Analytical Techniques for Business Analysis (IIBA - ECBA)
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Analytical Techniques for Business Analysis (IIBA - ECBA)

Business Analysis Certification Program (IIBA - ECBA Certification)
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Created by Sorin Dumitrascu
Last updated 12/2019
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 16 articles
  • 48 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Identify the elements of benchmarking and market analysis
  • Recognise the steps in performing document analysis
  • Distinguish between scope modeling diagramming techniques
  • Distinguish between the elements of state modelling
  • Recognise how to apply scoping and planning tools in business analysis
  • Recognise the characteristics of process modelling
  • Recognise the characteristics of process analysis
  • Recognise the types of organizational models
  • Identify the elements of an interface definition
  • Recognise the elements of data flow diagrams
  • Recognise considerations for using data mining
  • Recognise considerations for using data modelling
  • Distinguish between common prototyping methods
  • Recognise how to apply models that support business analysis
  • Recognise characteristics of risk analysis and management
  • Distinguish between methods of financial analysis
  • Describe root cause analysis
  • Define the elements of a SWOT analysis
  • Distinguish between decision modeling and decision analysis
  • Recognise how to apply decision-making analysis tools
Requirements
  • No special requirements or prerequisites, but general knowledge about business would facilitate learning.
Description

The Analytical Techniques Used for Business Analysis is the 9th course of the Business Analysis Certification Program which includes a total of 14 courses.

One definition of analysis is to break down a problem or process into its elemental parts to identify solutions. It could also apply to breaking something down to identify problems or opportunities for change. Analytical techniques assist the business analyst to identify problems and to find solutions.

This course will introduce Analysis Tools for Scoping and Planning, Models that Support Business Analysis and Analyses that Support Decision making. Some examples: Benchmarking and Market Analysis, Document Analysis, Scope Modeling and State Modeling.

We are also going to discuss about: Process Modeling, Process Analysis, Organizational Modeling, Interface Analysis, Data Flow Diagrams, Data Mining, Data Modeling and Prototyping. Finally, some words about Risk Analysis and Management, Financial Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, SWOT Analysis and Decision Modeling and Decision Analysis.

Analysis Tools for Scoping and Planning

1. Benchmarking and Market Analysis
2. Document Analysis
3. Scope Modeling
4. State Modelling
5. Exercise: Scoping and Planning Tools

Models that Support Business Analysis

1. Process Modeling
2. Process Analysis
3. Organizational Modeling
4. Interface Analysis
5. Data Flow Diagrams
6. Data Mining
7. Data Modeling
8. Prototyping
9. Exercise: Business Analysis Models

Analyses that Support Decision making

1. Risk Analysis and Management
2. Financial Analysis
3. Root Cause Analysis
4. SWOT Analysis
5. Decision Modeling and Decision Analysis
6. Exercise: Decision-making Analysis Tools

You can use this course to improve your business analysis knowledge and abilities and to obtain the certifications provided by the International Institute of Business Analysis.

This course is part of the Business Analysis Certification Program which includes 14 courses. That’s it! Now go ahead and push that “Take this course” button and see you on the inside!

Who this course is for:
  • Individuals ready to develop their business analysis skills, knowledge and behaviors as practicing business analysis professionals.
Course content
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This course will introduce Analysis Tools for Scoping and Planning, Models that Support Business Analysis and Analyses that Support Decision making. Some examples: Benchmarking and Market Analysis, Document Analysis, Scope Modeling and State Modeling.

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The Business Analysis Certification Program is aligned with the (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge Guide) BABOK v3 and has a total of fourteen sections that are also presented as individual courses for your convenience.

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After completing this topic, you should be able to identify the elements of benchmarking and market analysis

Benchmarking and Market Analysis
06:56

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise the steps in performing document analysis

Document Analysis
08:51

After completing this topic, you should be able to distinguish between scope modelling diagramming techniques

Scope Modeling
08:48

After completing this topic, you should be able to distinguish between the elements of state modelling

State Modelling
06:02

State Transition Diagram

State Transition Diagram
00:10

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognize how to apply scoping and planning tools in business analysis

Exercise: Scoping and Planning Tools
08:28

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise the characteristics of process modelling

Process Modelling
12:18

Flowchart/Business Process Model/Activity Diagram

Flowchart/Business Process Model/Activity Diagram
00:06

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise the characteristics of process analysis

Process Analysis
18:50

SIPOC Model

SIPOC Model/Value Stream Map
00:05

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise the types of organisational models

Organizational Modelling
07:30

Functionally-oriented Organizational Model


Functionally-oriented Organizational Model
00:08

After completing this topic, you should be able to identify the elements of an interface definition

Interface Analysis
05:52

Interface analysis diagram

Interface Analysis Diagram
00:06

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise the elements of data flow diagrams

Data Flow Diagrams
06:37

Context Diagram Gane-Sarson Notation/Level 1 Diagram Yourdon Notation

Context and Data Flow Diagrams
00:10

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise considerations for using data mining

Data Mining
08:23

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise considerations for using data modelling

Data Modelling
06:49

Entity-Relationship Diagram (Crow's Foot Notation)

Entity-Relationship Diagram (Crow's Foot Notation)/Class Diagram
00:11

After completing this topic, you should be able to distinguish between common prototyping methods

Prototyping
08:13

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise how to apply models that support business analysis

Exercise: Business Analysis Models
16:31

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise characteristics of risk analysis and management

Risk Analysis and Management
11:01

Example of a Risk Register

Example of a Risk Register
00:09

After completing this topic, you should be able to distinguish between methods of financial analysis

Financial Analysis
09:47

Example of a Cost-Benefit Analysis

Example of a Cost-Benefit Analysis
00:01

After completing this topic, you should be able to describe root cause analysis

Root Cause Analysis
05:06

Fishbone Diagram

Fishbone Diagram
00:04

After completing this topic, you should be able to define the elements of a SWOT analysis

SWOT Analysis
06:02

SWOT Matrix

SWOT Matrix
00:06

After completing this topic, you should be able to distinguish between decision modelling and decision analysis

Decision Modelling and Decision Analysis
11:58

Simple/Weighted Decision Matrix

Simple/Weighted Decision Matrix
00:06

Decision Table/Tree

Decision Table/Tree
00:03

After completing this topic, you should be able to recognise how to apply decision-making analysis tools

Exercise: Decision-making Analysis Tools
11:23

Course Project (optional)

Course Project (optional)
00:36

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Analytical Techniques for Business Analysis (IIBA - ECBA)
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