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Business Analysis Essentials

Learn how to fill the role of the business analyst.

GK# 2919

Course Overview

This boot camp-style 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).

Students pursuing a university-recognized and/or accredited certificate in Canada or continuing education units in the US must attend at least 90 percent of class time, participate in class exercises and section-knowledge checks, and score at least 70 percent on an end-of-class, multiple-choice assessment.

Delivery Format Options

  • Classroom Live

    Classroom Live

    Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

    From

    $1995 CAD

    3 day

  • Virtual Classroom Live

    Virtual Classroom Live

    Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an Internet connection.

    From

    $1995 CAD

    3 day

  • Private Group Training

    Private Group Training

    Train your entire team in a private, coordinated professional development session at the location of your choice.

    Receive private training for teams online and in-person.

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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

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

Follow-On Courses

Who Needs To Attend

  • Systems, business, and requirements analysts
  • Developers
  • Software engineers
  • IT project managers
  • Project managers who supervise business analysts and are responsible for business analysis activities, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, program managers, testers, and QA specialists