Career Suitability Assessment
- Getting to Know You
- Competency Check
- Communication Skills
- Business Knowledge
- Collaboration Skills
- Software Tools
Is Business Analysis for me ?
- An introduction to Business Analysis
- An understanding of Project Roles
- Essential Skills and Competencies
- Business Analysis Aptitude Test
Finding my first Job as a Business Analyst
- Vacancy search
- Understanding person spec vs job spec
- Writing your CV
- Applying for a Business Analyst role
- Contractor vs Permanent opportunities
- Preparing for the interview
Keeping my first job as a Business Analyst
- Flexi mentoring
- Structured mentoring
- Continuous Professional Development
- Building your Resource Library
FW Focus Intensive Introductory BA Programme
- Day 1 – Business Analysis at a glance • What is Business Analysis? • Knowledge Areas in Business Analysis • Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring • Software Development and Life Cycle (SDLC)
- Day 2 – Enterprise Analysis • Software Modeling (Use Case Diagrams) • Elicitation
- Day 3 – (Assignment Presentation) • Requirements Analysis • Software Modeling (UML Diagrams) • Deliverables & Documentation
- Day 4 – (Project Walkthrough) • Solution Assessment & Validation • Software Testing • Requirements Management & Communication • Resume Writing Please note that all materials have been standardized to a proper training format. (PowerPoint)
- IIBA Certification requirements
- BCS Certification requirements
- Understanding the BABOK
- Exam preparation and simulation
We also have option of tailored seminars which cover Custom Designed Modules relevant to your particular area of Business Analysis interest (e.g. Agile Requirements Engineering).
Exam Prep Workshops
1. The BCS Diploma (5 Modules)
2. The IIBA BABOK (3 Modules) Note: The exam prep modules consist of multiple seminars as may be required to achieve desired standards of readiness.
Lectures & Seminars
- Business Change and Project Environments
- Project and Software Development Life Cycles
- Origins and Objectives of Business Analysis
- Stakeholder Analysis and Engagement
- Requirements Elicitation Techniques
- Requirements Analysis Techniques
- Requirements Documentation Techniques
- Strategic and Tactical Approaches
Setting up a BA practice & CoE
- Managing a team of BAs
- Setting up a Business Analysis department
- BA Governance and Structure
- CMMI and BACM
- 1:1 mentoring sessions utilising the BEST model which cover a specific topic of choice over a 3 week fixed period. At the end of 3 weeks, you may choose to extend or begin another 3 week topic.
- [B] Build Rapport – This initial phase of the mentoring relationship is about the mentor and the mentee getting to know each other and deciding if you want to progress the mentoring relationship. This is also the point at which both parties set expectations and agree ‘ground rules’ surrounding what they will do together, logistics etc.
- [E] Engage and Set Direction – The second phase relates to gaining clarity on the aims of each party and a achieving a sense of purpose to the relationship. It is the role of the mentor at this stage to help the mentee assess their situation, attributes, skills and knowledge and what it is that they want to achieve. Initial goals are articulated which may change and be replaced as time moves on.
- [S] Sustain Progression – This is the most productive phase of the mentoring relationship and where most time and energy is spent. During this stage, themes and patterns across time and situations are identified. Options are generated from which the mentee can choose the best course of action. The mentee is prompted to implement an action plan and to consider contingencies. This is phase of the relationship where the mentor uses a variety of skills and tools to challenge, goad and support the mentee, as needed.
- [T] Transition – This stage occurs when the mentoring relationship has achieved its goals, the relationship has grown stale or when the mentee has outgrown the mentor. The mentor needs to be sensitive to the mentee as they may not be aware that there is no longer a great deal of added value in the relationship. Regular reviews on progress and a vision of where the relationship might go may help plan an effective, positive ending. It is important that both parties recognise that the value in the relationship is diminishing so that a decision can be made to initiate closure and move on. Moving on can mean meeting less frequently or achieving independence but maintaining a continual professional friendship.
This goes towards admin e.g. setting you up on our system and trawling through the Internet to find a particular resource u need or designing one from scratch
£250 per Registrant
Initial Assessment Fee
This gives you and us an idea of where you’re at and how much we need to cover to get you where you want to be. This is a Business Analysis Aptitude Test and you get a breakdown of your competencies afterwards. This fee is mandatory for on-boarding.
£100 per Registrant
Workshops & Seminars
Group Session Fee
This is the cost per session if you are attending our modular programme. Each module consists of a 2hr session, as follows:
£250 per Participant
£2000 per Participant
1 day Workshop (8hrs)
£4000 per Participant
2 day Workshop (16hrs)
Note: Group discount available for joint bookings (e.g. Every third participant goes free)
Psychometric Assessment (Optional)
This is a more comprehensive assessment than the initial aptitude assessment. This digs deeper into your personality and competencies as a business analyst. It can be set up in request.
£200 per Assessment
Individual Session Fee
This is the cost for a one to one session (phone, f2f or chat).
£300 per Hour
£250 per Hour
Intensive Online programme
Facilitated by our partners FW Focus (IIBA Accredited Education Provider)
$1500(USD) per Attendee
Run over four days (i.e. two weekends)