IIBA Endorsed The Effective Analyst - Virtual Learning

IIBA Endorsed The Effective Analyst - Virtual Learning

Why Attend

Solving problems in the business world is essential to keeping things moving along smoothly. While problems differ in complexity, almost all of them can be approached in a structured manner that increases the chances of finding a successful solution. Analysts who are able to master this structured approach and apply it practically, from research to execution, are an asset to any organization.

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Course Methodology

<p>Live online course where participants will be able to interact with instructor (video and audio), view slides, collaborate with others, comment on discussions, complete assessments, activities and case studies.</p>

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  •  Define a problem and ensure that the 'right' question is being answered
  •  Justify breaking down a problem into smaller issues that can be tackled independently
  •  Create a work plan that prioritizes resources and focuses on the key issues
  •   Identify the right sources for data through research and expert interviews
  •   Interpret data and build a structured argument for findings
Target Audience

New and advanced analysts and project managers who are involved in researching, analyzing and investigating issues related to their organization.

Target Competencies
  • Problem management
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis of data
  • Creativity
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Balanced decision making
  • Results orientation
Course Outline
  • Structuring problems
    • The changing role of the analyst
    • Overview of problem-solving approaches
    • The importance of structuring
    • Defining the right issue
    • Using the issue statement
    • Dividing issues into manageable sections
    • The use of logic trees in problem solving
    • Developing issue trees
  • Prioritizing and planning
    • The importance of prioritizing work
    • Eliminating non essential issues
    • Using the 80:20 rule
    • Prioritization methodologies
    • Using the prioritization matrix
    • Developing practical project plans
    • Building an effective work plan
  • Conducting analyses
    • Getting the right data
    • Types of research
    • Primary research development
    • Secondary research development
    • Conducting informational interviews
    • Asking 'so what?'
    • Summary versus synthesis
  • Communicating and presenting
    • Turning data into findings
    • Communicating findings by telling a 'story'
    • Story telling elements
    • Presenting to senior management​
International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®)

Meirc is an Endorsed Education Provider™ (EEP) for the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). IIBA® is an independent non-profit professional association serving the growing field of business analysis. As the global thought leader and voice of the business analysis community, IIBA® actively supports the recognition of the profession, and works to maintain standards for the ongoing development of the practice and the certification of business analysts. Meirc’s IIBA® accredited courses are based on the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®) guide. Participants in these courses can earn Professional Development (PD) units as well as prepare for the IIBA® competency-based certification exams including the ECBA™, the CCBA™ and the CBAP™ certifications.

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