Business Analysis: Enterprise Analysis

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Solutions to business problems are implemented every day, in every size and type of company and industry. But way before solutions are implemented, a business need must be identified, a plausible solution must be defined, and the investment required for the solution must be justifiable before implementing it. This course provides an overview of enterprise analysis as prescribed in A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) – Version 2.0 by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). Specifically, this course details defining business needs and gaps, assessing capability gaps, and determining a solution approach. This course also provides an overview of defining solution scope and defining a business case for gathering data and being persuasive in arguments for a proposed solution. This course provides a foundational knowledge base of business analysis information so learners can effectively put principles to work at their own organizations. This course will assist in preparing the learner for the IIBA®’s Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) certification exam. IIBA®, the IIBA® logo, BABOK®, and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis.

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All levels of employees wishing to develop and refine their business analysis skills or intending to write IIBA®’s Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) certification exam.

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Business Analysis: Enterprise Analysis

  • recognize the function of enterprise analysis
  • recognize the elements of defining a business need
  • identify the techniques that can be used to define business needs
  • recognize the elements of root cause analysis
  • identify the elements of assessing capability gaps
  • recognize the elements of SWOT analysis
  • define needs and assess gaps in a given scenario
  • identify the inputs of determining a solution approach
  • identify the elements of determining solution approach
  • recognize how to conduct a feasibility analysis
  • identify the techniques that can be used for determining a solution approach
  • determine a solution approach in a given scenario
  • identify the elements of defining solution scope
  • recognize the techniques that can be used to define scope
  • identify the elements of defining the business case
  • identify the techniques that can be used to define a business case
  • define the solution scope and business case in a given scenario
  • recommend how to approach enterprise analysis
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