Skilled and knowledgeable business analysts perform a vital function within companies. They can understand organisational strengths and weaknesses, identify future needs and devise strategies to improve a business’s performance.

They also serve as a dynamic link between companies’ IT capabilities and business objectives, by ensuring they have the systems and technology they need in order to function effectively.

At GP Strategies, we provide business analysis training that gives people and their organisations a competitive edge in a demanding and constantly changing marketplace. Our flexible approach to learning and development means we can create business analysis training courses that meet both your employee and organisation’s requirements.

What is business analysis training?

Courses that enable delegates to identify, evaluate and support the implementation of plans for business improvement, through teaching;

Orange Tick BulletThe underlying principles of business analysis and what these roles entail

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Orange Tick BulletHow to make a business and financial case

Orange Tick BulletHow to manage internal and external stakeholders

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Orange Tick BulletHow to assess the opportunities and risks associated with specific plans

Orange Tick BulletHow to identify the IT requirements, that can bring ideas to life

In addition, business analysis courses develop people’s ability to; gain agreement from management and teach them how to address uncertainty, produce documentation to support their work; how to report findings and understand sustainability requirements.

These courses are essential to those who wish to specialise in business analysis, but their appeal is broader than this. These training programmes are highly beneficial to anyone who wants to support or mange change within their organisation and improve business processes, roles may include: business managers, systems developers and project leaders.

What are the learning outcomes?

The learning outcomes are driven by the organisations and delegate objectives. At a high level the courses equip employees with:

Orange Tick BulletAn in-depth understanding of the role of business analysts and the techniques

Orange Tick BulletOption evaluation for organisational improvement

Orange Tick BulletKnowledge and skills to support business change

Orange Tick BulletHoning skills to assess feasibility

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At an organisational level, business analysis courses make your company more adaptable and agile, enabling you to improve your processes and systems on an ongoing basis and take advantage of opportunities when they arise.

How is GP Strategies business analysis training delivered?

GP Strategies offers a variety of tailored off-the-shelf, entirely bespoke and blended learning solutions. Our learning consultants may recommend adapting an existing business analysis programme to meet your needs or work with you to create a new programme from start to finish.

Through in-depth analysis of your training needs we identify gaps and then design, develop and deliver a solution that bridges those gaps and meets your organisation’s goals. This collaborative and thorough approach ensures that your training budget targets the areas required.

We take pride in offering the full spectrum of training methods, so regardless of when, where and how you want your courses to be delivered, we will have a solution that suits. As part of our commitment to providing a tailored service, we also adapt the language and style of our courses.

Why is it so important?

It is often said that change is the only constant in business. This means it is crucial that organisations put systems in place that enable them to respond properly to any developments that affect their target markets and industries more widely. Business analysis training helps businesses to do precisely this. It provides them with the expertise they need to plan, implement and evaluate changes so that they can successfully evolve in line with their environments.

Here are some reasons why these courses are so important:


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Achieving a competitive advantage

Businesses achieve and maintain a competitive advantage over their rivals by making them more effective though identification of change and bringing about that change. They also adapt more quickly and effectively in line with industry developments. This means businesses can react to changes in everything from technology to consumer behaviour, increasing their chances of operating efficiently and maintaining high sales levels.

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Creating a bridge between ideas and capabilities

Having good ideas is only part of the puzzle for businesses. In order to capitalise on these insights, organisations must be able to take the practical steps needed to make them a reality. One of the crucial roles performed by well-trained analysts is creating a bridge between ideas and capabilities. They ensure that organisations have the systems and processes in place that enable them to bring ideas to life. They can also identify instances where it is not feasible for ideas to be taken forward, preventing any time wasting and money on projects that will not yield the desired results.

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Improving communication

The training provides people with the skills they need to improve communication within businesses. It enables them convey complex details in easily understandable language to the relevant stakeholders, from developers to managers and administrative personnel. In turn, this ensures that all the relevant departments and individuals are on board with ideas, by smoothing out any potential objections or misunderstandings associated with projects and organisational changes.

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Providing insights into the broader business context

Skilled and knowledgeable analysts are able to understand how their organisations are impacted by external forces ranging from the environment to politics and technology. They can use these insights to inform corporate strategies, making their businesses stronger and more successful over the long term.

What are the risks of not investing in this training?

Arguably the greatest threat concerns the fact that a lack of expertise in this area can make organisations ineffectual at responding to the changing environment around them, meaning they become less competitive. In the most extreme cases, companies that are unable to strategize and implement new systems and processes effectively risk losing sales and share value, and ultimately failing.

Without employees who are skilled in this area, organisations can struggle to see where they are making mistakes and they risk missing out on opportunities. They may also find it more difficult to meet their legal responsibilities.

How can GP Strategies help you?

At GP Strategies, you will benefit from flexible, tailored and engaging solutions. Our learning and development programmes enable employees to; identify suitable plans for business development, support projects from cradle to grave and evaluate their success. They can also cover; how to manage the risks associated with organisational change and how to communicate effectively with the relevant stakeholders.

To discover more about our business analysis training programmes, call us on +44(0)8085 734 734 or contact us.