Business Analysis with BPMN

Course:  BAPMN
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) defines business analysis as the set of tasks and techniques used to work as a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operations of an organization, and to recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals. This course uses the IIBA Body of Knowledge as a structure for enabling attendees to understand the tasks and techniques predominantly used in business analysis.

The course covers industry standard modeling techniques such as use cases and entity-relationship diagrams and includes the latest process modeling technique Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN), a standard specifically aimed at business analysts. All the tasks and techniques are placed in a framework which enhances attendees? understanding of what to do, when to do it and how to do it.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Introduction to Business Analysis

  • Scope of business analysis
  • Types of requirement
  • Business analysis knowledge areas
  • Development life cycles
  • Projects and planning

Business Analysis Planning

  • Establishing a business need
  • Plan and change-driven approaches
  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Planning business analysis activities

Requirements Elicitation

  • Planning for elicitation
  • Brainstorming
  • Document Analysis
  • Interviews
  • Observation
  • Prototyping, tools for prototyping
  • Facilitated Workshops
  • Questionnaires

Enterprise Analysis

  • Defining the business need
  • Root cause analysis
  • Assessing capability gaps
  • SWOT analysis
  • Determining the solution approach and scope
  • Business case

Requirements Analysis

  • Prioritization
  • Organizing requirements, functional decomposition, categories of requirements
  • Requirements specification
  • Requirements modeling techniques (use case, data and process modeling)
  • Assumptions and constraints
  • Verification and validation
  • Documenting requirements

Use Case Analysis

  • Use cases and requirements
  • Actors and use cases
  • Documenting use cases
  • Include and extend relationships
  • Developing use case diagrams

Process Modeling

  • BPMN
  • Business process diagrams
  • Flow objects and connecting objects
  • Pools, lanes and artifacts
  • Private and public business processes
  • Collaborations

BPMN - Events

  • Types of start, intermediate and end event
  • Catching and throwing events
  • Interrupting and non-interrupting events
  • Event sub-processes
  • Correct and incorrect usage of events

BPMN - Gateways

  • Exclusive gateways based on data and events
  • Inclusive gateways
  • Complex gateways
  • Parallel gateways
  • Synchronization
  • Parallel gateways based on events

BPMN - Flows

  • Sequence and message flows
  • Conditional and default sequence flows
  • Data objects and collections
  • Data inputs and outputs
  • Data stores and data associations
  • Exception flows

BPMN - Activities

  • Types of task
  • Task markers ? loop, multi-instance, compensation
  • Sub-process markers - loop, multi-instance, compensation, ad-hoc
  • Call activities and re-usable sub-processes

Modeling Data

  • Uses of data modeling
  • Data model notation
  • Entities, attributes and keys
  • Relationships and cardinality
  • Optional attributes
  • Mutually exclusive relationships
  • Developing a ?to-be? data model, business rules
  • Cross-referencing data and processes

Requirements Management and Communication

  • Documenting requirements
  • Requirements traceability
  • Communicating requirements
  • Approving requirements
What You Can Expect

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Identify business needs and plan an approach for analysis work.
  • Elicit requirements using appropriate fact-finding methods and techniques.
  • Define business needs in detail, scope potential solutions and produce a simple business case.
  • Organise, prioritise and specify business and system requirements.
  • Build data, process and use case models in support of requirements specifications.
  • Adequately communicate requirements to stakeholders and obtain necessary approvals.
Who Should Take This Course

Business analysts, systems analysts, requirements engineers, process analysts, product managers, enterprise analysts, business architects and includes those who also perform related disciplines such as project management, software development and quality assurance.

Recommended Prerequisites

There are no formal pre-requisites, but a basic understanding of information systems development processes would be helpful.

Training Style

Instructor led with 60% lecture and 40% lab.

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