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PDS 188 Analytical Thinking for the Business Analyst

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Course Description

This intensive 2-day course focuses primarily on developing practical key analysis skills such as report writing, data analysis and metric development. This course is based on the Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) version 3.0.


Course Details

The ability to write analytically and think critically are important skills for business analysis. The development of solid metrics is another key skill area that distinguishes strong business analysis.


Intended Audience

  • Business Analysts
  • Business Managers working in business analysis environments or other project environments
  • Project Managers
  • IS and IT managers, systems integrators, and management or technology consultants

Prerequisites

  • This course does not have prerequisites, students must however meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section below.

Delivery

  • Courses are instructor-led, face-to-face in a classroom.

Course Content

Topics of Instruction

  • Think critically and laterally on issues
  • Analyze business issues and offer recommendations
  • Develop effective metrics for business, process or project objectives
  • Write analysis reports
  • Prepare convincing defense for an analysis report
  • Present using enhanced facilitation and communication skills

Notes

Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

This course is 14 hours and is scheduled for 2 days.

Textbooks

  • You will receive copies of presentation slides, case studies, exercises and suggested solutions.

Attendance

It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.


Prerequisites

  • This course does not have prerequisites, students must however meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section.




Sections

  PDS 188 - 007 Analytical Thinking for the Business Analyst  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Wed, Thu 8:30AM - 4:30PM
31 May 2017 to 01 Jun 2017
Number of Sessions: 2 Sessions
Hours: 14.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    950.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Teunis Schouten
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course is 14 hours and is scheduled for 2 days. Courses are instructor-led, face-to-face in a classroom.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 


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