Business Analysis Professional Development Program – Level 1 + Level 2

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Implementing the best possible business strategy depends on implementing the best solution possible. Without proper skills and training in business analysis – choosing the best strategy could be guess work. Business Analysis, much like its focus, is an ever evolving field yet there are certain tools everyone investigating their business procedures and programs should have.

What you gain from the course

Enrol for the Business Analysis Professional Development Program course 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

This 6-day workshop comprises of they key learnings and outcomes from both the Business Analysis Fundamentals – Level 1 and Business Analysis in Practice – Level 2 workshops and is ideal for individuals wanting to undergo both.

Business Analysis Fundamentals – Level 1:

Business strategy execution depends upon developing and implementing solutions that provide demonstrable value to an organisation. Optimal value however can only be realised when solutions are based on precise requirements that fully address an issue or opportunity within the context of the “whole organisation and environment.”
Our three day interactive and practical course provides you with proven tools, techniques and processes to help deliver solutions that satisfy stakeholder requirements and deliver expected benefits to the organisation.

Aligned with A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) current research, and best practice industry standards, this course enables business analysts to effectively undertake their role and to gain an appreciation of the knowledge areas required for formal ECBA certification (Entry Level Certification in Business Analysis).

Workshop Objective

This course provides participants with the fundamental knowledge of the processes and disciplines that enable the delivery of objective requirements that add maximum value to an organisation.

By combining a practical and pragmatic approach to business analysis, aligned with industry standards, this course will provide participants with the opportunity to prepare for the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) industry certification ECBA.

Utilising real-life scenarios develops participant’s skills, enabling them to put into practice tasks and techniques that allows them to gain general knowledge and practical experience.

Business Analysis in Practice – Level 2:

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.

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

This Program has a 6 day duration and comprises the following modules:

Business Analysis Fundamentals – Level 1

DAY 1

Setting the Scene

  • Understand course objectives.
  • Understand the alignment of the course with the IIBA® and the BABOK® Guide.
  • Understand the 4 levels of certification offered by the IIBA®.

Introduction to Business Analysis – Core Concepts

  • What is Business Analysis?
  • Understand the value of Business Analysis as it relates to the Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM)
  • Understand the role of the Business Analyst in the project lifecycle
  • Understand the core competencies of a successful business analyst
  • A Business Analysts glossary of terms
  • Becoming familiar with the types of requirements Business Analysts are responsible for capturing
  • Understand the difference between requirements and design
  • Understand who your stakeholders are

A Guide to a Business Analysts Tasks Activities and Techniques

  • Understand the Business Analysis Value Spectrum
  • Understand the relationship between core business analysis activities including
  • Planning
  • Elicitation & Collaboration
  • Management, Maintenance and Design of Requirements
  • Defining Current and Future states in alignment with business strategy
  • Structuring, Organising, Managing and Maintaining Requirements
  • Evaluating a solution from proof of concept through to, and including, operations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of general business analysis techniques based on activities

DAY 2

Planning Business Analysis Activities

  • Planning
  • Case Study Part 1 – Building the Next Best Mobile Application
  • Problem & Opportunity Statements
  • Product Box Exercise
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Scope Modelling
  • Planning for Elicitation & Collaboration

Requirements Lifecycle Management

  • Requirements Lifecycle Management
  • Understand Requirements Lifecycle Management
  • Creating a glossary of terms
  • Understand the syntax of writing requirements
  • Understand the language of writing requirements
  • Understand the characteristics and quality attributes of Requirements
  • Understand traceability
  • Case Study Part 2 – Building the Next Best Mobile Application
  • Participants will have the opportunity to write Business, Stakeholder, Functional and Non-Functional Requirements

DAY 3

From Requirements to Design

  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
  • Understand the key elements for consideration when preparing to model requirements
  • Understand different modelling techniques
  • Understand techniques to verify and validate requirements
  • Understand how to define different design options
  • Understand how to evaluate different solution options for value
  • Case Study Part 3 – Building the Next Best Mobile Application
  • Participants will develop a series of models that represent requirements for their mobile application
  • Participants will consider capturing and documenting a variety of different solution

Business Analysis in Practice – Level 2

DAY 4

Setting the Scene

  • Understand course objectives.
  • Understand the alignment of the course with the IIBA® and the BABOK® Guide.
  • 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 5

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

DAY6

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:

This course is aligned with the BABOK® Guide v3.0 Knowledge Areas and can assist in preparation for the ECBA™ and CCBA® certifications.

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™.

Business Analysis Fundamentals – Level 1

Successful completion of this course will enable participants to:

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of a business analyst
  • Articulate underlying competencies to guide them in Business Analysis best practices
  • Define core business analysis concepts using the Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM)
  • Apply the BACCM in a pragmatic manner that better defines how tasks and activities of Business Analysis are conducted.
  • Identify key techniques as appropriate for business analysis activities
  • Identify core business analysis activities as they relate to each knowledge area in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®)
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding in how to approach business analysis planning, information management and stakeholder engagement
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding in how to collaborate, communicate and conduct elicitation efforts with stakeholders
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding in how to manage requirements including prioritising, tracing, managing, changing and approving requirements activities
  • Demonstrate an awareness of understanding how to capture current and desired state in a manner that proves alignment to organisational strategy.
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of how to ensure that requirements and design meet the desired business need
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of how to ensure that value is sought when designing, delivering, implementing and maintaining a solution


Business Analysis in Practice – Level 2

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

In order to derive the greatest benefit from participation in this workshop, participants should be working in a Business Analysis environment or planning to do so within the near future.

Business Analysts seeking to build upon their existing Business Analysis knowledge and experience

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