Business Analysis Tools and Techniques Training

About this course

Business strategy execution depends upon developing and implementing the best solution. Success however, relies upon basing the solution on precise requirements to fully address the issue or opportunity within the context of the “whole organisation and environment.”

This 2 day program will introduce participants to the basics of business analysis tools and techniques, within the context of an interactive course, driven by a case study.

Workshop Objective

  • This workshop will provide participants with a working knowledge of the fundamental business analysis tools and techniques.
  • The course is driven by participation in a case study, promoting immediate workplace transference.
  • Please note: This is not a Software/IT Business Analysis Workshop.

Who this course is for

This workshop is designed for:
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Project Office Managers
  • Managers and Team Leaders
  • Consultants

How this course is delivered

All workshops may be conducted onsite or at our premises, with experienced facilitators providing group and/or individual instruction.
Training is provided through hands-on learning, relevant exercises and the provision of a participant handbook containing training materials.
Our participants are also entitled to complementary telephone consultation/advice within 60 days of workshop completion.

Workshop Content Summary

DAY 1

Quantification of Current State

  • Pareto Charts
  • Run Charts
  • Weighted Decision Tables
  • Control Charts

Root Cause Analysis

  • 5 whys
  • Five Ws
  • Brainstorming, mindmapping and associated software
  • Fishbone diagrams
  • Scattergrams
  • Six thinking hats

 

Agile Foundation Preparation – 1 DayA comprehensive review of the following subject areas:
  • What is Agile? Choosing the right agile approach
  • Agile Project Management – The Basics
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Preparing for Agile Project Management
  • Agile Project Management
  • The Agile Project Management Process and Products
  • Communication
  • Prioritisation and Timeboxing
  • Agile Control
  • Requirements, Estimating
  • Agile Planning
  • Agile Foundation Practice questions and review

Outcomes & Certification Eligibility

Corporate Benefits

  • Implement the most appropriate solution for the issue or opportunity, increasing the return on investment.
  • Provide the solid foundation for projects to generate results.
  • Allow organisations to begin to create a reputation for consistently successful delivery of project initiatives, through the enhanced capabilities of their Business Analysts and Project Managers.

Individual Benefits

  • Participants’ requirements will be comprehensive and measurable, assisting executives with good decision making, increasing the rate of successful implementation and returns to the business.
  • Participants will leave the workshop with a thorough understanding of the most immediately transferable tools and techniques, to facilitate the delivery of objective requirements with measurable benefits.
  • Participants will be provided with tools, templates and guidance for immediate use back in the workplace.

Course Prerequisites

Participants should:

  • Be practicing business analysts.
  • Ideally have recently completed a Business Analysis course aligned with the IIBA™’s Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK™).

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