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Business Analysis Introduction: Defining Successful Projects

COURSE TYPE

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Course Number

211

Duration

3 Days

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About This Course: You will gain the foundational knowledge needed to effectively perform key business analysis functions. You learn how to apply a core business analysis framework as well as participate in interactive workshops to improve your analytical competencies.

You Will Learn How To

  • Apply best practices of the business analysis discipline
  • Conduct a business-needs analysis to elicit stakeholder requirements
  • Apply techniques to identify issues and opportunities
  • Create effective requirements and communication plans
  • Manage solution evaluation
  • Apply root cause analysis techniques

Course Outline

  • Defining Business Analysis

Overview of the business analysis discipline

  • Key roles and responsibilities
  • Distinguishing between business analysis and other related disciplines

Introducing the business analysis framework

  • The framework and A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide)
  • Industry best practices from International Institute of Business Analysis® (IIBA®)
  • Capturing Business Requirements through Elicitation

Gathering business needs at the organizational or department levels

  • Performing needs-analysis
  • Choosing the best elicitation technique
  • Soliciting enterprise-level contextual analysis

Identifying the nine elicitation techniques

  • Verifying the necessary steps to gather information
  • Recording and confirming elicitation results
  • Conducting Strategic Analysis

Analyzing the business landscape

  • Categorizing and prioritizing business needs and issues using affinity diagrams
  • Assessing business capabilities and gaps

Detecting problems and finding opportunities

  • Exposing root causes of problems
  • Finding opportunities for growth
  • Identifying elements of the initial solution scope
  • Developing action-oriented business initiatives to address business needs and opportunities

Measuring the feasibility of options

  • 2x2 analysis grid
  • Prioritization matrices
  • Anticipating project benefits and costs

Documenting critical project parameters

  • Building SMART business objectives
  • Specifying critical project elements and deliverables
  • Planning and Monitoring the Business Analysis Process

Planning for requirements analysis

  • Documenting assumptions, ground rules and templates
  • Producing a requirements development plan to guide and manage the process
  • Building the communication plan

Performing stakeholder analysis

  • Identifying key stakeholders
  • Analyzing the impact stakeholders have on a project

Developing a change management process

  • Baselining your plan
  • Following the defined change management process
  • Managing the change control process
  • Managing the life cycle of a requirement

Analyzing requirements and defining the future design

  • Verifying, prioritizing and organizing requirements
  • Specifying the requirements document
  • Identifying key relationships using traceability

Executing the communication plan

  • Addressing common pitfalls typically encountered during requirements development
  • Validating the requirements document with key stakeholders
  • Managing stakeholder agreement and conflict
  • Evaluating Solutions

Allocating requirements

  • Optimizing business value
  • Evaluating dependencies between requirements

Assessing organizational readiness

  • Identifying organizational capability gaps
  • Defining business and technical organizational impacts
  • Developing Business Analysis Competencies
  • Going beyond the mechanics of analysis
  • IIBA Business Analysis Competency framework
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