Workshops are a regular feature of the business analyst's life and often as not you're the one tasked with facilitating them. And not just requirements investigation workshops, but a whole range of project related activities - reviews, planning, team building, walkthroughs, sign-offs, etc.
A successful workshop outcome relies on the skill of the facilitator to keep everyone focused on the objectives of the workshop, to keep everyone on track, and to make sure everyone gets a chance to contribute.
For organisations, well facilitated workshops result in faster projects and higher value business outcomes. For business analysts, facilitation skills provide the personal and professional growth that will increase your value to the business.
These skills can be learned - and attending this workshop will give you the opportunity to practise a wide range of techniques applicable across multiple types of workshops. As well as these you'll also cover techniques specific to requirements elicitation, decision making and requirements prioritisation workshops - the bread and butter of a business analyst's life.
This course is designed for business analysts and all staff responsible for facilitating workshops in a project environment.
In addition, anyone tasked with facilitating a workshop or group meeting will also find the techniques in this course applicable to a wide range of scenarios.
Our aim is to add value to you and your organisation by giving you practical skills in workshop facilitation.
On completion of the Workshop Facilitation Skills training workshop, delegates will be able to:
Practical work features throughout and a mixture of individual and team exercises will allow you plenty of opportunities to practice the techniques being taught. In addition, a central case study links several exercises into a consistent theme to simulate a series of workshops on a single project.
"Informative, practical and well run"
Business Analyst, ANZ Bank
"Very well conducted and run course. A lot of knowledge and skill was passed on to the class"
Business Analyst, Department of Veteran’s Affairs
"Excellent pointers for planning and structuring a workshop"
Business Analyst, Allianz
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Requirements elicitation workshops
Decision making & prioritisation workshops