Managing Analysis

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  • Managing Analysis

Managing Analysis

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(FS-ISAC members receive 25% discount with code FSISAC25OFF. Membership will be verified prior to course start date.)

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Instruction Method: Instructor-led classroom learning. Globalytica’s instructor team will emphasize small group exercises. 

Target Audience:  Managers of analytic production and senior analysts seeking to improve their leadership skills and the quality of their units’ products.

Location: TBD or Reston, VA 20191

Course Overview: This course emphasizes the manager’s role in helping analysts create useful, relevant analytic products. It focuses on the supervisor’s position as team leader—providing not only inspiration and insight but also hands-on substantive and tradecraft expertise to members of an analytic team. It explains that supervisors must do more than edit drafts or push them along for higher-level review; they must develop analysts through tailored interactions. It also reminds supervisors that effective analysis goes beyond description and history to explanation, evaluation, and estimation of future events—constantly keeping in mind the consumer’s needs while working to eliminate analytic bias and overcome information gaps. Through lecture, discussion, and exercises, the first-line supervisor and senior analysts will learn how to guide analysis and hone their skills so that they can manage the production of effective analysis and grow in their careers.

Concepts introduced in this course are:
• Your role as a leader and the characteristics “leadership” entails.
• Understanding the fundamentals of the analytic profession.
• Building a robust analytic culture and high morale in your unit.
• Identifying the client, defining the issue, stating the message, and creating a persuasive storyline for the analysis.
• Enhancing product quality with structured analytic techniques including the Key Assumptions Check and Premortem Analysis.
• Establishing production standards and collaborative networks.
• Using checklists to ensure the rigor of analytic products.
• Delivering useful, implementable feedback to analysts of varying capabilities.
• Learning the five habits of the master thinker.


{Student Fee includes meals, beverages, course materials, and textbook—Analytic Production Guide for Managers of Intelligence and Business Analysts by Walter Voskian and Randolph H. Pherson}