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Course number HE551S
Length 3 days
Delivery method* Remotely assisted instructional learning ( RAIL)
Instructor-led training ( ILT)
Onsite dedicated training ( OST)
Price USD $1,320
CAD $1,450
*Courses are supported in the delivery formats above, but are not necessarily scheduled in every delivery format listed. Please click the schedule links at the top of the page to see which delivery formats are currently scheduled.

Course overview

As a business analyst, you are the liaison between the business stakeholders and the technical solution providers. Gain skills to fully communicate requirements to the technical team before solutions are designed and implemented. Develop leadership and facilitation skills needed to glean the right information to understand the business environment and the user needs. Create key deliverable documents that are actionable by the development team. Define the key changes needed for an organization to develop lean processes. Learn how to position an organization for success in outsourcing projects.


Prerequisites

  • Project team experience is extremely desirable

Audience

  • Business analysts and related professionals such as Project Managers, QA Managers, Technical Leads, Systems Engineers or anyone with a substantive role in the success of projects

Course objectives

Learn how to:

  • Discuss fundamental business analysis concepts
  • Distinguish between the roles of a business analyst and project manager
  • Identify the key business analysts responsibilities and deliverables in each of the knowledge areas
  • Identify stakeholders and select appropriate techniques for eliciting their requirements
  • Develop a plan for managing requirements
  • Identify user classes and select appropriate techniques for eliciting their requirements
  • Understand business analysis tasks necessary to complete a business analysis effort
  • Describe how business analysts works with stakeholders to identify and comprehend their needs
  • Understand how a business analyst manages issues and changes to maintain agreement on solution scope
  • Describe which business analysis activities are most appropriate to identify needs
  • Clarify needs and solutions with various stakeholder groups
  • Define business analysis tasks that progressively elaborate stakeholder and solution requirements
  • Determine business analysis tasks that progressively elaborate stakeholder and solution requirements when gaps are identified

Benefits to you

  • Gain exposure to essential business analysis concepts and techniques
  • Learn terminology and role content consistent with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
  • Articulate and execute the job responsibilities of a Business Analyst
  • Successfully perform the Business Analyst (BA) role on a small to medium size application development project
 

Next steps

  • Advanced Business Analysis topics such as Business Analyst Leadership (HE553S)

Course outline

Course Agenda - Traditional Classroom Offering

Day 1 AM

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Business Analysis Overview
  • Module 3: Knowledge Area Overview

Day 1 PM

  • Module 4: Enterprise Analysis
  • Module 5: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

Day 2 AM

  • Review of previous day
  • Module 5: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring, continued
  • Module 6: Elicitation

Day 2 PM

  • Module 7: Requirements Analysis
  • Module 8: Solution Assessment and Validation

Day 3 AM

  • Review of previous day
  • Module 8 Solution Assessment and Validation, continued
  • Module 9: Requirements Management and Communication

Day 3 PM

  • Module 10: Developing an Action Plan
  • End-of-Course Test (where applicable)

Course Agenda - Virtual Classroom Offering

Day 1 AM

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Business Analysis Overview

Day 1 PM

  • Module 3: Knowledge Area Overview

Day 2 AM

  • Module 4: Enterprise Analysis

Day 2 PM

  • Module 5: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

Day 3 AM

  • Module 6: Elicitation

Day 3 PM

  • Module 7: Requirements Analysis

Day 4 AM

  • Module 8: Solution Assessment and Validation

Day 4 PM

  • Module 9: Requirements Management and Communication
  • Module 10: Developing an Action Plan

This course features intensive study and requires full attendance; no absences are permitted. The course includes several group exercises, individual exercises, and facilitated discussions. It is expected that the attendees will participate fully in all the learning activities.

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