Commercial Awareness

Gear Up With All the Key Skills of Designing Organisational Change.

  • 2 day expert led classroom training
  • Regular weekday presentations
  • Cape Town and Johannesburg
  • Maximum class size of 12 people
  • 14 professional development hours
  • Training options from R9950

Giving You All the Key Skills of Organisational Change

You'll learn business finance and the structure, operation and behaviour of organisations, with a view to to delivering effective business analysis and change.

On completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand three techniques used to evaluate a financial case
  • Understand costing and pricing, and cash flow forecasting and budgeting
  • Describe the contents of financial accounting documents
  • Interpret financial accounts and specified business performance ratios
  • Define the elements Porter’s Five Forces Framework and Value Chain
  • Define the elements and usage of the Boston Consulting Group’s matrix.
  • Define the performance measures of the Balanced Business Scorecard
  • Define the elements of specified cultural analysis approaches
  • Explain the different management structures and their characteristics
  • Define the different architectures that may be adopted by organisations
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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?

In today's increasingly complex and competitive environment, the key to success is not only through internal efficiency, but also by judicious collaboration. 

 In order that businesses can operate successfully in this current environment they are being forced to find new approaches to operating models, changing behaviour, modifying boundaries and measuring performance.

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

By building an understanding of the critical issues needed in your role as a business professional, you will learn how to make commercially informed decisions, manage costs, focus on creating greater value and reducing waste.

Is This Course for Me?

This course is for anyone and everyone who's seeking to improve their organisational change design 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

  • 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 two days.

Rationale for business analysis step
MODULE 1

Financial Reporting

Balance sheet; income and expenditure statement (profit and loss account); cash flow statement; financial ratio analysis.

Strategic analysis in context step
MODULE 2

Budgeting, costing and pricing

Budgets and departmentalised – cost and profit centres; cash flow and cash management – forecasting; costing and pricing – breakeven.

Project approach to business analysis step
MODULE 3

Evaluating a Financial Case

Purpose of building a financial case; evaluation techniques – payback / breakeven, discounted cash flow / net present value, internal rate of return.

Understanding the business situation step
MODULE 4

Market and Competitive Analysis

Analysing the business domain – Porter’s Five Forces; analysing the product / service portfolio – Boston Box; delivering business value – Value Chain.

Analysing business perspectives step
MODULE 5

Organisational Behaviour and Culture

What is organisational behaviour; organisational effectiveness and the balanced business scorecard; understanding and analysing culture.

Modelling the business activities step
MODULE 6

Group Formation and Working

Groups and group dynamics; formal and informal groups – tasks, characteristics, group development, informal groups and social networks.

Identifying potential solutions step
MODULE 7

Principles of Organisational Structure

Organisation structuring; types of jobs; line, staff and functional responsibilities; formalisation of rules and procedures; centralisation and decentralisation.

Making the business case step
MODULE 8

Choosing Operating Models

Organisation structures and their characteristics – functional, divisional, matrix, team-based; organisational boundaries – types, structures.

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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Ashvitha Singh Business Analyst

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

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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
  • 2 days expert led training
  • 14 IIBA® PD hours

Essentials

R9950

Gear up with the core skills

  • 2 days expert led training
  • 14 IIBA® PD hours
  • BCS examination

Professional

R16450

R13160

Get international certification

  • 2 days expert led training
  • 14 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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19 Mar 20202 daysCape Town
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23 Jul 20202 daysJohannesburg
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22 Oct 20202 daysCape Town
cape-town

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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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

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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