Business Analysis Foundations

Price
$1,195.00 USD

Duration
2 Days

 

Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

Course Overview

Whether you are new to business analysis, or are experienced and want a more formal approach, it’s essential to know and practice the “basics.” This course provides you with the foundational skills you need to deliver value to your stakeholders and organization. You will learn how to help your business clients articulate their business problem or opportunity, plan business analysis activities, as well as learn the basics of eliciting, analyzing, documenting, managing, and communicating requirements through the life cycle of the project. By grasping these foundational skills, you can contribute significantly to the success of your organization’s projects.

Note: This course has been approved by PMI for 14 PDUs and IIBA for 14 CDUs.

Course Objectives

  • Articulate the key activities and artifacts of a business analyst.
  • Increase project success by better defining the business need.
  • Plan the requirements effort to ensure optimal productivity.
  • Identify and analyze stakeholders and learn to optimize stakeholder communication.
  • Reduce rework by eliciting and discovering requirements correctly the first time.
  • Document “good” requirements by writing them clearly, concisely, and completely using simple templates.
  • Learn how to trace and prioritize requirements to ensure they link to business value.
  • Manage the requirements throughout the project.
  • Who Should Attend?

    New business analysts, people that have project experience but have not had formal business analysis training, or experienced BAs and project managers who want a more formal and industry-standard business analysis approach will gain new skills and methods from this course.
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    • Interactive classroom participation: Our virtual training includes live lectures, demonstrations and virtual labs that allow you to participate in discussions with your instructor and fellow classmates to get real-time feedback.
    • Post Class Resources: Review your class content, catch up on any material you may have missed or perfect your new skills with access to resources after your course is complete.
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    Course Prerequisites

    There are no prerequisites for this course.

    Agenda

    1 - Business analysis Overview

    • Business analysis defined
    • Requirements & business rules defined
    • Requirements vs. business rules

    2 - Define the Business Need

    • Capture the business need (problem or opportunity)
    • Determine the business requirements (business goals and objectives)
    • Document the business need, goals & objectives

    3 - Plan for Business Analysis

    • Plan BA approach
    • Plan for stakeholder engagement
    • Communication tips

    4 - Elicit Requirements

    • Elicitation framework
    • Common elicitation techniques
    • Types of questions
    • Conduct elicitation and document results

    5 - Analyze and Document Requirements

    • Characteristics of a good requirement
    • Document good requirements
    • Validate & verify requirements
    • COTS considerations

    6 - Manage Requirements

    • Trace & prioritize requirements
    • Review & approve requirements
    • Assess requirement changes
    • Maintain req. documentation

    7 - Evaluate Solution or Solution Component

    • Evaluate solution overview
     

    Upcoming Class Dates and Times

    Apr 15,16
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    ENROLL $1,195.00 USD
    May 13,14
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    ENROLL $1,195.00 USD
    Jun 17,18
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    ENROLL $1,195.00 USD
    Jul 22,23
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    ENROLL $1,195.00 USD
    Aug 19,20
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    ENROLL $1,195.00 USD
    Sep 23,24
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    ENROLL $1,195.00 USD
    Oct 28,29
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    ENROLL $1,195.00 USD
    Dec 2,3
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    ENROLL $1,195.00 USD
     



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