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2 days
 £1195 plus VAT
Next available dates:
Thu 07 Jul, Tue 06 Sep
Central London / Remote attendance
Lunch and refreshments (classroom only)
Class size: maximum 12
There is no exam with this course

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About the course

Overview

Design thinking is a process for solving problems by prioritising the consumer’s needs above all else. It relies on observing how people engage with a product or service, and employs an iterative, hands-on approach to creating innovative solutions.

Design thinking enables organisations to create lasting value for consumers. It:

  • Aims to solve a concrete human need
  • Tackles problems that are ambiguous or difficult to define
  • Leads to more innovative solutions
  • Makes organisations run faster and more efficiently

While design thinking originated with designers, the techniques and strategies belong at every level of a business. It’s useful to break down problems in any complex system, be it business, government, or social organisations.

In this practical and hands-on two-day course, you will appreciate the importance of design thinking in a business analysis context.

What will you learn?

  • Work with stakeholders in a multi-disciplinary team to get tangible results
  • Apply people-oriented techniques from User Experience and Human Centred Design
  • Understand how to prototype business ideas
  • Create meaningful business cases based on reality, not wishful thinking
  • Take a solution-oriented approach without jumping to premature design conclusions
  • Know when to use divergent and convergent thinking
  • Develop and leverage empathy with customers and end-users
  • Generate and evaluate creative ideas
  • Create research plans that add value instead of wasting time and money
  • Builld a design-friendly cultural environment

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for business analysts, product managers, product owners, designers.

What is included in the course price?

  • 2 days of virtual training
  • Teaching by a real expert
  • No exam for this course
  • Delicious lunches and refreshments (classroom attendance only)

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Choose from an already existing public course or design your own bespoke course for your specific goals and needs and change the way that your staff work, not only increasing their theoretical knowledge but their practical skill set too.

Using examples from your recent projects, your team members can find out how to make potential improvements within business analysis and agile project management with our blend of training and consultancy from industry experts.

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What to expect

Expect an interactive and practical training.

During the course, delegates learn business analysis best practices as used in the industry.

When they go back to their work they see an improvement in their analysis and as a consequence their confidence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your employers can:

  1. Book a course on our website -  your employer needs to go to https://metadatatraining.co.uk, book the course and and at the checkout section add the candidate details (full name, email address and contact number) under ‘Additional Information’ and we will confirm the booking with both parties.
  2. Email us at info@metadatatraining.co.uk with the course they want to book for you and we will send them a booking form by email.

We can provide you with an invoice to forward to your employer. Email as at info@metadatatraining.co.uk to request an invoice for your course.

Email as at info@metadatatraining.co.uk with the supplier form and one of our colleagues will fill it up and send it back to you. We can also provide you with a headed letter with all our company details.

Yes, we offer corporate discounts. Email as at info@metadatatraining.co.uk with your training requirements and we can provide a corporate discount for you. 

Yes, we can deliver all our courses in-house. We can also adapt this to your team needs. To request a quote or discuss your training requirements please email us at info@metadatatraining.co.uk or call us on 020 7272 3726.

As soon as you book and pay for the course we will give you access to our online portal where you can access the pre-reading and training material. If you attend a virtual course we will also provide recordings of the virtual course you attended. 

The course is taught face-to-face at our training venue near Old Street station and remotely via Zoom. You can choose to attend remotely or in a classroom when you book the course.  For in-house or bespoke courses or for our business analyst apprenticeship we can also run the courses remotely using Microsoft Teams. Our virtual courses are highly interactive and are run by a highly skilled trainer with real-world business analyst experience using Zoom and Miro virtual boards. 

Yes if you enrol in our Business Analyst Apprenticeship - a programme who helps you or your team progress in your role and not just get certified.

Yes, you can cancel a course but in order to do so without penalty, we require 10 working days notice. For more information on our cancellation policy, see our terms and conditions.

No, the course assumes you have no experience on the topics of the course. Anyone can attend the course.

No, none of our courses requires you to have IT skills.

You can pay via our website with a card or bank transfer by selecting ‘Pay By Bank Transfer’ at the checkout. We accept Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro.

Payment by cheque, credit card, debit card or bank transfer is required no later than 10 Working Days before the course start date. Special arrangements may be separately agreed in the case of late bookings. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

Many delegates report increased confidence in their skills after the training. We believe the importance of confidence is often underrated in organisations. The truth is to progress your career in the right direction you need confidence. It is no surprise many of our learners report an increase in confidence and job satisfaction.  Moreover, the certification gives you recognition and if you are already working as a business analyst it will formalise your knowledge. As a result your employers, stakeholders or clients will trust you that you can deliver quality work in an efficient way. 

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