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Analytical thinking is a key underlying competency for a business analyst. Strong analytical skills transform a BA from an “order taker” to a true collaborative partner for all stakeholders. There is more to analytical thinking than just “being smart”; it takes the correct approach.
This 14-hour online course is designed to formalize and develop the analytical skills of the business analyst. This course is based on the Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) version 3.0.
|$595||Students have three months from date of registration to complete this online self-directed course.|
Participants will gain practical skills to:
- Define analytical thinking
- Apply a methodical approach to analytical thinking and problem solving
- Understand the vital role metrics play
- Identify relevant metrics
- Recognize the characteristics and value of a metrics program
Who Should Attend
Analytical Thinking for the Business Analyst is appropriate for individuals who are:
- Pursuing a career in Business Analysis
- Business or Information Systems managers or staff who are new to business analysis.
- Experienced Business Analysts requiring better understanding of the role, or desiring formal recognition through certification.
- Project staff or managers currently combining the Business Analyst role with other duties.
- Business staff or managers who are working in Business Analyst environments, needing to interact with project managers and business analysts.
Business Requirements: Elicitation, Documentation & Analysis or equivalent education or experience.
You will access an online learning environment that includes video presentations, self-assessment quizzes, case studies, exercises, suggested solutions, and a final exam.
What You Will Learn
Analytical Thinking Defined
The Meaning of Analytical Thinking
Analytical Thinking for the BA
Methodical Analytical Thinking
Analytical Thinking Process
Metrics-Based Analytical Thinking
Metric Types & Quality Attributes
Business Intelligence vs. Analytics
Performance and Diagnostic Metrics
Disciplines and Methodologies
Goals, Questions, and Metrics (QGM)
Creating GQM Metrics
Key Performance Indicators (KPI)