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Private - Solutions Assessment and Validation (2 Days)
About course

Once a project’s requirements are elicited and verified, and once the results are documented and analyzed, the detailed design of the solution begins.  At this point, the Business Analyst’s job is complete, right?  

Wrong!  No one on the team knows more about the business aspects of this project than the Business Analyst.  No one else is better prepared to assist with the selection of the solution, to monitor development to ensure that it continually meets the project requirements, and to oversee and assist with implementation.  The Business Analyst must be completely familiar with the Quality Assurance activities that take place, and must be prepared to assist with and participate in those testing activities.

Who should attend

This course will benefit business analysts, executives, functional managers, project managers, programmers interested in expanding their effectiveness, and any other individuals involved in project work.

Course features

The purpose of this course is to provide the Business Analyst with insight into the steps necessary to ensure that the solution not only follows the design determined during analysis, but that it actually works!  Upon completion of this course, the participant will:

  • Understand the process of evaluating  alternate solutions
  • Understand the steps needed to determine the correct solution
  • Be able to prepare and manage solution testing
  • Be equipped to support the implementation of the solution 
  • Understand the post-implementation review process
Course outline

Solution Assessment and Validation Overview

  • The Role of the Business Analyst 
  • Allocating Requirements
  • Assessing Organization Readiness


Deciding on a Solution

  • Why Do We Need Alternate Solutions?
  • Technology Options
  • Selecting a Solution
  • Transition Requirements


Validating the Solution

  • Testing Overview
  • Types of Testing
  • The Test Team
  • Test Schedules and Levels


The Test Plan

  • Continuous Lifecycle Improvement
  • Creating the Test Plan
  • Test Cases


Implementing and Communicating the Solution

  • The Implementation Plan
  • The Post-Implementation Review
Course information
Duration: 14 hours
Earn: 14 PDUs
Delivery Method: Virtual or Traditional Classroom
Knowledge areas addressed

IIBA® Knowledge Areas Addressed:

  • Solution Assessment and Validation


Project Management Institute (PMI)® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Knowledge Areas Addressed:

  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Integration Management