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Introducing ESI’s Refined Business
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ESI's refined Business ­Analysis Professional Development Program

  1. 1. MEEtIng thE EvEr‑ChAngIng nEEDS oF toDAy’S BuSInESS AnAlySt ESI’s refined Business ­Analysis ­ Professional ­ Development ­ Program building talent, driving results
  2. 2. 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 solutions architects. in business analysis will help your organization— • Accomplish strategic objectives • Improve productivity and efficiency in requirements analysis • Make better decisions at all levels of your organization • Increase stakeholder involvement and satisfaction • Improve communication organization wide “IIBA” and the IIBA logo are trademarks belonging to the International Institute of Business Analysis. BABoK and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge are registered trademarks owned by the International Institute of Business Analysis. •
  3. 3. s Analysis m PROFESSIONAL ­CERTIFICATE ­IN ­ ­ ­BUSINESS ­ANALYSIS You may choose to start by taking . . . Introducing ESI’s Refined Business Analysis Courses Introduction to Business Analysis 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! Requirements 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 Business Analysts 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® areas. ➤ • 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. Endorsed Education Provider = available online via ESI’s e-training •
  4. 4. ESI’s Business Analysis Success Model BA 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 specific knowledge 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 today. •