Practical Business Analysis

Practical Business Analysis
Start Date30th May 2018
Course CodeSS18-11
Full Fee
Duration3 days
Network Member Subsidised Fee€750.00
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Programme Overview

The essential toolkit - working on projects (Waterfall and Agile); documenting and improving business processes;

requirements engineering

The consultant will facilitate a realistic working environment and encourage and lead discussion of how to apply the learning to the delegates\' own business situation.
Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Ensure business change is aligned to business need
  • Plan Business Analysis activities and stakeholder engagement
  • Employ a robust requirements engineering process
  • Investigate, model and analyse business processes
Write and communicate robust requirements
Course Content

The Scope for Business Change

An introduction to the need for Business Analysis and the role and scope of the Business Analyst; this module considers the

need for strategic awareness in the delivery of business change, whether in an Agile or Waterfall environment, and the part

that the Business Analyst plays in ensuring the change is aligned to business need.

Project Initiation

Securing terms of reference, identifying the stakeholders and planning the Business Analysis effort are vital components of a

successful project; this module examines why taking shortcuts leads to failure.

Requirements Engineering

Understanding the nature of requirements and the difference between \'capturing\' and \'engineering\'. This module looks at

different sources and categories of requirements, the problems associated with requirements engineering and provides an

effective process for ensuring high quality requirements which are under control.

Business Process Modelling

Most Business Analysts need to investigate and model business processes; this module covers the modelling language they

can use as well as a practical approach to the tasks of modelling at different levels and understanding scope and value.

Process Improvement

Applying problem analysis techniques to business processes and using creative approaches to making improvements.

The User Journey

A rigorous approach to capturing and documenting IT requirements using User Stories and Use Cases. This module

integrates process modelling, requirements definition and systems development.