Business Analysis for Digital

As digital transformation forms an integral part of the business landscape, information management is key. Whether you’re looking to become a business analyst or to expand your knowledge in this specialist field, the Business Analysis for Digital course will enable you to develop a practical overview of business analysis as well as quantitative and qualitative analytical skills to help stakeholders align processes and information systems to business strategies.

Certification:
Digital Skills Academy
Course Starts:
April 9, 2018
Course Ends:
May 25, 2018
Registration Closes:
April 2, 2018
Duration:
7 weeks plus final assessment
Effort Per Week:
14 hours
Delivery Mode:
Online
Category:
Digital Business
Single Payment:
Total fees
Two Instalments:
On purchase
After 5 weeks
Total fees

Course Introduction

The course provides you with an understanding of the field of business analysis applied to project management, solution development and operations management within digitally enabled organisations.

You will learn about the systemic and interactive nature of business problems in digital development projects, receive practical guidance in how to apply key modelling tools in this context and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Through Digital Skills Academy’s experiential learning approach, you’ll have an opportunity to apply and embed your new skills whilst on the course.

How Will This Course Help To Advance Your Career

Business analysis is at the heart of many c-level decisions in our digital economy. This course is for participants tasked with improving the efficiency and effectiveness of operations through the application of the full range of improvement options including utilisation of web-based solutions. It will enable you to acquire the necessary knowledge base to construct effective operation planning, lead teams during projects, manage team conflicts, or build management strategies and so stand out in a dynamic and specialist field.

On completion of this course, you will have covered:

  • An introduction to the typical operational problems facing organisations and how digital solutions based on sound business analysis can help
  • Understanding the range of techniques for engaging with the user community
  • Clear user requirements which provide a sound basis for the development of a digital technology solution
  • An overview of business processes and generic information systems for enterprise analysis and process improvement
  • Preparation of clear and concise business cases to justify investment in digital solutions
  • Information gathering techniques
  • How to adopt a structured approach to process improvement including mapping techniques, measurement, critical examination techniques and solution development
  • Making a business case for a new project including evaluation of options, risk assessment and financial appraisal techniques
  • Preparation of Use Case Diagrams, User Stories, High and Low Definition Wireframes etc.
  • A range of enterprise analysis techniques including SWOT, 4-Wheel Model and 7-S model

On completion of this course, you will have created the following assets:

  • A detailed requirement specification for a web-based solution
  • A SWOT analysis and critical analysis of a company case study
  • A business case justifying an investment in a web-based solution
  • ‘Takeaway’ resources including practical techniques, tips, checklists, prompt lists, templates and examples

As part of our application process, you will take a simple, online suitability assessment for your chosen course. Based on your answers, this will confirm that you have the skills and experience required for a successful outcome.

14 hours (comprising a weekly average of 7 taught hours plus 7 additional hours on average for self-study, research and group work)

You will be given a number of course-specific assignments that both reinforce the learning and give you work-based experience of applying your new skills. All assignments are subject to a rigorous assessment framework and will be made up of individual and group work. Individual assessments for this specific course include a Requirements Specification, a SWOT Analysis and a formal business case. The assessment will also include a weekly quiz.

Key Benefits Of Online Short Courses

Learn Through Work-Based Experience

You’ll be working on assignments and projects, including the development of your own web service, that present work-based strategic business challenges and demanding customer requirements.

Build A Compelling Portfolio

Whether you’re looking to accelerate your career or perhaps preparing for your next career move, you’ll complete the course with a cutting-edge portfolio to help you reach your career aspirations.

Reinforce The Learning

Our Live Syncs and Mentoring sessions enable you to tap into the knowledge of our lecturers in real-time and support your development of invaluable group-working skills.

Learn From The Experts

All Digital Skills Academy lecturers blend academic excellence with professional experience. Their knowledge and skills have been applied and stress-tested over many years in the real world.

Enjoy The Learning Experience

Digital Skills Academy short courses are based on a proven, flexible learning methodology. You’ll be able to access your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone. 

Peer Learning

You’ll be part of an online international community of fellow working professionals. You’ll benefit from the advice, support, insights and experiences shared by your peers from across the globe.

Who Our Participants Work For
Participants represent a significant cross-section of global brands from a wide mix of industries, including the following:

What Our Participants Say About Digital Skills Academy Programmes

“As I have been active in the UK Digital Sector, I wanted to upskill, and was interested in the digital side of business too. Doing this course was good for my work, and also good for future-proofing my career.”  – Andrés Espinosa Aceves, Digital Skills Academy Participant

Frequently Asked Questions

How much existing knowledge of business analysis do I require?

We assume participants have no prior knowledge of business analysis. The course is ideal as a practical introduction but also includes tips and insights for participants wanting to build on their existing business analysis experience. It is important to note that business analysis techniques can be used by anybody tasked with improving operations. These techniques are not for exclusive use by Business Analysts.

Does the course focus exclusively on digital solutions for resolving problems?

It would be fair to say that there is a very strong emphasis on digital solutions both in terms of justifying them and in terms of specifying them. However, we challenge participants to consider other improvement options including strategy/policy change, process simplification, re-structuring, performance management and outsourcing. This approach ensures that participants leave the course with an understanding of the complete set of options available to address operational problems.

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