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Dr Debra Paul, Visiting Fellow

Lecturer in Business Analysis

Debra Paul


  • Business Analysis, 
  • Requirements Engineering, 
  • Service Science, 
  • Business Process Improvement, 
  • Business Case Development


Whiteknights campus

Dr Debra Paul has over thirty years of business analysis experience and has worked in a wide range of business domains and in the government sector.

Debra Paul is the Managing Director of Assist Knowledge Development Ltd, a training and consultancy company specialising in business analysis and business change. Debra researched the role of the business analyst and developed the BA Service Framework. She has co-authored several books including Business Analysis, Agile and Business Analysis, and Delivering Business Analysis. Debra is a keen advocate for business analysis, service science and design thinking.

Debra has delivered keynote presentations at numerous conferences and industry events, is a founder member of the BA Manager Forum and was the chief architect of the Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Reference: Paul, D. (2018) Defining the role of the business analyst: the business analysis service framework. DBA thesis, Henley Business School, University of Reading.
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Dr Debra Paul, Visiting Fellow

Business Change and Transformation
20/03/2023 - 22/03/2023

A multidisciplinary conference for practitioners to share experiences and ideas that enable organisations to turn ideas into beneficial business outcomes.

Business Analyst Community Day

A BA practice event for a banking organisation to celebrate Global BA Day.