A business analyst is rarely limited to a single domain in an organization. Explore the impact of the business analyst’s role and skillset in aligning project objectives with organizational goals. In addition to learning to navigate relationship dynamics with project managers and key stakeholders, you will evaluate the impact of a variety of perspectives (Information Technology, Agile, Business Process Management) on project requirements and resulting implications. Since initiatives often engage one or more perspectives, you will also learn to focus on the techniques and tasks specific to the context of an initiative.
Business Analysis Implications
Course schedule: Classes run online from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
What will you learn?
After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Differentiate the most common perspectives applied within a business analyst’s scope of practice
- Assess the implications of applicable perspective(s) to guide approaches and techniques utilized during an initiative or project
- Differentiate between the role of a business analyst and project manager and how each contributes to the outcome of any initiative
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.
How will you be evaluated?
We will 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, examinations, participation and attendance. We expect you to participate in discussions and activities and complete all assignments or exams.
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.
Hardware and software requirements
You will need a computer that is connected to the internet so that you can access Canvas, our online course management system. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas by accessing Canvas guides here. We recommend you use Google Chrome or Firefox.
Also, you will need to enable your computer’s audio and microphone to participate in live sessions offered through Zoom Meetings.
You can find more information on our About Online Learning page.
Note: To participate in this course, please be sure to use a computer capable of running Office 365.