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This course is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of the benefits, functions and impact a business analyst has within an organization. The course discusses the business analysis process as it is applied throughout a project.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Designed for individuals new to the business analyst role or those who supervise and/or work with business analysts.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Understand the role of the business analystDiscuss industry standards/resources for obtaining more information about business analysisAcquire a solid understanding of the various tasks/activities that comprises business analysisRecognize the pre and post project business analysis activitiesLearn how to plan, elicit, analyze, model, and test requirements
LESSON 1 - INTRODUCTION
What is business analysis?
Good business analysis practices
Benefits of business analysis
LESSON 2 - THE ROLE OF THE BUSINESS ANALYST
The business analysis process
BA role vs. project manager role
The BA career path
LESSON 3 - SUPPORTING THE PROJECT PORTFOLIO
The project portfolio
Strategic enterprise analysis
Solution Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
LESSON 4 - DEVELOPING THE SOLUTION VISION AND SCOPE
Defining solution vision and scope
Conducting a outcomes workshop
Validating solution scope against the expected outcomes
LESSON 5 - UNDERSTANDING REQUIREMENTS AND BUSINESS RULES
Functional, non-functional and implementation requirements
Requirements vs. specifications
Requirements vs. business rules
Risk management and risk response strategies
LESSON 6 - PLANNING AND ELICITING REQUIREMENTS
The Requirements Work Plan (RWP)
Components of the RWP
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Preparing for change
LESSON 7 - ANALYZING AND DOCUMENTING REQUIREMENTS
Characteristics of effective requirements
The Business Requirements Document (BRD)
The BRD vs. the technical specifications document
BRD validation techniques
LESSON 8 - MODELING REQUIREMENTS
Modeling using BPMN
AS-IS vs. TO-BE modeling
Models and the BRD
LESSON 9 - ASSESSING AND VALIDATING REQUIREMENTS
Validation and verification
Types of testing
Creating a master test plan
Test scenarios and test cases
LESSON 10 - ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Useful books and links on Business Analysis
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