The Essentials of Enterprise Analysis
Is turned off by moving into Project or Product Management as their only move up the ladder
Is looking to play a more strategic role in their organization, and doesn't know how to get there
Wants to explore Enterprise Analysis as a potential next career move
Business Analysis is more than just a job to me...it has so informed my way of thinking, that despite never holding the title itself, I always consider myself a professional BA first. And yet, a BA can only have so much influence. They are key contributors on their projects, making them much more efficient and effective than without us. But the project is really only the beginning of what we are capable of. For years, I heard that the only way to grow as a BA was to move into project management, or product ownership, or even the coveted SENIOR BA. But those aren't the only options. To have an impact on the organization, a BA can explore Strategic, or Enterprise Analysis, to do what we do, but at an organizational level.
Enterprise, or Strategic Analysis, is all about seeing the bigger picture, a skill that makes any BA a much more valuable contributor. Leading the Business Analysis effort at an enterprise level ensures that your business is not only doing things right, but also doing the right things; aligning to the strategic vision of your organization, improving the way decisions are made, options are analyzed and successful results are realized. In this course, you'll learn;
How to align business and projects to strategic outcomes, based on what is important to the leaders of the organization
How to overcome the biases that cloud our decision making, helping our organizations make better, objectively informed decisions
A set of tools and techniques to compliment your BA skills, to be applied at a strategic level
How to move from current to future state; from business case to solution
How to better support the adoption of change in the organization, from people, to process, to technology
“Excellent and very relevant material. Any project and organization should formalize and be aware of their business drivers and values”
“Excellent and very relevant material. Any project and organization should formalize and be aware of their business drivers and values”→Read Less
“This course will challenge you to think differently about your organization, and have a deeper understanding of the overall business needs. It also provides valuable tools to better identify, and prioritize, the work required to achieve the strat...”→Read More
“This course will challenge you to think differently about your organization, and have a deeper understanding of the overall business needs. It also provides valuable tools to better identify, and prioritize, the work required to achieve the strategic goals of the enterprise. Highly recommended.”→Read Less
“The course is very relevant and equips the candidate to be an effective team player but be an important member of the enterprise ever evolving journey”
“The course is very relevant and equips the candidate to be an effective team player but be an important member of the enterprise ever evolving journey”→Read Less
Lifetime access to all training material
Over 50 instructional videos and exercises full of practical knowledge and examples
Access to coaching via email and video chat
Downloadable content, to be able to take the learning with you
Most courses focus on tools and techniques, but success in Enterprise Analysis has more to do with mindset that anything else. So that's what we'll focus on this this course. If you're a Business Analyst that wants to take on a more strategic leadership role in your organizations, then you'll benefit from the teachings in this course, put together by an experienced Strategic Analyst.
First of all, fantastic! Building that team alignment through shared learning is awesome. To get the rest of your team up and running, just email the names (first and last) and email addresses for the remaining users, and we'll take care of the rest.
No. If you can get a group from across your organization, or even a group of colleagues from different organizations, that's a team.
Get in touch, and we'll figure out the right set up for you. The great thing about this learning program being online and on demand is the flexibility.
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How to use this course
What is Enterprise Analysis?
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How to Get the Most Out of This Program
For Further Exploration - Part 1
For Further Exploration - Part 2 (The Webinar that was the Spark for this Course)
ASSIGNMENT - Before We Get Started
What's Driving Our Business?
Typical Business Drivers
What's "Braking" Our Business?
ASSIGNMENT - What's Driving...
Sifting Through Wants to Find the Needs
CHALLENGE - Discussing Business Drivers
The Problem with Business Problems
ASSIGNMENT - The Promotion
Bias All Around Us
CHALLENGE - Projects Under the Microscope
Tools for Enterprise Analysis
3D Stakeholder Mapping
ASSIGNMENT - Self-SWOT
ASSIGNMENT - Practicing with the Tools
CHALLENGE - Show and Tell
Building a Better Business Case
Why Do We Need Business Cases
ASSIGNMENT - Dueling Projects
CHALLENGE - Business Case Review
Moving From Current to Future State
Potential Causes of Re-calibration
ASSIGNMENT - What's Missing?
Managing Change to the Enterprise
Types of Change
ASSIGNMENT - Reactions to Change
Supporting the Development of a Change Plan
CHALLENGE - Engage Change
Measuring the Impact of You
ASSIGNMENT - Through New Glasses
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