Business Analysis Essentials

American Management Association

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American Management Association

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Systems analysts, business analysts, requirements analysts, developers, software engineers, IT project managers, project managers, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, program managers, testers, and QA specialists.

About the course

In this introductory course, you'll discover the role and responsibilities of a business analyst. As the communication link between all business areas, the business analyst is a critical player in a project’s success. From identifying and analyzing potential projects to making sure that the final product meets the requirements you identified—you’ll learn techniques for ensuring project success every step of the way.

Through practical, experiential learning exercises you'll discover how to define the scope of work and master requirements-gathering techniques that will work for a variety of projects and audiences. You will also learn how to consider the needs of customers, stakeholders, and the IT department as you work toward building, documenting, communicating, and managing requirements.

How You Will Benefit

  • Role of the business analyst
  • Build and evaluate a business case
  • Plan, manage, analyze, document, and communicate requirements
  • Conduct effective interviews, group workshops, and questionnaires
  • Data mining
  • Effectively capture and document business rules
  • Get agreement
  • Ensure requirements are met

HANDS-ON EXERCISES

  • Identify Business Analysis (BA) concepts and
  • activities in your organization
  • Propose project scope based on your analysis
  • of a business architecture, feasibility study
  • and risk assessment
  • Define team roles and work division strategy
  • Plan requirements activities for a project
  • Plan scope and requirements change
  • management
  • Choose elicitation techniques
  • Choose techniques to structure, model and
  • analyze requirements
  • Identify project assumptions and constraints
  • Determine requirements verification
  • and validation activities
  • Draft a requirements communication plan
  • Prepare for requirements presentation
  • and signoff
  • Determine solution assessment and
  • validation activities
  • Compile an individual professional
  • skills inventory
  • Produce a professional growth plan

What You Will Cover

Overview of Business Analysis

  • The solutions life cycle
  • What is business analysis?
  • Business analysis terminology
  • International Institute of Business
  • Analysis course
  • CBAP® certification

Enterprise Analysis

  • The business architecture
  • Feasibility studies
  • Project scope
  • Business case
  • Risk assessment
  • Decision package
  • Selecting and prioritizing projects

Requirements Planning and Management

  • Team roles for the project
  • Work division strategy
  • Requirements risk approach
  • Planning considerations
  • Requirements activities
  • Selection
  • Estimation
  • Requirements scope
  • Requirements change management

Requirements Elicitation

  • Elicit requirements
  • Techniques
  • Workshop
    • Reverse engineering
    • Survey/questionnaire

Requirements Analysis and Documentation

  • Requirements package
  • Business domain model
  • Analyze user requirements
  • Analyze functional requirements
  • Analyze quality of requirements
  • Assumptions and constraints
  • Requirements management
  • Modeling techniques

Requirements Communication: Communication plan and manage conflicts

Course Outline

Overview of Business Analysis

  • The solutions life cycle
  • What is business analysis?
  • Business analysis terminology
  • International Institute of Business Analysis
  • CBAP certification

Enterprise Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • The business architecture
  • Feasibility studies
  • Project scope
  • Business case
  • Risk assessment
  • Decision package
  • Selecting and prioritizing projects

Requirements Planning and Management

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Team roles for the project
  • Work division strategy
  • Requirements risk approach
  • Planning considerations
  • Requirements activities -Selection -Estimation
  • Requirements scope
  • Requirements activity -Measurement -Reporting
  • Requirements change management

Requirements Elicitation

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Elicit requirements
  • Techniques
    • Brainstorming
    • Document analysis
    • Focus groups
    • Interface analysis
    • Interviews
    • Observation
    • Prototyping
    • Workshop
    • Reverse engineering
    • Survey/questionnaire

Requirements Analysis and Documentation

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Requirements package
  • Business domain model
  • Analyze user requirements
  • Analyze functional requirements
  • Analyze quality of service requirements
  • Assumptions and constraints
  • Requirements
    • Attributes
    • Document
    • Validate
    • Verify
  • Modeling techniques
    • Data and behavior models
    • Process/flow models
    • Usage models

Requirements Communication

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Communication plan
  • Manage conflicts
  • Determine format
  • Requirements package
  • Requirements presentation
  • Requirements review
  • Requirements sign-off

Solution Assessment and Validation

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Solution alternatives
  • Technology options
  • Solution selection
  • Solution usability
  • Quality assurance
  • Solution implementation
  • Solution impacts
  • Post implementation review

BA Fundamentals

  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Business knowledge
  • IT knowledge

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Business Analysis Essentials at American Management Association

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