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Business Analyse

Enterprise Business Analysis

Enterprise Business Analysis applies an approach to business analysis to deal with complexity and change on an enterprise-wide basis. Enterprise-wide business analysis is a skill set that helps individuals address broad organisational issues which may be encountered when:

  • Merging with or acquiring another organisations (or departments/functions)
  • Expanding or contracting operations
  • Consolidating the operations of multiple business units
  • Dealing with multiple change initiatives at a time
  • Acquiring or retiring enterprise IT systems, and/or
  • Dealing with large business re-engineering initiatives

Senior business analysts are increasingly involved in pre-project activities to ensure that solutions to business problems reflect the organisation’s business strategy. Through Enterprise Business Analysis, the senior business analyst becomes a vital contributor to helping the organisation determine sound investments and enhance its project portfolio. These activities ensure the organisation can maximise the return on investment, minimise duplication of efforts across the organisation, and realign business operations to meet executive management’s strategy.

Enterprise Business Analysis starts with the basics – what is enterprise analysis? After exploring how it helps the strategic alignment of investments and dealing with change, the course focuses on business architecture and how business architecture fits within the enterprise architecture (including discussions around the other “architectures:” information, application, technology, governance) by looking at business architecture blueprints and frameworks, along with the roles and relationships that need to happen to execute on the strategy.

The course then turns its attention to some of the tools used at this more strategic level, including: value mapping, value proposition and customer value analysis, business modelling, business process management, capability and organisation mapping to arrive at an enterprise solution.

What topics will be covered in the course?

What is Enterprise Business Analysis?
  • Goals of enterprise analysis
  • Positioning EBA
  • Strategy – what it is and what it is not
  • Strategic alignment of investments
  • Dealing with change
  • Benefits management
  • Organisational change management
  • Portfolio management
Enterprise Business Architecture
  • The business ecosystem
  • What is the Enterprise Architecture?
  • Enterprise Business Architecture Concepts
  • Modelling the Enterprise
  • Where does business architecture fit within an enterprise architecture
  • Business architecture
  • Application architecture
  • Data architecture
  • Technology Architecture
  • Governance
  • The business value of business architecture
  • Roles in EBA
  • Analysis tools
  • Pest
  • Porter’s 5 Forces
  • Evaluating strategic gaps
Value Mapping
  • What is business value?
  • What is a value proposition?
  • Customer Value Analysis
  • What do your clients want?
  • How well do you deliver what your customers want?
  • The Customer Value Model:  the relationship between price and quality
  • Value stream mapping:  How you deliver value to customers
  • Lean and Six Sigma
From Business Model to Blueprint
  • Business architecture and business models
  • Build the story
  • Applying the Business Blueprint to model the key features of the business
Business Process Management
  • What is a process?
  • Processes and workflow
  • Characterising processes
  • Adapting the value chain to the business blueprint
  • Process classification frameworks
  • Process mapping and inventory
  • Business rules
Capability Mapping
  • Competencies and capabilities
  • Competency analysis process
  • Core and Non-Core Capabilities
  • Capability analysis
  • How to build a business capability map
  • How to use a business capability map
Organization Mapping
  • Understanding organisational structures
  • Organisational models and strategic priorities
  • How to use an organisational map
  • Business interaction  tables
Develop the Enterprise Architecture

  • Data and information management
  • Knowledge management
  • Linking data, processes, and workflows
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Risks, Rules and Interfaces of the IT Architecture
Enterprise Solutions

  • The improvement approach
  • The current state
  • The TO-BE state
  • Gap analysis
  • Solution planning process
  • Understanding change
  • Linking action to strategy
  • The business case
Organizational Learning
  • Retrospectives and lessons learned meetings
  • Comprehensive coverage
  • Learn from the past
  • Learn from the present
  • Learn for the future
  • Documenting the Lessons

What will I learn?

  • Know how to apply business analysis at the enterprise level
  • Understand how to model the components of the enterprise and how they work together
  • Identify what your customers consider to be good value and use it to assist in formulating strategy
  • Explain how an organisation can enhance the effectiveness of its people and its assets through enterprise analysis
  • Apply enterprise analysis to implement improvement initiatives

What is included in the price?

All Digital Course Materials

Individual training consultation before and after the course

Does this course help me towards certification/accreditation?

At the end of the course you will get the chance to verify your level of knowledge in a test. You will receive a certificate upon successful participation. This course is also eligible if you aim to achieve an Associate’s or Master’s Certificate from George Washington University. Learn more.

Available as customised in-house training

Let us bring our classes to you! Our in-house training are ideal for groups of 10 or more people. We can provide Off-the-shelf training in the form of our classic courses, or we can provide bespoke training, tailored to your organisational goals and objectives.

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