Scoring Matrix Visual Model for the Business Analyst

Quickly and easily show the differences between products and services. A must have Business Analyst technique!
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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

[COURSE LAST UPDATED: November 2016]

With the Scoring Matrix, you can document all of your comparative research and findings and provide those details professionally and intuitively in a single matrix to those that make decisions.

This is a huge time saver as you no longer will you have to set a multi-hour meeting to painfully articulate the differences between products, services or companies!  Simply provide the decision makers with the matrix and explain your findings.

I had been a Business Analyst for over two years, struggling in front of executives to explain why certain products were more beneficial than others. This all changed when I worked with a Senior Business Analyst on a project and they introduced me to the Scoring Matrix. This visual tool not only saved me time, but it also displayed my findings in a very professional manner. The meeting with top level executes was no longer about having to explain all of the details and how I came to my recommendation, but instead focused on making a decision and setting next steps.

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What am I going to get from this course?

A step by step guide to visually compare products, services, or companies.

  • Understand the differences between the definitive, rating, and weighted Scoring Matrices.
  • Save time and effort utilizing the already built template and produce professional documents you can confidently send to any level of management
  • Know-how to complete the provided Scoring Matrix template to increase the intuitiveness of your results, so you can focus on the team making a decision and setting next steps

What bonuses are included in this course?

  • This course includes the Scoring Matrix template FREE! This template will allow you to be effective and efficient in creating definitive, rating, and weighted comparison matrices within your projects.
  • As always, Jeremy, the instructor, is always available to help out - as if you were in a live course. So if you ever need something explained further, you will find an answer.

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All successful Business Analysts understand that in their position, the search for knowledge and techniques will never end. As that Senior Business Analyst did for me years ago, I now want to pass my knowledge, experience, and best practices on to you!

Invest in your future.  Enroll today!

What are the requirements?

  • No special materials or software are required.
  • The Scoring Matrix template provided is a Microsoft Excel template. To work directly in the template you will need Microsoft Excel or another application that can read Excel files

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Take this step by step guide to walk through the comparison process and creation of the visual model
  • Create a comparison of products, services, or companies by utilizing the provided Scoring Matrix template
  • Take complex comparisons and make them visual so they can be easily and intuitively understood

What is the target audience?

  • This course was designed with the current or aspiring Business Analysts and Project Managers in mind
  • This course can also benefit anyone that works as part of a project team and wants to better understand what comparison matrixs are and how to accurately understand them.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started - Introductions
01:18

The Scoring Matrix used to be referred to as the Competitive Comparison Matrix when I recorded this course.  These names are interchangeable and mean the same thing.  Wanted to clear up any potential confusion due to the name change.

02:59

Hello and welcome to the Scoring Matrix course! I look forward to being your instructor.

06:17

This lecture will help you to understand all about me. I give you insight into my background, how I got into the Business Analysis field, and why I am here teaching online courses.

00:12

This lecture provides a standard location for all course downloads.

Section 2: Scoring Matrix - From Beginner to Expert
14:28

This lecture will break down each piece of the Competitive Comparison Matrix. After completing this lecture, you will:

  • Recognize when to utilize this matrix to aid and enhance your projects
  • Know how to read the matrix
  • Be able to identify the three different types of matrices and when to utilize each of them
  • Realize the benefits this matrix can provide
  • Understand how to keep the final models visually appealing and easy to understand
06:23

This lecture provides a detailed walk-through of the Definitive version of Scoring Matrix template. To further explain and help ensure understanding, a practical real-world example is utilized to create a Definitive Scoring Matrix from scratch. This detailed example and walk-through will solidify your comprehension and give you the skill to create a Definitive Scoring Matrix on your own.

The Scoring Matrix Template can be found in the Course Downloads lecture near the beginning of this course..

03:28

This lecture provides a detailed walk-through of the Rating version of Scoring Matrix template. To further explain and help ensure understanding, a practical real-world example is utilized to create a Rated Scoring Matrix from scratch. This detailed example and walk-through will solidify your comprehension and give you the skill to create a Rated Scoring Matrix on your own.

This version of the Scoring Matrix utilizes the same template as the Definitive version.

05:23

This lecture provides a detailed walk-through of the Weighted version of Scoring Matrix template. To further explain and help ensure understanding, a practical real-world example is utilized to create a Weighted Scoring Matrix from scratch. This detailed example and walk-through will solidify your comprehension and give you the skill to create a Weighted Scoring Matrix on your own.

This version of the Scoring Matrix utilizes the same template as both the Definitive and Rating versions, but is found on the next tab of the Excel file.

Template Wrap-up
00:32
08:03

This lecture provides a step-by-step guide that you can utilize to not only create the matrix, but to also gather the necessary requirements to do so. You are walked through best practices and details that have been learned from completing 55+ Scoring Matrices for projects.

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Instructor Biography

Jeremy Aschenbrenner, Business Analysis Coach, IIBA Board Member, Business Analyst

Hi there! My name is Jeremy Aschenbrenner and I am so glad you have found me!

I am a veteran Business Analyst with more than 1000 completed projects. I've done business analysis work for companies in many industries including health care, telecommunications, automotive, agriculture, consumer goods, financial services, food and beverage, and more.

I created The BA Guide to break down the barriers to becoming a Business Analyst. I teach you the base knowledge of what a Business Analyst does, the techniques they utilize, and how you can start your Business Analyst career.  

But I don't just stop there. Once you have successfully started your Business Analyst career, I ensure you stay at the top of your game by providing techniques, tools, and best practices.  

Outside of online teaching, I am a Board Member of the IIBA (International Institute for Business Analysis), where I play the role of VP of Education and Certification.

When I am not behind a computer I love to spend time with family and friends, enjoying some warm weather, and if I'm lucky, with a cold drink in my hand and sand between my toes.  

I am here to serve you so please don't hesitate to message me on Udemy or on social media. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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