Business Analysis represents a critical factor for project success. Disconnects can exist between the producers of the solution and the business users who need the functionality that the project will provide. The Business Analyst (BA) is the conduit between these two worlds, bridging the communication gap with their unique grasp of both sides of the project.
This course is designed around the seven knowledge areas identified by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®): Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring, Elicitation, Requirements Management and Communication, Enterprise Analysis, Requirements Analysis, Solution Assessment and Validation, and Underlying Competencies. This course will introduce you to the complex world of the Business Analyst, and will include a step-by-step tour of an actual IT project from the perspective of a Business Analyst.
This course will benefit business analysts, project managers, executives, functional managers and programmers interested in expanding their effectiveness, and any other individuals involved in project work.
Through instruction, dialog, real-world examples and exercises drawing from the experience of our instructors, upon completion of this course you will:
- Understand the philosophy, methods and terminology of Business Analysis
- Be able to describe the seven knowledge areas of the IIBA’s Body of Knowledge
- Understand the BA’s focus on requirements elicitation, facilitation, analysis and communication
- Understand where the BA’s activities fit into the project lifecycle
- Understand the depth of knowledge needed to be a BA
Introduction to Business Analysis
- What is Business Analysis?
- What does a Business Analyst do?
- Business vs. Solution Team
- The IIBA
BA Underlying Competencies
- Facilitation and Communication
- Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Logic, Reason and Problem Solving
- Business Knowledge
Project Management Overview
- What is Project Management?
- Where does the Business Analyst fit in?
Requirements Engineering Lifecycle
- Requirements Engineering
- The Software Development Lifecycle
A Day in the Life of a Business Analyst
- The Food Kiosk Project
- Business Analysis Project Activities
IIBA Knowledge Areas Addressed:
- Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
- Requirements Management and Communication
- Enterprise Analysis
- Requirements Analysis
- Solution Assessment and Validation
- Underlying Competencies