Essentials of Business Analysis

Villanova University

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Who should attend

This business analysis course is for anyone involved in gathering, analyzing, documenting and validating information in a professional environment or those looking to transition into the role of business analyst. It provides knowledge, skills and techniques that can help enable you to strengthen your organization in key areas.

About the course

If you’re involved in eliciting, analyzing and defining project requirements, Essentials of Business Analysis could be a valuable course to help build your expertise. This eight-week course teaches business analysts, managers and professionals to identify, analyze and design processes that improve the overall flow of information within a company.

You will gain skills to determine the business requirements that drive IT-related projects, plus learn how to maintain an effective information system to ensure timely delivery of cost-effective products. Read more about business analysis training.

What You’ll Study

Planning for Requirements

  • Introduction to the BABOK Guide
  • Stakeholders in Business Analysis
  • Understanding needs
  • Predictive vs. Adaptive Methodologies
  • Complexity and Risk
  • Business Analyst Role
  • Stakeholder Identification and Analysis
  • Requirements Reuse
  • Managing requirements changes and approvals
  • Planning and Communication for Business Analysts
  • Assessing Business Analysis Performance
  • Business Analysis Governance

Eliciting Requirements and Working With Stakeholders

  • Elicitation Tasks
  • Determining Elicitation Techniques:
  • Individual Elicitation Techniques
  • Workshop techniques
  • Understanding the scope of elicitation
  • Guiding the elicitation activity
  • Communicating elicitation results

Requirements Lifecycle Management

  • Requirements Analysis and Prioritization
  • Allocating and Tracing Requirements
  • Approving Requirements
  • How to combine waterfall and agile approaches

Strategy Analysis

  • Analyze Current State
  • Determining Business Needs
  • Assessing the current state
  • Defining the Future State
  • Understanding Business Goals and Objectives
  • Defining Solution Scope
  • Defining Assumptions and Constraints
  • Defining Potential Value
  • Assessing Risks
  • Defining Change Strategy

Requirements Analysis and Design

  • Specifying and Modeling Requirements
  • Requirements Attributes
  • Implementing appropriate levels of abstraction
  • Analyzing Requirements
  • Verifying Requirements
  • Generating quality requirements
  • Evaluating Requirements
  • Defining Requirements Architecture
  • Identifying Design Options
  • Analyzing Potential Value
  • Solution Recommendation

Solution Evaluation

  • Determine Solution Performance Measures
  • Measure Solution Performance
  • Assessing Solution Limitations
  • Assessing Enterprise Limitations
  • Recommending Actions to Increase Solution Value


8 Week Course

Planning for Requirements

  • Plan for the business analysis approach to be used
  • Selecting the appropriate business analysis techniques​
  • Identifying stakeholders and planning for stakeholder meetings
  • How business analysis information will be captured, stored and used​
  • Determine how the information captured will be made available in order to make collaborative decisions
  • Determine how business analysis work will be monitored and can be improved over time​
  • How to create a stakeholder map

Eliciting Requirements and Working with Stakeholders

  • Communicating what will be needed from the stakeholders
  • Conducting elicitation activities​
  • Confirming the outcomes of elicitation activities​
  • Understanding the needs of stakeholders
  • Providing the stakeholders with relevant information
  • Keeping stakeholders engaged throughout the business analysis process​

Essentials of Business Analysis at Villanova University

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