Building a Case for Business Change

Besides an effective proposal, a successful case for business change must include an assessment of the organization’s needs, capabilities and readiness to adapt to change.

You will learn to develop recommendations for business process changes, model and validate change requirements, prepare the essential elements of an effective business case and communicate effectively throughout the process.

Location update: Due to the COVID-19 situation, courses scheduled to start before August 31 in Vancouver or Surrey will move to online-supported delivery.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Vancouver 2 Scott Hayward $860.00 24 Register
Vancouver 2 TBA $860.00 25 -

What will you learn?

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain techniques for organizing requirements
  • Develop recommendations for business process changes
  • Apply methods for modeling requirements so that they can be communicated widely in an organization
  • Apply methods for validating requirements
  • Explain the importance of validating requirements before suggesting changes
  • Describe the essential elements of an effective business case as well as the importance of a well-defined statement of scope
  • Assess organizational readiness to adapt to changes being suggested in a business case
  • Explain how to validate the proposed solution

How will you learn?

The course features a wide variety of instructional techniques, including facilitated group discussions, thought-provoking exercises that encourage experimentation and analysis, and instructor presentations of theory and best practices.

You will complete regular course reading and participate in exercises, group discussions, case studies and presentations.

How will you be evaluated?

We’ll evaluate your performance in this course on a pass/fail basis using a combination of in-class or take-home assignments, individual or group projects, presentations, participation and attendance. We expect you to participate in discussions and activities and complete all assignments.

Textbooks and learning materials

To complete the Business Analysis Certificate program you will need to pass all nine courses. You will also be expected to have read A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide v3), which you can purchase through the IIBA website. In this course, we will reference relevant chapters of the BABOK® Guide.

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