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Business Genetics®: Business Analysis & Requirements Foundation Course

About this course

This course provides students with a complete and comprehensive understanding of the state of the Business Definition / Business Process Modeling (BPM) and Business Requirements Industries. Historic approaches and modern emerging standards (e.g. AGILE) are explained, with compelling insights for both business/IT leaders and Business Analyst (BA)/Business Requirements (BR) professionals. A must for anyone wishing to understand current global industry trends and future directions of this complex and dynamic industry. The role of the Business Analyst is explained as well as the critical role performed by this function.

How this course is delivered

Workshop Content Summary

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the BA/BR industry definitions and trends
  • Understand shortcomings of typical process modelling and business requirements elicitation methods
  • Understand cutting edge Business Modeling methods, particularly the relevance in an AGILE world
  • Understand the latest techniques in business knowledge extraction / elicitation
  • Access template for deploying a BA.BR Centre of Excellence (COE)
  • Understand next generation BA / BR output
  • Identify ways to leverage BA / BR outputs for multiple corporate initiatives
  • Identify common BA / BR pitfalls
  • Explore the role of the Business Analyst and the Business Requirements Analyst
  • Understand the importance and value of the Business Analyst Role to the corporation
  • Exposure and use of a leading Business Process Analysis (BPA) modelling tool (30-day software trial included)

Course Introduction
Objectives. Agenda.

Industry Challenges
Applying 20th century methods to 21st century problems. The challenge. The BPM trends. Industry standards

The Potential
Benefits / Uplifts. The upside potential. The BA role and responsibilities

Business Defined and Exposed
Definitions. Industry “standards”. BPM outputs
Examples: 20th Century business process models – issues and errors

A New BPM Approach
A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide). 5 Interrogatives. Multidimensional business models. Rule based modelling. Ensuring consistency and completeness.

Demonstration: Sharing and building a multidimensional business mode

Business Engagement / Elicitation
Challenges. Recall vs Review. Information recycling driven. Gaining consensus
Example: Recycling business information

Business Improvement
Quick wins.  Formal analytics. Costing and simulation.

Business Requirements
A new definition. Business Requirement inference. Auto-generation from business models. AGILE Business Requirements.
Examples: Auto-generation output, Business Requirements Documentation (BRD), User stories, User cases.

Additional Value Add – Enterprise Convergence
Education and training from business models. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Regulatory compliance
Examples: Auto-generation output = Role Definitions, SOPs, Business Improvement, Risks and controls

Setting up a BPM COE
Blueprint. Roles. Enterprise considerations and business model management. Resourcing.
Examples: COE Template

Course Prerequisites

Prerequisites

To derive the greatest benefit from participation in this workshop, participants should have an interest and/or role in the business analysis arena.

FAQs

Where is the training venue located?

Sydney courses are held at 45 Clarence Street, Sydney.

Melbourne courses are held at 500 Collins Street, Melbourne.


I require an invoice before payment is processed – can I still book this course online?

Yes. Simply select ‘invoice’ from the payment options during the checkout process and one of our consultants will be in contact to organise payment.


Is this a certified course?

No. There are no certifications or exams undertaken in this course. However, you do receive a Completion Certificate from PM-Partners group.

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