Don’t get left behind…
Organisations need to remain viable if they are to thrive in today’s challenging economic environment. Regardless of industry or sector, organisations develop strategic plans that are based on key drivers such as compliance, operational efficiencies, or market growth to help them remain viable.
The Expert BA* plays a key role in helping organisations develop and realise their strategic goals. The formalisation of Business Analysis practices has seen the need for Expert BAs to act in the capacity as strategic business advisors, mentors for less experienced Business Analysts, and as a champion for outstanding organisational Business Analysis practices.
Whereas a Project BA responds to objectives and defines requirements within boundaries, the Expert BA understands organisational strategies, defines critical objectives, and seeks out requirements that help improve a business. The Expert BA therefore assumes a more consultative role and aspires to be a trusted advisor to the executive team.
This course is aligned with International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) Competency Standards, which are supported by A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide).
* The term ‘Expert BA’ is used here to denote any person who performs business analysis activities at a senior or enterprise level, regardless of their job title or role. The IIBA® term for this role is an Advanced Generalist BA.