Business Analysis

Time: 24 hours

 

Prerequisite:  

 

Prior Project Management Education or Business or People Management Experience is preferred.

 

Course overview:

 

This course is structured around a series of activities in which you gain practical modeling experience. In the context of a real-world case study, you apply best practices in business requirement gathering, documentation and stakeholder management to help you fulfill your crucial role as a business analyst.

Students can combine modules to get a combo discount. Each module cost separately.

 

Module 1: Business Analysis (ECBA / CBAP - Certification) 
Duration: 24 hours 

 

Course Content


Introduction to business analysis
• The rationale for business analysis
• The development of business analysis
• The scope of business analysis
• The responsibilities of a business analyst
 

Competencies of the business analyst
• The Business Analysis Maturity Model
• The competencies of a business analyst
 

Business strategy analysis
• The strategic context
• Strategic analysis techniques
• SWOT analysis
• Implementing strategy
 

The Business Analysis Process Model
• The life cycle for business analysis
• Creative problem-solving approach
• Stages of the process model
• Deliverable and techniques for each stage
 

Investigation techniques
• Interviewing and workshops
• Observation approaches
• Scenarios and prototyping
• Quantitative investigation techniques
• Documenting the business situation
 

Stakeholder analysis and management
• Categorizing stakeholders
• Analyzing stakeholders
• Stakeholder management
 

Modeling the business system
• Soft systems methodology
• Documenting business situations
• Business perspectives
• Business activity models
• Business events and business rules
• Performance measures
• Gap analysis

Modeling business processes
• Organisational view of processes
• Value chain and value propositions
• Business process modeling techniques
• Improving business processes

AS-IS vs TO-BE

Strategy Development

- SWOT Analysis

- Business Canvas

- Product | Customer | Competitor Analysis

- Business Case Creation

- Product / Project Financial Valuation 

- Project Planning 

Final Project +  Exam Preparation 

 

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Gathering the requirements
• Requirements engineering framework
• Actors in requirements engineering
• Requirements elicitation
• Requirements analysis
• Requirements validation
 

Documenting and managing requirements
• The requirements document
• The requirements catalog
• Types of requirement
• Managing requirements


Modeling requirements
• Modeling functionality
• Modeling data | SQL | ERD [Entity Relationship Diagram  ] 

 

Delivering the requirements
• Delivering the solution
• Delivery lifecycles – waterfall, V model, incremental, iterative


Making a business and financial case
• The business case in the project lifecycle
• Identifying options
• Assessing feasibility
• Structure of a business case
• Investment appraisal techniques
• Realizing the benefits


Implementing business change
• The change management process
• The emotional impact of change

Agile Scrum Overview

Module 2: Agile Scrum Master / Product Owner Certification (PSM / CSM)
Duration: 24 hours 
  • Learn how BA can play a role in Agile  as a Scrum Master or Product Owner  

  • Agile Scrum Process

  • Agile Scrum Roles

  • Agile Scrum Events

  • Agile Scrum Release Planning

  • Agile Scrum Planning 

  • Agile Scrum Product Backlog Definition

  • Agile Scrum Story Definition 

  • Agile Scrum Story  Estimation |  Story Map | Acceptance Criteria 

  • Agile Scrum Reporting

  • JIRA - Release | Sprint Planning | Defect Management | Task Assignment | Reporting 

  • Final Project  +  Exam Preparation 

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Module 3: Tableau
Duration: 16 hours 
Learn how BA can leverage data analysis + visualization tool to make business decisions
  • Tableau Overview 

  • Database Overview

  • SQL Commands

  • Data Types: CSV vs JSON vs XML

  • Data Connection

  • Data Processing: Join, Filter, Search, Sorting, Calculation, Grouping

  • Data Visualization

  • Data Worksheet

  • Data Dashboard 

  • Data Story Creation

  • Business decision making, Forecasting, Reporting 

  • Business Intelligence - by making strategical decisions

  • Interactive dashboard 

  • Data Reporting 

  • Final Project 

Who should go for this course?

 

This course is designed for individuals who have some basic: leadership skill, people or process management skill and want to grow in Business and Management career path.

Staffing Support
  • Resume Preparation

  • Mock Interview Preparation

  • Phone Interview Preparation

  • Face to Face Interview Preparation

  • Project/Technology Preparation

  • Internship with internal project work

  • Externship with client project work

Our Salient Features:
  • Hands-on Labs and Homework

  • Group discussion and Case Study

  • Course Project work

  • Regular Quiz / Exam

  • Regular support beyond the classroom

  • Students can re-take the class at no cost

  • Dedicated conf. rooms for group project work

  • Live streaming for the remote students

  • Video recording capability to catch up the missed class

Tel: 847 350 9034

1560 Wall Street, Suite #111,

Naperville, IL 60563

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Disclaimer: At this time, we are not offering any training programs for Nebraska residents.
 

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