CLASSES

You may choose to select one of the following classes that have been delivered successfully over and over again OR you may want to request a custom delivery.  Just contact us for help.

The act of doing business analysis is truly a journey, whether you are a dedicated business analyst or find yourself expected to define what is needed by the solution to the solution providers.  AND there is no one size fits all for "doing" business analysis.  In this class you will be provided a business analysis journey map to introduce key business analysis concepts and techniques.    Click to learn more

Requirements elicitation is one of the most challenging activities for business analysis. Because the requirements serve as the foundation for the solution to the business needs it is essential that the requirements be complete, clear, correct, and consistent. Leveraging proven means to elicit requirements will help meet these quality goals.  A crafty business analyst will ensure that the stakeholders collaborate on the requirements and design, ensuring consistent scope is maintained.   Click to learn more 

The dust is settling and Agile is now a main-stream approach to providing value to our stakeholders quicker.  Even though the experts still struggle to define “Agile”, we all agree that delivering small bursts of value, learning and then following up with more value is a more cost-effective and satisfies our stakeholders more efficiently than the days of the big bang waterfall or even iterative deliveries that stretch upwards of a year before producing anything usable.  “Doing” business analysis in agile frameworks removes many templatized approaches traditional business analysts took to conducting requirements engineering.    Click to learn more 

Prototyping from the eyes of business analysis is not just about the final screen design, but rather the steps to attain the desirable user interface.  In this workshop, the learning you will achieve is two-fold:

  1. The steps in the prototyping process to yield a desirable interface. 

  2. How the prototyping technique provides you as the business analyst an elicitation, analysis, and validation tool all in one as you iterate through the external interface requirements.  Click to learn more

This business process improvement course provides a standardized approach to learn the essential knowledge and skills for applying the most effective and current business analysis techniques when modeling your business.  This approach includes  a comprehensive analysis the current state, and subsequent design of the future state. As a part of an overall framework, you will identify key deliverables and the major steps to transformation future state design and continuous improvement goals for the horizon state.  

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Understanding the real scope of any project is vital to controlling the project. As a project manager or business analyst, it is key to first document the initial scope of the project and then direct, monitor and control the scope through Requirements Management tasks and techniques. Learning these techniques and tasks provides the ability to more easily control the quality issues, costs, time and risks associated with on-going scope creep associated with requirements changes.  This course will attack the issues of requirements changes and the impending scope creep that results if left unabated.

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Visualizing a business through architectural disciplines is not entirely new. Creating a business friendly framework that allows business professionals to visualize and transform organizations, however is a groundbreaking achievement. This course provides a broad cross-section of business architecture knowledge which will help you in bringing transparency to your business stakeholders enabling better decision making. Examples and exercises presented in this course using a fictional but realistic case study give you the confidence to put your learning into action.  

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Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) solutions many times provide organizations the ability to solve business problems and exploit opportunities in shorter time frames and lower costs than custom built solutions.  If the solution is pre-built, is there any need for business analysis?  The answer is yes, however the business analysis tasks, techniques and deliverables will flex for COTS initiatives.  This course will provide you and your staff with the tools to ensure you are investing in the right solutions to solve problems both today and in the future.  Click to learn more

A requirements work plan helps the Business Analyst define their requirements activities encompassing not only elicitation and analysis activities but also the support activities to consumers of the requirements for implementation of the solution. This plan helps the Business Analyst identify all sources of requirements, along with the best way to elicit requirements from these various sources. Utilizing a requirements work plan can help the Business Analyst track progress and communicate the status of requirements activities.  Click to learn more 

Business analysis professionals are now and predicted to be one of the most sought after roles in organizations.  Harvard Business Review even sites the business analyst role as the "sexiest job of the 21st century".  Organizations are seeking qualified individuals and certifications from the IIBA® and PMI® help differentiate professionals.  The certification prep classes will prepare you as you seek the chosen certification.  Click to learn more

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