Achieving proficiency in any skill is a complex matter. It requires the right blend of innate abilities and learned concepts. But before proficiency can be achieved, self-knowledge must be attained.
Systemation offers individual and organizational assessments prior to the start of any training program to establish a baseline, define gaps in learning and highlight areas on which to focus. Post-assessments are given after each program’s completion to measure improvement, benchmark a group against peers or design a customized training program.
Systemation’s Business Analysis assessments are finely tuned to perform accurate and insightful diagnostics, providing the level of detail you need to achieve project and business success.
The Organizational Business Analysis Capability Assessment begins by evaluating an organization’s business analysts using our Business Analysis Knowledge and Skill Assessments. Then we conduct thorough interviews with a variety of stakeholders, including a member of executive management, mid-level managers and business analysts- we even speak with the clients! This 360-degree review not only indicates if a business analyst is able to practice the requisite skills, it also shows how amenable and conducive the organization is to allowing the business analyst to do so.
But we don’t limit our assessment to what people tell us – the proof is in the pudding. As such, we carefully review multiple samples of business analysis documentation including requirements, process flows, current and future state capabilities, traceability matrixes, and data models. We also evaluate tools for business analysis use.
Finally, we combine all the information gathered from all sources, analyze it and prepare and present our feedback in an easily digestible but comprehensive briefing format.
Systemation’s Business Analysis Knowledge Assessment measures an individual’s formal knowledge in the discipline of business analysis. From the results, Systemation can determine the specific areas where the individual or his or her organization can benefit most from performance improvement.
Systemation bases its Business Analysis Knowledge Assessment on 32 competencies identified in the International Institute of Business Analysis’ (IIBA) A Guide to the IIBA Body of Knowledge. Each of these competencies are cross referenced to the Guide’s seven Knowledge Areas, plus its underlying fundamentals.
The Business Analysis Skill Assessment focuses on evaluating a person’s ability to perform the skills required to be an effective business analyst. It uses a 360-degree evaluation format that gathers perspectives from the business analyst, their supervisor, team members and clients. This assessment not only indicates if a business analyst practices the requisite skills, it also shows how amenable and conducive the organization is to allowing the business analyst to do so. When used in conjunction with the Business Analysis Knowledge Assessment, one is able to determine the root cause of why a business analyst is not practicing a particular skill effectively.
After all the input is collected, a report is generated that compares the group’s views of the business analyst’s skill level with the individual’s own self-perceptions. In addition, it summarizes a person’s skill level profile into IIBA’s seven knowledge areas and compares it to either a group of peers within their company or to all business analysts within the broader business analyst community.