Advanced Business Analysis Training Overview

This Advanced Business Analysis training course teaches attendees how to strategically analyze the internal and external environments of the organization before choosing a solution. Attendees learn how to avoid the pitfall of jumping into a solution before having a solid understanding of the opportunity or challenge to be addressed.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate courses are taught as private, customized training for groups of 3 or more at your site. In addition, we offer live, private online training for teams who may be in multiple locations or wish to save on travel costs. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private on-site or online training, please contact us.

Advanced Business Analysis Training Objectives

All students will learn how to:

  • See the “big picture” and understand the internal/external characteristics of your enterprise before determining solutions
  • Understand what comprises strategy analysis and when and how it is performed
  • Recognize how risks influence the viability of solution options
  • Identify the benefits of developing a thorough change strategy
  • Understand the purpose and importance of business case development
  • Leverage a business case to communicate the viability of pursuing a change to your decision-makers
  • Prepare a business case employing qualitative and quantitative analysis methods

Advanced Business Analysis Training Outline

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Foundational Concepts  
  • Components of business analysis
  • Business analysis competencies
  • IIBA/PMI and the goals of a professional association
  • The purpose of having a BA standard  
Introduction to Strategy Analysis  
  • Definition and purpose of Strategy Analysis
  • The timing of Strategy Analysis
  • Identifying stakeholders and the business need
  • Strategy analysis in your organization
  • When business needs are not clearly defined
  • Strategy Analysis and the business analyst
Analyze the Current State Environment  
  • The importance of analyzing Current State
  • Understanding Business Architecture
  • Techniques for analyzing Current State
Define the Future State  
  • Future State description
  • Assessing impacts on business architecture
  • Determining Solution Scope  
  • Managing expectations with stakeholders
  • Capturing current capabilities
  • How to approach acquiring capabilities
Assess Risks  
  • Identifying risks
  • Risk Tolerance/Categories/risk responses
  • The concept of positive risk
  • Techniques for identifying risks  
  • Who is responsible for identifying risks?
  • Who captures positive risks today?  
Define the Change Strategy  
  • Defining change strategy
  • Components of change strategy
  • Solution scope, enterprise readiness, and change
  • Techniques for defining a change strategy
Develop a Business Case  
  • The purpose of a business case
  • Business case components
  • Building a convincing business case
  • Determining the Recommended Solution
  • Packaging the business case
  • Reviewing the business case with stakeholders
  • Evaluating project proposals
  • Anticipating questions for the business case review
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Lecture percentage

50%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

50%

Lab

Course Number:

BA-102

Duration:

2 Days

Prerequisites:

All students should have taken Accelebrate's Introduction to Business Analysis or have the equivalent experience.

Training Materials:

All Business Analysis training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

No software is required. Students should be seated in pods of 3 or 4, with a notebook and pen for each student. Each pod should have a flipchart with multiple colors of markers. The instructor will require connectivity for her/his laptop to a projection system and Internet.

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