Business Analysis Practice

Gear Up With All the Essential Skills of Strategic Business Analysis.

  • 3 day expert led classroom training
  • Regular weekday presentations
  • Cape Town and Johannesburg
  • Maximum class size of 12 people
  • 21 professional development hours
  • Training options from R11950

Giving You All the Essential Skills of Strategic business Analysis

You'll learn how to perform strategic analysis, stakeholder management, business activity modelling, gap analysis and identify feasible solutions towards making a business case.

On completing this course you will be able to:

  • Analyse the business context to facilitate business strategy development
  • Apply a wide range of strategic business analysis techniques
  • Manage the need for project discipline for business analysis studies
  • Use appropriate techniques to investigate an organisation’s business systems
  • Navigate a conceptual approach to improving business systems
  • Leverage stakeholder analysis techniques for stakeholder management
  • Analyse and conceptualising the modelling of business systems
  • Identify potential solution options for business improvements
  • Drive the contents of a rigorous business case for recommendation
  • Identify costs, benefits, impacts and risks for an option in a business case
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This course will differentiate your career...

Great content, great training style – this course will enable you to differentiate yourself from other business analysts.

Michelle Van Kesteren Head of Business Consulting
Registered BCS courses
Partnership with AssistKD
Awarded IIBA endorsement

This Sounds Perfect for My Career

Why This Course?

Modern business analysts are increasingly required to extend themselves beyond the traditional role of developing and maintaining information systems.

Meaning today you need the capability to understand the business strategy, use proven techniques to analyse the business area, and identify changes to business processes needed to meet internal challenges and external opportunities.

And this course is designed to help you do exactly that.

By developing the skills needed to work with senior business and IT staff to analyse and model business activities, you will learn how to investigate business problems, and how to identify and recommend relevant creative solutions.

Is This Course for Me?

This course is for anyone and everyone who's seeking to improve their strategic business analysis knowledge, skills and abilities.

Business People

  • Domain Experts
  • Business Managers
  • Product Owners

Change People

  • Project Stakeholders
  • Project Managers
  • Change Managers

 Analysis People

  • Business Analysts
  • Process Analysts
  • Systems Analysts

IT People

  • System Architects
  • Developers
  • Test Analysts

What Will I Learn?

To give you more of an idea of what you’ll learn and how the course will help you, here’s a quick guide to the three days.

Rationale for business analysis step
MODULE 1

Rationale for Business Analysis

Scope and definition of business analysis, development of the profession, business change life-cycle; roles in business analysis.

Strategic analysis in context step
MODULE 2

Strategic Analysis in Context

External environment analysis; internal environment analysis; SWOT analysis; critical success factors, key performance indicators and targets.

Project approach to business analysis step
MODULE 3

Project Approach to Business Analysis

Initiating a business analysis study, defining terms of reference; business and project objectives; deliverables from business analysis studies.

Understanding the business situation step
MODULE 4

Understanding the Business Situation

Overview of investigation techniques, representing a holistic view of the business situation – rich pictures, mind maps, fishbone diagrams.

Analysing business perspectives step
MODULE 5

Analysing Business Perspectives

Identifying stakeholders, analysing stakeholders, stakeholder management strategies, defining business perspectives.

Modelling the business activities step
MODULE 6

Modelling the Business Activities

Types of business activity; building a conceptual business activity model; consolidating perspectives and building consensus by resolving conflicts.

Identifying potential solutions step
MODULE 7

Identifying Potential Solutions

Exploring the gap between the current and desired situation, identifying areas for change, taking a holistic approach to business improvement.

Making the business case step
MODULE 8

Making the Business Case

Analysing feasibility, contents of a business case, options, costs and benefits, impacts and risks, life-cycle for the business case.

Meet your trainer Joe Newbert

Meet your facilitator

Joe Newbert

For over 20 years, across 5 continents, and on 100+ projects Joe Newbert has helped individuals and organisations leverage the benefits of good practices in business analysis, solution delivery and change management.

A seasoned international conference speaker, Joe was instrumental in the development of he IIBA® Business Analysis Competency Model and actively serves as Non-Executive Director on the IIBA-SA Strategy Board.

What Our Customers Say

Over one hundred 5 star reviews!

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Jeanette Venter Project Manager

All that I’ve learnt will ensure that my career stays relevant!

Everything covered in the course will help me guide my business stakeholders to take the right decisions, plus all that I’ve learnt will ensure that my career stays relevant!

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Paulo Conde Senior Business Analyst

Everything was spot on...

Everything in the course was spot on, and I don’t think you can do proper business analysis without these stand-out tools. Get into your stakeholder’s shoes!

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Petrus Morobi Senior Business Analyst

I had lots of AHA! moments

The course facilitator was exceptional and I had lots of AHA! moments, especially the many strategic techniques which I will be using straight away when I get back to the office.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 stars

How Much Is This?

Choose your own path, and save 20% with the professional bundle!

Basic

R6500

Just sit the exam

  • BCS examination
  • 3 days expert led training
  • 21 IIBA® PD hours

Essentials

R11950

Gear up with the core skills

  • 3 days expert led training
  • 21 IIBA® PD hours
  • BCS examination

Professional

R18450

R14760

Get international certification

  • 3 days expert led training
  • 21 IIBA® PD hours
  • BCS examination 

Prices are in ZAR and exclude VAT payable at 15%.

Your Training Guarantee

We're so confident that you'll get everything you need to pass the exam during this training - that should you need another shot, we'll give you the opportunity to attend the training course free when booking a resit.

When Can I Start?

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16 Mar 20203 daysCape Town
cape-town
20 Jul 20203 daysJohannesburg
johannesburg
19 Oct 20203 daysCape Town
cape-town

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Here's What Will Make Your Experience Different

You'll get more than just a certificate

The specific structure of this course prepares you successfully for the BCS exam while you develop key skills that you can apply straightaway in your role when you get back to the office.

Learn to put all the theory we teach you into practice with our qualified facilitators, who draw on their vast real-world experience to bring the course modules to life.

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You'll receive personalised guidance

We do more than just show you information. We keep our classes small to allow time for group discussion and one-on-one interaction, giving you all the support you need.

Packed with plenty of of individual exercises and small group case study exercises with worked solutions, each day ensures you put into practice your new knowledge and learnings.

Plus You Can Turn up Empty Handed Because

You'll get everything that you need

Enjoy delicious lunches and refreshments all on us, whilst you share conversations with like-minded people over lunch in a relaxed environment to further develop your career.

Get your hands on our famous goody bag when you book your first course. Packed with business analysis tools – all tailored to support you during the course and when you get back to the office.

Our sought-after exclusive goody bag full of business analyst tools
Accessing post course support for applying learnings

You'll learn with remarkable materials

Designed for use both during the course and in the workplace, our manuals cover everything you need - including case studies, revision notes, and sample exams.

Following the training you'll receive our ‘Key Learning’ emails and complimentary Alumni forums access to help you retain your learnings and pick-up on things you might have forgotten.

But Don't Just Take Our Word for It

Participants routinely commend the combination of rich content, skilled facilitation and practical insights

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You'll become better and smarter...

This course will help you to become better at understanding stakeholder needs and smarter at facilitating consensus, practically. Great value for money.

Tiwonge Mkandawire Project Development Specialist
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Everything was spot on...

Everything in the course was spot on, and I don’t think you can do proper business analysis without these stand-out tools. Get into your stakeholder’s shoes!

Paulo Conde Senior Business Analyst
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This course gave me incredible value

By providing new perspectives on tasks I already do and adding many new tools to my arsenal, that I can apply in my day to day activities, this course gave me incredible value.

Melanie Cross Business Analyst
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I will use all the models and techniques presented

Yes! This course has a great flow of a business analyst's world and gives so many practical skills that I can take back and use immediately. #ThinkBeforeDo

Ashvitha Singh Business Analyst
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This course will differentiate your career...

Great content, great training style – this course will enable you to differentiate yourself from other business analysts.

Michelle Van Kesteren Head of Business Consulting
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It will be easy to apply the learnings to my projects

The course put so many business analysis techniques into perspective, guiding practical knowledge of when to use what and it will be easy to apply the learnings to my projects.

Abeda Essop Business Analyst
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All that I’ve learnt will ensure that my career stays relevant!

Everything covered in the course will help me guide my business stakeholders to take the right decisions, plus all that I’ve learnt will ensure that my career stays relevant!

Jeanette Venter Project Manager
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I had lots of AHA! moments

The course facilitator was exceptional and I had lots of AHA! moments, especially the many strategic techniques which I will be using straight away when I get back to the office.

Petrus Morobi Senior Business Analyst

This Sounds Perfect for My Career

I'm ready to gear up with all the essential skills of strategic business analysis.

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