Introduction to Business Analysis & Needs Assessment
Explore the role of business analysts in project and organizational environments, learn what effective business analysis can accomplish, and discover how to effectively identify and assess needs to solve problems and take advantage of opportunities.
What you'll learn
Business analysis is increasingly vital to today's business environment. By identifying problems and opportunities, discovering and recommending solutions, and fostering a comprehensive understanding of stakeholder requirements, business analysts can help organizations choose and structure projects and initiatives more effectively. This course introduces the work of business analysis, explores who undertakes business analyst functions, and the type of skills necessary to conduct business analysis successfully. Then, attention turns to needs assessment, where problems and opportunities are identified, organizational ability to respond is assessed, recommendations for action are developed, feasibility is weighed for various options, best options are selected, and business cases for action are developed.
Table of contents
- Module Introduction 1m
- Business Architecture 8m
- Developing the Business Architecture 6m
- Organizational Assessment Techniques 2m
- The Five Whys 6m
- Fishbone Diagrams 3m
- Interrelationship Diagrams 2m
- Process Flows 6m
- Determining Required Capabilities 8m
- Comparing Existing & Required Capabilities 6m
- Module Review 5m