The traditional business analyst role is transforming itself before our very eyes to create better business outcomes with a focus on value. The 21st-century role of the Business Analyst is clear; it’s all about developing the business, how to improve decision making, provide customer value, and do more, faster and reduce cost while improving capabilities.
The certification is uniquely designed to meet the needs of today to instill new cross-functional skills that support CIO and C-level to bridge the value gap. They need critical thinkers with the ability to adapt, invent, and reinvent. Collaborate, create, and innovate. Understand and leverage the complexities to harness creativity.
The rise of a discipline to meet the needs of today
While moderately complex projects still need a traditional Business Analyst focus on requirements, definition and management, these will become fewer and fewer as organizations have a greater need for value and service innovation. The conventional Business Analyst way of working is traditionally focused on operational modelling such as process analysis, optimization, etc.
The new organizational demands of the Business Analyst is to focus on delivery of business value and innovation, thereby understanding the holistic nature of change. Realizing that a holistic view of change is both an art and a science, the Business Analyst strikes a balance between analysis and design thinking.
The Business Analyst certification is aimed to produce outcomes and results. It requires a different kind thinking and new cross-functional disciplines.
Unique practical approaches to learn, apply and impact
Developed by the Global University Alliance in collaboration with leaders in the market, the certification program covers strategy, innovation and value with a combination of requirement and complexity management. All to focus on understanding and master different modelling disciplines relevant to the business. Modelling concepts around stakeholder map, requirement management, strategy map, value canvas, business model, capability map, process model as well as service and operating model.
The Business Analyst education is designed to build applied skills in people around business thinking, techniques, practices and standards that enable business modelling concepts. Each participant will work on a personal project that becomes the foundation upon which to apply standards and receive individual performance coaching.