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Small class and undivided attention of the instructor is the best to get the most out of the course. Willingness of the instructor to cover in more detail the area that student lacks knowledge is excellent.
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1. Title

  • Business Analysis in Practice: The Complete Lifecycle (BA101, 5 days)
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2. Course Pre-requisites

  • Course participants should have a desire to better understand the business analysis discipline. Previous experience in a business analysis role is an advantage.

3. Target Audience

  • Business professionals who want to better understand the business analysis discipline as it applies to the entire project lifecycle.

4. Dates and Pricing


Sep 11 to Sep 15, 2017$2,775.00/person
Nov 27 to Dec 1, 2017$2,775.00/person

5. Outline

Module 1: Business Analysis

Topic 1: Overview of Business Analysis

Topic 2: Best Practices in Business Analysis

Topic 3: Benefits of Business Analysis

Topic 4: IIBA Knowledge Areas and Competencies

Topic 5: Preparing the Business Case

Topic 6: Business Analysis versus Project Management

Topic 7: Use Cases and the Analysis Process

Topic 8: Positioning Business Analysis within the Overall Project Lifecycle

Topic 9: Management of Requirements and Use Cases

Topic 10: A Bit of Terminology

Topic 11: The Business Analysis Process

Module 2: Project Definition and Scoping

Topic 1: Choosing a Methodology

Topic 2: The Rational Unified Process

Topic 3: The Inception Phase

Topic 4: The Elaboration Phase

Topic 5: The Construction Phase

Topic 6: The Transition Phase

Topic 7: The MSF for Agile Software Development

Module 3: Planning a Requirements Project

Topic 1: Why do we need a Requirements Work Plan?

Topic 2: Requirements throughout the Organization

Topic 3: The Business Architecture

Topic 4: Conducting a Feasibility Study

Topic 5: Determining Project Scope

Topic 6: Preparing the Business Case

Topic 7: Risk Management and Risk Response Strategies

Topic 8: Preparing the Decision Package

Topic 9: Profiling Stakeholders

Topic 10: Elements of a Requirements Work Plan

Module 4: Elicitation Techniques: Towards Success

Topic 1: Elicitation Keys to Success

Topic 2: Elicitation Techniques

Topic 3: Constructing Questions that Deliver Results

Topic 4: JAD Sessions

Topic 5: Identifying Other Data Sources

Topic 6: One-On-One Meetings

Topic 7: Group Meetings

Topic 8: Dysfunctional Meetings

Topic 9: Meetings with Senior Executives

Topic 10: Some Challenges in Multicultural and Multilingual Environments

Topic 11: Interviewing for Results

Module 5: Editing and Validating Requirements

Topic 1: The Requirements Shell

Topic 2: The Quality Gateway

Topic 3: Validating and Testing Requirements

Topic 4: Editing and Rewriting Requirements

Topic 5: Writing Test Cases

Topic 6: The Business Requirements Document

Topic 7: Validation Checklists

Topic 8: Conducting a Walkthrough

Topic 9: Types of Walkthroughs

Topic 10: Performing Walkthroughs

Topic 11: Checklists

Module 6: Writing Use Cases

Topic 1: Use Cases Revisited

Topic 2: Modeling Diagrams to Help Document and Analyze - Use Case Diagrams

Topic 3: Use Case Formats

Topic 4: Use Case Sections

Topic 5: The Supplementary Specification

Topic 6: When Are We Done?

Module 7: Modeling Requirements

Topic 1: Process Mapping Procedure and Materials

Topic 2: Creating Process Maps

Topic 3: Alternative Graphical Models

Topic 4: Gap Analysis

Topic 5: Prioritizing Requirements

Module 8: Assembling the Requirements Document

Topic 1: The Requirements Lifecycle

Topic 2: The Requirements Analysis Worksheet

Topic 3: Writing Test Cases for Requirements

Topic 4: Testing Documentation

Topic 5: Creating a Traceability Strategy for the Organization

Topic 6: Templates for Documents

Topic 7: Planning Document Distribution

Module 9: Managing Changes

Topic 1: Types of Changes

Topic 2: Conducting a Change Meeting

Topic 3: Managing Change Requests

Topic 4: Implementing a Change Management Process

Module 10: Test Plans, Test Cases and Bugs

Topic 1: A Traceability Strategy for the Organization

Topic 2: The Test Plan and Test Cases

Topic 3: The Master Plan

Topic 4: Components of a Master Test Plan

Topic 5: The Test Design Specification

Topic 6: Writing Test Cases

Topic 7: Test Metrics

Topic 8: About Defects

Topic 9: Reporting Bugs

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