Business Analyst

Business Analyst

Business Analysis is the process of understanding business change needs, assessing the impact of those changes, capturing, analyzing and documenting requirements and then supporting the communication and delivery of those requirements with relevant parties.

Over the last several years, the field of Business Analysis has experienced exponential growth. More and more, Business Analysts are joining project teams to manage the scope of the product and solution, leaving project managers with more time to manage the scope of the project itself.

BAs help organizations improve how they conduct their functions and activities in order to reduce overall costs, provide more efficient use of scarce resources and better support the customer and the solutions needed to remain competitive in a global economy.

Introduction to Business Analyst:
  • Importance of Effective Business Analysis
  • Role of the BA
  • Standardization and Adaptability
Requirements Planning:
  • Role of the BA in Requirements Planning
  • Vision and Scope Document
  • Types of Requirements
  • Stakeholders
  • Business Analysis Plan
Requirements Elicitation:
  • Role of the BA in Requirements Elicitation
  • Investigative approach
  • Iterative approach
  • Techniques
  • Interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Requirements workshop: Requirements meeting
  • Requirements workshop: JAD session
  • Brainstorming
  • Observation
  • Survey
  • Prototype
  • Document analysis
  • Business rules analysis
  • Reverse engineering
  • Product trials
Requirements Documentation:
  • Formal and Informal Documentation and the, Level of Detail Required
  • Writing for Usability and Comprehension
  • Common Requirements Document Defects
  • Components of a Formal Requirements Document
  • Requirements Verification and Validation
  • Requirements Sign-Off
Requirements Management & Communication:
  • Throughout the Project and to Decommission
  • Change Management
  • Define a baseline
  • Define a change management process
  • Identify the Change Authority
  • Traceability and Its Uses
  • Requirements Attributes
  • Requirements Communication
Solution Validation and Acceptance:
  • Testing and Non-Testing Methods
  • Purposes of Validation
  • Find defects
  • Prove compliance to requirements
  • Test Cases and Test Suites
  • Challenges in Testing
  • Structured Testing
  • Role of the BA in Solution Validation: the V Model
  • Solution Acceptance and Project Close-Out
Enterprise Analysis:
  • Definition and Causes
  • Role of the BA on the Enterprise Analysis Team
  • Steps in Enterprise Analysis
  • Define the business need
  • Techniques for root cause analysis
  • Assess capability gaps
  • SWOT analysis
  • Determine the solution approach
  • Define the solution scope
  • Define the business case
  • Contents of business case
  • Who does what? The BA’s limited role in developing a business case
Competencies and Best Practices:
  • Competency Proficiency
  • BA Necessary Competencies
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Behavioural characteristics
  • Business knowledge
Communication skills
  • Interaction skills
  • Software application knowledge
  • Best Practices
  • Use iterative analysis
  • Focus on process improvement
  • Apply progressive elaboration
  • Check as you go
  • Use the investigative approach
  • Adopt traceability
  • Formalize business analysis through standardization
  • Improve communication through modeling
Life Cycle Models:
  • Waterfall
  • Incremental
  • Agile
  • Effects on business analysis
BA Fundamentals:
  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Business Knowledge
  • IT Knowledge
Hands on experience on a real time project:
  • You will be assigned to a real time project as a Jr.BA who will be assisting in all the activities a Business Analyst should be doing when he got assigned to a project. With this you will get hands on experience working on a real time project.
Case Studies from the real time projects:
  • You will be given access to many real time project case studies where you will learn how the Business Analyst carried the project successfully and what are all the techniques which one should practice to be able to become an efficient Business Analyst.
UML 2.0 training:
  • Class diagram
  • Component diagram
  • Composite structure diagram
  • Deployment diagram
  • Object diagram
  • Package diagram
  • Profile diagram
  • Activity diagram
  • State machine diagram
  • Use Case Diagram
  • Communication diagram
  • Interaction overview diagram
  • Sequence diagram
  • Timing diagram