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Requirements Development, Documentation and Management
In this course, you will further explore the business analysis lifecycle in both waterfall and agile projects, with a focus on planning, documentation, analysis, management, and communication activities.
In the Requirements, Development, Documentation and Management training course, you will further explore the business analysis lifecycle in both waterfall and agile projects, with a focus on planning, documentation, analysis, management, and communication activities. You will engage in up-front enterprise analysis to ensure that scope and problem statements are clear, and build on the planning skills covered in Business Analysis Essentials to create a comprehensive business analysis plan. The Requirements, Development, Documentation and Management training course is aligned with IIBA's "A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge" (BABOK® Guide) standards.
Lesson objectives help you become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. In the Requirements Development, Documentation and Management Training course, you will learn how to:· Perform root cause analysis· Define, write, trace, and validate, and assess the quality of the four different types of requirements according to the BABOK® Guide· Validate problem statements, objectives, and scope statements· Model requirements to identify gaps and communicate requirements using the following techniques: · Process modeling · Scenarios and use cases · User stories · State diagrams · Data dictionary · Entity-relationship diagrams (ERD)· Create a comprehensive Requirements Management Plan (RMP)· Create a business analysis plan for requirements elicitation and analysis activities (BAP)· Identify sources for requirements and appropriate elicitation techniques· Assemble and communicate requirements packages to various levels of stakeholder groups· Perform requirements documentation and management activities in Agile or waterfall environments· Assess and justify the value of a proposed change to product scope or requirements· Elicit requirements using the observation technique
1. Foundations· BA Lifecycle· Waterfall vs. Agile· Documenting and Managing Requirements· Types of Requirements· Types of BA Roles· Risks, Assumptions, and Constraints· Product vs. Project Scope2. Enterprise Analysis· SMART Objectives· Scope and Problem Statements· Business Needs· Root Cause Analysis· Business Requirements· Business Case· Product Scope3. Requirements Planning· PM vs. BA Roles· Stakeholder Analysis· Requirements Management Plan· Business Analysis Plan4. Elicitation· Elicitation and Analysis· Elicitation Techniques· Selecting the Appropriate Elicitation Technique5. Requirements Analysis and Documentation· Applying the RMP to Analysis· Modeling Techniques· Validation and Verification· Purpose of Modeling· Requirements Documentation Templates· Textual and Graphical Requirements· Documenting Requirements in Agile· Traceability
6. Requirements Management and Communication· Communicating Requirements Between Projects· Signoff· Changes to Requirements in Agile vs. Waterfall· Managing Projects for Value· Applying the BAP and RMP7. Solution Assessment and Validation· Transition Requirements· Solution Validation· Close Out· LabsExercise 1: Perform a Root Cause Analysis: (Stakeholder Interview & Ishikawa Diagram)Exercise 2: Write Smart Business RequirementsExercise 3: Write Problem Statement, Vision, and ScopeExercise 4: Create a Use Case Diagram to Model ScopeExercise 5: Identify Sources for RequirementsExercise 6: Create a Requirements Management PlanExercise 7: Create a Business Analysis Plan (BAP) for Elicitation &Analysis ActivitiesExercise 8: Elicit Requirements Based on ObservationExercise 9: Create a State DiagramExercise 10: Define Stakeholder Requirements and User StoriesExercise 11: Critique a Business Requirements PackageExercise 12: Use Cases and a Swimlane DiagramExercise 13: Create a Data Dictionary Based on an Entity-Relationship DiagramExercise 14: Identify Requirements Packages for StakeholdersExercise 15: Assess the Value of Change to RequirementsExercise 16: Identify Transition RequirementsExercise 17: Evaluate Solution PerformanceBonus Exercise: Write Product Requirements
Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)
At least one year on the job serving in a BA related role is recommended. Also, completion of the following course is recommended.· Business Analyst Essentials
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