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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).
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Key competencies of an Expert BA
Using emotional and cultural intelligence to enhance stakeholder interactions.
Enterprise and business acumen
The role of the Expert BA across different levels of the organisation. The importance of developing a cross-functional focus. Evaluating the impact of proposed business changes on the organisation. Reviewing the relationship between enterprise and business strategy. Exploring environmental and strategic analysis models.
Implementing organisational strategy
The analyst’s role in conducting Enterprise Analysis. Exploring the link between business need, objectives, scope and benefits.
Demonstrating value through benefits management
The role of an analyst in benefits management. Exploring ways to identify, quantify, model, and manage benefits. Justifying initiatives through cost-benefit analysis. Optimising senior stakeholder interactions using a range of personal, interpersonal and leadership skills.
Improving Business Analysis Practices in the Organisation
The senior analyst’s role in developing BA skills and competencies in an organisation. Evaluating analysis plans to ensure a successful project / program outcome. Managing risk at a project, programme and enterprise level.
This course uses a real-life case study approach to follow an organisation from the assessment of its enterprise strategies through to the development and justification of initiatives that will help realise those strategies.
Courses are facilitated by our expert team and can be conducted onsite or at our premises. All courses can be customised to suit your requirements.
Successful completion of this course will enable participants to:
Participants who have been awarded the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® are eligible to earn 21 PDUs for their participation in this course (9 Technical, 8 Strategic and Business Management, 4 Leadership).
To effectively manage organisational benefits, you may wish to consider Managing Benefits™.
For the effective selection and prioritisation of initiatives, you may wish to consider Management of Portfolios (MoP®).
To gain the most benefit from participation in this course, participants should ideally be practicing business analysts who are familiar with concepts and common techniques presented in the BABOK Guide.
Sydney courses are held at 45 Clarence Street, Sydney.
Melbourne courses are held at 123 Queen Street, Melbourne.
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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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Duration: 3 days
Development Units: 21 PDUs
Exam: No exam