InstructorTokunbo Carew
TypeOnsite Course
DateMar 2, 2017 - Mar 6, 2017
Time5 Days
PlaceNairobi
Seat0/0
PriceTBC
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Many organizations have invested heavily in Business automation to enhance their process efficiency and effectiveness. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
and other specialised business systems are now common in most competitive organizations. The implementation and routine maintenance of these systems is usually a big challenge for majority of organizations, as the business analysts and other related roles lack sound technical and professional knowledge in business analysis processes. This is one of the reasons there is growing interest in business analysis best practice.
The International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) is a global
professional body involved in the promotion of the business analysis profession.
It administers two increasingly popular business analysis certifications i.e. CERTIFIED BUSINESS ANALYSIS PROFESSIONAL™ (CBAP®) and CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY IN BUSINESS ANALYSIS™ (CCBA®).
Who should attend?
This course will benefit delegates from the following organizations:
• Those organizations in the process of implementing business process automation e.g. implementation of ERP systems or any other business system.
• Those organizations interested in enhancing the professional and technical skills of its business analysts or staff involved in various business analysis roles.
• Those organizations which are routinely engaged in requirement management processes e.g. software development companies
• Those organizations with complex business systems that undergo frequent customisations to reflect the changing business environments e.g. Banks, Insurance companies, manufacturing companies and other large corporations.
• Any organization interested in aligning its IT business systems to unique business requirements.
What are the learning objectives?
In line with the key objectives, on completion of this course, delegates will be able to:
. Introduction to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge™ (BABOK® Guide).
. Learn BABOK® terms, definitions, and processes
. Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring Techniques
. Identify and apply different Elicitation techniques
. How to prepare for the CBAP exams
. Discover styles and types of questions found on the CBAP and CCBA exams

Pre-requisites:

None, but please see section on eligibility criteria to sit the CBAP examination by IIBA at
www.iiba.org.

Key Highlights:

. Start the roadmap to advanced and international qualification in Business Analysis.
. Participants will be led through a combination of presentations and hands-on exercises.
. Our workshops provide an experiential environment where participants can take risks and make adjustments based on their results before approaching large projects.
. This workshop is based on the guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® v2.0 Guide).
Participants will be awarded 21 CDUs as per the requirements of IIBA.

Certification Exams

The certification exams will be done after formal approval of the exam registration process by the IIBA®. Participants will pay exams fees directly to IIBA® as follows.
– Non IIBA® members – $ 125 application fees plus $450 examination fees.
– IIBA® members – $ 125 application fees plus $325 examination fees.
Upon the exam application approval from IIBA®, the qualified participants can sit the certification exam at an approved exam centre.

Follow-on Courses:

. This course opens massive opportunities for carrier growth for business analysts. Successful participants will be eligible to undertake Advanced Business Analysis.
. The participants may also seek IIBA certifications
Interested participants may also participate in exciting internship programmes available with some of our partner organisations. Please email info@epicld.com for further details.

Section 1Course Content
Lecture 1Free Preview
Introduction

. Defining Business Analysis
. What is Business Analysis?
. International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)
. The Systems Development Life Cycle

Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

. Plan Business Analysis Approach
. Conduct Stakeholder Analysis
. Plan Business Analysis Activities
. Plan Business Analysis Communication
. Plan Requirements Management Process
. Manage Business Analysis Performance

Enterprise Analysis

. Enterprise Analysis Activities
. What Information Should We Gather for Enterprise Analysis?
. Sources of Information
. How does Enterprise Analysis help the project?

Defining Project Scope

. An approach to Project Definition
. Identify Issues
. Recognize Future Benefits
. Identify the Function Areas/Stakeholders and Sponsor
. Diagram the Functional Flow
. Scope Exclusions

Requirements, Assumptions and Constraints

. Effective Requirements Practices
. SMART Requirements
. Identifying User Requirements
. Functional Requirements
. Quality Of Service Requirements
. Assumptions & Constraints

Defining a Solution

. Solution Definition
. System Improvement
. System Redesign
. Review Project Scope
. Process Improvement
. Systems Development
. Organizational Change
. Impact Analysis.

Solution Implementation Planning

. Systems Development Life Cycle Review
. Phases for Implementation Planning
. Planning to Implement the Future Changes.
. Visualizing the Project Schedule for Implementing the Solution

Procedure Analysis

. Preparing for Analysis
. Why perform procedure analysis?
. Performing Procedure Analysis
. Process flow modelling
. Symbols used in process flow models
. Swim Lane diagram
. Process Script Procedure

Interviewing

. Why Interview?
. Preparing for the Interview
. Interview Structure
. Questioning and Listening Techniques

Underlying Competencies

. Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
. Behavioural Characteristics
. Business Knowledge
. Communication Skills
. Interaction Skills

Techniques

. Various Analysis techniques for performing Business Analysis
. Real World Simulation

Management Presentations

. Business Case Decision Package
. Presentations.

Lecture 2