This course tackles all the fundamentals of business analysis you need to solve problems in today's rapidly changing agile world.
The starting point of this course? The “why” of business analysis with tons of examples. It’s not always easy to understand why it’s pivotal to understand the basic business analysis definition first. We’ll spell it out for you.
The backbone of the course is a fundamental step-by-step approach to problem-solving: the BA process. Using this process, it will be a lot easier to understand the core values and concepts of business analysis and put them into practice.
The business analysis process depicted in this course is the method you will use to translate a need into a solution. You’ll know exactly what to do to generate value for your stakeholders by solving that need if you follow these four steps:
Understand the question: grasp why business and project strategy matters and what approach you’ll be using in your project
Find the problem: use requirements elicitation and root cause analysis techniques to get to the heart of the problem.
Design the solution: ideation, discussion and prototyping are essential to discovering the right solution.
Implement the solution: to build the solution right, you need to know how to prepare and roll out your changes.
For each of the steps, we give an overview of the techniques, tools and tips and tricks that will help you build the right skills for your day-to-day job. That is the focus of this course. The plethora of examples will help you to put your newfound knowledge into practice.
In terms of prerequisites, this business analysis course assumes nothing. We start right from the most fundamental level and take you on the journey through the world of business analysis.
By the time you finish this course, as an analyst, you'll have a solid understanding of how business analysis may help to solve many of the problems that surface in the organization.
Understand the Question
Find the Problem
Design & Evaluate the Solution
Implement the Solution
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Why follow this course?
Asking why you need to do business analysis is the same as asking why you need to solve problems in your organization. Essentially, that’s what these skills help you do – they help you fix problems. Many organizations have skilled firefighters – people in operations that must put out fires and resolve issues as soon as possible. The problem with firefighting is that the problem itself – the reason of the fire, is not removed.
That’s what we aim to do when following the method in this course. The course will cover the complete domain without diving too deep into specific business analysis techniques, tools or concepts. Become a successful business analyst today!
About the teachers
Manu De Backer
Professor - Trainer - Expert BA - Process Enthusiast - Smart Process Automation - Academic Director - Product Enthusiast
His focus on business processes is relentless, and as a consultant, he has helped many organizations in optimizing their process-oriented way of working. Driven by a love for great products and customer experiences, he helps organizations thrive in a complex business environment.
Agile Expert - Business Analyst - Enterprise Architect
As a commercial engineer and a business/IT consultant for more than 20 years, he has helped many organizations to realize their strategic goals, optimize and digitize their processes, and launch innovative solutions.