Lumify Work offers business analysis and architecture training. The courses and workshops cover topics from the foundations through advanced learning. Training leads to Agile Business Analysis, Google Cloud architecture, and TOGAF certifications. These courses provide a range of immediate and usable knowledge and skills.
Develop your skills in Business Analysis and Architecture
From the fundamentals to advanced business analysis and architecture courses, we provide learning that immediately builds usable knowledge and skills.
Lumify Work has courses and workshops covering foundation topics through advanced business analysis and architecture, and leading to Agile Business Analysis, Google Cloud architecture, and TOGAF® certifications.
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Business Analysis and Architecture Courses
Business Analysis Training with Lumify Work
We've upskilled thousands of teams and businesses, partnering with the world’s top tech vendors to become ANZ’s undisputed leaders in ICT training, previously as DDLS and now as Lumify Work. Transform your team through best-in-class, vendor-certified IT and process training delivered in classroom and online by our award-winning trainers.
Are you looking to develop your skills in Business Analysis? We’re here to help.
Here are key reasons why you might like to train with us.
We have a proud history of delivering quality Business Analysis courses in Australia to both the IT industry and the top 100 ASX corporations.
Our courses are built around the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) or well-known methodologies like agile, and endorsed by industry bodies such as the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) and APMG International.
Our Business Analysis and Business Architect course instructors are experienced and equipped with extensive real-world experience.
Our highly interactive training and workshops will give you a solid foundation in the concepts, tools and techniques of Business Analysis.
Our courses are built to support your journey to certification, and you can claim awarded industry body points upon completion.
With Lumify Anywhere, you can book and sit training where it is local to you. Access the courses online or from our Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch locations.
What is Business Architecture?
STA Group explains: Business Architecture helps businesses to understand the complete impacts of decisions before making them. It offers increased strategy, agility, operational efficiency, and capacity for growth.
The distinct value of Business Architecture is most potent in managing business transformation versus business improvement initiatives. Transformational change reshapes an organisation's people, processes, capabilities, technology, and culture by aligning with a new strategic direction. Business improvement optimises the execution of existing processes, capabilities and value delivery channels, as demonstrated in disciplines such as LEAN, Six Sigma, Business Process Management (BPM), etc.
What benefits do Business Architects provide?
Here are a few of the most common benefits:
Focused and aligned strategy - Business Architecture helps translate strategy into action and focus investment.
Improved decision-making - Business Architecture helps the business to understand the complete impacts of decisions before making them.
Increased operational efficiency and capacity for growth - Business Architecture helps an organisation to rethink how it structures and streamlines business operations for efficiency and scalability.
Agility in business and IT execution - A repository of reusable architecture content and defined processes that translate strategies into execution greatly accelerates an organisation’s ability to identify and implement the necessary changes.
Where does Business Architecture fit within an organisation?
A Business Architect serves to bridge strategy and execution within an organisation. Strategy and operational demands drive changes to Business Architecture; Business Architecture translates these ideas into actionable steps that can be implemented seamlessly across the enterprise. As a result, Business Architecture typically has a direct tie to the enterprise strategy, planning, and software development processes.
Regarding its relevance to IT development, Business Architecture defines the business target state components (process, capability, organisation, etc.) and their relationships. These entities and the corresponding IT Architectures (Application, Data, and Technical Architecture) are inputs to the solution design process.
Are you moving towards either of these roles in your career or within your organisation? You can set yourself up for success by booking and sitting Business Architecture courses in New Zealand.
What are the best Business Analysis and Architecture courses?
Our round-up of the best business analysis courses in New Zealand and the best business architecture certifications will help you identify if your current role is headed in this direction and offer you more suggestions on preparing for these careers and the skills you need.
Business Analyst courses and skills needed
Does your job title say Business Analyst or Business Systems Analyst? Perhaps you started as an Information Technology Professional or even a Business Professional (in Data Analytics or Operations) who found the need to learn practical systems thinking and approaches for defining business/technical requirements when implementing new processes or methodologies.
Pursuing business analysis training allows you to support your organisation's success through data-driven insights. It's ideal for those who enjoy helping others, asking questions, solving problems, and working independently.
Some business skills and soft skills you can develop include:
Business acumen - Deepen your understanding of finance, accounting, and business principles. This will help you smoke out and identify how best to address operational issues.
Communication - Business analysts work independently but communicate with different departments within the organisation. Often their reporting lines sit directly with senior management. So the ability to present ideas, persuade and influence, and provide clear updates through written and verbal communication are key.
Data analysis - Gathering, tracking, and analysing performance metrics and KPIs is central to the role. So knowing how to build dashboards through visualisation tools like Power BI, Tableau, Excel, and other BI tools is handy. Some knowledge of a programming language like SQL can help.
Business analysis methodologies - Depending on your industry, you may focus on specific methodologies like Agile Business Analysis, Six Sigma, or the BABOK framework.
Industry expertise - Experience in certain industries, even roles, gives you a competitive edge. Often, knowledge of an industry's challenges, needs, and community is learned by meeting partners and customers and hearing their stories. Developing solutions for a Defence company will likely be different to solutions for a healthcare company.
Here are some recommendations for business analysis training:
These courses lead to the following business analysis certifications:
Agile Business Analysis Certification
IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA)
IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)
IIBA Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA)
PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)
Business Architecture courses and skills
It may be that your job title officially says Business Architect. Or you're a technical professional who has come to be involved in architecting, building, and managing solutions within your organisation's platform. Your work often involves looking at the organisational chart, the roles within them, and the technology needed within those roles. You may also be involved with identifying issues regarding how the roles, the people, and tech play together.
You can get an introduction to business architecture and strengthen your ability to assist in these areas through business architecture training in New Zealand.
Skills you can develop for business architecture include:
A big picture view of the business - Its strategies, processes, technologies, and governance.
Document control - Linking, organising, and incorporating disjoint documents, manuals, drawings, and projects relevant to the enterprise.
Data modelling - Creating representations to support decision-making by gathering and processing complex business information.
Process optimisation - Including experience documenting and improving your department's business processes.
Planning and deploying IT initiatives - Experience with rolling out technology solutions within teams.
Communication - Similar to the Business Analyst role, a Business Architect works independently but works with many departments and stakeholders.