Business Analysis Tools and Techniques for I.T Management Employees

Are you in sync with what you are required to deliver in the workplace or to a client?

Every new activity, product or project in the workplace is created in response to a business need. Yet don’t we often find ourselves in situations where, despite spending tremendous time and resources, there’s a mismatch between what has been designed and what is actually needed?

Again, haven’t you been in a situation when a client has complained that what is delivered isn’t what was decided? Or has someone changed the brief about the deliverable, when you were halfway through a project? Have you had conflicting requirements from multiple clients? And have you ever received new requirements just after you thought you’d finished creating a product? The list is endless!

Business Analysis Tools and Techniques For I.T Management

How can this be avoided by using business analysis tools and techniques ? 

A focused and detailed business requirement analysis can help overcome such problems. This is the process of discovering, analyzing, defining and documenting requirements related to a specific business objective. It is the process by which the scope of the project is clearly defined, so as to assess timescales and resources needed to complete the task.

Remember: to get what you want, you need to accurately define it. Good business requirements analysis helps achieve this objective. It leads to understanding business needs better and helps break them down into specific requirements that are mutually agreed upon by everyone.

WeSchool is conducting a 2-day workshop on 27th & 28th July, 2013, to broaden the understanding of the role of a Business Analyst. It will also demonstrate to participants how to use known tools and techniques during back end analysis as effective methods to capture requirements. This is, however, not a workshop specifically on tools such as Object Oriented Analysis (OOA) or UML but will acclimatize participants to new tools and techniques to conduct context studies for Enterprise Analysis and Security requirements among others.

The workshop will include role plays and simulations to create awareness among participants to conduct, elicit and gather requirements to enhance effectiveness as a Business Analyst.

Click here to Register for this 2 day workshop.

Learning through Distance Education

In today’s education circuit, an MBA reigns supreme. The management education sector in India is booming with an outpouring of 3,900 management schools and 3.5 lakh seats for the take. Even with a host of management colleges mushrooming, the demand for good quality management education is still high.

Amongst this crowd of MBA hopefuls are hordes of professionals who are unable to leave their current jobs but still nurse a desire to pursue an MBA degree. There are also those who have tried and been unsuccessful in making it to the entrance grades. To aid the growth of such professionals, a host of B-Schools and Institutions/Universities are offering Distance MBAs.

Distance Learning MBA

Today, Distance Learning Programs offer a wide range of options to students to get in touch with their teachers. Mediums like education chats, email, audio and video conferencing form an integral part of distance education.  Such an education option is very feasible for people who are on the go and also for such individuals who want to save their time and money on traveling to distant colleges to get a degree. The best part is that such a degree obtained is useful and can help working individuals enhance their job prospects without having to leave their current job. It means saving money, getting a degree, and  studying from any corner of the world just by sitting in front of a laptop, without  having to match the pace of studying with others. What better  incentive would anyone need to enroll for a distance learning program? This mode of study has definitely changed the way education is conducted today.

Entrepreneurs who acquired skills from online programs are showing an outstanding performance which demonstrates the effectiveness of the virtual classrooms. These programs have helped professionals to be proficient with the current trends in the market. Based on the transforming need for professionals in the job market, reputed Institutes keep changing curriculum to make it a modern learning system in the true sense of the word.

By also having the opportunity to be involved in global institutions via distance education, a diverse array of thought is presented to students through communication with their classmates. This is beneficial because students have the opportunity to “combine new opinions with their own, and develop a solid foundation for learning.”

WeSchool offers Diploma and Certificate Courses in Management for students pursuing graduation as well as 2-years Post Graduate Diploma in Management in the Distance Learning format.  These courses are tailored to help students understand the basic principles and practices of management and opt for a specialization in a subject of their choice.

Click here to enrol today. Reap a successful future!

CONFLICT RESOLUTION TECHNIQUES IN THE WORKPLACE

Handling Conflict in the workplace is the most important skill fora successful career. Conflicts arise whenever people disagree over values, motivations, perceptions, ideas, or desires. Sometimes these differences appear trivial, but when a conflict triggers strong feelings, a deep personal need is often at the core of the problem.

When one can recognize conflicting needs and become willing to examine them in an environment of compassionate understanding, it opens pathways to creative problem solving, team building, and improved relationships. Managing and resolving conflict requires the ability to quickly reduce stress and balance. Ensure that the process is positive by sticking to these conflict resolution techniques at workplace :

Conflict in the Workplace

1) Establish strong professional relationships right from the start
Establish professional working relationships. Avoid office politics and stay away from office gossip lest you are viewed as unprofessional and perhaps a trouble-maker.

2) Make peace in the workplace
It may be our personal pride that holds us back to take initiative to move closer to the aggrieved person but by just being the first one to take action, shows willingness to create good will.

3) Focus on the facts
When trying to resolve a conflict with another person it is important to stick to the facts and not let emotions get in the way.

4) Ask an objective third party to help sort out the problem
Often, both parties could have some very strong feelings on a particular issue so it can be helpful to invite an objective third party with a different perspective on the problem to arrive at a solution.

5) The key to being a good communicator is being a good listener
Conflicts can be avoided or solved quickly if each party takes time to fully listen to what the other party has to say avoiding any preconceived notions.

6) Resolve conflict by maintaining a win-win attitude
Working through a problem and coming up with a win-win situation for everyone can help to make a working relationship stronger and benefits both parties.

Adopting Conflict management techniques in the workplace early can help prevent bad feelings to fester while providing an opportunity to move closer to a deeper understanding.

Click here Learn these techniques through Distance Learning Programs in Management.

Psychometric Assessment or DPSA Profiling

What is DPSA or Psychometric Profiling?

DPSA Profiling is an acronym for DRIVER, PROMOTER, SUPPORTER and ADMINISTRATOR. It is also termed ‘Psychometric Profiling’.

What is Psychometrics?

Psychometrics is the field of study concerned with the theory and technique of psychological measurement, which includes the measurement of knowledge, abilities, attitudes, personality traits and educational measurement such as questionnaires, tests, and personality assessments. Those who practice psycho metrics are known as psychometricians.

Target groups : Executives, employees, job-seekers, graduates.

Objectives

Psychometric Assessment analyzes a candidate’s intrinsic nature and main professional aspirations. This personality test is useful for recruitment as well as for employees’ evaluations and career development.

How does Psychometrics help?

The Professional Profile personality test provides an in-depth analysis of a candidate’s personality profile and job temperament based on twelve fundamental facets of the human character. This psychometric test is the one most frequently requested by psychologists and HR professionals.

The test aims to make people aware of their own behavioral styles and the different psychometric profiles they fall into. Once they are aware of their own Psychometrics, it becomes easy to be flexible and adaptive to others in social/personal or official situations.

In the DPSA profiling Workshop conducted by Weschool, looks at:

  • Personality types
  • Response to different situations
  • Creativity test – to look at a problem in a totally different way and assess it.

Enroll for a Workshop in DPSA profiling and understand yourself and the people in your life better so that you are equipped to and deal with the numerous personality types you encounter in the workplace, in society and amongst your friend circle.

Weschool’s Distance Learning MBA Programs offer Post Graduate Diplomas in the principles and practices of Management and are tailor-made for students to enjoy ‘Continuous Learning’ while at home, work or play.