Business Analysis Practitioner Course
Online Business Analysis Practitioner
Duration in Lesson hours: 12-24 lesson hours*
*A lesson is approximately 1-2 hours in materials for a student to review and assignments to be completed.
Name of Course: ONLINE BUSINESS ANALYSIS PRACTITIONER
Audience Level/Participant Profile: This course is for people who are working in, or moving into, the sphere of business analysis and who require a set of proven tools and techniques to enable them to undertake practical business analysis assignments in their roles.
Average experience levels: 0-4.5 years experienced Business Analysts
IIBA® PD Hours/CDUs: 24
- At the end of this course the student will have solid foundation knowledge of all the most important Business Analysis concepts as described in the Course Outline.
- The student will have a holistic and foundation understanding of the Systems Development Life Cycle and the role the business analyst plays within each phase of the cycle. This includes the major methodologies applied during each stage of the cycle and the purpose and context for applying each methodology.
- The student will be able to practically apply each concept (methodology or technique) immediately in the workplace.
- The student will be able to practically apply the modelling techniques within the workplace.
- The student learned to apply new soft skills (linguistic and behavioural)to use during workshop facilitation and requirements elicitation interview meetings.
- The student will know how to apply their learning to the professional development goals and how to advance skills beyond the course duration.
Detailed Course Outline
The role of Business Analysis
- The place of the Business Analyst in the workplace.
- What is a business system
- Approaches to Business Analysis
Enterprise level analysis – Strategic vision & goals
- Understanding the organisation’s strengths and weaknesses
- Building comprehensive SWOT analysis
- Formulate vision & goals
- Introducing the Business Case
Understanding the business need
- Creating a ‘rich picture’
- Defining the problem
- Scope definition
- Systems Development Life Cycle
- Waterfall based versus Agile
- Project concepts
- Stakeholder purpose & priority
- Stakeholder identification
- Stakeholder relationship building techniques
Traceability of Requirements
- Requirements and the SDLC
- Traceability for change management
Overview of Requirements Management
- Requirements Management process
- Managing scope with requirements
- Change management
- Packaging requirements
- Requirement re-usability
- Workshop facilitation essentials
- Observation, prototyping
Writing good requirements
- Types of requirements
- Requirements attributes
- Testing requirements for quality
Data & Process modelling
- Essential Entity Relationship Modeling concepts
- Process modeling (BPMN 2.0) notation
UML (Use Case, Activity diagrams)
- Definition of Unified Modeling Language
- Overview of all UML models
- Use Case descriptions and use case diagrams
- Activity modelling