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BA02 - Strategic Business Analysis

Course Overview

This course is aimed for experienced practitioners who desire a clear understanding of Strategic Business Analysis, who would like to understand what comprises this work, and the objectives for performing it. It is recommended that participants complete the BA01 – Business Analysis Essentials course prior to enrolling or have equivalent experience. NOTE: This course will earn you 14 PDUs.

Who Should Attend

Executives, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Business and IT stakeholders working with business analysts

Course Objectives

- Learn about the components of Strategic Business Analysis. - Understand the criticality of defining the business need correctly and pursuing a thorough analysis of the internal and external environments of the enterprise before choosing the solution. - Shortcutting the pre-analysis work discussed in this course often results in delivering solutions that are misaligned to the enterprise strategy and to the expectations and needs of the business. - Learn how to avoid the pitfall of jumping to a solution prior to a solid understanding of the opportunity or problem needing to be addressed.

Course Outline

1 - Foundational Concepts

  • Components of business analysis
  • Business analysis competencies
  • IIBA/PMI and the goals of a professional association
  • Purpose for having a BA standard

2 - Introduction to Strategy Analysis

  • Definition and purpose of Strategy Analysis
  • The timing of Strategy Analysis
  • Identifying stakeholders and the business need

3 - Analyze the Current State environment

  • The importance of analyzing Current State
  • Understanding Business Architecture
  • Techniques for analyzing Current State

4 - Define the Future State

  • Future State description
  • Assessing impacts to business architecture
  • Determining Solution Scope

5 - Assess Risks

  • Identifying risks
  • Risk Tolerance/Categories/risk responses
  • The concept of positive risk
  • Techniques for identifying risks

6 - Assessing the risks involved

  • Understanding the risks of the proposed solution
  • Capturing and categorizing the risks involved
  • Planning the appropriate responses to the risks identified

7 - Developing 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

8 - Additional resources

  • Helpful links for obtaining additional business analysis information

9 - Define the Change Strategy

  • Defining change strategy
  • Components of change strategy
  • Solution scope, enterprise readiness and change
  • Techniques for defining a change strategy

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This is a 2-day class

Price: $1,395.00
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12/03/2018 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL
03/04/2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL
06/03/2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL

Class times are listed Eastern time
This class is available for Private Group Training