Business Analysis Essentials Training

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This course examines how to benefit from the Business Analysis Essentials Training. Business Analysis Essentials Training Course is now recognised as an exciting programme that will bring you up to date on the latest techniques and approaches that are appropriate in Business Analysis Essentials.

By the end of this course participants will be able to:
• Understand the objectives and goals of Business Analysis Essentials.
• Know how to make a lifecycle for business change.
• Know how to identify the business domain.
• Know how to understand the situation.
• Identifying the analysing and modelling business activities
• Know business perspectives
• Know how to identify potential solutions
• Know when to accept the business case

Methodology of Training
Effective presentations for each of the topics together with interactive trainer lead sessions of discussion. There will also be practical sessions and the participants have the opportunity to practice and experience. Role-plays, case studies, DVD's, videos, small group work, exercises and feedback will be used to facilitate learning.

The Organisational Impact
• Participants will be able to work successfully in this course.
• Participants will be able to describe the role of the Business Analysis Essentials.
• Improve your Strategic analysis in context
• Participants are encouraged to understand the situation.
• Participants will be able to identify different perspectives.
• Participants will be able to manage the implementation of change

This course is designed for :
Participants to sit the one-hour, open book, examination leading to the certificate in Business Analysis Essentials offered by the Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB).



7-11 November 2011

14-18 November 2011

21-25 November 2011

28 November – 2 December 2011

5-9 December 2011

















Additional Info

  • Day 1:

    •    A lifecycle for business change.
    The role of the Business Analyst.
    •    A comparison of the business analyst and systems analyst roles.
    •    Purpose of analysing and modelling business systems.
    •    Overview of business analysis approach (overview model showing roadmap/workflow).

  • Day 2:

    Understanding the situation/issues
    •    Stakeholder analysis
    •    Overview of investigative techniques.
    •    Representation of the business situation.
    Analysing and modelling business activities
    •    Identifying activities
    •    Identifying dependencies
    •    Building a business activity model
    •    Business events/activity triggers
    •    Business rules/constraints

  • Day 3:

    Strategic analysis in context
    •    Identifying the business domain.
    •    Internal environment analysis
    •    External environment analysis
    •    SWOT analysis
    •    Overview of areas of strategy, including IS strategy
    •    Critical Success Factors and Key Performance Indicators
    •    The Balanced Business Scorecard
    Project discipline for business analysis studies
    •    Terms of reference/project initiation.
    •    Business and project objectives.
    •    Deliverables from business analysis studies

  • Day 4:

    Business perspectives
    •    Identifying different perspectives.
    •    Defining business perspectives.
    Identifying and resolving conflicts.
    Identifying potential solutions
    •    Gap analysis - comparing the ideal and existing systems.
    •    Defining a new business model (the processes, people and organisation).
    •    Identifying IS/IT requirements to support the new business model.

  • Day 5:

    Making the business case
    •    Structure of a business case
    •    Identifying options for business change
    •    Costs and Benefits analysis
    •    Impact analysis
    •    Risk analysis and management
    •    Presenting a business case
    Accepting the business case
    •    Testing the system for user acceptance
    •    Managing the implementation of change
    Realising the business benefits

  • Period: 5 Hours
  • Duration: 5 Days
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