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Online Business Analysis Practitioner

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Course Highlights

  • Earn 24 PD hours.
  • IIBA® Endorsed Course.
  • CBAP® Tutor Support for each student.
  • Online and On-demand to suit your schedule.
  • Great Fundamentals course.

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.


Prerequisites: None

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.

BAE Career Stage: This is a STAGE 1 Course. Learn more. 

IIBA® PD Hours/CDUs: 24

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Learning Objectives

  • 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

Project Methodologies

  • Systems Development Life Cycle
  • Waterfall based versus Agile
  • Project concepts

Stakeholder Analysis

  • 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

Elicitation Techniques

  • Interviewing
  • 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
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