This course trains participants to help business clients articulate their needs and wants, and to document them clearly, concisely, and completely. The course trains on modeling techniques like Business Process, Use Case, Data, Interface Modeling, etc.
|Duration:||Classroom - 3 Days|
|Why to Take This Course:||
Whether you are new to business analysis, or are experienced and want a more formal approach, it’s essential to know and practice the “fundamentals.” This course trains participants to help business clients articulate their needs and wants, and to document them clearly, concisely, and completely. By grasping this core Business Analyst (BA) skill, BAs can contribute significantly to successful projects and the products they create.
Through a realistic case study and interviews, participants discover and then practice writing “good” requirements. The course also explores and lets attendees practice a simple process for validating and verifying requirements to ensure they are well-documented. Also, attendees learn the importance of traceability and how to construct a traceability matrix.
For analyzing requirements, this course introduces people to the concept of “concurrent modeling,” using four standard types of models that provide the most benefits. A key skill taught is how to best read models concurrently for a complete requirements “package.” After models are presented, class participants find inconsistencies, interview the sponsor, and document and trace new requirements that are discovered. These models are: Business Process, Use Case, Data, and Interface Modeling. Specifics of how to construct each type of model are contained in separate courses.
The course concludes with considerations and techniques for organizing, prioritizing, and “packaging” requirements for maximum communication value. Plus, attendees also learn a repeatable process for verifying that requirements are included in the final solution.
|Learn How To:||
The course will help you practically learn onthe following areas:
Writing Good Requirements
Verifying Requirements with a Solution
Workshop verifying and finalizing requirements
To help assimilate the tools and techniques learned, there is a mixture of individual and team exercises throughout the course. A lively role play and case study help reinforce concepts learned. Students will need to be prepared for a high level of participation. Each participant will receive a comprehensive student guide complete with examples and workshop solutions.
|Who Should Attend:||
People that have project experience working with a variety of roles (BA, QA, PM, sponsors) but have not had formal BA training. People moving into the BA role from the business, or from a different IT job (like developers or QA Analysts) that have had some training. Experienced BAs and project managers who want a more formal and industry-standard business analysis approach will also benefit from this course.
|Prerequisites:||Participants should have worked at least one project|
|Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
Requirements Management and Communication
Solution Assessment and Validation
Project Scope Management