Course Description

Understanding the underlying business need is fundamental to implementing sustainable solutions that bring value to an organization.

Examine the basic flow of business analysis, starting with a business need, applying common analytical frameworks and techniques to analyze the overall need. Gain experience defining a future state and comparing gaps between current and future state.

This course is based on International Institute of Business Analysis IIBA™ A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABoK® Guide).

Course Details

Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to: 

  • Describe the basic steps involved in analyzing a business analysis initiative  
  • Identify key elements of a business case  
  • Define the scope of a business analysis initiative   
  • Determine the gaps between a current state and optimal future state  
  • Modify a change strategy that enables implementation of a desired solution  
  • Define a change strategy that is tailored to the implementation of a desired solution 


  • Business Cases
  • Business Capability Mapping
  • Brainstorming
  • Building a vision Analytical Frameworks Types of Analyses: SWOT, Gap, Cost Benefit
  • Benchmarking and Market Analysis
  • Implementation Approaches
  • Organizational Models
  • Planning Horizons (Strategy, Initiative and Delivery)

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Online Synchronous
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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Sep 10, 2024 to Sep 26, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $599.00
Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

Students will require access to a computer with the required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Zoom web conferencing software. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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