Mastering Business Analysis

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Business Analysis is the bedrock of almost every kind of Business change and automated system development. Business Analysis means investigating the work of the Business to find both the problems to be corrected as well as better solutions for the Business processes. Business Analysis is a combination of modelling, systemic thinking, innovating, communicating, persuasion and several other analytical skills. In short, the task of the Business Analyst is to uncover the real Business, and communicate it in such a way that all stakeholders come to a consensus on the best way to improve the Business.
The analyst is charged with guiding the Business-oriented aspects of the project ensuring that the right problem is being solved, and finding innovative and optimally beneficial solutions. This course teaches you how to do that.

IIBA Accreditation

Mastering Business Analysis is a course endorsed by the IIBA. As such, this course has been approved as being aligned to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) and hence is recommended training for business analysts who wish to sit the exam to become Certified Business Analysis Professionals (CBAP). By attending this course, you will earn 16 PDs (Professional Development hours) or 16 CDUs (Continuing Development Units). For further information on how to register for the CBAP examination please refer to certification at The IIBA endorsement is registered by the Atlantic Systems Guild.

“Course is delivered by The Atlantic Systems Guild, an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider,  and IIBA trademarks are used under license and in accordance with IIBA’s Corporate Identity Standards and Trademark Policy."

Along with the seminar materials, delegates will receive a free copy of book Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing Change by Penny Pullan and James Archer (Kogan Page).

What you will learn

  • How to discover the real Business needs, not just guess at a solution
  • How to improve the Business processes by automation or other means
  • How to define a project so that it can yield real benefits, and have all stakeholders agree on the objectives
  • How to determine the most beneficial project scope for improving the work
  • How to use various models to understand and communicate the Business processes and stored data
  • How to use Business events to partition the work into natural segments for easier understanding
  • How to present and communicate your ideas
  • How to think systemically, and innovatively, to find the best solutions for the Business
  • How to be a better Business Analyst

Main Topics

  • Business Analysis — what are we trying to do?
  • Project Inception
  • Business Reconnaissance
  • Modelling the Business
  • Finding the Solution
  • Getting Approval
  • Ongoing Business Analysis