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What will you learn here ?
In this practical and hands-on one day course, you will hear about the importance of systems thinking in a business analysis context.
Attendees who successfully attend the course will:
About this course:
It has often been said that we live in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world. The external business environment is moving fast, and the ability to create organisations that can adapt and learn is crucial. Yet, so often our stakeholders are blindsided by sickly-sweet silver-bullet solutions that assume a neat linear relationship between cause and effect. The trouble is that things are rarely that simple, and in trying to navigate the organisational ‘spaghetti’, so often we find it hard to get beyond short-term fire-fighting.
Sound familiar ? Then this course is for you !
Why you should attend this course:
In this practical and hands-on one-day course, you will hear about the importance of systems thinking in a business analysis context and will have the opportunity to practise using a range of tools that can be used to systemically analyse a problem situation.
The course contains a wide range of exercises which are used to ensure that the learning translates to real-world scenarios. It is suitable for beginners who have little or no formal knowledge of systems thinking techniques, and can act as a useful refresher for those who have some existing experience.
Who should attend this course:
This course is well suited for anyone needing to understand how to analyse tricky problems early in the project lifecycle. It will be of particular interest to BA teams that are seeking early business engagement, or those that are working with multiple stakeholder groups. This is likely to include:
Each delegate receives a printed copy of the Blackmetric Course Manual which contains a concise summary of the course.
In this first hour, we dive deeper into the nature of an interconnected world, definition of a 'system' and an introduction to systems thinking and practice.
Here, we give an introduction to techniques and concepts that are useful when initially considering a problematic situation, including:
Here, we introduce and practice a whole range of systems techniques and concepts including:
Here, we align systems thinking to typical business analysis activities, using IIBA®'s BABOK® Guide
The last hour of this workshop gives you the opportunity to reflect and consider where new knowledge gained on the course will be applied.
Adrian Reed is a true advocate of the analysis profession. In his day job, he acts as Principal Consultant and Director at Blackmetric Business Solutions where he provides Business Analysis consultancy and training solutions to a range of clients in varying industries. Adrian is a Past President of the UK chapter of the IIBA and he speaks internationally on topics relating to Business Analysis and business change.
Adrian is author of the 2016 book, "Be a Great Problem Solver Now!", and the 2018 book "Business Analyst" due to be released later this year. You can read his blog at http://www.adrianreed.co.uk. Follow him on Twitter @UKAdrianReed.
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