What is Business Analysis
Business analysis is the process by which the systems and processes in an organization are analysed, their needs or changes defined and solutions are recommended to stakeholders. Change may involve implementing software modules, introduction of new processes, procedures, organizational change or change in business strategies.
About Business Analyst Training program
Business Analysis Training programme of EduCBA is intended to provide an overview for beginners to understand what is Business Analysis and business systems and how it is implemented in organizations that require change. The course gives an awareness of business systems and development of solutions, and how it benefits organisations. It is organized into three modules containing over seven lectures and more than one hour High Definition Video (HD).
Introduction to Systems:
Success of a business depends on how well it is organized. In sole proprietary systems all the major tasks, process and decisions may be controlled by the owner itself. As the business grows, it will not be sufficient as business should run even in the promoter’s absence for a few days. That is why having a system is vital for growth of any organization. Without proper systems and procedures, the entire operation, decision making, day-to-day activities and marketing of products could suffer and impact profitability in the long run.
This module helps you to understand how a system is created in a company, what all processes are documented and how various roles are defined for the various day-to-day activities.
Topics: What is a business or management information system, the need for business systems, business processes, procedures, rules and regulations, operations and managing tasks.
Elements and types of systems:
This module will give you an overview of different types of business systems and their relevance in an organization.
The basic elements of a system are input, process, control and output. In the context of a company, input could be intellectual capital, raw materials or even data. The output could be a finished product, a service, or analytical reports.
Other elements– All the processes that are required to convert input to output is called processes or processing. In IT systems, the output is checked for quality and whether proper standards were followed to achieve the result. This is called Feedback which is fed back into the system to make changes to input and processes.
Boundaries are limits set by system to ensure co-ordinated activity of business. The Environment is that area outside the system that determines the need for a system. Change in environment will have impact on the working of the system. Any system involves interface between agents and networks – access to interfaces are achieved through control and delegation.
There are different types of business systems with each interacting with one or more systems depending on its kind and nature. This module will give you an awareness of different types of systems-
- Decision Support Systems,
- Management Information Systems (MIS) , Knowledge Management Systems (KMS)
- Transaction Processing Systems (TPS).
The Decision Support System is made up of interactions between top management for strategic decision making. On the other hand MIS is for top managers and middle level managers to identify problems and solutions. KMS involves companies that produce high level of knowledge which has to be shared by employees and stakeholders. MIS is built to handle specific functions or to function under multiple sub-systems.
Key topics covered:MIS, DSS, KMS, input, output, control, processing, data processing, transactions processing.
Most organisations have a hierarchical structure with employees ranked according to importance. This module helps you know how files are organized in a computerized system in a hierarchical way, according to its importance. Hierarchical systems help computer memory to rank importance of each hierarchy including files, software and devices and thus improve response times.
Key topics covered: IT systems, organization of files and clusters, backup, memory
SDLC and Business Analysis:
This module covers the core part of the course Business Analysis and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). How does Business Analysis help solve the problems faced by a business by developing solutions based on an understanding of the business processes, systems and processes.
SDLC is a framework which describes how an organization would develop and implement a software solution in a time bound manner. It goes through a systemic procedure of planning, defining, designing, building, testing and deployment in a specified time frame. It will cover the various models in in vogue in SDLC.
Key topics covered: Business Analysis, software development, planning, design, building, testing and deployment.
Requisites of Business Analysis Training:
The basic requirements for the course is a desire or a passion to learn about business analysis. Secondly, you need to have a computer with internet connectivity at over 1 Mbps.
Who can join this program:
This program is ideal for managers in IT, Production Marketing, or any other streams who want to further advance their careers. The course will be ideal for those who want to set up a new enterprise, students who want an additional certificate of proficiency to enhance job skills and also anyone with a passion to learn business analysis training.
Why learn business analysis:
In a competitive world where the scale of operations are global, organisations are realizing the need to have proper systems and processes to get ahead in business. The more the key stakeholders in the company are aware and capable of implementing changes with Business Analysis, the better. It will help managers to improve their career growth prospects, income growth and take up higher responsibilities in an organization.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
- How do I know my eligibility for joining this programme?
This is a beginner level course and doesn’t require any technical knowledge irrespective of whether you are a student, manager, employee or entrepreneur.
- Do I need to attend any classes?
No, you don’t have to attend any class room training, the instructions are provided online, with lectures and video.
- How will it help me in getting a better job?
Yes, it will improve your chances of getting a better job. This is a skills enhancement course giving you awareness about business analysis and how to implement them in an organization.
- How can I start learning?
You need to register for the programme, get access to online content prepared by EduCBA which contains video and lectures.
- Do we get a course certificate?
At the end of the training programme, you will get a Course Completion Certificate issued by EduCBA.
- After end of training programme do we lose access to course content?
No, these courses are for a lifetime and a student will have access to it for a life time.
- Who will be the teachers in this programme?
The teachers are highly qualified and with relevant experience in the field who have designed and deliver the course content to you online.
- Will there be tests and assignments?
Yes, the tests and assignments have been devised by our experts that will evaluate the expertise of students in the chosen topic.
- Is the program affiliated to any university?
No, there is no affiliation to any university but our courses are skill enhancing ones which will help you advance further in your career.
- What are the major topics covered in Business Analysis program?
Business Analysis, systems, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
- What are the career opportunities in business analysis:
There are three types of roles in business analysis- 1) generalist, 2) Specialist 3) Hybrid. Business analysts, management consultants fall under the general category while Business Intelligence Analysts, data analysts, process analysts, Agile Business Analysts fall under the category of specialists and information architect, product manager, project manager fall under the hybrid variety.
- How does business analysis benefit an organization?
Business analysis helps reduce cost of projects and hence costs incurred in creating a solution or process is more than made up by value created by the company although it may lead to increased initial costs. It can be applied for business organisations that run on profit or for governmental, non-profit organisations.
- When should an organization start doing business analysis?
Business analysis should start from day one in any organization by documenting the daily routines and procedures required for running the business. A small businessman needs to juggle different functions and do all the leg work. Therefore, even for small businesses having a system is the first step in its growth process. Once all the processes are documented, business analysts can be consulted for implementing a system in the organization. Having all decisions and procedures done by a single person can seriously impact the working and growth of any organization.
- Do I need technical skills to succeed in BA or programming skills?
Not necessarily. Lot of Business Analysts jobs may require technical skills such as database management, networking, programming or writing code. But there are as many jobs that do not require technical skills or writing a code. However , for BA jobs, it is better to have an understanding of software, server architecture, tools used in improving IT efficiency among others. What is more important is not technical skill but a broad understanding of how IT works in organisations. Some BA jobs require the candidate to understand technical concepts but need not implement them. Some others may specify, for eg. MySQL skills, Java, networking protocols etc.
- What are the prospects for growth in BA career?
After an initial reluctance many companies are willing to look at Business Analysis positively in view of the positive returns on investment (ROI). This improves the prospects for those certified in BA to further progress in their career. Therefore, getting trained in the technical and managerial side of BA would help them grow fast in their careers and witness income growth.
Most importantly, more than training or domain skills, it is the passion to learn that will help experts in various areas such as technical writing, quality assurance, software development, networking to come up in business analysis career. There are several examples of such professionals demonstrating capability on the job and then going ahead with formal learning.
I was really impressed by the training programme of EduCBA as they are quite comprehensive and very relevant for industry. I enrolled for Business Analysis Training course which was informative. It took us in a guided manner starting with business and knowledge outside the domain that is needed for understanding the topic was also covered which made it easy for me. The course doesn’t presume you have previous knowledge of such topics.
The course on Business Analysis Training was really informative. It taught me the basics of business analysis, apart from delving into different sectors. It started with a general overview before going into details of the topic. It has helped me get a solid grounding in business analysis which will help me take advanced level courses..
|Where do our learners come from?|
|Professionals from around the world have benefited from eduCBA’s Business Analysis Training courses. Some of the top places that our learners come from include New York, Dubai, San Francisco, Bay Area, New Jersey, Houston, Seattle, Toronto, London, Berlin, UAE, Chicago, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, India, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Gurgaon among many.|