NICF- Strategic Business Analysis

Overview

This digital era demands new perspectives, new skills, and new ways of thinking to make businesses stay relevant. Business analysts can no longer be passive recipients of business requirements, but must take a proactive role in driving business change and delivering real business value.

Raise your business analysis skills to a digital, strategic, enterprise-level perspective – with this course. The Strategic Business Analysis course will equip you with the knowledge and techniques to become more customer centric, data-driven, and help you develop and exploit platform business models and ecosystems to enhance your company’s business value. You will learn how to present your business case in a concise manner and lead its delivery

This is a must-attend course for digital leaders, business analysis practitioners, project managers, and business users who have been undertaking business analysis work but who are new to strategic enterprise-level business analysis.

More than just learning the theory, you will work in teams to apply the strategic analysis concepts, methods and techniques to a case study in a systematic manner to facilitate effective learning and to prepare you for the application of digital strategic analysis in your organisation.

The course is endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA).

Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn:

  • 19.5 Professional Development hours (PD Hours) for the initial CBAP® application and Continuing Development Units (CDUs) for re-certification under IIBA®
  • 13 Professional Development Units (PDUs) (Business: 13) that can be used to maintain your PMP® credential.

Note that for the purpose of PDU reporting by those with PMP® credentials, the PMI REP Provider Number of ISS is “2339”.




Upcoming Classes

Class 1 13 Mar 2019 to 15 Mar 2019 (Full Time)

Duration: 3 days

Time:
9:00am - 5:00pm

Class 2 29 Jul 2019 to 31 Jul 2019 (Full Time)

Duration: 3 days

Time:
09:00am to 05:00pm

Class 3 11 Nov 2019 to 13 Nov 2019 (Full Time)

Duration: 3 days

Time:
09:00am to 05:00pm

Class 4 09 Mar 2020 to 11 Mar 2020 (Full Time)

Duration: 3 days

Time:
09:00am to 05:00pm



Key Takeaways

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and analyse your organisation's business, the industry and environment in the digital economy
  • Achieve Customer Satisfaction with Optimized Resources
  • Identify and develop innovative opportunities through the use of platform business models and an inclusive ecosystem
  • Develop and present the business case for the proposed digitally enabled solution



Who Should Attend

This course is for IT or business professionals who already have project-level business analysis experience but who are new to strategic-level enterprise business analysis that take digital innovations and trends into account. Relevant practising professionals include:

  • Digital leaders
  • Business Analysts
  • Systems Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Business Managers



What Will Be Covered

  • Introduction to strategic analysis
  • The strategy framework - assessing the environment
  • The strategy framework - identifying strategic issues
  • The strategy framework - formulating strategies
  • Developing a business case

Format

Lectures, workshops, class discussions and exercises




Fees & Funding

Self-sponsored

International Participants

S'poreans and PRs 
(aged 21 and above)

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy1 
(S’poreans aged 40 and above)

Workfare Training Support2
(S’poreans aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month)

Full course fee

S$2400

S$2400

S$2400

S$2400

SSG grant

-

(S$1680)

(S$1680)

(S$1680)

Nett course fee

S$2400

S$720

S$720

S$720

7% GST on nett course fee

S$168

S$50.40

S$50.40

S$50.40

Total nett course fee payable, including GST

S$2568

S$770.40

S$770.40

S$770.40

Less additional funding if eligible under various schemes

-

-

(S$480)

(S$600)

Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes

S$2568

S$770.40

S$290.40

S$170.40


Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their SkillsFuture Credit to pay for course fees, apart from government subsidies. For more information, click here.

Company-sponsored

International Participants

S'poreans and PRs 
(aged 21 and above)

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy1 
(S’poreans aged 40 and above)

Workfare Training Support2
(S’poreans aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month)

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs3

Notes

Full course fee

S$2400

S$2400

S$2400

S$2400

S$2400

SSG grant

-

(S$1680)

(S$1680)

(S$1680)

(S$1680)

Nett course fee

S$2400

S$720

S$720

S$720

S$720

7% GST on nett course fee

S$168

S$50.40

S$50.40

S$50.40

S$50.40

Total nett course fee payable, including GST

S$2568

S$770.40

S$770.40

S$770.40

S$770.40

Fee payable to NUS-ISS

Less additional funding if eligible under various schemes#
(company needs to submit training grant and claim via Skillsconnect)

-

-

(S$480)

(S$600)

(S$480)

Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes

-

-

S$290.40

S$170.40

S$290.40

Actual financial outlay by company

Various Funding Schemes

1Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

  • Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.


2
Workfare Training Support (WTS)

  • Singaporeans aged 35 and above (13 years and above for Persons With Disabilities) and earn not more than $2,000 per month, may enjoy subsidies up to 95% of the course fees.


3
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)

  • SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees. For more details, click on Enhanced Training Support for SMEs.


Course attendee is eligible for only one funding scheme.

#For company-sponsored participants, companies would need to pay upfront 30% of the course fee to NUS-ISS and submit a training grant application for the remaining eligible subsidies, and subsequently a claim in Skillsconnect. For details, please refer to Skillsconnect guide 4.1 & 5.1.

This course is aligned to the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) and accredited by SSG. Absentee payroll and up to 70% SSG funding of the course fee is available for eligible participants (Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents). Absentee payroll subsidy is available for eligible companies and companies on a short work week system will receive the absentee payroll subsidy based on their employees' current income. Please visit www.ssg.gov.sg for full details.






Certificate

Certificate of Completion

The ISS Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants who have attended at least 75% of the course.

WSQ Assessment

  • Broad Schedule of Assessment: During the course
  • Passing Criteria: Generally achieve above 50%
  • Assessment Method: Workshops and open-book quiz at the end of class

Upon passing the assessment, Statement of Attainment (SOAs) will be issued to certify that the participant has passed the following Competency Units:

  • IT-CIO-508S-1 Identify and implement business innovation
  • IT-CIO-402S-1 Develop a feasibility report

Participants may need to attend additional coaching sessions and re-assessments if they do not pass the required competency units. ISS reserves the right not to disclose any information on the course assessment process.




Preparing for Your Course

NUS-ISS Course Registration Terms and Conditions

Find out more.

NUS-ISS and Learner’s Commitment and Responsibilities

Find out more.

WIFI Access

WIFI access will be made available. User ID and password will be provided in the participant’s kit.

Venue

Institute of Systems Science, NUS
25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119615 

Click here for directions to NUS-ISS.

In the event of a change of venue, participants are advised to refer to the acceptance email sent one week prior to the commencement date.

Course Confirmation

All classes are subject to confirmation and ISS will send an acceptance email to participants one week prior to the commencement date. Confirmed registrants are to attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments (where applicable). Additionally, all responses to feedbacks and surveys conducted by ISS and its partners must be submitted. All training and assessments will be delivered as described in the course webpage.

General Enquiry

Please feel free to write to isstraining@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 2093 if you have any enquiry or feedback.




Instructors

Dr. NG Pan Wei

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Mr. TAN Peng Wei

Chief, IT Strategy & Management Practice View Profile >

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