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Using Strategic Analysis

Building BA-IT Partnerships

Understanding your entire organization and its business needs will help your project succeed. The IT-business divide is often a key factor in project failures, because it lacks any formal structure to align IT investments with business strategy. Create the framework for a successful BA-IT partnership in the development of effective business requirements.

This course can be applied to the Business Analysis Certificate.

Who Should Attend

  • Business Analysis Managers
  • Business or Technical Analysts
  • Operations Analysts or Managers
  • Development Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Systems Analysts or Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Requirements Engineers

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate business requirements into your system development and project management life cycles
  • Create and implement a strategy map and process management tools to indentify potential project opportunities
  • Evaluate alternatives using enterprise architecture frameworks and conduct feasibility studies
  • Define the scope and purpose of enterprise analysis
  • Apply strategy and organizational tools to define the business need
  • Become familiar with sound practices for requirements development and management
  • Define business analysis roles, skills and competencies

Course Outline/Topics

Course Outline and Topics

  1. Requirements Overview
  2. Business Analysis Planning
  3. Requirements Management
  4. Enterprise Analysis
    • Defining the business need
    • Assessing the organizational capability
    • Enterprise architecture
    • Conducting feasibility studies
    • Developing the business case
  5. Business Analysis Skills and Competencies


Business Analyst Essentials or equivalent experience


This class was formerly titled: Enterprise Analysis and Business Requirements.

I really liked the content, detail of the class and the friendliness of the instructor.

— Bobbi Schleuter, October 2015

One of the best courses I’ve had at UWM. Good mix of applicable content, discussion and new information.

— Class Participant, October 2015

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Thu.-Fri., Oct. 20-21


Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Alice Wilken B.A., M.A.

Fee: $845

CEUs: 1.4, CDUs: 14

Enrollment Limit: 24

Program Number: 5025-9055

Registration Deadline: Thu., Oct. 20

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