A successful business analyst can help guide a company in improving processes, products, services and software through data analysis. Our variety of virtual classes will teach the business analysis skills needed to straddle the line between IT and the business to help bridge the gap and improve efficiency.
An introductory course designed to provide participants 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. Participants 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.
Prepares participants to take Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) exam based on the BABOK® v2.0 Edition from the International Institute of Business Analysis.
This course uses a variety of interactive study methods to immerse participants in the BABOK Guide, including practice quizzes, small group breakouts, memorization techniques and online research, all facilitated by a professional CBAP-certified instructor. At the end of every module, participants will write a practice test, measure performance, and identify study priorities.
IN THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN TO:
This course will help both novice and experienced practitioners who desire to improve their skills at eliciting and writing effective requirements. It is recommended that participants complete the Business Analysis Essentials course prior to enrolling or have equivalent experience.
Successful projects are built on the foundation of clearly defined requirements, but many unsuccessful projects still fail due to poor “requirements management” practices and a majority of companies are not valuing “requirements management” as a critical competency for their projects and strategic initiatives.
An in-depth course that provides students a clear understanding and total immersion into all of the facets of the business analyst role.
This class includes 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 for eliciting, analyzing, and modeling requirements. The business analysis work performed in strategy analysis and solution evaluation, which is most often the least familiar to business analysts, is thoroughly presented and explored. Students completing this course will be well equipped with new skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied on current and future projects.
This course will help participants learn to find and fix root causes of problems and develop corrective actions that will effectively eliminate or control the issues that businesses face daily.
Business success is dependent on effective resolution of the problems that present themselves every day. Often the same or similar problems continue causing repeated losses in time or money and staff become experts at fixing rather than preventing the problems. After this course, students will have a general understanding of a structured problem determination approach, which can be applied in their daily life.
This course provides a strong foundation in the mechanics of Use Case diagramming and writing textual descriptions of Use Cases. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will learn how to enhance and refine their Use Case skills, how to involve their stakeholders in the Use Case process, and how to develop Use Cases that provide valuable information to the designers and testers.
Use Cases are an industry best practice for defining, documenting, and analyzing functional requirements. Unfortunately, methods for developing Use Cases vary substantially across the industry. What information belongs in a Use Case? How can a Use Case be utilized to capture all the desired functionality? Are Use Cases applicable to all projects? Is there a template for writing Use Cases that is considered best practice? Students will learn practical answers to these questions from one of the pioneers in Object Oriented Analysis.
This highly interactive course will teach students how to enhance and refine elicitation skills. Industry best practices are explained and then augmented with professional tips and methods. Working in small groups, they will practice new techniques and discuss strategies that their organization should be using to better define stakeholder needs. A case study driven workshop comprises more than half the course and provides a real-world example, templates, and job aids to reference in the future.
Strong elicitation skills are a ‘must have’ for anyone charged with defining requirements for their project. Success is dependent on a mixture of technical skills (i.e. knowing which technique to use and how to use it) and interpersonal skills (i.e. building relationships, listening, and gaining consensus). This workshop will help those who are struggling with missing requirements, lack of stakeholder involvement, out of control scope, or the inability to know which tools to apply to elicit the most thorough requirements.
This course is aimed for experienced practitioners who desire a clear understanding of strategic business analysis, who would like to understand what comprises this work, and the objectives for performing it. It is recommended that participants complete the Business Analysis Essentials course prior to enrolling or have equivalent experience.
Shortcutting pre-analysis work often results in delivering solutions that are misaligned to the enterprise strategy and to the expectations and needs of the business. Participants in this class will learn about the components of strategic business analysis – defining a business need correctly, and pursuing a thorough analysis of the internal and external environments of the enterprise before choosing the solution.
This workshop looks at the business issues which drive the need for a fully functional UAT process and describes the components of such a process. It is designed to help the business analyst develop an understanding of their role, the process, and the deliverables associated with UAT.
All too often the software products delivered to the business do not meet their expectations, especially with regard to the quality of the product. An effective User Acceptance Testing (UAT) process addresses this issue by confirming the functionality and performance of the product prior to its release.
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.
IN THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN TO:
This course is suitable for both novices and experienced people who need to develop and justify the business case. It is recommended that participants complete the Business Analysis Essentials course prior to enrolling.
Participants will learn the steps to effective business case development, and how to support their strategic business recommendations with sound budgeting and financial back-up.
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