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1. Title

  • The Business Analysis Guru: Requirements and the Complete Lifecycle (BAGURU, 3 days)
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2. Course Pre-requisites

  • Previous experience as a Business Analyst

3. Target Audience

  • Business Analysts who want to effectively manage their requirements and use cases

4. Dates and Pricing

2 People for Guaranteed Live or Virtual Delivery $2,250.00 per person

5. Outline

Module 1: Business Analysis

Topic 1: Learning Objectives

Topic 2: Overview of Business Analysis

Topic 3: Best Practices in Business Analysis

Topic 4: Benefits of Business Analysis

Topic 5: IIBA Knowledge Areas and Competencies

Topic 6: Preparing the Business Case

Topic 7: Business Analysis versus Project Management

Topic 8: Use Cases and the Analysis Process

Topic 9: Positioning Business Analysis within the Overall Project Lifecycle

Topic 10: Management of Requirements and Use Cases

Topic 11: A Bit of Terminology

Topic 12: The Business Analysis Process

Topic 13: What We Have Learned and the Real World

Module 2: Project Definition and Scoping

Topic 1: Learning Objectives

Topic 2: Choosing a Methodology

Topic 3: The Rational Unified Process

Topic 4: The Inception Phase

Topic 5: The Elaboration Phase

Topic 6: The Construction Phase

Topic 7: The Transition Phase

Topic 8: The MSF for Agile Software Development

Topic 9: What We Have Learned and the Real World

Module 3: Planning a Requirements Project

Topic 1: Learning Objectives

Topic 2: Why do we need a Requirements Work Plan?

Topic 3: Requirements throughout the Organization

Topic 4: The Business Architecture

Topic 5: Conducting a Feasibility Study

Topic 6: Determining Project Scope

Topic 7: Preparing the Business Case

Topic 8: Risk Management and Risk Response Strategies

Topic 9: Preparing the Decision Package

Topic 10: Profiling Stakeholders

Topic 11: Elements of a Requirements Work Plan

Topic 12: What We Have Learned and the Real World

Module 4: Elicitation Techniques: Towards Success

Topic 1: Learning Objectives

Topic 2: Elicitation Keys to Success

Topic 3: Elicitation Techniques

Topic 4: Constructing Questions that Deliver Results

Topic 5: JAD Sessions

Topic 6: Identifying Other Data Sources

Topic 7: One-On-One Meetings

Topic 8: Group Meetings

Topic 9: Dysfunctional Meetings

Topic 10: Meetings with Senior Executives

Topic 11: Some Challenges in Multicultural and Multilingual Environments

Topic 12: Interviewing for Results

Topic 13: What We Have Learned and the Real World

Module 5: Editing and Validating Requirements

Topic 1: Learning Objectives

Topic 2: The Requirements Shell

Topic 3: The Quality Gateway

Topic 4: Validating and Testing Requirements

Topic 5: Editing and Rewriting Requirements

Topic 6: Writing Test Cases

Topic 7: The Business Requirements Document

Topic 8: Validation Checklists

Topic 9: Checklists

Topic 10: What We Have Learned and the Real World

Module 6: Writing Business Use Cases

Topic 1: Learning Objectives

Topic 2: Use Cases Revisited

Topic 3: Modeling Diagrams to Help Document and Analyze - Use Case Diagrams

Topic 4: Use Case Formats

Topic 5: Use Case Sections

Topic 6: The Supplementary Specification

Topic 7: When Are We Done?

Topic 8: What We Have Learned and the Real World

Module 7: Business Use Cases: The Details

Topic 1: Organizing Business Use Cases

Topic 2: Identifying Business Use Cases

Topic 3: Grouping Related Use Cases and Linking Related Documents

Topic 4: Writing the Basic Flow

Topic 5: Writing the Extension Points

Topic 6: Completing the Business Use Case Document

Topic 7: Tracking Changes throughout the Process

Module 8: Writing System Use Cases and Design Artefacts

Topic 1: Choosing a Format for System Use Cases

Topic 2: Deriving System Use Cases from Business Use Cases

Topic 3: Best Practices for System Use Case Development and Traceability

Topic 4: Creating an Entity List

Topic 5: Identifying the Attributes and the Associations

Topic 6: Creating the Domain Model

Module 9: Designing the Solution

Topic 1: Understanding Properties and Associations

Topic 2: Understanding Generalizations

Topic 3: Understanding Aggregations

Topic 4: Deriving the UML Design Class Diagram

Topic 5: Linking Everything Together

Module 10: Test Plans, Test Cases and Bugs

Topic 1: Learning Objectives

Topic 2: A Traceability Strategy for the Organization

Topic 3: The Test Plan and Test Cases

Topic 4: The Master Plan

Topic 5: Components of a Master Test Plan

Topic 6: The Test Design Specification

Topic 7: Writing Test Cases

Topic 8: Test Metrics

Topic 9: About Defects

Topic 10: Reporting Bugs

Topic 11: What We Have Learned and the Real World

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