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Creating a Solid Base for Business Analysis

Distinguishing between typical BA projects

  • Agile
  • Business intelligence
  • Information technology
  • Business architecture
  • Business process
  • Determining the role and focus of BA based on project type

Identifying underlying competencies

  • Recognizing behavioral and thinking paradigms
  • Highlighting communication and interaction skills

Describing key concepts

  • Establishing the vocabulary
  • BACCM
  • Stakeholders
  • Requirements
  • Designs

Strategy Analysis

Researching the business organization in context to new change

  • Performing situational state analysis: current vs. future
  • Listing the business drivers and the problem/opportunity

Understanding analytical methodologies and approaches

  • Defining and analyzing potential adverse events
  • Carrying out an enterprise readiness assessment
  • SWOT
  • KPIs
  • Functional decomposition

Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

Choosing a BA approach and establishing governance

  • Predictive vs. adaptive
  • Level of formality
  • Timing
  • Documenting and communicating requirements changes

Understanding the community of stakeholders

  • Conducting a stakeholder analysis
  • Communicating: details, frequency, modality
  • Personas
  • Rules analysis
  • Organizational modeling

Elicitation and Collaboration

Preparing and conducting elicitation sessions

  • Developing an elicitation activity plan
  • Collaboration
  • Research
  • Experiments

Capturing accurate and consistent information

  • Comparing elicitation results to sources
  • Ensuring a shared understanding of information
  • Brainstorming
  • Interviews
  • Stakeholder maps

Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

Specifying and modeling requirements and designs

  • Creating matrices and diagrams
  • Collecting and representing attributes
  • Implementing appropriate levels of abstraction
  • Process modeling
  • Sequence diagrams
  • State modeling

Structuring and organizing requirements and designs

  • Illustrating flows of inputs, information, and outputs
  • Checking for correctness and completeness
  • Evaluating against solution scope
  • Verifying and validating specified and modeled requirements
  • Use cases
  • Data flow diagrams
  • Non-functional analysis

Requirements Life Cycle Management

Defining types and deriving relationships

  • Finding relationships between requirements
  • Choosing prioritization criteria and requirements states

Approving requirements and designs

  • Managing conflicts and issues
  • Gaining consensus and communicating approval
  • Item tracking
  • Workshops
  • Acceptance and evaluation criteria

Solution Evaluation

Determining if what was specified solves the business problem

  • Recording and applying solution performance measurements
  • Identifying and analyzing limitations in the solution and the enterprise

Recommending alternatives and actions to increase value

  • Listing and understanding external and internal factors
  • Considering solution replacement or retirement
  • Decision analysis
  • Organizational modeling
  • Risk analysis

Taking Your Next Step

  • Preparing to take a certification exam
  • Evaluating where you are
  • Considering Courses 3516 and 3517
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