About this Course
Successful projects are built on the foundation of a clearly defined business need and well-understood requirements. This course provides students a clear understanding of all the facets of the business analysis role, including a thorough walkthrough of the various domain/knowledge areas that comprise the business analysis profession. Students are provided an opportunity to try their hand at several business analysis techniques to assist with improving their skills in stakeholder identification, scope definition, and analyzing, documenting, and modeling requirements.
This course is compliant with IIBA’s Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) version 3 standard in business analysis and is aligned with and upholds the practices as discussed in PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide.
This course is intended for intermediate to advanced Business Analysts who are looking to improve their skills for eliciting, analyzing, documenting, validating, and communicating requirements.
At Course Completion
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- Obtain a thorough understanding of the core responsibilities of the business analyst
- Understand the main professional associations and standards supporting business analysts in the industry
- Discuss and explore the components of each of the domains/knowledge areas that comprise the work of business analysis
- Recognize the importance of properly defining the business need prior to engaging in requirements activities
- Formulate a strong understanding of the concepts that comprise strategy analysis
- Obtain experience with identifying and analyzing stakeholders
- Decipher between project and product scope and successfully use models to communicate scope
- Thoroughly understand and identify the various requirements categories and be able to recognize requirements of various types
- Explore business rules analysis
- Understand the benefits of process modeling and the common modeling language of BPMN
- Discuss process models and how the techniques can capture details about the as-is/to-be environment
- Learn how to properly prepare and conduct interviews
- Explore the components of use cases
- Learn what it means to package requirements
- Obtain hands-on experience with a number of business analysis techniques and gain hands-on experience eliciting, defining, and writing requirements.
No prerequisites - This course is suitable for both beginner and intermediate Business Analysts who want to increase their skills for writing and managing effective requirements on their projects.