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BA01 - Business Analysis Essentials

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Duration

2 Days

12 CPD hours

About this course

Designed for individuals new to the business analyst role or those who supervise and/or work with business analysts.

Overview

Understand the role of the business analyst
Discuss industry standards/resources for obtaining more information about business analysis
Acquire a solid understanding of the various tasks/activities that comprises business analysis
Recognize the pre and post project business analysis activities
Learn how to plan, elicit, analyze, model, and test requirements

Description

This is an introductory course designed to provide students 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 as well as the pre-project activities that comprise strategy analysis. Students learn how a business analyst supports the project throughout the solution development life cycle, from defining business needs and solution scope to validating that requirements have been met in the testing phase and ensuring the solution continues to provide value after implementation.

Introduction to Business Analysis
  • Business analysis defined
  • The activities that comprise business analysis
  • IIBA/PMI and the goals of a professional association
  • IIBAs BABOK© Guide and PMIs Practice Guide in Business Analysis
  • Exercise: Requirements challenges
The IIBA and the role of the Business Analyst
  • Business analyst defined
  • BA role vs. PM role
  • Importance of communication/collaboration
  • The deliverables produced as part of business analysis
  • The BA career path
  • Exercise: Review case Study
Strategy Analysis and Change
  • The definition of Strategy Analysis
  • Components of Strategy Analysis
  • Identifying stakeholders and business needs
  • Exercises: Business Need development and RACI Stakeholder Identification
Understanding and Defining Solution Scope
  • Defining Solution Scope
  • Project scope vs. product scope
  • Defining a problem statement
  • Techniques for defining scope
  • Exercises: Conduct a brainwriting session and create a context diagram
  • Optional exercise: Create a Use Case Diagram
Understanding Requirements
  • Define the term requirement
  • Understand requirement types
  • Present the requirements process
  • Requirements vs. specifications and business rules
  • Exercise: Identify Requirements
Planning & Eliciting Requirements
  • The Requirements Work Plan (RWP)
  • Components of the RWP
  • Identifying good questions for elicitation
  • Active listening
  • Categories and types of elicitation techniques
  • Exercise: Planning for elicitation
Analzying & Documenting Requirements
  • Understanding requirements analysis
  • The Business Requirements Document (BRD)
  • The BRD vs. the functional requirements specification
  • BRD components
  • The purpose of packaging requirements
  • Exercise: Analyzing Requirements
Elicitation & Process Modeling
  • Why models are created
  • Objectives of modeling
  • What is process management
  • Understanding process modeling
  • Modeling using BPMN
  • AS-IS vs. TO-BE modeling
  • BPMN subclasses
  • BPMN simple structure
  • Prototyping
  • Business Process Modeling case study
  • Exercises: Modeling and create a Prototype of your application
Verifying & Validating Requirements
  • The difference between validation and verification
  • Characteristics of good requirements
  • Risks associated with requirements
  • Types of testing approaches
  • Creating a test plan
  • Requirements traceability matrix
  • Verified and validated requirements
  • Exercise: Testing Requirements
Additional Resources
  • Helpful links for obtaining additional business analysis information
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans BA01 - Business Analysis Essentials training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

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Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

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