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Business Analysis

Innovations in information technology have had a dramatically positive impact on American business over the last 15 years. Still, research consistently shows that a large percentage of software projects fail to deliver the intended business results. The “IT-Business” divide is a key factor in these failures.

Indeed, more than 50 percent of organizations polled in a recent IT Governance Institute survey lacked any formal structure to align IT investments with business strategy. According to CIO Magazine, as many as 71 percent of software projects fail because of poor business requirements management, making it the single biggest reason for project failure. Enter the Business Analyst.

The Business Analyst works as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate, and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies, and information systems. To succeed in this role, an individual must have a broad range of business, technical, and interpersonal skills. As an organization, it is paramount that your Business Analysts understand industry best practices.

All curricula are approved by The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and are in alignment with the BABoK.

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