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Let’s face it, the business world is difficult these days and the competition is getting fierce. Projects are what help your company or entity tap into opportunities to grow. Projects require employees. Your employees are a key differentiator from your opposition. If you want your business to grow you need to focus on developing your business analyst’s skills. Skills development is the distinguisher. But how many times have you sent an employee to training to “develop their skills” only to have them come back and see minimal changes? This is a common problem but there is a solution. With the BA Skills and Competency Assessment you will discover each business analyst’s skill levels and use that information to select the right solution.
Why should I choose a BA Assessment?
The BA Skills and Competency Assessment measures the Knowledge Areas, Performance Competencies, and Underlying Competencies recommended by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) for business analysts to use. Upon completion of the assessment, each individual receives a detailed report depicting baseline scores in each of these areas.
The BA Skills and Competency Assessment help business analysts:
- Recognize their strengths and weaknesses in the business analysis knowledge areas, performance competencies, and underlying competencies.
- Own their career progression by using the report results to create an individual development plan.
- Use the feedback to improve their projects and their careers.
- Managers can use the report to plan efficiency strategies – both short and long term.
What will I receive?
The BA Skills and Competency Assessment provides a detailed report outlining both opportunities and weaknesses for each business analyst’s skills and competencies. Understanding this information provides the ability to determine the appropriate next step for each individual – training, development, or coaching.
And if analyzing the information is overwhelming, you can work with an ACRA consultant to determine the appropriate next step, which could include training courses specific to an area requiring development, coaching recommendations, or other alternatives based on the business analyst’s unique needs. Regardless of the next step, you get to keep the report!
Organizational Project Analysis Development Made Easy!
Okay, now you understand the baseline scores for the business analysts and project managers at your place of business and development plans are in place. But, you still have questions about how to advance project and program management. What is next? The logical step is to analyze the maturity of your organization’s projects, which we call our Organizational Project Analysis Development Program (OPAD for short).
Why should I choose the OPAD Program?
OPAD uses the compiled business analyst and project management assessments to form a skills bridge into the organizational assessment. This data serves as a baseline and guides our team on where to dig deeper. An ACRA consultant will perform stakeholder interviews with key players to analyze the current state of your organization’s project maturity based on the OPM3 maturity model. The consultant will also review your organization’s documentation, tools, techniques, and methodology to analyze the current state of project management processes.
The OPAD will help your organization:
- Recognize the strengths and weaknesses in project management.
- Own the next steps by using the report results to create an organizational development plan.
- Use the feedback to improve project efficiency and results.
What will I receive?
The OPAD provides a detailed report highlighting the current maturity level of your organization’s project management processes and recommendations for the project management development journey. Understanding this information provides the ability to determine the appropriate next steps for your organization – training courses specific to an area requiring organizational development, coaching recommendations, succession planning guidance, or other alternatives based on your organization’s unique needs. Regardless of the next step, you get to keep the report!