Advanced Business Process Analysis
The emphasis of this Advanced Business Process Analysis course module is on the gathering, specifying and designing Business Processes. Systematic, top-down techniques are used to study and decompose a Business Area. The student is taken through the four stages possible for analysis i.e. as is design, as is analysis, new analysis and new design. Communication between the Business Owner and the Business Analyst is obviously the most critical during the analysis stage. Advanced Business Process Analysis draws heavily on graphical as well as textual documentation (models) to assist in this critical gathering activity. Because we can’t see analysis (although we can easily see design and implementation aspects), we need models to help us convey the Business Requirements. Flow diagrams are graphical representations of an organisation’s processes and supporting documentation of process specification (the collection of business rules) and the data dictionary (the business glossary). Upon completion the delegate will be in position to choose the right tool for the right job.
Advanced Business Process Analysis – Learning Outcomes
After completing this module the student will be able to:
- Start analysing in a structured approach and know what deliverables are required i.e. Process models, process specifications and the data dictionary.
- How to apply Quality Assurance to each deliverable
- Use a systematic top down approach to process modelling
- Develop a Business Requirements document that can be used as input to design (the Functional Specification)
- Ability to document and differentiate between ‘as is’ design, ‘as is’ analysis, ‘to be’ analysis, ‘to be’ design
- How to keep the emerging documentation balanced between process, data and business rules.
Estimated Study Timings
4 hours of study
1 hours of self-assessment
4 hours of Case Study
5 hours for the Assignment
- 12 months working experience either IT or business operations.
- Computer literacy.
- Introduction of Business Analysis
- Case Study.
- Un-fragmenting Value Streams from Design Traps. There are design structure in place, that are believed to be true, but if during analysis, these design traps can be removed from the Value Stream, we can provide an accurate representation of the essential business needs.
- Case Study.
- Business Engineering Strategies. There are different strategies that can be used to implement the Value Streams into production, each will be reviewed and evaluated.
- Business Case.The business case provide the initial scope, objectives, benefits and risk for the project.
- Case Study.
- Project Risk. The business analyst, must be able to identify, project risk and develop mechanisms to mitigate the risk.
- Case Study.
- The Business Engineering Methodology.
- A recap of all the material learned to date.
- Business Requirement Specification.
- All the deliverables produced to date, combined into a formal document.
- Process Improvement.
- Philosophies and guidelines associated with business process improvement.
- Conclusion.This is a reference section that can be used to clarification of notation used within the learning cycle.
IIBA BABOK alignment
BABOK KNOWLEDGE AREA
- Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring
- Task: Plan Business Analysis Approach
- Task: Plan Business Analysis Activities
- Task: Plan Requirements Management Process
- Task: Prepare for Elicitation
- Task: Conduct Elicitation
- Task: Document Elicitation
- Task: Confirm Elicitation Results
- Requirements Management & Communication
- Task: Manage Solution Scope & Requirements
- Task: Maintain Requirements for Re-use
- Task: Prepare Requirements Package
- Enterprise Analysis
- Task: Define Business Need
- Task: Define Solution Scope
- Task: Define Business Case
- Requirements Analysis
- Task: Prioritize Requirements
- Task: Organize Requirements
- Task: Specify and Model Requirements
- Task: Verify Requirements
- Task: Validate Requirements
- Business Rules Analysis
- Data Dictionary and Glossary
- Data Flow Diagrams
- Data Modelling
- Document Analysis
- Interface Analysis
- Process Modelling
- Requirements Workshop
- Risk Analysis
- Root Cause Analysis
- Scope Modelling
- Structure Walkthrough