[Mind you: this course will be finalized in March 2018. It will be available for In-Company training sessions starting March 2018 and the first public course will run in October in Hilversum, The Netherlands.]
Business analysis is changing – for the better. Whether you work in a traditional environment, or as part of an agile team, your business analysis approach today can be more flexible, more nimble, more effective, more focused on solving the right problem and delivering real value.
Despite all our technological advances, our biggest problem is still the human one: How to ensure you know your customer’s real problem, and how to ensure that your solution is correctly solving that problem.
Business analysis agility means using an adaptable approach to challenge assumptions, to make better use of feedback, to iterate, to use more flexible tools, and to understand the customers’ value when discovering their real, underlying needs. For it is only by addressing the right needs and solving the right problem can you deliver real value to your customer and your sponsor.
This course gives you a different approach to business analysis. This one provides a business analysis framework that works regardless of whether you are part of an agile environment and need to provide stories for iterative development, or whether you are in a traditional environment and need to produce a requirements specification suitable for more formalized environments and outsourcing. This course gives you a vision of the modern business analyst, one who understands the role is much more than writing requirements.
By attending this two-day course, you will learn how to:
Business analysis is a universal task, but it normally falls to skilled people with a job title such as:
… or similar titles. We also find Business Stakeholders, Users and Software Customers benefit from learning advanced business analysis techniques, and how they can contribute to the organisation’s well-being.
Our businesses thrive or flounder on the effectiveness of their business processes, both automated and manual. Businesses with good processes provide a better service and are more responsive to their customers. The converse is also true. Business analysis is the craft of enlightened improvement to business systems and processes. Moreover, business analysis gives you ways of identifying the areas where improvement projects will yield the highest value.
This two-day course in business analysis gives you the skills and tools to discover your client’s real business, and to determine and demonstrate the best ways of improving it.
This course is a natural companion to Mastering the Requirements Process, where we teach the art of requirements writing. The models and understanding produced by Mastering Business Analysis are the optimal input, and foundation for, your requirements process.
You receive a free copy of the book Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing Change by Penny Pullan, James Archer et al.
Volere was introduced in 1995. Since then, the Volere approach to requirements has been used by thousands of projects. These range from the conventional commercial domains such as banking, insurance, and so on, to more exotic areas such as air traffic control, aviation, automotive engineering, real-time control of appliances, telephony, and many more. The techniques were originally developed by James Robertson and Suzanne Robertson. Since their introduction, they have evolved as a result of research and application. James and Suzanne Robertson have continually introduced improvements as their clients have continued to push the requirements envelope.
Today, Volere is a trademarked brand owned by the Atlantic Systems Guild. There is a network of consultants, instructors and agents around the world that are available and qualified to help you get better value for your investment in requirements.
James Archer is an associate of the Atlantic Systems Guild. His wide ranging experience, admirable instructing skills and his ability to connect theory to practical examples make him one of the select people qualified to teach the Volere technologies.
The Atlantic Systems Guild is a recognised training provider of the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) for both the foundation level and the advanced level syllabi.
Please note: the number of attendees is limited. Please register early!
This event takes place at:
1213 TS Hilversum
Telephone +31 (0) 35-6231341
For a full itinerary, please see the website: www.hotellapershoek.nl.
The Hotel Lapershoek can also be reached by public transport. Be sure to take the train to ‘Station Hilversum Sportpark’ from which it is only a three minute walk.
Please consult www.9292.nl (door-to-door journey planner, also available in English) or call 0900-9292 (travel advice by phone, € 0.70 p/m).
For attendees interested in an overnight stay, we have made a special price agreement with the hotel. Please let us know if you wish to make use of this.
Practically all of our seminars and workshops can be offered as an In-house course for your company exclusively. Sometimes as a shorter version or if need be as an extended version with more detail or exercises or with extra focus on specific topics that apply to your organization.