Increasingly, organisations are operating in fast-moving and often volatile business environments. Project teams need to respond quickly to tricky and often ill-defined problem situations, enabling the organisation to adapt and meet the ongoing demands of its customers and environment. In these contexts the pre-project stage is crucial: For our change initiatives to be successful, we need to truly understand the problem we are trying to solve. By understanding the problem we can ensure that any future project activity is built upon a firm foundation, and is heading towards a set of goals that are concise, precise and have been agreed upon.
This practical, hands-on workshop, focuses on the problem-solving skills that practitioners need in order to collaboratively explore and describe problems, and to co-create potential options for improvement. These skills are extremely valuable pre-project and early in the project life cycle, and this course will be of interest to business analysts and other practitioners who help analyse, assess and solve tricky organisational problems.
Stakeholders in Problem Analysis
Understanding the Problem Situation
Defining Business Requirement Scope
Identifying Areas for Change
Generating Improvement Ideas
Bringing It All Together
This course, Pre-Project Problem Analysis: Practical Techniques for Early Business Analysis Engagement, is a course endorsed by the IIBA. The course is aligned with the BABOK v3. By attending this course you will earn 14 PDs (Professional Development hours) or 14 CDUs (Continuing Development Units).
After attending this training course, delegates will:
This training course is well suited to 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: Business Analysts, Consultants, Requirements Engineers, Business Systems Analysts, Product Owners, Requirements Managers. It will also be of interest to Project Managers seeking an understanding of the types of analysis that can be undertaken pre-project.
There are no specific entry requirements, however the course will be, of most value to practitioners with some existing experience in business analysis who are looking to broaden their knowledge of strategic and pre-project business analysis.