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What will you learn here ?
In this practical and hands-on one day course, you will get practical and proven techniques for early business analysis engagement.
After attending this course, delegates will:
About this course:
Successful projects need a clear direction and a definitive destination. This starts with a solid understanding of the business problem or opportunity that exists. A key skill-set to achieving this level of clarity is problem analysis.
This practical, hands-on course focusses on how to carry out problem analysis either before a project has been initiated or during the project’s early stages. The session starts with a broad definition of problem analysis, and then focusses on techniques for understanding the high-level "Why" and "What" of projects. The session continues by focussing on how to define a high-level Project Concept Summary.
Who should attend this course:
This course is well suited for anyone needing to understand how to undertake problem analysis early in the project lifecycle. It will be of particular interest to BA teams that are looking to 'left shift' and seek early engagement. Typical delegates include:
The course is designed to be interactive and engaging. Exercises and group work are introduced to ensure that learning is cemented and the material is made as concrete as possible. The course material is designed to be a useful "aide-mémoire" when you are "in the field".
Each delegate receives a printed copy of the Blackmetric Course Manual which contains a summary of the course.
A brief introduction to the course, and a discussion of why it is important that we analyse the problem before assuming or implementing a solution.
Overview of the importance of stakeholder identification and engagement in problem analysis, including:
Techniques for understanding the underlying problems and objectives driving a project. Practical discussion of:
Overview of an approach to define the initial high level requirements scope:
A discussion of the range of possible solution approaches that are generally available.
Recap of the core course themes and discussion of how a one-page Project Concept Summary can be used to convey information about a potential project idea.