Introduction to strategic analysis
Introduction to strategic thinking and cognitive analysis:
An introduction to concepts related to thought and analysis.
- Definition of strategic thinking
- Relationship of strategic thinking to business analysis
- Cognitive analysis and its application with enterprise change
Analysis at the Strategic Level:
The application of Business Analysis techniques to change at the Enterprise level
- Strategic thinking and the BABOK
- Cognitive Analysis and the BA
Business goals and strategic analysis
Goals Elicitation and Analysis:
The value of Goals in Strategic Enterprise Analysis, and how to discover them
- Goals and Strategic Enterprise Analysis
- Effective Goals Elicitation
- Applying SWOT to Goals
Goals and organizational structure:
How to deconstruct and represent/model goals; tying goals to organizational structure and location
- Goal deconstruction
- Organizational Structure and physical locations/capabilities
- Goals and the Organizational Structure
Aligning BA deliverables to strategic analysis
The Functional View:
Understanding how a business will present itself to various interested parties within its environment, and tying this presentation back to goals.
- What is a Business Functionality and Business Façade View?
- Why is Business Functionality important to Strategic Analysis?
- How to represent the Functional View of a business
The Process View:
Understanding how a business needs to operate internally in order to support the functionality it exposes, including Six Sigma and other process modeling techniques
- What is a Business Process View?
- Why is Process important to Strategic Analysis?
- How to represent the Process View
The Business Entity View:
Understanding the information that a business collects and manipulates and how it is used strategically to support business functionality and processes.
- What is a Business Entity View?
- Why is an understanding of Business Entities important to Strategic Analysis?
- How to represent the Business Entity View
The Other Views:
Understanding what other BA content may be useful in comprehending a business.
- What other views might be useful?
- Why might these other views be important to Strategic Analysis?
- How to represent these other views
Applying strategic analysis
The future of the business:
What future states imply for change; the different ways Strategic Analysis can be used to define types of business change.
- Business Evolution and Revolution
- Business Operating Model Transformation
- Business Acquisition
Enterprise Strategic Analysis and Architecture
Enterprise Analysis and Zachman:
Understanding the Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture; tying architecture to strategic analysis with the Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture.
- The intent of the Zachman Framework
- Tying Zachman to Strategic Enterprise Analysis work
Enterprise Analysis and TOGAF:
Understanding TOGAF for Enterprise Architecture; tying Architecture to strategic analysis with the TOGAF
- The intent of the TOGAF
- Tying TOGAF to Strategic Enterprise Analysis work
Envisioned Future States and Architecture:
How architecture is used to lay out the future state of a business