Introduction to Business Analysis & Needs Assessment

Description

Business analysis is increasingly vital to today's business environment. By identifying problems and opportunities, discovering and recommending solutions, and fostering a comprehensive understanding of stakeholder requirements, business analysts can help organizations choose and structure projects and initiatives more effectively. This course introduces the work of business analysis, explores who undertakes business analyst functions, and the type of skills necessary to conduct business analysis successfully. Then, attention turns to needs assessment, where problems and opportunities are identified, organizational ability to respond is assessed, recommendations for action are developed, feasibility is weighed for various options, best options are selected, and business cases for action are developed.

Explore the role of business analysts in project and organizational environments, learn what effective business analysis can accomplish, and discover how to effectively identify and assess needs to solve problems and take advantage of opportunities

Who Should Attend

Candidates should have an interest in business analysis and at least a bit of exposure to project management or business analysis within your organization.


Requirements

Have a computer preferably a laptop with any operating system: Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux


Content

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:
This course is is the first in a five course series on business analysis.
Business analysis is increasingly vital to today’s business environment. By identifying problems and opportunities, discovering and recommending solutions, and fostering a comprehensive understanding of stakeholder requirements, business analysts can help organizations choose and structure projects and initiatives more effectively.

  • Introducing business analysis at a high level
  • How to identify problems and opportunities
  • How to evaluate your organizations current capabilities and determine how well you can address those opportunities you identify,
  • How to define the capabilities you’ll need to have to leverage that opportunity and recommend a plan of action for moving forward.

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