Kupe Kupersmith

Senior Instructor, BA Certified, CBAP


Taxi driver for my kids
Anything related to Bruce Springsteen
Cooking in my cast iron dutch oven (new hobby)

First Job

Dishwasher at a Chinese restaurant

Favorite Food


Best Advice Ever Received

Be authentic. Be who you want to be, not what others think you should be.


Jonathan “Kupe” Kupersmith possesses over 20 years of experience in software systems development. He has served as the lead Business Analyst and Project Manager on projects in the Energy, television and sports management and marketing industries. Additionally, he serves as a mentor for business analysis professionals. Kupe is the co-author of Business Analysis for Dummies, a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and a former IIBA® Board Member.

Kupe is a requested speaker in the BA field and has presented at many IIBA chapters and BA conferences. Being a trained improvisational comedian, Kupe is sure to make you laugh while you’re learning. For a feel for Kupe’s view on business analysis topics check out his blog on BA Times. Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone!

Student Comments

I feel we had a good opportunity to ask specific questions related to the material directly to our own work. Kupe is extremely knowledgeable, listens carefully and easily finds ways to relate the experience and content to our day-to-day work.

The instructor, J. Kupersmith, made the class extremely enjoying. He is clearly very knowledgeable of the material and he made the class interactive and very engaging. I would definitely recommend the class but also Kupe.

Kupe did a great job of keeping us all engaged, and allowed time for conversation about the skills. This was a great class and Kupe is definitely a great instructor. I would definitely take a class like this again, especially if he is the one facilitating.

Kupe was honest and constructive in his feedback but presented it in a way that made you feel comfortable. He always started his feedback on a positive note. He engaged the class and made sure to include everyone in each task. He was willing to discuss with me what I needed to improve and gave me really good feedback. The skills I learned will definitely help me in my current role.

Kupe is a consummate and expert business analyst who provided many useful, out-of-the-box situations for business analysts to be more effective in their roles in requirements elicitation and dealing with users – that’s Kupe!

Kupe is a true expert level BA with a firm understanding of the role, practice, and how the BA functions within an organization. He is a dynamic presenter, who provides focused, critical information with style, enthusiasm, and entertainment.

Kupe is an enthusiastic speaker that uses his former career as an improvisational actor to get the audience engaged from the get go.

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