PracticeBA - Business Analysis in a Project Life Cycle

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Who the course is for:

  • Junior business analysts
  • Business analysts that would like to structure their knowledge
  • Those who supervise or work with business analysts (including heads of Application Development departments, Project Managers, heads of IT departments, systems analysts, systems engineers, developers)
  • Persons studying for CCBA or CBAP examination.

Course objectives:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the discipline of business analysis
  • Explain major functions in the scope of business analysis, such as: defining business needs, requirements management, benefits management, enterprise analysis
  • Describe how business analysis  can contribute to your organization and your individual work and responsibilities

 

Benefits:

  • Useful and readily applicable tools
  • Consistent professional terminology in the field of business analysis
  • Understanding, how business analyst supports the project throughout the solution development life cycle, from establishing the solution vision and scope in the analysis phase to validating that requirements have been met in the testing phase.
  • Mitigation of risks due to application of business analysis best practices

Additional benefits:

  • An expert available for consultation (during and after the training course)
  • Sharing experience with other participants and opportunity for business networking
  • A certificate of course completion which gives PDUs and CDUs
  • Training materials in electronic version
  • Acces to recorded training during two weeks

Certification

This traning will preapre you for the CCBA® exam!

 

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Description

Business Analysis training addresses the entire scope of business analysis: before, during and after a solution to a business problem is implemented, and also includes enterprise business analysis. It is a broad overview to allow an understanding of the value that business analysis delivers in terms of executing strategy – both doing the right work and doing the right work right.

This foundational course looks at the whole organization and how business analysis is applied in articulating and prioritizing business needs, identifying and assessing solution options, making recommendations, defining solution scope, requirements management within a project, supporting a solution once it is in place, making sure the business objectives are met and continuously improving the solution to increase its business value.

Managers, business subject matter experts, developers, project managers, junior business analysts, and anyone else who is responsible for delivering value through project- and program-based work might be interested in taking this course. roblem is implemented, and also includes enterprise business analysis. It is a broad overview to allow an understanding of the value that business analysis delivers in terms of executing strategy – both doing the right work and doing the right work right.

This foundational course looks at the whole organization and how business analysis is applied in articulating and prioritizing business needs, identifying and assessing solution options, making recommendations, defining solution scope, requirements management within a project, supporting a solution once it is in place, making sure the business objectives are met and continuously improving the solution to increase its business value.

Managers, business subject matter experts, developers, project managers, junior business analysts, and anyone else who is responsible for delivering value through project- and program-based work might be interested in taking this course.

Course Topics

1. Business Analysis Fundamentals

  • Business analysis
  • Origin and definition of business analysis
  • Business analysis knowledge areas
  • Business analysis tasks
  • Business analysis standards in the BABOK® Guide – key definition
  • Business analyst – the role or the profession?
  • Best practices in business analysis

2. Stakeholder Identification and Analysis

  • Building trust in relationship with the stakeholders
  • With whom does the business analyst work?
  • Why does a project need a BA and a PM?
  • Members of the project team – a comparison od BA and PM roles
  • Subject matter experts
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • The principles of stakeholder management
  • Balancing stakeholder needs
  • Strategies of managing change
  • Causes of conflict
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Effective meetings and communication
  • Business analyst as a facilitator

3. Understanding Sources and Scope of a Project

  • Why organizations undertake projects?
  • Determining business needs – diagnostic approach
  • Developing business case
  • Business analyst role in strategic planning
  • Project portfolio and program management
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • The Zachman framework
  • Solution development life cycle vs. project life cycle
  • Business analyst’s activities in a project
  • Defining of solution vision and scope
  • Initiating projects

4. Requirements – The Path to The Solution

  • Elicitation methods
  • Information documenting formats
  • Properties of a good model
  • Results of analytical activities
  • The concept of „Essential Analysis”
  • Basic elements of the solution context description
  • Exploring business context of the solution
  • Describing processes – choosing a tool and a notation
  • Business rules
  • Description of AS-IS and TO-BE
  • Elements of the Solution Description
  • Requirement classification by IIBA
  • Attributes of good requirements
  • Risks associated with requirements
  • Requirement workshops
  • Why the business analyst should understand the technical context?
  • Defining transition requirements
  • Methods of solution assessment and validation
  • Prioritetization methods
  • Defining assumptions and contrains
  • Planning BA activities - WBS
  • Planning communication regarding requirements
  • Planning requirements management

5. Creating Value for the Organization

  • Where to Begin?
  • Time management
  • Building relationship and communication
  • Learning new analysis techniques
  • Continually improve your skills
  • Business analysis planning
     

 

BABOK® Guide knowledge areas:

  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
  • Elicitation and Collaboration
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management
  • Strategy Analysis
  • Requierements Analysis and Design Definition
  • Solution Evaluation
     

 

PMBOK® Guide knowledge areas:

  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Communications Management

Client testimonials

Course recommended not only for business analysts but also for project managers who want to broaden their competence and be able to talk to analysts about the same level. The lecturer was excellent, and his real-life professional experience helps a lot with understanding topics of the course. The way in which Darryl Brooker conducts classes makes complex issues easy to understand for everyone. Also, the course is nothing like a regular lecture. Examples and exercises, life and non-trivial, have been selected in such a way that the participants, based on shared experiences, could quickly get involved in developing a solution and enter the world of Business Analysis. So far, I have heard only good opinions about MT&DC courses. Now I can honestly recommend it to anyone who thinks seriously about professional self-development.

Krzysztof Moskwa, Software Development Manager, Avid Technology

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