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Business Analysis Services

Business Analysis Services

With over 20 years' experience in the software development lifecycle – including systems development, systems analysis, business analysis, BA team management, BA individual and team coaching and BA competency assessment – we are well qualified to assist our clients with best practices in business analysis in both waterfall and agile environments.

Business Analysis Assessment Service


Are you often wondering whether you have the right business analysts in your team to match the demand of your business partners? Do you have an idea of what their skills are, and what their areas of developments are? Our accurate and independent BA Assessment can help you with these challenges.


What does the BA Assessment include?

A 3-hour hand-written assessment, based on the IIBA Competency Model, which covers the following areas:


  • Analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Requirements elicitation
  • Management and collaboration
  • Business analysis tools and technology
  • Use case knowledge
  • Methodology knowledge
  • Business case knowledge
  • Process analysis.

 

The BA Assessment is about insights

This assessment is not a psychometric or personality profile test, but a qualitative tool that seeks to gain insights into the business analysis skills of the person being assessed. It is scenario based, and focuses on the application of knowledge, rather than the regurgitating of facts. The assessment is individually marked by our subject matter expert in the business analysis field, with a comprehensive report issued for your business analyst who has undertaken it, and includes recommendations on what intervention steps are required. A personalized intervention plan is also offered as an optional extra.


Where can the BA Assessment be taken?

Although it can be taken, under supervised conditions, at DVT’s Melrose or Centurion offices, we do also offer the flexibility to administer the assessment at our clients’ sites (if necessary).


Who can take the assessment?

Both intermediate and senior business analysts are a suitable audience to take this assessment. Unfortunately, junior business analysts will not be able to take the assessment.


Pricing and T’s & C’s

  • Assessment per candidate is R 4499.00 excl. VAT.
  • The administration of the assessment will take place either at the Melrose or Centurion offices of DVT (under supervision).
  • All material for the assessment will be provided by DVT.
  • A full report (detailing the candidates strengths, areas of improvement and recommendation on intervention or further training required) will be emailed within 118 hours (5 days) after the assessment has taken place.
  • Full payment will be due before the assessment takes place.
  • The total duration of the assessment is 3 hours.

 

DVT’s Business Analysis team is led by Edward Ngubane, the current President of the International Institute of Business Analysis, South African Chapter (IIBA-SA). His passion for the business analysis profession is well known in the BA community and beyond!

 

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Did you know?

As a Business Analyst or Product Owner you can successfully drive your team to deliver value? Find out how with the DVT Academy’s international ICAgile Business Analysis Certification.

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We have close ties with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and play a leading role in the South African organisation.
For information on how to join the IIBA-SA, click here