Business analysis is about improving your business. To do this, the business analyst studies the problem space, models it and establishes the difference between the business as it is, and as it should be (from as-is to to-be).
The business analyst employs systems thinking and abstraction to see past the technological bias of the current way of doing things, to see the essence of the business - what should be happening - and to deliver, in alignment with management's goals, a model of the desired future state of the business.
Course & Learning Objectives
Individuals at this level will have demonstrated their ability to:
Articulate the key activities and artifacts of a business analyst
Increase project success by better defining the business need
Perform external and internal analysis to understand the pressures on the business and root cause of a problem
Write clear requirements for formal and Agile projects
Create UML and BPMN Diagrams to analyze requirements
What is a Business Analyst?
What is business analysis?
The scope of the business analyst’s work
Responsibilities of the business analyst: Skills & Knowledge
Best practices used throughout the business analysis process
Trawling for Requirements
How to gather Requirement
Prototyping the requirements
Business Process Management
Business Process Value
Business Processes modelling enables
Use Case Driven Requirements
Use Case Diagram
Use Case Specification Document
Viewpoints and Views
What is a stakeholder
Scope, Stakeholders, Goals
Modeling a process with BPMN
What is BPMN
Why is BPMN needed?
Goal of BPMN
Uses of BPMN
Private and Public Processes
Basic Elements of BPMN
Complete Set of Diagram Elements, Connections
What is the purpose of a Domain Model
How to discover Concepts & Attributes
How to build a Domain Model
What is a Business Rule in General Terms?
Processes & rules considerations
Procedural and Business Rules Approaches
Practicality of business process / rule mapping in the business architecture
Where can it be applied?
Analysis of the Gap
The Balanced Scorecard
What is a Balanced Scorecard
CSF and KPI’s
Who should attend ?
This course is designed for those with little or no business analysis experience. It will also be suitable for those It is also suitable for individuals, maybe in different disciplines such as project management or systems development who require a high-level understanding of the role of the Business Analyst, but may not be expected to perform business analysis work themselves.
You will receive the following as part of this course: