Learn how you can work with business analysts, business architect and to write your own quality requirements so that you can effectively contribute to the project success.

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