BUSINESS INFORMATION MODELLING

A 2 day course for Business Analysts in modelling business information, to complement the modelling of business process.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is for business analysts, managers, and others who need to understand how Information Modelling is used in Business Process documentation, and in designing processes that use IT systems. The topics will be highly relevant to business analysts interested in achieving quality outcomes in business process improvement projects. This course is also a perfect next step for those who have attended the Fundamentals of Business Analysis or Fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture courses.

The course assumes no previous experience in business analysis or modelling. It would also prove invaluable to process improvement project managers or IT professionals.

COURSE OUTCOMES

Upon completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • understand how Information Modelling is used in Business Process design, IT System design, and Enterprise Architecture.
  • create basic information models.
  • evaluate information models for correctness and quality.
  • understand the concept and use of Business Objects.
  • understand how information models link to other models in process improvement projects or in enterprise architecture.
  • understand the role of databases and information models in best practice business process design.
DATES AND LOCATIONS

Public courses are run in Australia in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and in New Zealand in Auckland and Wellington. Find a scheduled public course on our Calendar.

Courses can be run in other locations according to demand.

FEES

Course fees include course materials, lunch and refreshments.

COURSE CONTENT

Course material and activities are organised into the following modules:

Introduction to Information Modelling   Entities and Relationships

An explanation of what Information Modelling is, its purpose and benefits with informative practical examples.

 

Hands on activity building simple ER diagrams, the traditional starting point for understanding an organisation's information needs.

Business Objects   Techniques for Discovering Information in the Business

A user-friendly introduction to object related concepts--building on the previous sections. Attendees will learn to read a business class diagram.

 

Work together in team setting to develop and try out new fact-finding and workshopping skills. Explore practical, iterative approaches that can be used in any organisation to build information models that can be used by both business stakeholders and IT groups. Learn to test models for validity and flexibility.

Evaluating Information Models

 

Modelling Real Organisations

A more advanced continuation of the preceding activities. Learn to model more complex situations, and to test your outcomes for quality and usefulness.

 

How to use existing real world models (i.e. patterns), and a brief look at the link between information models and workflow.

We also run customised and in-house courses for specific project needs - see our In-house Training.

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