At the project’s earliest stages the business analyst is key to defining the requirements, as well as planning, defining and validating project scope. It’s important to have an understanding of the breadth of knowledge that a business analyst brings to the project team when developing business solutions.
This introductory course provides participants with a basic understanding of the benefits, functions and impact of this critical role. The target audience for this course includes those who are new to the business analyst role or those who supervise and/or work with business analysts. This course provides a special focus on the business analysis function as it relates to developing IT solutions, given that such an understanding is essential for project success.
The course discusses the business analysis process as it is applied throughout a project, including the pre-project activities that comprise enterprise analysis. Delegates will learn how a business analyst supports the project throughout the solution development lifecycle, from establishing the solution vision and scope in the analysis phase to validating that requirements have been met in the testing phase.
After completing this course, attendees will understand why and when to involve the business analysis function.
This course is aligned with version 2.0 of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide)™.
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- Identify the roles and responsibilities of the business analyst
- Define requirements
- Explain the importance of managing risk
- Define the solution vision and scope
- Plan the requirements elicitation process
- Recognise the importance of analysing and documenting requirements
- Explain the role of modelling for documenting and communicating requirements
- Perform requirements validation and traceability
Analysing and Documenting Requirements
Characteristics of effective requirements
The Business Requirements Document (BRD)
The BRD vs. the technical specifications document
Components of the BRD
BRD validation techniques
Assessing and Validating Requirements
Validation and verification
V-Model of testing
Levels and types of testing
The master test plan
Test scenarios and test cases
Developing the Solution Vision and Scope
Defining solution vision and scope
Vision and scope report
Conducting a visioning workshop
Validating solution scope
What is business analysis?
Best practices in business analysis
Benefits of business analysis
Models vs. diagrams
AS-IS vs. TO-BE modeling
Types of models
Models and the BRD
Planning and Eliciting Requirements
The Requirements Work Plan (RWP)
Components of the RWP
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Elicitation keys to success
Preparing for change
Supporting the Project Portfolio
The project portfolio
Strategic enterprise analysis
Solution Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
The Role of the Business Analyst
The business analysis process
BA role vs. project manager role
The BA career path
Understanding Requirements and Business Rules
Functional, nonfunctional and implementation requirements
Requirements vs. specifications
Requirements vs. business rules
Risk management and risk response strategies