Introduction to Business Analysis Training: Defining Successful Projects

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This Introduction to Business Analysis training course provides the essentials of the business analysis process, incorporating industry best practices from IIBA®, BCS, and Project Management. Through interactive workshops you will conduct a business needs analysis to elicit stakeholder requirements, apply business analysis techniques to identify key problems and potential opportunities in your enterprise and create effective requirements and communication plans. Improve your analytical competencies by analyzing and specifying requirements using industry best practices in this Introduction to Business Analysis course.

Key Features of this Introduction to Business Analysis Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Perform external and internal analysis to understand the pressures on the business and root cause of a problem
  • Write clear requirements for formal and Agile projects
  • Create UML models and diagrams to analyze requirements
  • Perform strategy analysis to understand your organization's business landscape
  • Develop user stories and use cases

Certifications/Credits:

IIBA CDUs CPE 17 Credits PMI 17 PDU

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  • 3-day instructor-led training course
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • Earn 17 NASBA credits (live, in-class training only)
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Introduction to Business Analysis Course Information

  • Course Description

    In this 3-day Introduction to Business Analysis course, you will learn how to apply a core business analysis framework through interactive workshops.

Introduction to Business Analysis Course Outline

  • Defining Business Analysis

    Overview of the business analysis discipline

    • What is business analysis?
    • The scope of the business analyst’s work
    • Responsibilities of the business analyst

    Introducing the business analysis process

    • From strategy analysis to requirements engineering
    • Best practices used throughout the business analysis process
  • Performing Strategic Analysis

    Introducing strategy analysis

    • Identifying strategic context
    • Performing root cause analysis

    Internal analysis

    • Responding to business challenges through internal analysis
    • Identifying your key stakeholders
    • Clarifying the organizational mission using MOST

    External analysis

    • Optimizing organizational flexibility using external analysis
    • Investigating competitive pressures using Porter’s Five Forces
    • Analyzing the business landscape using PESTLE
  • Analyzing and Managing Your Stakeholders

    Identifying your stakeholders

    • The stakeholder wheel and identification matrix
    • Creating stakeholder personas

    Analyzing your stakeholders

    • Examining stakeholder impact for your project
    • Evaluating stakeholder attitude towards your project
    • Placing your stakeholder in the organizational hierarchy using STOP
    • Developing action-oriented business initiatives to address business needs and opportunities

    Managing your stakeholders

    • Interacting with your stakeholders
    • Creating a stakeholder communication plan
    • Assessing your stakeholders
  • Defining the Solution

    Exploring business and technical options

    • Forming scope from business goals and objectives
    • Writing the business requirements

    Developing criteria and solutions

    • Making use of affinity diagrams to elicit high-level criteria
    • Comparing evaluation techniques
  • Making the Business Case

    The structure of the business case

    • Creating a pyramid of information
    • Using customer-focused persuasion

    Analyzing costs and benefits

    • Categories of costs and benefits
    • Identifying tangible and intangible costs and benefits
    • Investment appraisal using a cash flow forecast
    • Evaluating risk and impact
  • The Requirements Engineering Framework

    Defining requirements

    • The cost of poor requirements
    • Distinguishing between functional and non-functional requirements
    • Key sources of requirements

    Planning the requirements communication process

    • Addressing common pitfalls typically encountered during requirements development
    • Actors in the requirements engineering process
    • Dealing with tacit and explicit knowledge

    Developing the requirements document

    • Building the requirements list
    • Applying requirements filters
    • Developing well-formed requirements
  • Establishing the Requirements

    The elicitation process

    • Elicitation tools and techniques
    • Guidelines and checklists

    Eliciting the requirements

    • Conducting effective interviews and workshops
    • Deploying observation techniques
    • Getting user feedback by using prototypes
    • Analyzing the situation using visualization techniques
    • Spotting non-functional requirements using quantitative analysis
  • Analyzing the Requirements

    Organizing and prioritizing requirements

    • Arranging requirements by focus
    • Gap analysis techniques

    Employing modeling techniques

    • Modeling the business context
    • Shaping the business processes
    • Inspecting the requirements
  • Writing the Requirements Documentation

    Creating formal requirements documentation

    • Structuring a standard functional requirement
    • Structuring a standard non-functional requirement

    Creating agile requirements documentation

    • Developing and splitting user stories
    • Crafting, and elaborating on, use cases

    Validating the requirements

    • Stakeholders and their areas of concern
    • Types of validation

    Managing the written requirements

    • Dealing with changing requirements
    • Sources of requirements change
    • Components of requirements management
  • Presenting the Business Solution

    • Delivering the requirements
    • Transferring the business solution
    • Supporting developmental activities

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Introduction to Business Analysis Training FAQs

  • Will I learn the essentials of business analysis in this introductory course?

    You will improve your analytical competencies by learning to apply a core business analysis framework by gathering and stakeholder management, allowing you to make a business case, providing solutions and valid outcomes.

  • How many CDUs/PDUs does this introduction to business analysis provide?

    Business Analysis Introduction: Defining Successful Projects will give you 17 PDUs.

  • Can I gain this introduction to business analysis online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

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