Starts 8th October
Duration: 12 weeksLearn More
Starts 8th October
Business and Systems Analysis: Principles and Practices short course
12 weeks online
6 - 8 hours
The University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Education's Business and Systems Analysis short course will provide you with the necessary understanding of business analysis principles and processes, and the tools and techniques used to identify, develop and implement innovative processes to tackle areas of weakness within a business.
Business analysts are responsible for identifying areas that could be improved and optimised to achieve business objectives. They find solutions for defective processes and operations; aiming to make or save the business money. Businesses rely heavily on the expertise of Business and Systems Analysts, as they drive positive change by establishing a clear, effective path for business growth.
Processes and tools to transform an idea into an active solution
How to facilitate positive change within an organisation
A logical approach to problem-solving
Perfectly defining problems using 5W and 1H approach
Apply processes for finding solutions to difficult or complex issues
Develop frameworks for analysing business competition
Learn to guide both project execution and project control
Build attainable plans for reaching business goals
Week 1 - Orientation to the course
Week 2 - Business Analysis Concept
Week 3 - High-Level Analysis
Week 4 - Brain Storming the Solution
Week 5 - Solution Strategy
Week 6 - Designing the Enabling Environment
Week 7 - Understanding the Solution dynamics
Week 8 - Developing the Business Case
Week 9 - From Business Plan to Project Plan
Week 10 - Building the Solution
Week 11 - Measure and Maintain Business Value
Week 12 - Complete the final assignment
This course is intended for both new and experienced Business and Systems Analysts, to develop a better understanding of how to optimally turn business processes into future business value.
Professor Pete Janse Van Vuuren
An experienced and highly motivated executive level management professional with diverse technical proficiencies and wide-ranging business, financial and academic competencies. He has a total of 30 years’ experience, focused in the IT industry; across technical, financial and academic verticals; with 25 years’ experience in general and senior management positions. Pete set up and ran three IT-related businesses, and is currently the CEO of The Thinking Cap. This driven leader presents excellent training and mentoring talents whilst improving business effectiveness by inspiring, leading, and coaching employees.