Using Strategic Analysis to Build B.A.-I.T. Partnerships

Understanding your entire organization and its business needs helps 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.


Alice Wilken, B.A., M.A.

Alice Wilken, B.A., M.A.

Alice Wilken, is a process and project management advisor for Orion Development Group. She has more than 15 years of experience providing consulting services in quality, project and business process management. Her consulting and training clients include leading firms across ... read more

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.


"This was an excellent class. I feel more confident about my skills and look forward to using my newly learned techniques."  —  Jennifer Varrelmann, ATC

"I enjoyed the energy of the instructor, the real world examples and all the tools provided."  —  2017 participant

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

Thu.-Fri., Oct. 19-20


Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

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

Fee: $845

CEUs: 1.4, PD Hours: 14, CDUs: 14

Enrollment Limit: 24

Program Number: 5025-10258

Registration Deadline: Thu., Oct. 19

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