What is Business Analysis?

WHAT IS BUSINESS ANALYSIS?

Business Analysis is the practice of enabling change in an organizational context, by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders. The set of tasks and techniques that are used to perform business analysis are defined in A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®Guide).

What is a Business Analyst?

Job titles for business analysis practitioners include not only business analyst, but also business systems analyst, systems analyst, requirements engineer, process analyst, product manager, product owner, enterprise analyst, business architect, management consultant, business intelligence analyst, data scientist, and more. Many other jobs, such as management, project management, product management, software development, quality assurance and interaction design rely heavily on business analysis skills for success.

Business Analysis Helps Businesses Do Business Better

The Business Analyst (BA) is an agent of change. Business Analysis is a disciplined approach for introducing and managing change to organizations, whether they are for-profit businesses, governments, or non-profits.

Business analysis is used to identify and articulate the need for change in how organizations work, and to facilitate that change. BAs work across all levels of an organization and may be involved in everything from defining strategy, to creating the enterprise architecture, to taking a leadership role by defining the goals and requirements for programs and projects or supporting continuous improvement in its technology and processes.

BAs have the specialized knowledge to act as a guide and lead the business through unknown or unmapped territory, to get it to its desired destination. The value of business analysis is in realization of benefits, avoidance of cost, and identification of new opportunities, understanding of required capabilities, and modeling the organization. The effective use of business analysis can ensure an organization realizes these benefits, ultimately improving the way they do business.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS SKILLS COURSES

Business analysis involves understanding market trends and helping decision makers find ways to realize strategic operational and tactical goals as they relate to culture, capital, costs, customers, compliance, competition, and competence. Study the six knowledge areas and underlying competencies in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK). The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABoK) is defined by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and it serves as the basis for attaining the internationally recognized Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) designation.

These following courses in Business Analysis were developed by Bay3000 to respond to the growing demand in many businesses for individuals with the knowledge, competencies, and skills to become full-fledged Business Analysts.

These courses also qualify for the PDU / CDU Hours.

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