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Modeling Techniques for the Business Analyst
This class focuses on the many types of modeling techniques used by the business analyst in system development, and provides hands-on experience with developing and interpreting the models.
The business analyst has become a pivotal role for information technology projects, responsible for bridging the gap between IT and the key business participants of any project. The business needs must be communicated in a way that supports business user validation as well as providing the foundation for the technical staff to design and build a successful solution. This class focuses on the many types of modeling techniques that are used by the business analyst in system development and provide hands-on experience for attendees to learn how to develop and interpret the models. Techniques taught are IIBA compliant
• Overview of BA role• Introduction to Modeling• Overview of the most common system development methodologies (SDLCs)• How modeling supports the SDLCs• Business Process Improvement, Re-engineering and modeling• Context Models• Process Models• Usage Models• Data Models• Design Models• Tips for Success
I. Overview of BA roleII. Introduction to ModelingIII. Overview of the most common system development methodologies (SDLCs)IV. How modeling supports the SDLCsV. Business Process Improvement, Re-engineering and modelingVI. Context Models
VII. Process ModelsA. Business RulesB. Decision Trees / TablesC. Event and Trigger IdentificationD. SIPOC Business ModelsE. Functional Decomposition DiagramF. Workflow Models (As-Is, To-Be)G. Flowcharts and Activity DiagramsH. Sequence DiagramsI. State ModelsVIII. Usage ModelsA. User ProfilesB. Use Case ModelingC. User StoriesD. StoryboardsE. PrototypingF. Screen Navigation and User Interface DesignIX. Data ModelsA. Data DictionariesB. Data Flow DiagramsC. Entity Relationship DiagramsD. Class ModelsE. Data Transformation and MappingF. MetadataX. Design ModelsA. Techniques in common with business modelsB. Architecture or Network DiagramC. System Structure ChartD. System Flow DiagramE. Security Model (CRUD)XI. Tips for Success
Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA™)
There are no formal prerequisites required for this course.
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