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Introducing ESI’s Refined Business
Professional Development Program
Defining Business ESI—A Thought Leader
Analysis in Business Analysis
Business analysis is essential to Since the emergence of business
successful project delivery. This analysis, ESI has been there as a
increasingly vital function calls thought leader in the discipline.
upon business analysts to elicit Our expert program offers your
justifiable, verifiable and traceable employees the best practices
requirements from stakeholders defined by the International
and then communicate those Institute of Business Analysis
requirements to project managers (IIBA™) Business Analysis Body
and IT personnel. of Knowledge (BABOK®) and
applies our more than 25 years
Accurate requirements are an
of experience working with
essential tool for navigating the
organizations around the world.
all-important triple constraint
and delivering successful ESI’s Business Analysis Professional
projects. While correctly defined Development Program is designed
requirements lead to project to meet the needs of the many
completion and success, they professionals who perform
also have the power to help business analysis functions—
organizations effectively prioritize whether they call themselves
their projects and allocate business analysts, process analysts,
resources accordingly. project managers, systems
engineers, systems designers or
If applied properly, best practices
in business analysis will help your
• Accomplish strategic objectives
• Improve productivity and
efficiency in requirements
• Make better decisions at all
levels of your organization
• Increase stakeholder
involvement and satisfaction
• Improve communication
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m PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN
You may choose to start by taking . . .
Introducing ESI’s Refined Business Analysis Courses Introduction to
As part of our commitment to standardizing best practices and to the
continued development in the field, ESI has refined our Business Analysis
Then take additional courses for a total
Professional Development Program. of five to earn your certificate . . .
The evolved program features two all-new courses and two courses that How to Gather and
have been thoroughly updated. And, throughout 2008, we’ll be launching Document User updated!
additional new and updated courses. This is all part of our continuing effort
to help ensure that your business analysts have the knowledge, skills and Process Modeling
practices to ensure the success of your organization’s projects. Management new!
Use Case Modeling revised!
Facilitation Techniques for Use Case Modeling Revised!
Requirements Development New! Logical Data Modeling revised!
Our Use Case Modeling for
This all-new course offers Business Analysis course has
participants the formal training Introduction to Testing for
been completely overhauled to
needed to successfully conduct become Use Case Modeling. The
facilitation sessions to elicit and updated course focuses on the Facilitation Techniques for new!
analyze requirements. most current competencies for Requirements Development
creating use cases and use case ➤
Logical Data Modeling and
Process Modeling Management diagrams and incorporates key
content from our former course Elective Course
Our popular course Logical Data Business Object Oriented Modeling. You may take one elective
and Process Modeling has been at any time. Choose from:
expanded into two separate Strategic • Managing Projects
courses: Enterprise Analysis • Managing IT Projects
Coming in 2008! • Project Leadership, Management
• Logical Data Modeling Revised! and Communications
This updated course focuses on This soon-to-be-launched
• Negotiation Skills for
the most current competencies new course will fully align our Project Managers
for logical data modeling. curriculum to all six IIBA™ BABOK®
• Process Modeling Upon successfully completing the required
Management New! CBAP™ Exam Prep Coming in 2008! five courses, you will receive a Professional
This all-new course offers Certificate in Business Analysis awarded by
This course will help your ESI and The George Washington University.
participants the formal training business analysts prepare to You will also receive the Certified Business
to plan, model and execute pass the difficult CBAP™ exam Analyst credential awarded by ESI.
requirements analysis in a and become an IIBA™ Certified
process improvement project. Business Analysis Professional.
= available online via ESI’s e-training
ESI’s Business Analysis
To succeed as business analysts, your employees
must be able to produce high-quality requirements. Success
To do so, they must exhibit technical and
interpersonal skills while drawing on their
organizational knowledge to successfully
integrate stakeholder needs and meet Organizational Knowledge
organizational goals. Organizational Structure and Design, Organizational
Strategy, Principles of IT, Domain Knowledge,
We’ve designed our Business Analysis Audit Ability (SOX, CMMi, Six Sigma), Elicitation/Investigation/
Software Acquisition, Outsourcing Veri cation Technique,
Success Model to demonstrate the Facilitation, Communication, Management (RFP, RFI, RFQ) Requirements Validation/Solution
Relationship Building, In uencing, Assessment, Business Process
best practices and standards that Team-working, Stakeholder Modeling and Management, Use Case
Management, Detail-Oriented, Problem Analysis, Object Oriented Analysis, Enterprise
business analysts must possess Solving, Leadership, Con ict Management, Analysis, Change Management, Project
Stakeholder Analysis and Management
to work effectively. Many Management, Business Case Development
of these best practices Interpersonal Skill Technical Skill
fall outside of the
area of business
analysis. The model points to Interpersonal Skills,
Technical Skills and Organizational Knowledge as
proficiency components that are keys to successful ESI’s Business Analysis Process Model
requirements gathering. Each course in ESI’s Business Analysis Professional
Each of these proficiencies is represented in our suite Development Program maps to our newly developed
of expert training programs. For example, through Business Analysis Process Model. The principles
our Business Analysis Professional Development behind this essential model are applicable to every
Program and Business Skills Training Program, your phase of the project life cycle.
employees will gain both technical and interpersonal The model is designed to ensure consistency in the
skills. And, through our Project Management execution of requirements development. It essentially
Professional Development Program, business provides business analysts with a road map for
analysts will gain additional competencies in thorough requirements gathering. If they properly
requirements planning, scheduling, risk management use the model, business analysts will be able to
and communication planning. respond to and anticipate risk, identify appropriate
communication needs, and ensure that the gathered
requirements will ultimately meet the stakeholders’
needs and lead to project success.
The phases of the model correspond directly with the
knowledge areas of the BABOK®.
For more information on ESI’s newly refined
Business Analysis Professional Development
Program, visit www.esi-intl.com/Asia today.
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