Foundation in business analysis

Gear Up With All the Fundamental Skills of Business Analysis and Change.

  • 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 Fundamental Skills of Business Analysis

You'll learn a broad range of fundamental techniques, within the structure of the business analysis process model, that underpin the business analyst role.

On completing this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the skills and competencies required of the business analyst
  • Describe how a business strategy is considered, facilitated and developed
  • Adopt a business analysis process model approach to business change initiatives
  • Investigate the current situation and capture business system issues
  • Identify, categorise, analyse and manage stakeholder engagement
  • Consider the various perspectives of individuals interested in the change
  • Use techniques for the analysis and modelling of business systems
  • Elicit, analyse, specify, validate and manage IT system requirements
  • Describe the contents of a business case and the feasibility assessment
  • Define a considered approach for implementing business change
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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?

Business analysis is the glue that successfully brings together the business needs, user requirements and information technology within change initiatives.

And business analysis is considered a discipline, not a job title, meaning that you need the capability in areas such as strategy analysis, investigation techniques, requirements engineering and much, much more.

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

By understanding the broad range of tools and techniques available to you in your role, you will learn the contribution that business analysis makes within business and IT projects.

Is This Course for Me?

This course is for anyone and everyone who's seeking to improve their business analysis and change 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

Introduction to Business Analysis

Origins and evolution of business analysis; scope of business analysis work; role and responsibilities of the business analyst.

Strategic analysis in context step
MODULE 2

Competencies of a Business Analyst

Personal qualities, business knowledge, and professional techniques; development of business analysis competencies.

Project approach to business analysis step
MODULE 3

Business Strategy Analysis

Strategic context; definition of strategy; strategy development; external and internal environment analysis; SWOT analysis; executing strategy.

Understanding the business situation step
MODULE 4

Business Analysis Process Model

An approach to problem-solving; stages of the business analysis process model; objective, procedure activities, and techniques for each stage.

Analysing business perspectives step
MODULE 5

Investigation Techniques

Interviewing, workshops; observation; scenarios and prototyping; quantitative investigation techniques; documenting the situation.

Modelling the business activities step
MODULE 6

Stakeholder Analysis and Management

Identifying and categorising stakeholders; analysing stakeholders; stakeholder management strategies; stakeholder perspectives; business activity models.

Identifying potential solutions step
MODULE 7

Modelling Business Processes

Functional and process views of the organisation; value propositions; as-is process models; improving business processes; to-be process models.

Making the business case step
MODULE 8

Defining the Solution

Gap analysis; introduction to business architecture; definition of business architecture; business architecture techniques.

Identifying potential solutions step
MODULE 9

Making a Business and Financial Case

Business case in the project lifecycle; identifying options; assessing feasibility; structure of a business case; investment appraisal techniques.

Making the business case step
MODULE 10

Establishing the Requirements

Requirements engineering framework; actors in requirements engineering; requirements elicitation, requirements analysis; requirements validation.

Identifying potential solutions step
MODULE 11

Documenting the Requirements

Structure and content of a requirements document; requirements catalogue; types of requirements; elements of requirements management.

Making the business case step
MODULE 12

Modelling the Requirements

Modelling system functions – use case diagrams; modelling system data – entity relationship diagrams and class models.

Identifying potential solutions step
MODULE 13

Delivering the Requirements

Delivering the solution; context for requirements; software development life-cycles – waterfall, V-model, incremental and iterative.

Making the business case step
MODULE 14

Implementing the Business Solution

Business analyst role in the business change lifecycle; design, implementation and realisation stages – IT, SARAH model; benefits plan.

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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Melanie Cross Business Analyst

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.

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Abeda Essop Business Analyst

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.

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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!

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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11 Mar 20203 daysCape Town
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15 Jul 20203 daysJohannesburg
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14 Oct 20203 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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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