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Using Strategic Analysis to Build BA-IT Partnerships


Understanding your entire organization and its business needs will help your project succeed. The IT-Business divide is often a key factor in project failures, because it lacks any formal structure to align IT investments with business strategy. Create the framework for a successful BA-IT partnership in the development of effective business requirements.

Who Should Attend

  • Business Analysis Managers
  • Business or Technical Analysts
  • Operations Analysts or Managers
  • Development Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Systems Analysts or Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Requirements Engineers

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate business requirements into your system development and project management life cycles
  • Create and implement a strategy map and process management tools to identify potential project opportunities
  • Evaluate alternatives using enterprise architecture frameworks and conduct feasibility studies
  • Define the scope and purpose of Enterprise Analysis
  • Apply strategy and organizational tools to define the business need
  • Become familiar with sound practices for requirements development and management
  • Define business analysis roles, skills and competencies

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Course Outline/Topics

Course Outline and Topics

  1. Requirements Overview
  2. Business Analysis Planning
  3. Requirements Management
  4. Enterprise Analysis

    • Defining the business need
    • Assessing the organizational capability
    • Enterprise architecture
    • Conducting feasibility studies
    • Developing the business case
  5. Business Analysis Skills and Competencies

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This program can be applied toward the:

Business Analyst Essentials or equivalent experience
This class was formerly titled: Enterprise Analysis and Business Requirements.

"Amanda is a great instructor! Her knowledge is spot on. Her pace is great. "
Jeremy McGlothlin American Transmission Co., class participant

"Excellent instructor!"
Robert Garren, Lake County, class participant

"I especially liked Amanda speaking from her real-life experiences."
Devonne Wilhoit, class participant

Tue.-Wed., Oct. 20-21
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Amanda Dietz, MBA, CQM
CEUs: 1.4/PDUs: 14/PDHs: 14/CDUs: 14
Program No. 5025-8006
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For more information, contact:
Maribeth Sacho, Program Associate,, 414-227-3337
Anne O'Meara, Program Director,, 414-227-3311


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