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Business Analysis Essentials
This course will give you hands-on experience with proven techniques for discovering, understanding, and documenting the business analysis environment.
Learn how to fill the role of the business analyst.This course will help you to gain the foundational skills to perform the role of a business analyst (BA) in both waterfall and agile environments. You will learn how to plan business analysis activities; as well as the basics of eliciting, analyzing, modeling, and writing requirements. Learn how to verify and validate product requirements, gain approval, and manage the requirements through the life cycle of the project. Understand the BA role in the design, development, and testing phases of a project. Gain new perspectives through hands-on, interactive group activities led by subject matter experts. Enhance your experience through videos, discussions, and reflections. Get tools, templates, and samples to continue your learning and practice after class.This course is aligned to the requirements management and business analysis principles outlined by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) and Project Management Institute (PMI)®.
Lesson objectives help you become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. In the Business Analysis Essentials training course, you will learn:· The 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 practicesHANDS-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
1. INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ANALYSIS· What Is Business Analysis?· Role of the Business Analyst· Core BA Skills· BA Certifications2. PROJECT DEFINITION AND PLANNING· Pre-Project Activities· Vision and Scope Document· Stakeholders· Requirements· Business Analysis Plan3. REQUIREMENTS ELICITATION· What Is Elicitation?· Elicitation Techniques· Selecting the Right Elicitation Technique4. REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS· What Is a Model?· Types of Models· Requirements Prioritization5. REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT· Requirements and Design Documentation· Requirements Verification· Requirements Validation· Obtaining Approval of Requirements· Change Control· Reuse of Requirements· Requirements Communication
6. BA INVOLVEMENT IN DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT· Role of the BA in Design and Development· Requirements Implementation and Design Assessment7. BA INVOLVEMENT IN TESTING· Role of the BA in the Testing Phase· Test Plans· Test Cases· Acceptance Criteria in Agile· Solution Acceptance and Closeout8. RECAP AND SELF-ASSESSMENT
Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA™)
This course is for anyone wanting to enhance his/her business analysis skills. There are no formal prerequisites required for this course.
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