Announcing IRM UK’s Business Analysis Seminars for Autumn 2016

Press Release   •   May 22, 2016 13:58 BST

These seminars cover the latest Business Analysis topics including: Business Architecture, Business Processes, Requirements and Business Analysis.

Business Architecture: The Foundation for Enterprise Transformation

Roger Burlton, 17-19 October 2016, London

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what a useful Business Architecture looks like
  • Be able to apply enterprise-wide architecture models and techniques that are aligned
  • Learn how to sell the Business Architecture value proposition and gain cross-organization acceptance
  • Be able to develop a measurable architecture for planning, budgeting, organization design, compliance, human change management, and the introduction of breakthrough technologies
  • Be able to use the architecture to accelerate capability change projects and model development
  • Discover how to address cultural barriers during architecture and implementation

Working with Business Processes: Discovery, Assessment, Mapping, Analysis and Design

Alec Sharp, 20-21 October 2016, London

Learning Objectives

  • Identify a "true" business process, and specify its boundaries and goals
  • Describe the key factors that differentiate process and functional approaches
  • Employ a variety of techniques to keep stakeholders involved, and promote "process orientation"
  • Establish the scope, issues, and goals for a business process
  • Model process workflow at progressive levels of detail using Swimlane Diagrams
  • Stop process modeling at the appropriate point, and move on to other techniques or phases
  • Conduct a structured assessment of a business process
  • Transition to the design of a new process while avoiding common (and serious!) pitfalls

Mastering the Requirements Process

James Archer, 15-17 November 2016, London

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the right requirements
  • Uncover the real needs of the business
  • Choose the optimal strategy for your requirements discovery
  • Produce requirements that are complete, unambiguous, and testable
  • Prioritise requirements and deliver the optimal value to your client
  • Use up-to-date requirement techniques
  • Get the right requirements quickly
  • Reduce development time by building only the true needs

Delivering Benefits from Implementing Change

Ashley Braganza, 29-30 November 2016, London

This workshop provides you with ‘tried and tested’ tools and techniques that will enable you to monitor the implementation health of your change projects. By the end of this workshop you will be able to answer for your organisation:

  • Whose behaviours are impeding and supporting the change? What can I do about those who are slowing down the change?
  • How do I deliver benefits when people with power are blocking the change?
  • Who are the most important stakeholders? What do they expect and how can I use those expectations to my advantage?
  • How do I encourage a loss of employee engagement with the past and an increase in engagement with the future?
  • What’s the most effective ways of communicating to key stakeholders?

Mastering Business Analysis

James Archer, 28-29 March 2017, London

Learning Objectives

  • How to discover the real business needs, not just guess at a solution.
  • How to improve the business processes by automation or other means.
  • How to define a project so that it can yield real benefits, and have all stakeholders agree on the objectives.
  • How to determine the most beneficial project scope for improving the work.
  • How to use various models to understand and communicate the business processes and stored data.
  • How to use business events to partition the work into natural segments for easier understanding.
  • How to present and communicate your ideas.
  • How to think systemically, and innovatively, to find the best solutions for the business.
  • How to be a better business analyst.

Visit for further information. Jeremy Hall, IRM
+44(0)208 866 8366

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