1 - Foundational Concepts
Components of business analysisBusiness analysis competenciesIIBA/PMI and the goals of a professional associationPurpose for having a BA standardExercise: Review the case study
2 - Introduction to Strategy Analysis
Definition and purpose of Strategy AnalysisThe timing of Strategy AnalysisIdentifying stakeholders and the business needDiscussions: Strategy analysis in your organization, When business needs are not clearly defined, and Strategy Analysis and the business analystExercises: Describe Strategy Analysis, Identify Roles/Responsibilities, and Identify the business need
3 - Analyze the Current State environment
The importance of analyzing Current StateUnderstanding Business ArchitectureTechniques for analyzing Current State
4 - Define the Future State
Future State descriptionAssessing impacts to business architectureDetermining Solution ScopeDiscussions: Managing expectations with stakeholders, Capturing current capabilities, and How to approach acquiring capabilities
5 - Assess Risks
Identifying risksRisk Tolerance/Categories/risk responsesThe concept of positive riskTechniques for identifying risksDiscussions: Who is responsible for identifying risks? Who captures positive risks today?Exercise: Identify Risks
6 - Define the Change Strategy
Defining change strategyComponents of change strategySolution scope, enterprise readiness and changeTechniques for defining a change strategy
7 - Developing a Business Case
The purpose of a business caseBusiness case componentsBuilding a convincing business caseDetermining the Recommended SolutionPackaging the business caseReviewing the business case with stakeholdersDiscussions: Evaluating project proposals and anticipating questions for the business case reviewExercise: Create a business case
8 - Additional Resources
Helpful links for obtaining additional business analysis information
Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.
Who is it For?
Executives, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Business and IT stakeholders working with business analysts
This course is aimed for experienced people who require a clear understanding and systematic approach to Strategic Enterprise Business Analysis. It is recommended that participants complete the BA01 – Business Analysis Essentials course prior to enrolling or have equivalent experience.