Intermediate Business Analysis

Course:  BPA2
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

This 5-day course focuses on increasing the levels of various skills required by business analysts. Theoretical and practical content from numerous topical areas (including business process management, Six Sigma, UML, and others) is covered in this course. The course focuses on gathering and understanding user and customer requirements and managing those requirements through their lifecycle.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Introduction

Overview/Review of the Role of the Business Analyst

Understanding the Difference Between Business Analysis and Project Management

Exercise 1: The Role of the Business Analyst

Business Analysis in the Overall Project Lifecycle

Business, User, Customer, and Organizational Requirements

Exercise 2: Requirements at Different Organizational Levels

Businesses, Line of Business, and Supporting Processes

Framework for Business Analysis Activities

Exercise 1: Understanding the Business Analysis Framework

Understanding The Current Business Picture

Documenting the Current Business Picture

Understanding Business Goals

Exercise 2: Using Tools to Understand and Document the Business

Determining Business Objectives

Exercise 1: Determining Business Objectives

The Requirements Lifecycle

Managing Requirements Throughout the Requirements Lifecycle

Exercise 2: Using Tools to Manage and Understand Requirements

roughout their Lifecycle

Modeling the Business Vision

Exercise 3: Using Tools to Model the Business Vision

Defining the Business Analysis Project

Exercise 1: Business Analysis Project Planning

"SMART" Objectives and Goals

Exercise 2: Creating SMART Objectives and Goals

Critical Path Project Elements and Deliverables

Revisiting the Requirements Lifecycle

Analyzing and Understanding Requirements

Managing Requirement Change

Exercise 3: Managing Changing Requirements

Communicating to the Business and Other Stakeholders

Exercise 1: Preparing the Business Analysis Proposal

Communicating with Developers

Exercise 2: Communicating with Developers

Supporting Developing Needs

Requirements Impact Analysis

Business Analysis Post Implementation Review

Exercise 3: Conducting a Post-Implementation Review

Class Wrap-up and Summary

What You Can Expect
  • Learn the functions of a business analyst
  • Perform the functions of a business analyst
  • Evaluate the feasibility of projects and business activities
  • Prioritize analysis workload
  • Evaluate benefits and risks in order to develop appropriate business cases
  • Learn to elicit requirements through various techniques
  • Develop an understanding of the requirements lifecycle
  • Deliver appropriate requirements information in support of organizational goals
Who Should Take This Course

This course is intended for anyone actively involved in business process analysis or interested in learning about business process analysis. Ideally, candidates have taken the "Introduction to Business Analysis" class that occurs first in this series of courses.

Training Style

Instructor-led participative lecture with group exercises and live demonstrations.

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