BUSINESS ANALYSIS ESSENTIALS

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Business analysis essential training will delve into the role and responsibilities of the business analyst (BA)- the communication link between all business areas and a critical player in project success.

START:
January 5, 2017
DURATION:
3 Days
CREDIT:
18 PDUs
PRICE
160,000.00

BUSINESS ANALYSIS ESSENTIALS

UNDERSTAND THE BUSINESS ANALYST’S ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT.

Business analysis essentials training will delve into the role and responsibilities of the business analyst (BA)- the communication link between all business areas and a critical player in project success. Learn techniques for ensuring project success every step of the way-from identifying and analyzing potential projects to making sure that the final project product meets the requirements you identified. Through hands-on exercises, you’ll learn to define the scope of work and master requirements-gathering techniques that will work for a variety of projects and audiences. You’ll consider the unique needs of customers, stakeholders, and the IT department as you work toward building, documenting, communicating, and managing requirements.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS ESSENTIALS OBJECTIVES

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Role and importance of the BA
  • Vocabulary standards and business analysis practices through the use of the IIBA A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide)
  • Plan BA requirements activities
  • Elicit requirements from stakeholders, with an emphasis on interviews
  • Analyze stated requirements, with an overview of modeling techniques
  • Document requirements for different types of projects
  • Verify and validate requirements
  • Elements of requirements management and communication and the BA’s role in them
  • Elements of solution verification and validation and possible BA roles
  • Enterprise analysis: choosing appropriate projects
  • Necessary competencies and best practices of BAs
  • Waterfall, incremental, and agile lifecycles and how they change BA practices

BUSINESS ANALYSIS ESSENTIALS

HANDS-ON EXERCISES

  • Identify Business Analysis Concepts and Activities in Your Organization
  • Review a Vision and Scope Document
  • Plan Requirements Activities for a Project
  • Conduct an Interview
  • Choose Elicitation Techniques
  • Analyze a Location Model
  • Analyze a Workflow Model
  • Analyze a Use Case Model
  • Analyze a CRUD Matrix
  • Identify Models that Answer Key Questions
  • Review a Requirements Document
  • Determine the Impact of a Proposed Change to a Requirements Set
  • Write a Test Case Using a Use Case
  • Walk Through the Steps of Enterprise Analysis for a Project
  • Develop a Personal Action Plan to Improve Your BA Skills or Environment

Course Outlines

 

1. Introduction to Business Analysis

Importance of Effective Business Analysis
Role of the BA
Standardization and Adaptability

2. Requirements Planning
Role of the BA in Requirements Planning
Vision and Scope Document
Types of Requirements
Stakeholders
Business Analysis Plan

3. Requirements Elicitation

Role of the BA in Requirements Elicitation
Investigative approach
Iterative approach
Techniques
Interviews
Focus groups
Requirements workshop: Requirements meeting
Requirements workshop: JAD session
Brainstorming
Observation
Survey
Prototype
Document analysis
Business rules analysis
Reverse engineering
Product trials

4. Requirements Analysis

Need for Analysis
Using Analysis to get Stakeholder Feedback and Verify and Validate Developing Requirements
Value of Modeling Techniques in Analysis
Modeling Techniques
Organizational model
Location model
Process/flow models
Use case models
Data models
State model
Types of Requirements
Business Rules Analysis
Prioritizing Requirements
Verifying and Validating Requirements

5. Requirements Documentation

Formal and Informal Documentation and the, Level of Detail Required
Writing for Usability and Comprehension
Common Requirements Document Defects
Components of a Formal Requirements Document
Requirements Verification and Validation
Requirements Sign-Off

6. Requirements Management and Communication

Throughout the Project and to Decommission
Change Management
Define a baseline
Define a change management process
Identify the Change Authority
Traceability and Its Uses
Requirements Attributes
Requirements Communication

7. Solution Validation and Acceptance

Testing and Non-Testing Methods
Purposes of Validation
Find defects
Prove compliance to requirements
Test Cases and Test Suites
Challenges in Testing
Structured Testing
Role of the BA in Solution Validation: the V Model
Solution Acceptance and Project Close-Out

8. Enterprise Analysis

Definition and Causes
Role of the BA on the Enterprise Analysis Team
Steps in Enterprise Analysis
Define the business need
Techniques for root cause analysis
Assess capability gaps
SWOT analysis
Determine the solution approach
Define the solution scope
Define the business case
Contents of business case
Who does what?: the BA’s limited role in developing a business case

9. Competencies, Best Practices, and Life Cycle Models

Competency Proficiency
BA Necessary Competencies
Analytical thinking and problem solving
Behavioral characteristics
Business knowledge
Communication skills
Interaction skills
Software application knowledge
Best Practices
Use iterative analysis
Focus on process improvement
Apply progressive elaboration
Check as you go
Use the investigative approach
Adopt traceability
Formalize business analysis through standardization
Improve communication through modeling
Life Cycle Models
Waterfall
Incremental
Agile
Effects on business analysis

10. BA Fundamentals

Communication Skills
Leadership Skills
Problem-Solving Skills
Business Knowledge
IT Knowledge

11. Case Studies

12. Exercises

Who Should Attend?

business owners,analyst,business development,project managers,managers,strategy team,human resources e.t.c

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