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The Business Analysis Journey Workshop Overview

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.  


This  four day course appeals to seasoned business analysis professionals as well as those just starting their business analysis journey.  Seasoned individuals will learn new ways to approach problems and find validation in some of their tools currently in use.   Those starting their journey will gain a standardized business analysis process with elements of variation based on the complexion of the problems seeking to solve.  The values you and your organization can expect by investing in this business analysis training are:  

  •  Solutions that meet stakeholder needs and provide business value due to more reliable, higher quality requirements.

  • Higher buy-in for the change by ensuring stakeholder engagement in the process.

  • Projects are more likely to be delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.

  • Reusable pattern on future change initiatives by building business analysis competency.

 Hands on activities guided  by a realistic case study will allow you to internalize the learnings and feel confident to apply immediately.  This course includes a copy of Mastering Business Analysis Standard Practices along with the accompanying workbook.

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The Business Analysis Journey Workshop Outline

1.     Introduction

This section sets the stage for business analysis terminology, roles and responsibilities, the perspectives of business analysis and business analysis competencies.  Before embarking on the business analysis process journey, a depiction of the roadmap for the business analysis process will guide you through the rest of the book.

2.     Step 1 – Understand Your Stakeholders

This section provides guidance on stakeholder identification, then a deeper dive into stakeholder analysis to ensure a thorough understanding before planning or engaging stakeholder involvement.

3.     Step 2 – Understand the Business Context

This section provides guidance for understanding the organization as a whole, performing situational needs analysis, and preparing situational justification for decision makers.

4.     Step 3 – Plan the Business Analysis Work

This section provides guidance on the areas to be planned for not only the business analysis work effort, but also developing a business analysis communication plan and a business analysis information management plan.

5.     Step 4 – Set Initiative Scope

This section provides guidance on setting the initiative up for success by developing a clear and concise scope definition boundary.

6.     Step 5 – Develop Solution Requirements and Design Definition

This section provides guidance on developing the business analysis information that directs the building of the solution to meet the stakeholder needs.

7.     Step 6 – Manage Scope

This section provides guidance on maintaining agreement on scope and controlling scope in an ever-changing environment.

8.     Step 7 – Evaluate Solution

 This section provides guidance on the business analysis practitioner’s role as the solution is being built and throughout the solution’s existence to ensure solution value continues to be met.

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