International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) offers four formal certifications for professional Business Analysts:
This course is aligned with the BABOK® Guide v3.0 knowledge areas and can assist in preparation for the ECBA™ and CCBA® Certifications.
International Institute of Business Analysis (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™.
Business Analysis Fundamentals – Level 1 – 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.
By combining a practical and pragmatic approach to business analysis, aligned with industry standards, this course will provide you with the opportunity to prepare for the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) industry certification ECBA™.
Using real-life scenarios will develop your skills, enabling you to put into practice tasks and techniques that allows you to gain general knowledge and practical experience.
Undertaking a set of review questions at the end of each session will ensure full understanding of the material covered. It will also serve as a study aid for those who wish to undertake the ECBA™ certificate.
Business Analysis in Practice – Level 2 – This course provides participants with a standardised and systematic approach for eliciting, analysing and managing business requirements that form the basis for successful solutions delivered to the organisation.
It uses a real-life case study approach to plan, manage and execute a detailed requirements development process, to successfully manage stakeholders, and to reduce organisational risk by understanding the impact of change across the business.
This course builds on information covered in our BA Fundamentals course. In BA Fundamentals, the focus is on understanding the role of the Business Analysts, key business analysis concepts and which common techniques can assist the BA in specific situations. The focus of BA in Practice is to practically apply a range of techniques to common analysis activities.
Learning Outcomes and Facilitation
Successful completion of this course will enable participants to:
- Define the roles and responsibilities of a business analyst
- Articulate underlying competencies to guide them in Business Analysis best practices
- Define core business analysis concepts using the Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM™)
- Identify key techniques as appropriate for business analysis activities
- Identify core business analysis activities as they relate to each knowledge area in the BABOK® Guide
- Demonstrate an awareness and understanding in how to approach business analysis planning, information management and stakeholder engagement
- Demonstrate an awareness and understanding in how to collaborate, communicate and conduct elicitation efforts with stakeholders
- Demonstrate an awareness and understanding in how to manage requirements including prioritising, tracing, managing, changing and approving requirements activities
- Demonstrate an awareness of understanding how to capture current and desired state in a manner that proves alignment to organisational strategy.
- Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of how to ensure that requirements and design meet the desired business need
- Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of how to ensure that value is sought when designing, delivering, implementing and maintaining a solution
- Define, recommend and apply knowledge for the purposes of guiding business analysis activities, managing output delivered by said activities, and managing stakeholder engagement. (Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring)
- Apply and recommend a means by which an organisation can effectively obtain goals and objectives though the identification of current state practices and defining future state practices, considering risk and overall change strategy. (Strategy Analysis)
- Define, recommend, apply and pragmatically prepare for, conduct, confirm, communicate and collaborate with stakeholders for the purposes of defining and designing requirements to meet a business need. (Elicitation and Collaboration)
- Apply and recommend a means by which requirements are to be modelled, verified, validated and supported in a pragmatic architecture that fosters design options and ultimately value in recommended solution options. (Requirements Analysis and Design Definition)
- Apply and recommend a course of action using appropriate tasks and techniques necessary to manage requirements from inception through to retirement. (Requirements Lifecycle Management)
- Apply and recommend options to ensure that solutions delivered adhere to standards and realise the full potential – as dictated by the solution options recommended and deployed. (Solution Evaluation)
- Review and measure the effectiveness of deployed solutions to understand solution and enterprise limitations, which can then be used to recommend opportunities for increased efficiencies. (Solution Evaluation)