Participants learn to use a structured, disciplined approach to understanding business systems, eliciting, analyzing, documenting and validating business system requirements. Particular emphasis is placed on identifying the need for information systems within the business, and ensuring that the resulting, engineered systems provide benefit to the business in meeting defined goals and objectives.
This course is endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA™) . It provides material and skills relevant to six Business Analysis Body of Knowledge™ (BABOK™) knowledge areas as well as Underlying Competencies. More...
Participants are expected to have some understanding of basic business practice, and to have been exposed to the capabilities and limitations of computer systems.
Lecturing is kept to the minimum necessary. A participatory approach is used to enable learning by discovery. The course contains a comprehensive case study that participants work through over the five days, applying all the techniques learned to build a complete understanding of the subject.
Course starts with a discussion of the role of Business Analyst in the context of the systems development lifecycle, and the value brought by business analysts and systems analysts to both a project and to an organization.
Highlighting the importance of communication through practical exercises. A series of tools and techniques are examined for identifying and understanding Project & Product Scope along with some tools to be used when starting analysis. A rule of-thumb planning technique is presented for answering that difficult question “how long will this take?”
The value of effective requirements is discussed, looking at the different levels and types of requirements, as are some international good practice standards for representing these requirements at a level and in a format that is appropriate to both the project and the organization.
The course examines the 5 “B’s” that the business analyst needs to understand in depth: Business Objectives, Business Actors, Business Events, Business Processes and Business Objects.
The course then focuses on the practical skills a business analyst needs to effectively and efficiently conduct an analyst investigation. A number of investigative techniques are examined:
This module looks at the core modeling techniques used when identifying the informational requirements of business systems. The following techniques are covered, with a clear focus on why each is important when conducting analysis:
The course provides an understanding of the techniques and tools needed for various types of review and walkthroughs, and introduces Critical Appraisal as an approach to ensuring the right requirements are delivered on.
Analysts will frequently be called upon to deliver formal and informal presentations about the project and their investigation. This module provides an overview of the skills needed to clearly and succinctly convey the results of their investigation and analysis and recommend the next steps in the project lifecycle.
The course concludes with a set of tools and templates that assist participants in being immediately productive back in their workplace.
This course is endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA™) . It provides material and skills relevant to six Business Analysis Body of Knowledge™ (BABOK™) knowledge areas as well as Underlying Competencies.
This course will contribute 35 CDU’s (Continuing Development Units) towards your Certificate of Competency in Business Analysis™ (CCBA™) or Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) certification requirements.