Effective Business Analysis

This companion guide to the 3-day Effective Business Analysis training course focuses on the different challenges and approaches business analysts must employ in documenting business requirements effectively and efficiently.
Learners will discover concepts, tools and ways to rapidly understand existing business processes and technologies as well as skills in understanding root-causes of business problems in order to facilitate design efforts in delivering a quality product to the customer. The workshop is interactive and participants may apply techniques presented through scenario analysis, role playing, case studies, discussion, and other experiential techniques.
Business analysis can be performed within all levels of the organization and, along with technical skills, will also always be associated with the application of the soft skills necessary to effectively implement and institutionalize change.

Effective Business Analysis is a three-day course focused on the different challenges and approaches business analysts must employ in documenting business requirements effectively and efficiently. Learners will discover concepts, tools and ways to rapidly understand existing
business processes and technologies as well as skills in understanding root-causes of business problems in order to facilitate design efforts in delivering a quality product to the customer. The workshop is interactive and participants may apply techniques presented through scenario analysis, role playing, case studies, discussion, and other experiential techniques. Business analysis can be performed within all levels of the organization and, along with technical skills, will also always be associated with the application of the soft skills necessary to effectively implement and institutionalize change.

This course is for all individuals who have the responsibility for collecting and documenting business processes as well as recommending opportunities for change.

Prerequisites – Classes or Knowledge Required

There are no prerequisites for this course. The workshop is intended for project participants, business analysts, business knowledge workers, project managers and others who would like to refresh their skills and learn new approaches. It is appropriate for those with any level of experience.

Workshop Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Define the purpose and benefits of effective business analysis.
2. Understand the role of the business analyst.
3. Communication more effectively.
4. Describe the purpose of enterprise analysis and elicitation.
5. Plan and manage requirements gathering.
6. Use process architecture and diagramming techniques.
7. Evaluate business problems and develop and analyze recommendations for
improvement.
8. Collect and use metrics to improve effectiveness.

Module
Introduction to Business Analysis
Developing Business Analysis Skills
Planning, Enterprise Analysis, Elicitation
Requirements Analysis
Solution Assessment
Succeeding as a Business Analyst