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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform Enterprise Analysis 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259257  Perform Enterprise Analysis 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Computer Sciences and Information Systems 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable learners to perform enterprise analysis to meet strategic business needs and goals.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify business needs and opportunities.
  • Determine an approach to identifying the most appropriate solution.
  • Define the solution scope.
  • Develop the business case. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Knowledge of internal and external business environments and how the business operates at NQF Level 5.
  • Information gathering techniques at NQF Level 5. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify business needs, opportunities and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The internal and external business environment and architecture are analysed within the scope of a designated business mandate. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Analyse includes investigate, describe and evaluate.
  • Mandate includes but is not limited to goals, objectives, strategies and constraints.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The current state of technology is assessed in order to inform solution architecture and clarify business problems. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Technology includes infrastructure and applications.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The business problem, opportunities and/or needs are analysed in order to identify requirements for new solutions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Analyse includes investigate, describe and evaluate.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A gap analysis is performed to determine where the organisation is and where it wants to be. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Gap analysis includes but is not limited to the use of one of more of the following techniques, benchmark analysis, competitive analysis, problem analysis, SWOT analysis.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Initial requirements are derived and documented in order to clarify solution scope. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine an approach to identifying the most appropriate solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The potential solution approach options are identified in order to prepare for a feasibility analysis. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Solution approach includes but is not limited to a description of the nature of the solution, resourcing and acquisition options, in-house or outsourcing choices, package selection or new development.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A feasibility analysis is conducted for each solution approach option to facilitate business decision making processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Viable potential solution approach is recommended to facilitate business decision making processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A feasibility study report is produced to communicate and validate the recommended solution approach with stakeholders. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Feasibility study includes but is not limited to cost analysis, risk analysis, benefit analysis, technical feasibility, operational feasibility and cultural feasibility.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Define the project and solution scope. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The scope of work is defined using selected techniques in accordance with project standards in order to prepare the business case. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques include but not limited to work break down structures, project scope document, Gantt chart.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ambit of investigation is defined using selected techniques in accordance with project standards in order to prepare the business case. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques include but not limited to decomposition diagrams, architecture diagrams, organisation charts, stakeholder analysis.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The solution scope is explored in order to prepare the business case. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The scope of work is established using selected techniques in order to prepare and present the business case. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques include but not limited to work break down structures, project scope document, Gantt chart.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The solution and project scope are clarified by listing exclusions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop the business case. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The benefits are identified and quantified for project justification purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Costs are identified and quantified for project justification and control purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An initial risks assessment is conducted for project feasibility purposes and to inform a risk management plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A business case is compiled and presented in order to facilitate project selection and decision making by business stakeholders. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A business case includes but is not limited to project objectives, business needs, problem analysis, requirements list, stakeholder analysis, expected business benefits, project and solution scope, time, cost and resources estimates, cost benefit analysis, identified risks, feasibility and recommendation.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Enterprise Analysis.
  • Business need, refine and clarify the definition of that need.
  • Define a solution scope that can feasibly be implemented.
  • Problem definition and analysis, business case development, feasibility studies, and the definition of a solution scope.
  • Identify and propose projects that meet strategic needs and goals.
  • Business Architecture.
  • Business Goal(s).
  • Defined Business.
  • Problem/Opportunity.
  • Solution Scope.
  • Business Case.
  • Solution Approach. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Performing gap analysis. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Investigation solution options.
  • Gathering requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively through:
  • Compiling and preparing business case. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information:
  • Throughout project process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Presenting results/business case to stakeholders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science, technology and indigenous knowledge effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others through:
  • Gathering information and utilising the technology. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Analysing internal and external business environment and architecture within the scope of a designated business mandate. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  63909   National Certificate: Business Analysis  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  79886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


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