Business Analysis Essentials Training

Business Analysis Essentials Training

Certificate: None
Duration: 2 Days
Course Delivery: Classroom or Virtual Live

Accreditor: None
Language: English
Credits: 14 PDUs, 14 CDUs

Course Description:
This is an introductory course designed to provide you with a basic understanding of the benefits, functions and impact a Business Analyst has within an organization. The course discusses the business analysis process as it is applied throughout a project to include the pre-project activities that comprise enterprise analysis. You also learn how a business analyst supports the project throughout the solution development life cycle, from establishing the solution vision and scope in the analysis phase to validating that requirements have been met in the testing phase.

Learning Objectives:
Individuals at this level will have demonstrated their ability to:
● Understand the role of the business analyst
● Plan, manage, analyze, document, and communicate requirements
● Conduct effective interviews, group workshops, and questionnaires
● Effectively capture and document business rules
● Know how to ensure requirements are met


Course Materials:
You will receive the following as part of this course:
● Coursebook
● Business Analysis Templates

Course Outline:
Section 1: Introduction to Business Analysis
▪ What is business analysis?
▪ Good business analysis practices
▪ Benefits of business analysis

Section 2: The IIBA™ and the role of the Business Analyst
▪ The business analysis process
▪ BA role vs. project manager role
▪ BA competencies
▪ The BA career path
▪ Exercise: Review case Study

Section 3: Supporting the Project Portfolio
▪ The project portfolio
▪ Strategic enterprise analysis
▪ Solution Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
▪ Exercise: RACI Stakeholder Identification

Section 4: Developing the Solution Vision and Scope
▪ Defining solution vision and scope
▪ Conducting a outcomes workshop
▪ Validating solution scope against the expected outcomes
▪ Exercise: Conduct a Brainwriting session
▪ Exercise: Create a context diagram

Section 5: Understanding Requirements and Business Rules
▪ Functional, non-functional and implementation requirements
▪ Requirements vs. specifications
▪ Requirements vs. business rules
▪ Risk management and risk response strategies
▪ Exercise: Identify Requirements

Section 6: Planning and Eliciting Requirements
▪ The Requirements Work Plan (RWP)
▪ Components of the RWP
▪ Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
▪ Elicitation techniques
▪ Preparing for change
▪ Exercise: Which techniques would you use?

Section 7: Analyzing and Documenting Requirements
▪ Analyzing requirements
▪ Characteristics of effective requirements
▪ The Business Requirements Document (BRD)
▪ The BRD vs. the technical specifications document
▪ BRD validation techniques
▪ Exercise: Analyzing Requirements

Section 8: Modeling Requirements
▪ Modeling using BPMN
▪ AS-IS vs. TO-BE modeling
▪ Models and the BRD
▪ Exercise: Modeling
▪ Exercise: Create a Prototype of your application

Section 9: Assessing and Validating Requirements
▪ Validation and verification
▪ Types of testing
▪ Creating a master test plan
▪ Test scenarios and test cases
▪ Exercise: Testing Requirements

This course is suitable for both novices and experienced people who need to have a clear and systematic approach to Business Analysis such as:
● Systems Analysts and programmers interested in expanding their role into the business area
● Entry-level IT Business Analysts and their managers
● IT Project Managers
● Self-taught IT Business Analysts


There is no examination for this course

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