Business Analysis Success (3.0)

Creating the Strategic Context for Mission-Critical Projects

A Two-Day Seminar

Version 3.0 of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® emphasizes the importance of value creation in the role of the Business Analyst. The BA still must gather accurate requirements from business users. To maximize the positive impact of recommended solutions, the BA must also understand the strategic context for a given project and guide solution design.

Success for the BA should be measured by the value an implemented solution adds for the organization and its customers.

What You Will Learn

  • Apply strategy and organizational tools to define the business need
  • Understand and apply IIBA Knowledge Areas and Business Analysis Core Concept Model
  • Create a business case
  • Identify and analyze stakeholders
  • Create a roadmap for BA activities and outcomes

Seminar Outline

I.    Overview and Framework

  • Key Definitions
  • Knowledge Areas
  • Requirements Development Overview

II.    Project Selection

  • Defining the Business Need
  • Evaluating Project Alternatives
  • Creating the Business Case

III.    Stakeholder Management

  • Identifying Stakeholders
  • Understanding Stakeholder Needs and Influences
  • Engaging Stakeholders

IV.    BA Planning

  • Applying the Business Analysis Approach
  • Planning the BA Tasks
  • Developing the Communication Strategy

Who Should Attend

  • Business Analysts
  • Systems Analysts
  • Requirements Professionals
  • Business Product Owners
  • Project/Program Managers and PMO Directors
  • Team Leaders
  • Development Managers or Process Improvement Professionals
  • Management Consultants
  • IT Management at all levels