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Overview

More and more companies are looking to their Sr. Business Analysts to analyze and define solutions that will meet the needs of the business and the overall strategic direction of management.  In order to achieve this, Sr. Business Analysts need the ability to understand the organization’s architecture, how to model current and future states, drive process improvement opportunities, perform customer driven analysis, perform stakeholder analysis, determine the return on the investment, define and perform risk analysis, impact analysis, internal vs. external environments/factors, feasibility studies, and create business cases.

The Sr. Business Analyst needs to understand how all of these things relate to the project portfolio and overall programs that are in place to ensure maximum value to the business, determine how investments made tie to strategy, and how teams are resourced and can be utilized.  The Sr. Business Analyst is also being called on to lead large-scale efforts where they must manage and analyze the work of many business analysts for a given initiative or program.  The strategic enterprise analysis performed by the Sr. business analyst will allow them to understand the inter-dependencies, capabilities and overall strategic direction of a program that are vital to ensuring a reduction in rework, improvement of processes and creation, selection and management of solutions that exceed expectations.

Approach

Our goal at Bob the BA is to help you think, learn and work differently so you can make an impact back on the job. If you always do what you have always done, you will end up right where you were before you were trained right?  So at Bob the BA we take a different approach because we know we learn best by doing and not through lecture. Our courses are always hands-on, practicing through exercises, activities, facilitated discussions, case studies, role play, workshops, printed materials and presentations.

Who Should Take This Course?

Senior business analysts and organizational leaders that need to create organizational goals and align them with specific projects more globally by creating project proposals and business cases.

Objectives

  • Understanding how to build enterprise goals and objectives that are measureable and meaningful
  • Creating a common vision and understanding of corporate goals and objectives
  • Prioritize and diagnose business problems and process improvement opportunities
  • Improve the alignment of goals and objectives to projects
  • Learn solution and vendor selection criteria and selection techniques

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