Conduct a Strategy Analysis using Business Analysis
What you'll learn
- Learn how to assess and analyze the current state (as-is) of an organization to get a good feel for their structure, culture, and capabilities
- Understand how to properly define project success by identifying the conditions that need to be met within the future state (to-be)
- Understand how to use gap analysis to uncover the necessary changes to get the organization from the current as-is state to the future to-be state
- Learn how to utilize the brainstorming and workshop techniques to identify, assess, and mitigate risks to the project and the organization
- Learn how to determine viable solutions and recommend the best solution to meet the business needs and fill the identified gap
- Gain the ability to conduct a cost-benefit analysis to validate when the recommended solution will give a return on investment
- Learn to create a Business Case that gets approved by tying all of the learned details together into on succinct document that provides reasoning and financial justification to move forward
- No Business Analysis experience necessary, but it is recommended (not required) that you have taken the first course in the Business Analysis Process Series, "Identify and Define the Problem"
BECOME A BUSINESS ANALYST WHO CAN TAKE AN AMAZING IDEA FROM VISION TO REALITY BY UNDERSTANDING THE CURRENT STATE OF AN ORGANIZATION, WHAT THEIR FUTURE STATE COULD LOOK LIKE, AND HOW TO HELP THEM BRIDGE THAT GAP.
Use business analysis techniques to create and recommend the best strategies and solutions to help your organization meet its goals.
When an organization has a big idea but doesn’t have a clue how to bring it to life, it is your responsibility as a Business Analyst to help them bridge that gap…
And it’s my duty as The BA Guide to teach you how!
This course will take you through my 5-Step Strategy Analysis process
Analyze the Current State – Learn how to determine where the organization is today so you’re able to move forward fully prepared.
Define the Future State – Understand exactly how to define what a “successful result” is – in order to achieve success, you first need to understand what success looks like.
Assess the Risks – Minimize possible pitfalls and stumbling blocks by identifying them early and taking them into consideration in your planning.
Determine a Change Strategy – Learn how to consider all possible options and determine which to put forward as your recommendation - then, define a strategy for how you intend to make the change.
Create a Business Case – Document all of the previous elements together in a persuasive and cohesive way that gets you approval to move forward with the project.
Within each step, you’ll learn the techniques, tools, and skills through the use of practical, real-world examples – meaning you won’t just understand the 5 steps, you’ll also know how to apply them.
Course enrollment grants you lifetime access, with no expiration, to all the course lectures, activities, handouts, and quizzes. In addition, you’ll also receive 1-on-1 support for any questions or uncertainties that come up. And this all comes with a money-back guarantee. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain.
Looking to get ECBA certified? - This course qualifies for 7 hours of Professional Development
Let’s hear what our current students have to say:
“This is a great course! The real life examples are great for new or inexperienced BAs to connect to the theories taught to real world. A very comprehensive course and excited for the next courses in this series.” – Amy
“I am a college student that is studying science. Not once did I ever consider business as a career option for me. That goes to say I do not have a business background. However, Jeremy explains fully and in detail of each lecture perfectly to where I can understand. This is awesome.” – Sandhya
“The courses provided by Jeremy and The BA Guide are fantastic! I'm currently working through my 5th Business Analysis course and I continue to be amazed at the quality of the courses. I have learned an incredible amount and would recommend the course to anyone looking to increase their business skills.” - Camden
What is included in the course?
Over 8 hours of high-quality video lectures that break down all the concepts covered in an easy-to-understand, step-by-step format.
A 40-page Student Workbook that will enhance your learning and your information retention from the course, as well as giving you reference material after you’ve completed the course.
10 Business Analysis Templates so you have all the tools you need to immediately conduct a strategy analysis while on the job.
7 Practice Activities to help you cement what you’ve learned and give you an opportunity to put your newly acquired skills to the test.
In addition to all the tools you’ll need to start conducting strategy analysis, you’ll also get a foot into the industry by way of an industry expert…
I’m not just the instructor who wrote this course, I will also act as both a resource and a mentor to guide you to a long and rewarding career in Business Analysis!
Still not convinced?
“Another great course in The BA Guide / Jeremy Aschenbrenner series. Although you can take this course individually, I highly recommend that anyone considering this course get the entire series and work through them sequentially. Well worth it.” – Liz
“Great quality work. I like how Jeremy breaks everything down, so it's understandable even if you don't have any background in the business analysis. Awesome courses!!!” - Oleg
“I'm in consulting and I have been able to compare what I've learned so far with the materials taught in the course and it's great because I can pick up the concepts and look at my next projects with this approach. I recommend it for anyone that wants to get into consulting.” - Carlos
And if you’re still not sure – here’s my promise to you:
This course comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee! That means, if you aren’t completely satisfied with your purchase, I’ll give you a refund – no questions asked!
Whether you are an aspiring or a seasoned Business Analyst, this course is a must.
This course is the second course of the Business Analysis Process Series:
Identify and Define the Problem
=> Conduct a Strategy Analysis <=
Plan the Project
Understand and Elicit Requirements
Analyze, Model, and Organize Requirements
Manage, Prioritize, and Validate Requirements
Transition to the Solution
Complete a Solution Evaluation
Whilst taking the previous course isn’t a requirement, I do recommend it as it will help your understanding of the material covered as we will be building on skills and techniques taught in the previous course lectures.
By the end of this course, you’ll have learned how to analyze an organization’s situation and subsequently recommend the best strategies to help them take their “big idea” from vision to fruition.
So, if you want to earn the prestige of being able to say you’re a Business Analyst who can help organizations make their goals a reality, enroll today.
Who this course is for:
- Aspiring or current Business Analysts
- Aspiring or current Project Managers
- Business professionals who are tasked with determining the best way to affect change within their organization
- Business professionals who are tasked with assessing and mitigating risks of changes within their organization
Come learn with more than 400,000 students from around the world!
Hello! My name is Jeremy Aschenbrenner, but many know me better as The BA Guide, and I'm happy you are here.
I’m a veteran Business Analyst with thousands of projects completed throughout my career. I've managed business analysis projects for companies in diverse industries including health care, telecom, automotive, transportation, consumer packaged goods, car rental agency, food and beverage, financial services, consulting, and more.
Through personal experience, I quickly learned that business analysis can be confusing and even intimidating. There’s endless business jargon, technical terms, techniques, and methodologies to learn, and countless visual diagrams, artifacts, elicitation sessions, interfaces, and KPIs to wrap your head around. I’ve been there and learned all of that. Many years ago, I also learned a valuable lesson about myself: I really enjoy teaching others. This was the inspiration for The BA Guide.
Here is where I come in and offer guidance.
I take that broad world of business analysis and build a structure and processes within it. I then break down those individual segments until they are easy to understand by using real-life examples and scenarios to make them relatable. Finally, to help solidify and reinforce your knowledge and understanding of these key concepts and processes, I follow up with activities and quizzes.
Whether you’re an aspiring or current Business Analyst, The BA Guide courses are created with you, the learner, in mind. By design, the courses I’ve created are optimized for flexible learning in video format so you can learn at your own pace, when it’s convenient for you.
If your goal is to explore the world of business analysis or upskill and advance your career, whether that be as a Business Analyst, an Agile Analyst, a Process Analyst, a Product Owner, an AMAZING Administrator, or anything in-between, I'd love to help.
Feel free to post on the course Q&A board, message me on Udemy, or connect with me on social media. I look forward to helping you reach your personal and professional goals.
"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right." - Henry Ford