UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

Grasp the fundamentals of business systems analysis to effect widespread change in your organisation.

Duration

10 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

7–10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

The ability to use both business and technological tools to evaluate operations systems to better design improvements.

2

The analytical skills to evaluate business systems and end-user requirements for a particular system.

3

The knowledge and ability to bridge the gap between the IT department, technical solutions, and management objectives.

4

Recognition from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), and a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT) as powerful proof of your new competencies.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Module 1
Contextualising Business Systems Analysis

Discover the different environments in which a business systems analyst operates, their role, and more.

Module 2
Analysing the Current Business System

Complete the first two of four enterprise analysis activities.

Module 3
Recommending an Alternate Business System

Discover the importance of a feasibility analysis in selecting an alternate solution.

Module 4
Eliciting and Communicating Requirements

Learn about the important but often overlooked activity of requirements elicitation.

Module 5
Preparing to Create a Business Requirements Specification

Introducing the business requirements specification document.

Module 6
Modelling Business Processes

Creating business process models.

Module 7
Modelling Functional and Systems Architecture Requirements

Discover how to model functional and systems architecture requirements.

Module 8
Modelling Data and Human System Interface Design

Discover how to model data and how to apply HSI design best practices.

Module 9
Assuring Quality

Discover how validating and verifying requirements impacts a solution's quality.

Module 10
Facilitating Change and Innovation

Explore the role of the Business Systems Analyst as an agent of change.

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GetSmarter is endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) as an Endorsed Education Provider. The IIBA is dedicated to the development, maintenance of standards, certification, and recognition of practitioners in business analysis. The Business Systems Analysis course is fully aligned with the Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) and offers participants Continuing Development Units (CDUs), qualifying for 40 Professional Development (PD) hours and Continuing Development Units (CDUs), as well contemporary skills and latest industry insight. See here for further information.

Please note that GetSmarter and UCT bear no responsibility for the reporting of these PD hours and/or CDUs to the IIBA. The onus therefore falls on you to do so.

YOUR COURSE CONVENOR

Maureen Tanner

Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems, UCT

Tanner has been teaching business systems analysis and design in the Department of Information Systems at UCT since 2009, and currently heads the university’s information systems honours programme. She is a Y2 NRF-rated researcher with research interests in Agile software development-related issues, unified modelling language (UML), software engineering, global software development, virtual teams, and team collaboration. Tanner is also a senior editor of the Electronic Journal of Information Systems and the editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management. In addition, she is the president of the Association for Information Systems Southern African Chapter.

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This UCT online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals, and benefit from the opportunity to:

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Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time

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Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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