Thabisile Zikalala is a Business Analyst at Yekani Manufacturing and a recent delegate on our Modelling Business Processes course.
Thabi found that seeing how the whole process fitted together on the Modelling Business Processes course was an AHA! moment for her, and, it's a big statement, but she now understands how to carry out her job in a way that adds much more value.
Here’s what Thabi had to say about her training experience:
Tell us a bit about yourself, Thabi.
By profession I’m an electronics engineer and I’ve been wanting to move into the role of a business analyst for some time.
Fortunately, the company I work for has created the post for me and I have now been in the role for just a few months!
Why did you choose to take the modelling business processes course?
As a result of my new role, I wanted to acquire the tools of the trade so that I can be tested in what I do.
I needed to learn skills that will enable me to do my job thoroughly and deliver professionally, which will add value to myself, the organisation I work for and the industry sector.
How will the course help you in your career?
I now understand how to carry out the function of my job.
We covered everything through business environment analysis, budgeting, costing and pricing, and use case and class diagrams.
I’ll need to work with them more to understand it all better, and gain on-the-job clarity, but the course has opened doors I will explore.
What was your biggest learning - did you have an AHA! Moment?
To see how the whole process fit together was a definite Aha! moment for me.
My role involves a lot of business process improvement work, and the methodology and notation I learned have given me much more insight that I had previously.
It was also helpful to move the business process model right through into requirements engineering. And The financial analysis of products will also be very useful for the work that I do.
What did you enjoy most about your training experience?
I enjoyed it all.
The intimate class allowed the time to collaborate with team members, and many meaningful interactions surfaced because of it.
What would you tell someone who is considering doing this course?
It will expand your scope of operation.
There is a lot of work that is not done in a way that adds value, due to lack of understanding about the value of business analysis, and the course frames how to best do it well.
It’s great investment to enhance whatever business analysis skills you have, and those you lack.
In the spirit of ‘keep growing’, what would you like to learn next?
Finishing off the International Diploma in Business Analysis is next.
And then I’ll be applying the many learnings from the programme to the work that I do – and that will keep me very busy indeed!
Thabi took the steps to learn how the whole business analysis process fits together
and is now carrying out her job in a way that adds much more value. Are you ready to
gear up? Download the Modelling Business Processes course brochure now.