Advanced Business Analysis - 2018

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Individual (30-40%) , Assignment 2 - Individual (30-40%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
Domestic 3,490.00
International 3,740.00

This unit is an advanced unit which aims to further develop the underlying knowledge, skills and other competencies that are critical to the effective business analysis. It builds on previous foundational knowledge in particular. It also aims to contextualise business analysis, building complexity, uncertainty and interconnectedness into the modelling domain. 

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  1. Develop and demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the principles of business analysis and how to apply their knowledge in resolving business problems in a contemporary organisational context
  2. Elicit and understand the requirements of a range of different stakeholder groups, manage the multiple and conflicting perspectives of a business problem using a variety of business analysis approaches (e.g Agile, SDLC, etc)
  3. Apply a range of analytical and problem solving methods, tools and techniques to complex and interconnected organisational problem contexts to prioritise requirements, define a solution scope, and establish the feasibility of various solutions proposals
  4. Critically evaluate proposed solutions to determine the best fit with business requirements using decision-making tools, identify gaps and shortcomings in proposed solutions, and demonstrate an understanding of techniques used for evaluating deployed solutions to confirm that they meet the original stakeholder needs
  5. Formulate solution implementation plans, associated organisational impacts, identify how benefits will be tracked and realised, and understand how to conduct and report on post-implementation reviews to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  6. Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving, and ability to communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team.
  • Assignment 1 — Individual (30-40%)
  • Assignment 2 — Individual (30-40%)
  • Project — Group (30-40%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1business requirements, stakeholder requirements, solution requirements (functional & non-functional requirements), transition requirements
2requirements management, prioritisation and communication
3enterprise analysis, establishing business needs
4development of business cases
5advanced elicitation techniques
6solution assessment and validation
7evaluation of deployed solutions
8on-going benefits planning and realisation
9managing technology-driven change
10analysing requirements in an agile development environment
11implementation planning

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