Bevin Jaftha, Business Analyst at Old Mutual, shares her training experience having recently completed the Foundation in Business Analysis course.
Here’s what Bevin had to say about her training experience:
Tell us a bit about yourself and your background, both personally and professionally.
My name is Bevin Jaftha, I’m married and live in Glenhaven. I worked in a Servicing Department before transitioning into the business analyst role – which I’ve been in now for 9 years.
How and why did you become a Business Analyst?
While working in Servicing, I was approached by IT to assist with business processes on a project.
Through that, I was exposed to business analysis at work and I was hooked. It was mesmerising to see how much work went into the backend, when the front end was so simple to use.
What aspects of being a Business Analyst are you most passionate about and why?
Quite simply – every day is different and every project brings new learnings.
What were your objectives for attending the course and were they met?
To up-skill myself and become more marketable – I enjoyed the fact that the courses are short but jam-packed with information.
What was the most valuable learning on the course – did you have an AHA moment?
This course was an eye-opener to the broad range of techniques and tools available to business analysts.
I was equipped with the practical skills and knowledge to better understand how to influence within my organisation, how to look for opportunities and how to drive it.
How has this course helped you in your career? How are you using these skills?
The skills that I learned have streamlined my approach to solving any business problem.
I am more confident that I can apply useful methods in areas such as requirements elicitation, and utilising tools and techniques that I wouldn’t have used before.
I’d also take a more open-mind into workshops and my engagement with stakeholders
What would you tell somebody who is considering doing the course?
My expectations were definitely exceeded and I will be recommending this course to all the business analyst’s I know.
What did you enjoy most about the BCMG training experience?
I loved the interactive presentations and the quizzes before and after every module. Plus, the course material was very user friendly and easy to follow.
Are you planning on taking any more courses with BCMG in the future? If so, which ones and why?
One step closer to the BCMG Certificate programme in Business Analysis!”
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