Business Analysis in Practice Course (Level 2 – CCBA® Certification Preparation Course)

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BA in Practice

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Business Analysis is a world recognised profession. Increasingly projects are coming under more and more scrutiny to ensure that quality requirements satisfy overall value, to both the customer and the business regardless of project methods.

What you gain from the course

Enrol for Business Analysis in Practice and you’ll gain:

  • Hands-on, business ready expertise that you can immediately apply
  • Comprehensive Business Analysis program materials and case studies

About this course

A competent, results oriented Business Analyst with 2-3 years’ experience can demonstrate their ability to apply knowledge and skills in small, less complex projects, with little to no guidance. By recommending a potential course of action, making minor modifications to guidelines as deemed appropriate and pragmatic, a competent Business Analyst can demonstrate to customers and peers the use of industry standards.

With a focus on application of tasks, activities and techniques, our Business Analysis in Practice Course – Level 2 CCBA® Certification, provides practitioners with an in-depth opportunity to develop solution requirements that encompass organisational and environment factors such as business processes, systems and organisational culture.

By delivering solutions that are aligned with organisational strategy that can be traced directly and unambiguously to requirements participants will learn to provide essential support during the adoption of organisational change.

Aside from possessing the required technical skills, a truly successful Business Analyst will also possess a range of interpersonal skills that allow them to manage difficult stakeholders and situations. Key skills for success include analytical and critical thinking, superior communication, leadership, negotiation, facilitation and conflict resolution.

This Business Analysis course has been designed with all of the above in mind. With the best practice principles of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) V3.0 knowledge areas and processes as its foundation.  This course builds upon participants’ existing skills and knowledge by way of a guided tour through a series of rigorous and real-life scenarios, problems and issues faced by Business Analysts today.

Workshop Objective

This course provides participants with a standardised and systematic approach for eliciting, analysing and managing business requirements that form the basis for successful solutions delivered to the organisation.

It uses a real life case study approach in order to plan, manage and execute a detailed requirements development process, to successfully manage stakeholders, and to reduce organisational risk by understanding the impact of change across the business.

For the purposes of certification preparation the emphasis of this course will be on the following topical areas; Elicitation & Collaboration, Requirements Lifecycle Management and Requirements Analysis and Design Definition.

How this course is delivered

Workshop Content Summary

DAY 1

Setting the Scene

  • Understand course objectives.
  • Understand the alignment of the course with the IIBA® and the BABOK®
  • Understand the 4 levels of certification offered by the IIBA®
  • An introduction to the tools used in this course

Building a Foundation – Plan the Approach

  • BABOK® Study Area: Business Analysis Key Concepts
  • Understand and align business analysis activities to the Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM)
  • A Business Analysts glossary of terms
  • An overview of the types of requirements Business Analysts are responsible for capturing
  • An overview of requirements and design
  • Understand the application of business analysis activities as they relate to Predictive and Adaptive project methods
  • Recommend guidelines, tools and techniques to address which approach to business analysis is of most value to the business and the customer

Understand, Define and Refine the Business Need

  • BABOK® Study Area: Strategy Analysis
    • Put the Business Analysis Value Spectrum to work
    • Understand the elements to be considered when defining a business need
    • Understand the guidelines and tools to developing a current state model, business need and solution scope.
    • Use business capability analysis, business model canvas and context models to define business need and solution scope
    • Use root cause analysis, process analysis and risk analysis to define business need and solution scope
    • Define the Business Need
    • Define Solution Scope
    • Case Study Part 1 – Building a case for the next best mobile application on the market

DAY 2

Planning Business Analysis Activities

  • BABOK® Study Area: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
  • Understand the application of the Business Value Spectrum
  • Define and Plan the Business Analysis approach to activities
  • Define stakeholder engagement plans including identification of stakeholders, roles, attitudes, cultural considerations, power influence and decision making authority
  • Technique – Stakeholder List, Map & Personas
  • Technique – Business Rules Analysis
  • Scope Modelling
  • Develop business analysis governance approach
  • Define change control approach
  • Define how prioritisation will be addressed
  • Define approval process
  • Define information management plan
  • Define requirements attributes and how requirements will be captured
  • Determine which performance criteria will be used to monitor business analysis activities
  • Develop metrics and key performance indicators
  • Develop item tracking list for performance assessment
  • Case Study Part 2 – Planning for the requirements and design development

Planning Business Analysis Elicitation Activities

  • BABOK® Study Area: Elicitation and Collaboration
    • Design a stakeholder interview
    • Design a survey & Questionnaire
    • Plan for a requirements workshop and collaborative games
    • Plan for document analysis

Defining and Designing Requirements

  • BABOK® Study Area: Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
    • Understand the application of the Business Analysis Spectrum
    • Create a glossary of terms
    • Write Requirements
    • Write Business Rules
    • Model Requirements in multiple level of abstractions
      • Technique – Data Flow Diagrams
      • Technique – Decision Modelling
      • Technique – Functional Decomposition
      • Technique – Process Modelling
      • Technique – Sequence Modelling
      • Technique – State Modelling
      • Technique – Use Cases & Scenarios
      • Technique – User Stories
    • Verify and Validate Requirements
    • Case Study Part 3 – Define and Model Requirements

DAY 3

Requirements Management

  • Requirements Lifecycle Management
    • Understand the application of the Business Analysis Spectrum
    • Develop Traceability Matrix
    • Prioritise Requirements and Designs
    • Put into practice change procedure by considering multiple change requests
  • Case Study Part 4 – Manage Requirements.

Solution Evolution

  • Put the Business Analysis Spectrum to work.
  • Define how solution performance will be measured
  • Technique: Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria
  • Technique: Key Performance Indicators
  • Technique: Prototyping
  • Consider and document any potential solution limitations
  • Assess and evaluate any enterprise wide solution limitations

Outcomes & Certification Eligibility

Professional Certification

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) offers four formal certifications for professional Business Analysts:

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This course is aligned to the BABOK® Guide v3.0 knowledge areas and can assist in preparation for the CCBA® Certification.

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is a non-profit organisation whose vision is to be the leading world-wide professional association that develops and maintains standards for the practice of Business Analysis, and for the certification of practitioners.

PM-Partners group is an Endorsed Education Provider of IIBA™.

Successful completion of this course will enable participants to:

  • Define, recommend and apply knowledge for the purposes of guiding business analysis activities, managing output delivered by said activities and managing stakeholder engagement. (Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring)
  • Define, recommend, apply and pragmatically prepare for, conduct, confirm, communicate and collaborate with stakeholders for the purposes of defining and designing requirements to meet a business need. (Elicitation and Collaboration)
  • Apply and recommend a course of action using appropriate tasks and techniques necessary to manage requirements from inception through to retirement. (Requirements Lifecycle Management)
  • Apply and recommend a means by which an organisation can effectively obtain goals and objectives though the identification of current state practices and defining future state practices, considering risk and overall change strategy. (Strategy Analysis)
  • Apply and recommend a means by which requirements are to be modelled, verified, validated and supported in a pragmatic architecture that fosters design options and ultimately value in recommended solution options. (Requirements Analysis and Design Definition)
  • Apply and recommend options to ensure that solutions delivered adhere to standards and realise the full potential – as dictated by the solution options recommended and deployed. Specially understanding a means by which measurement, analysis and understanding of solution and enterprise limitations can be used to recommend opportunities for increased efficiencies. (Solution Evaluation)

Course Prerequisites

Prerequisites

  • Business Analysts seeking to build upon their existing Business Analysis knowledge and experience
  • minimum 2-3 years’ experience working in a Business Analysis environment, including conducting end-to-end Business Analysis activities
  • OR –

Practicing Business Analysts who have attended the PM-Partners group Business Analysis Fundamentals –  Level 1 – ECBA Certification Preparation Course training or equivalent.

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Great courses that are well structured, delivered; and informative. Good diverse background of clientele to speak to and converse with.

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