Business analysis (BA) is about organizational understanding and the ability to evaluate a solution in the “context” of its application within the organization. The Business Analyst is an agent of change and mastering the art of business analysis provides a disciplined approach for evaluating, introducing, and managing changes to organizations – primarily from an “operational” context. If a solution to a problem or goal is not an organizational fit – e.g. due to cost, time, resources, return on investment, etc. – then the efforts to evaluate and implement that solution are wasted and detrimental to the health of the organization. Developing your skills in business analysis accentuates your business acumen and supports your “enterprise” perspective when assessing strategic initiatives, goals, and projects.
HR professionals - committed to their chosen profession of Human Resources, committed to improving the relationship between the organization and Human Resources, and committed to giving and sharing their experiences with their colleagues – have come together to build educational courses that blend and translate quantitative skills such as business analysis and qualitative skills like leadership.
HRPMO University courses are designed by Human Resources professionals, HR Project Management pros and Business Analysis professionals to build competencies and skills with our participants that accomplish multiple goals. First – to ensure an integrated foundation – the coursework is:
Once the foundation is laid, the competencies are:
HRPMO University’s "Building a Business Case for Human Resources" course is designed to take you successfully through understanding the tools of business analysis and critical reasoning, structuring a business case project using a project management foundation, and integrating change management and organizational context into your assessment and project execution.
And most important – they are "your projects." Though our instructors bring experience and case studies to give you examples for learning and best practices - our instruction will focus on how you can use the training and tools immediately. Our goal is for you to return to your organization with plans for your own initiatives and a clear understanding of the next steps you need to take to start your research, build your business case, win support, and execute your initiative.
Those who will benefit from this course are:
Through case studies of actual projects, templates developed to support a structured analytical process, and a mock competition to help you practice pitching your project to potential sponsors, you will learn how to evaluate your project from both a qualitative and quantitative perspective. More importantly – you will practice crafting your presentation to executive sponsors to address the value of the project from their view.
Learning Objectives are:
The Building Your Business Case for HR with Business Analysis course is designed around a series of workshops that move seamlessly through the learning modules listed below.
Please be aware that the following Class schedule may be adjusted or modified based on current trends, regulatory developments or participants’ input that results in a richer educational experience.
Module 1 - The Value of a Business Case
Module 2 - Introduction to Business Analysis Application to Human Resources
Module 3 – Business Analysis and the Core Concepts of Needs and Changes
Module 4 – Phase 1: The Planning and Monitoring Phase
Module 5 – Phase 2: Data Gathering via Elicitation and Collaboration
Module 6 – Phase 3: Defining Your Business Requirements
Module 7 – Phase 4: Strategic Analysis and Solution Evaluation
Module 8 – Phase 5: Building Your Business Case
The course caters to professionals who have experience with HR initiatives and projects but desire to enhance their ability to use business oriented methodologies and frameworks. Professionals who have 3-5 years of experience with at least one Human Resources project will benefit the most as their experience will lend context. However, beginners in Human Resources will also benefit as this course is heavily grounded in business acumen and the exposure to critical thinking processes, framework of business analysis and project management will enhance their participation and support of HR projects and their teams.
The beginning of the week will focus on the qualitative concepts of Business Analysis and Human Resources and how to integrate them. Then the quantitative aspects of a Business Analysis project and the specific framework of the methodology will be explored in depth. As the week progresses, the concepts and tools will increase in complexity providing a foundation of processes used to plan, analyze, define, organize, and execute a BA project. Finally, the course will end with development of a business report and strategy to successfully achieve evaluation and/or approval of the recommended solution.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:30 AM - 5:30 PMEastern Time
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