Through commercial awareness in-house training, value clothing retailer, Ackermans, are creating a team learning environment that brings together common understanding and tools to embed standard practices within the organisation and as a result are finding and shaping the right questions to ask of their business stakeholders.
To advance their internal business analyst capability, Ackerman’s chose the Commercial Awareness course, which provided Business Analysts with a broader understanding of organisation and the business domain within which their work takes place.
Business analysts have to ask the right questions before embarking on building a system. It is very empowering for business analysts to be able to interpret and shape financial and feasibility models on projects, which this course teaches. says Lawrence.
“Commercial Awareness is aimed at anyone who wants to understand the structure, operation and behaviour of organisations. “Business Analysts, by nature of their business change role, will find the course particularly relevant – as will Programme or Project Managers, Business Architects and Business Managers,” says Joe Newbert MD of Business Change Academy.
The business analysis course, which covers the key areas of Financial Reporting, Budgeting, Costing and Pricing, Evaluating a Financial Case and Organisational Behaviour and Culture, was of particular interest for Ackermans.
We are thrilled to have partnered with Business Change Academy, a leading authority in business analysis, and be participants on a first-of-its-kind business analysis course for the South African market, says Lawrence.
Brian further added, “By presenting this module in-house we create a team learning environment within the organisation where both information technology and business teams, spanning the organisation, work with the same understanding and tools to enhance standard practices within the company,”.
Business Change Academy’s business analysis courses are delivered by practicing industry experts who bring their substantial experience of business change projects and application of business analysis techniques to the programme, to ensure workplace relevant skills.
Are you looking for a flexible model that enables you to customise your business analysis training path? Commercial Awareness is a knowledge-based module of the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.
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