Senior business analysts are increasingly involved in pre-project activities to ensure that solutions to business problems reflect the organization’s business strategy. Through strategic enterprise analysis, the senior business analyst becomes a vital contributor to helping the organization determine sound investments and enhance its project portfolio. These activities ensure the organization can maximize the return on investment, minimize duplication of efforts across the organization, and realign business operations to meet executive management’s strategy.
Strategic Enterprise Analysis is an advanced course designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to begin working as part of a strategic enterprise analysis team. In particular, the course covers the major activities of strategic enterprise analysis that must be conducted to study the enterprise architecture. These activities include analyzing core competencies, performing customer value analysis, performing process management, examining the IT architecture, and evaluating the project portfolio. The course also examines the impact of service oriented architecture (SOA) on the enterprise architecture.
After completing this course, you will understand the steps for modeling the AS-IS and TO-BE enterprise architectures and how the TO-BE enterprise architecture contributes to the overall project portfolio. The importance of conducting an impact analysis, risk analysis and feasibility study are discussed to ensure that the business case for future investments traces back to the business strategy.
This course is aligned with version 2.0 of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide)™.