Ever implemented or purchased something that didn’t actually solve your problem and hindsight felt 20/20? There’s a way to bring that hindsight forward and have clarity when you start. Business analysis helps individuals and teams figure out the right problem to solve and the best way to solve it. This talk will explore how to determine the path to success and differentiate it from the path to a solution. We will go through the foundations of business analysis and how this methodology can help make sure projects are successful. We will review common temptations and how to avoid them, as well as how to leverage a business analyst if you have one on your team. The talk will use real-life examples from healthcare IT as well as everyday experiences like planning a wedding and buying a couch. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice this methodology on a problem of their own.