FAQ - Business Analysis in Practice

Why should I take the Business Analysis in Practice course?
We see an increasing interest from companies and customers in experienced Business Analysts. By doing Business Analysis in Practice, you strengthen your skills and at the same time make yourself more attractive in the labor market and in the eyes of employers. In the course, you practice practical work steps so that in early project phases, you can investigate, analyze and prioritize change work with a focus on the implementation of supportive IT systems. We go through the BA role in all parts of a project cycle, not only the early project phases, but also during implementation and later in management. We also show and practice how you as a BA work in agile contexts. You will also learn international standards as many companies today want to create a common platform for thermology based on a practically proven way of working.

What does the BA role mean?
The role of Business Analyst is becoming increasingly established within organizations. In the past, the role was more focused on writing requirements, but with an increasing need for people who can handle pre-studies and investigations into the business support of IT systems, the role has changed and expanded. In short, it can be said that a Business Analyst's main task is to analyze, structure and solve complex issues. It is important to think broadly, long-term and to see the entire picture, while at the same time diving into details.

I work as a project manager, why should I take the BA course?
As a project manager, it is becoming increasingly common for you to also be given responsibility for coordinating the needs of the business and stakeholders, which requires new working methods and skills. In the course Business Analysis in Practice, you broaden your skills and gain increased knowledge and understanding of how to secure the project's content, scope and boundaries. You will also learn how to better manage and meet stakeholder expectations and turn needs and issues into project requirements.

How does Business Analysis fit into agile working methods?
In an agile world, the roles are a little different, it also means that the terminology changes, but the role of Business Analyst is used just as much in agile. In our course "Business Analysis in Practice" we talk about the different roles and you learn the thermology used in an agile way of working.

I already work as a Business Analyst, what can the Business Analysis in Practice course give me?
During the course, you and your course colleagues are faced with the challenge of practically working through the central work steps that a Business Analyst is usually responsible for in a change initiative. In small groups, about 20 different exercises are carried out based on a coherent and realistic case that is designed specifically to teach you to work with business analysis in practice. You practice developing and analyzing business needs, transforming needs into requirements for solutions and project proposals, as well as securing and communicating the value of the change.After the training, you can directly translate what you learned in the course into your own work.

Will I be certified after the course?

The course is preparatory for certification. After the training, you have the opportunity to take the certification on your own. You can read more about certifications here under the certification tab. We also have special e-courses that can further help you with preparations for your certification. The course meets the requirements for IIBA certifications and the PMI-PBA requirement for training hours.

Why should I certify myself?
Certification in a work area provides an opportunity to demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of the area. Certifications in project management and business architecture have long been common. It is now also possible to ensure the quality of knowledge in business analysis.Our course Business Analysis in Practice is accredited by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) and follows the guidelines of the Project Management Institutes (PMI®) standard PMI-PBA. This means that the education gives you the theoretical points, or a large part of them, that you need to qualify for each certification.

How is the certification done?
Immediately after the course, you can write IIBA's certification, ECBA (entry certificate for BA). ECBA was released in the fall of 2016 and has long been a coveted level of certification. ECBA does not require previous documented experience, but the test can be written directly when mastering the theoretical basics of Business Analysis. The certification in ECBA is handled by IIBA and only requires an approved theoretical test.The other certifications have experience requirements, ie they require a documented number of years of BA work. Read more about it here.