BA01 - Business Analysis Essentials
Who Should Attend
Designed for individuals new to the business analyst role or those who supervise and/or work with business analysts
• Understand the role of the business analyst • Discuss industry standards/resources for obtaining more information about business analysis • Acquire a solid understanding of the various tasks/activities that comprises business analysis • Recognize the pre and post project business analysis activities • Learn how to plan, elicit, analyze, model, and test requirements
Business analysis defined The activities that comprise business analysis IIBA/PMI and the goals of a professional association IIBA’s BABOK® Guide and PMI’s Practice Guide in Business Analysis Exercise: Requirements challenges
Business analyst defined BA role vs. PM role Importance of communication/collaboration The deliverables produced as part of business analysis The BA career path Exercise: Review case Study
The definition of Strategy Analysis Components of Strategy Analysis Identifying stakeholders and business needs Exercises: Business Need development RACI Stakeholder Identification
Defining Solution Scope Project scope vs. product scope Defining a problem statement Techniques for defining scope Exercises: Conduct a brainwriting session Create a context diagram Optional exercise: Create a Use Case Diagram
Define the term requirement Understand requirement types Present the requirements process Requirements vs. specifications and business rules Exercise: Identify Requirements
The Requirements Work Plan (RWP) Components of the RWP Identifying good questions for elicitation Active listening Categories and types of elicitation techniques Exercise: Planning for elicitation
Understanding requirements analysis The Business Requirements Document (BRD) The BRD vs. the functional requirements specification BRD components The purpose of packaging requirements Exercise: Analyzing Requirements
Why models are created Objectives of modeling What is process management Understanding process modeling Modeling using BPMN AS-IS vs. TO-BE modeling BPMN subclasses BPMN simple structure Prototyping Business Process Modeling case study Exercises: Modeling Create a Prototype of your application
The difference between validation and verification Characteristics of good requirements Risks associated with requirements Types of testing approaches Creating a test plan Requirements traceability matrix Verified and validated requirements Exercise: Testing Requirements
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