Structured Opportunity Identification

Embark on our Structured Opportunity Identification course to focus your solution directions and walk out with a different mindset. This one-day training takes your ideas from abstract thoughts to a structured approach to achieve success with the use of opportunity trees, problem-solving, and sizing.

Duration: 1 day

Star Level: Practitioner 

Certification: Yes


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Course Description

Learn to master tackling business challenges and identifying opportunities in a structured way. This immersive one-day course takes you through the process of structured opportunity identification. You will learn to define and split a business question into its most important drivers, understand how to translate these drivers into specific opportunities, and how to prioritize these through qualitative and quantitative sizing. These newly learned tools, skills, and mindset will help to create value, start transformations, and turn the uncertainty of a rapidly changing world into opportunities.


Why is this for you?


Are you getting the most impact from your effort? Integrating structured opportunity identification and sizing into the analytical process is the key to success, but rarely done. This training ensures you are working on the right thing by giving you a grip on complex and vague problems with a structured approach.



Who should attend?


This training is perfect for all AI practitioners including Data Scientists, Engineers, and Analysts. As well as Business Practitioners, including Business Owners and Analytics Translators. This badge is for anyone who has experienced the difficulties of facing broad or vague business questions and is looking for concrete methods to solve complex problems.



What will you learn?


This course will follow three steps: breaking down the question, building the opportunity tree, and structured opportunity sizing to learn the following skills:

  1. A structured approach to opportunity identification
  2. How to build an opportunity tree for business questions
  3. A deductive and inductive approach to problem-solving
  4. Quantitative and qualitative sizing


Learning Goals


    • Breaking down the business question – Being able to sharply define and understand the business questions you are solving
    • Building the opportunity tree – Understanding how to identify opportunities by developing your own structured opportunity driver tree
    • Structured opportunity sizing – Prioritize opportunities through qualitative and quantitative sizing


Theory and practical use


All trainings in the GAIn portfolio combine high-quality standardized training material with theory sessions from experts and hands-on experience where you directly apply the material to real-life cases. Each training is developed by top of the field practitioners which means they are full of industry examples along with practical challenges and know-how, fueling the interactive discussions during training. We believe this multi-level approach creates the ideal learning environment for participants to thrive.





    • Impact
    • Opportunity
    • Prioritizing
    • Sizing
    • Structuring
    • Hypotheses
    • Inductive and deductive thinking
Interested in taking the course?

Open Course Schedule


MIacademy offers part of its portfolio in an Open Course Schedule Format at our location in the center of Amsterdam. Via the form below you can register your interest to participate. Our team will contact you to finalize the booking and answer any questions you may have.

All of our courses are delivered by our expert trainers.


If no dates are mentioned, the specific course is not scheduled yet in 2020. If this is the case you can use the form to register your interest. In case there is enough demand MIacademy can schedule additional courses and will notify you.

Dates & Availability


In-company Training Programs

Are you interested to train a larger group of people, looking for specific training and/or interested in creating a company-wide program? We will be happy to assist!

Whether you have a very specific training need (for example: training your Data Engineers on advanced technical topics, or your Data Scientists on model implementation), or the need for a large transformational program, or something in between, we can help. Over the past 13 years, we have built up extensive experience not only in the implementation of multi-year, multi-population, multi-country programs but also in providing high quality, very specific modules for specific target groups. Both in in-house set-ups and cross-company programs. Not sure what type of program would fit your organization best? We’d be happy to discuss the best approach together.