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Business Analysis Fundamentals Course

BA Fundamentals – 2 Days – $1100+GST – Limited Places

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A great course, very hands on and interactive. I learnt a lot of practical skills and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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Implementing the best possible business strategy depends on implementing the best solution possible. Without proper skills and training in business analysis – choosing the best strategy could be guess work. Business Analysis, much like its focus, is an ever evolving field yet there are certain tools everyone investigating their business procedures and programs.

Who should attend? 

The Business Analysis Fundamentals Course is ideal for 

  • Business Analysts wishing to build on their skills and/or to revisit fundamental Business Analysis principles.
  • Project Managers, Project Sponsors or others who wish to broaden their understanding of the Business Analysis end-to-end process.
  • Technical specialists moving into a Business Analysis role.

What you gain from the course 

Enrol for Business Analysis Fundamentals course and you’ll gain:

  • Hands-on, business ready expertise that you can immediately apply 
  • Comprehensive Business Analysis program materials and case studies 
  • Sought-after, industry-leading certification from Australia’s most highly accredited PM and PMO partner 
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About this course

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Business strategy execution depends upon developing and implementing solutions that provide demonstrable value to an organisation. Optimal value however can only be realised when solutions are based on precise requirements that fully address an issue or opportunity within the context of the “whole organisation and environment.”

Our two day interactive and practical course provides you with proven tools, techniques and processes to help deliver solutions that satisfy stakeholder requirements and deliver expected benefits to the organisation.

Aligned with A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®), current research, and best practice industry standards, this course enables business analysts to effectively undertake their role and to gain an appreciation of the knowledge areas required for formal BA certification (see the Professional Certification section below).

Workshop Objective

This course provides participants with the fundamental knowledge of the processes and disciplines that enable the delivery of objective requirements that add maximum value to an organisation. It uses a real life case study approach in order to follow the end-to-end business analysis process from conducting the initial business problem scoping, to the development and validation of the business requirements.

Please note: This is not a Software/IT Business Analysis Workshop.

Who this course is for

This workshop is designed for:

  • Business Analysts wishing to build on their skills and/or to revisit fundamental Business Analysis principles.
  • Project Managers, Project Sponsors or others who wish to broaden their understanding of the Business Analysis end-to-end process.
  • Technical specialists moving into a Business Analysis role.

 

Outcomes & Certification Eligibility

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Successful completion of this course will enable participants to:

  • Understand the Business Analysis process.
  • Establish the link between organisational/business strategy and proposed solutions.
  • Plan for and manage a successful change within an organisation including effective stakeholder management.
  • Identify appropriate modelling techniques required to map current and desired business processes and environments.
  • Appreciate the role of requirements and their importance in the context of a project.
  • Understand tools and techniques available for developing requirements.
  • Consolidate BABOK® Guide knowledge areas required for the formal Business Analysis certifications.

How this course is delivered

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Facilitators of this course will use a comprehensive participant handbook and a case study delivery approach to provide participants with a ‘hands-on’, multi-faceted and challenging learning experience. Participants will be actively engaged in progressing an initial issue or opportunity statement into documented and validated business requirements.

Our participants are entitled to complementary telephone consultation/advice within 60 days of course completion. All workshops may be conducted onsite or at our premises, with experienced facilitators providing group and / or individual instruction.

All courses are able to be customised to suit your requirements, using a scenario from your workplace as a case study.

Professional Certification

International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) offers two formal certifications for professional Business Analysts: the Certification of Competency in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®) and the Certified Business Analysis Practitioner™ (CBAP®). Both of these certifications require a solid understanding of the information contained in the BABOK® Guide. This course is aligned to the BABOK® Guide knowledge areas and can assist in preparation for these certifications.

IIBA is a non-profit organisation whose vision is to be the leading world-wide professional association that develops and maintains standards for the practice of Business Analysis, and for the certification of practitioners.

PM-Partners group is an Endorsed Education Provider of IIBA™.

 

Workshop Content Summary

DAY 1

Setting the Scene

    • Understand course objectives.
    • Understand the alignment of the course with the IIBA and the BABOK® Guide.
    • Understand the pathway to becoming a certified Business Analyst.

Introduction to Business Analysis

    • Demonstrate the ability to define business analysis, and its value to the performing organisation.
    • Understand the roles of a business analyst throughout the life of a project.
    • Understand key business analysis milestones and where they occur in a project.

Understanding the Enterprise Environment and Providing Project Justification

    • Understand the concept of enterprise analysis.
    • Understand the link between enterprise strategy, business strategy and projects.
    • Demonstrate the ability to develop project justification including high level project scoping and cost-benefit analysis.
    • Understand the value of a robust Business Case.

Preparing for Analysis

    • Demonstrate the ability to define, plan and schedule tasks required to conduct requirements analysis.
    • Demonstrate the ability to identify analysis risks.
    • Demonstrate the ability to select tools and methods to elicit and validate requirements.
    • Understand the tools available for communicating effectively with stakeholders.
    • Demonstrate the ability to identify and conduct initial profiling of key stakeholders.

DAY 2

Understanding Rquirements

    • Understand the key principles of effective requirements.
    • Demonstrate the ability to identify and classify high level requirements.
    • Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate documented requirements.
    • Understand the role of Business Rules in relation to requirements.
    • Demonstrate the ability to conduct root cause analysis.

Developing Effective Requirements

    • Understand the role of business models in requirements development.
    • Understand the purpose of various business modelling techniques used to map current (as-is) and desired (to-be) business processes or environments.
    • Demonstrate the ability to create a model using a Context Diagram.
    • Understand the impact of not completing As-Is and To-Be modelling tasks.
    • Demonstrate the ability to organise requirements using a Functional Decomposition Diagram.
    • Understand the techniques available for validating requirements.

 

Training Timetable

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Business Analysis Fundamentals 

October  November  December January February 
Sydney 13-14 6-7
24-25
15-16 19-20 12 -13 
Melbourne 19-20 4-5 29 -30 23 – 24 

In-house and customised training workshops also available please phone 1300 701 314 for details

Course Prerequisites

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In order to derive the greatest benefit from participation in this workshop, participants should be working in a Business Analysis environment or planning to do so within the near future

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