Business Analysis in Practice: Developing High Quality Business Use Cases
(BAPUC, Live Instructor-Led Training, 3 days)


This SETC Certified Business Analysis course provides business professionals with a good overview of the end to end roles and responsibilities of a business analyst. The course begins with a discussion of the differences between a waterfall methodology and an iterative methodology as it applies to the business analyst role. It is worth noting that the iterative methodology is emphasized and discussed in detail. Having situated business analysis within the larger context of the overarching methodology, a thorough discussion of information gathering techniques, business use case development and the role of the business use case is undertaken. The focus is on the development of high quality business use case documents in support of an organization’s business process development or systems development activities. The course concludes with a brief discussion of the testing discipline and of its relationship to business use cases.

Dates and Pricing

Jan 10 to Jan 12, 2018$1,675/person Feb 7 to Feb 9, 2018$1,675/person Mar 7 to Mar 9, 2018$1,675/person


Business Analysis Basics
Business Analysis Basics
The Need for Analysis
Choosing a Methodology: Waterfall vs Iterative
Survey Methodology
A Case Study
The Rational Unified Process
Waterfall Methodology
Iterative Methodology
The Rational Unified Process
The Inception Phase
The Elaboration Phase
The Construction Phase
The Transition Phase
Gathering Application Requirements
Information Gathering
Focus Groups
Analysis of Existing Documentation
Other Useful Techniques
Business Use Case Development
What is a Business Use Case (BUC)?
The Role of the BUC
Writing Requirements using BUCs
Prioritizing Requirements using BUCs
Writing High Quality Fully Dressed BUCs
Using UML Use Case Diagrams
Using UML Business Activity Diagrams
Writing with Clarity and Precision
About BUCs and Iterative Development
Where do BUCs Lead? The Full Process
Reviewing the Process
Survey Methodology
Survey Methodology Overview
Defining Population and Sample
Choosing a Collection Method
Survey Options
Question Types
Conducting the Survey
Analyzing Survey Results
Testing Methodology
Testing Overview
Black Box Testing
Systems Testing: Unit, Module, User Acceptance, etc..
Implementing a Testing Methodology
Writing Good Test Cases and the Role of the BUC