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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


Apr 24 to Apr 28, 2017$2,775.00/person
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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