BAO2- Strategic Enterprise Analysis

Credits: 14 PDUs / 2 Days

Course Level: Intermediate/Advance

This course is aimed for experienced people who require a clear understanding and systematic approach to Strategic Enterprise Business Analysis. It is recommended that participants complete the BA01 – Business Analysis Essentials course prior to enrolling or have equivalent experience.

Course Objectives:
Learn enterprise analysis skills and support your enterprise solutions with effective consulting and leadership. Learn how to move enterprise projects and strategies forward from both a consulting and Enterprise Analysis perspective. Use Enterprise Analysis techniques to identify profitable enterprise opportunities. Learn how to package and present a compelling rationale for your enterprise solution and develop your consulting skills to get buy-in from senior management.

Intended Audience:
Executives, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Business and IT stakeholders working with analysts

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to see the “big picture” and help your executive stakeholders make the right decisions
  • Evaluate proposed business initiatives for viability and organizational advantage
  • Apply an enterprise analysis framework in a business case study
  • Identify the organizational opportunities and risks within proposed initiatives
  • Conduct a feasibility analysis and strategic fit assessment
  • Define initial scope for a potential solution using multiple visual techniques
  • Prepare a business case employing qualitative and quantitative analysis methods

Course Outline:

Section 1: Introduction

  •  What is Enterprise Analysis?
  • The role of an Enterprise Analysis
  • Business Analysis competencies

Section 2: Defining the business need

  • Defining solution vision and scope
  • Conducting a outcomes workshop
  • Validating solution scope against the expected outcomes

Section 3: Assessing the capabilities of your organization

  • Analyzing current capabilities
  • Assessing new capability requirements

Section 4: Determining how to approach potential solutions

  • Describe the approach to create or acquire new capabilities
  • Ranking potential approaches
  • Conducting a feasibility analysis

Section 5: Defining the scope of the solutions being proposed

  • Define the capabilities a project shall deliver
  • Scope modeling
  • User stories

Section 6: Assessing the risks involved

  • Understanding the risks of the proposed solution
  • Capturing and categorizing the risks involved
  • Planning the appropriate responses to the risks identified

Section 7: Justifying the Enterprise Solution: The Business Case

  • Building a convincing business case and justifying the investment
  • Planning stakeholder buy-in
  • Communicating with your audience
  • Identifying critical decision criteria and objectives
  • How to package and present your case for maximum impact
  • Anticipating and responding to challenges

Section 8: Additional resources

  • Useful books and  links on Enterprise Analysis


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BA02-Strategic Enterprise Analysis – 2 days