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Business Analysis Essentials

Explore the business analysis fundamentals.

In this introductory course, you'll discover the role and responsibilities of a business analyst. As the communication link between all business areas, the business analyst is a critical player in a project’s success. From identifying and analyzing potential projects to making sure that the final product meets the requirements you identified—you’ll learn techniques for ensuring project success every step of the way. Through practical, experiential learning exercises you'll discover how to define the scope of work and master requirements-gathering techniques that will work for a variety of projects and audiences. You will also learn how to consider the needs of customers, stakeholders, and the IT department as you work toward building, documenting, communicating, and managing requirements.

Seminar Number: 72919

  • In a Classroom
  • Online
  • Your Company Location

Course Scheduling & Pricing

Who Should Attend

Systems analysts, business analysts, requirements analysts, developers, software engineers, IT project managers, project managers, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, program managers, testers, and QA specialists.

Course offered by:

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  •   Classroom3 Day(s)
    21 PDU
  •   Online3 Lesson(s)
    21 PDU
 

In this introductory course, you'll discover the role and responsibilities of a business analyst. As the communication link between all business areas, the business analyst is a critical player in a project’s success. From identifying and analyzing potential projects to making sure that the final product meets the requirements you identified—you’ll learn techniques for ensuring project success every step of the way.

Through practical, experiential learning exercises you'll discover how to define the scope of work and master requirements-gathering techniques that will work for a variety of projects and audiences. You will also learn how to consider the needs of customers, stakeholders, and the IT department as you work toward building, documenting, communicating, and managing requirements.

  • Role of the business analyst
  • Build and evaluate a business case
  • Plan, manage, analyze, document and
    communicate requirements
  • Conduct effective interviews, group
    workshops and questionnaires
  • Data mining
  • Capture and document business rules
  • Earn agreement
  • Ensure requirements are met

HANDS-ON EXERCISES

  • Identify Business Analysis (BA) concepts and
    activities in your organization
  • Propose project scope based on your analysis
    of a business architecture, feasibility study
    and risk assessment
  • Define team roles and work division strategy
  • Plan requirements activities for a project
  • Plan scope and requirements change
    management
  • Choose elicitation techniques
  • Choose techniques to structure, model and
    analyze requirements
  • Identify project assumptions and constraints
  • Determine requirements verification
    and validation activities
  • Draft a requirements communication plan
  • Prepare for requirements presentation
    and signoff
  • Determine solution assessment and
    validation activities
  • Compile an individual professional
    skills inventory
  • Produce a professional growth plan
Overview of Business Analysis 
  • The solutions life cycle
  • What is business analysis?
  • Business analysis terminology
  • International Institute of Business
    Analysis course
  • CBAP® certification

Enterprise Analysis

  • The business architecture
  • Feasibility studies
  • Project scope
  • Business case
  • Risk assessment
  • Decision package
  • Selecting and prioritizing projects

Requirements Planning and Management

  • Team roles for the project
  • Work division strategy
  • Requirements risk approach
  • Planning considerations
  • Requirements activities
  • Selection
  • Estimation
  • Requirements scope
  • Requirements change management

Requirements Elicitation

  • Elicit requirements
  • Techniques
  • Workshop
    —Reverse engineering
    —Survey/questionnaire

Requirements Analysis and Documentation

  • Requirements package
  • Business domain model
  • Analyze user requirements
  • Analyze functional requirements
  • Analyze quality of requirements
  • Assumptions and constraints
  • Requirements management
  • Modeling techniques

Requirements Communication: Communication plan and manage conflicts

Course Outline

1.Overview of Business Analysis

  • The solutions life cycle
  • What is business analysis?
  • Business analysis terminology
  • International Institute of Business Analysis
  • CBAP certification

2.Enterprise Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • The business architecture
  • Feasibility studies
  • Project scope
  • Business case
  • Risk assessment
  • Decision package
  • Selecting and prioritizing projects

3.Requirements Planning and Management

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Team roles for the project
  • Work division strategy
  • Requirements risk approach
  • Planning considerations
  • Requirements activities -Selection -Estimation
  • Requirements scope
  • Requirements activity -Measurement -Reporting
  • Requirements change management

4.Requirements Elicitation

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Elicit requirements
  • Techniques
    -Brainstorming
    -Document analysis
    -Focus groups
    -Interface analysis
    -Interviews
    -Observation
    -Prototyping
    -Workshop
    -Reverse engineering
    -Survey/questionnaire

5.Requirements Analysis and Documentation

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Requirements package
  • Business domain model
  • Analyze user requirements
  • Analyze functional requirements
  • Analyze quality of service requirements
  • Assumptions and constraints
  • Requirements
    -Attributes
    -Document
    -Validate
    -Verify
  • Modeling techniques
    -Data and behavior models
    -Process/flow models
    -Usage models

6.Requirements Communication

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Communication plan
  • Manage conflicts
  • Determine format
  • Requirements package
  • Requirements presentation
  • Requirements review
  • Requirements sign-off

7.Solution Assessment and Validation

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Solution alternatives
  • Technology options
  • Solution selection
  • Solution usability
  • Quality assurance
  • Solution implementation
  • Solution impacts
  • Post implementation review

8.BA Fundamentals

  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Business knowledge
  • IT knowledge

9.Case studies

10.Exercises

Classroom Schedule

9 Sessions Available

Online Schedule

16 Sessions Available

  • $2,295.00 Non Members
  • $2,295.00 AMA Members
  • $2,295.00 GSA
Date Duration State City Zip
  2019-11-18 2019-11-20 Nov 18, 2019 - Nov 20, 2019 3 Days NY New York 10038 New York Register Now

  2019-12-02 2019-12-04 Dec 2, 2019 - Dec 4, 2019 3 Days TX Dallas 75240-2604 Dallas Register Now

  2020-01-21 2020-01-23 Jan 21, 2020 - Jan 23, 2020 3 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22203-2120 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2020-02-03 2020-02-05 Feb 3, 2020 - Feb 5, 2020 3 Days NC Cary 27518-8518 Cary Register Now

  2020-02-18 2020-02-20 Feb 18, 2020 - Feb 20, 2020 3 Days CA San Jose 95054 San Jose Register Now

  2020-03-02 2020-03-04 Mar 2, 2020 - Mar 4, 2020 3 Days NY New York 10038 New York Register Now

  2020-03-16 2020-03-18 Mar 16, 2020 - Mar 18, 2020 3 Days TX Dallas 75240-2604 Dallas Register Now

  2020-03-16 2020-03-18 Mar 16, 2020 - Mar 18, 2020 3 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22203-2120 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2020-03-23 2020-03-25 Mar 23, 2020 - Mar 25, 2020 3 Days NJ Morristown 07960-3963 Morristown Register Now

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