Business Analysis

Business Analysis
Start Date28th January 2019
Course CodeSS18-91
Full Fee
Duration1 day
Network Member Subsidised Fee€500.00
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Programme Overview

The Business Analyst plays a key role Business analysis in the software development project lifecycle. The Business Analyst must act as an intermediary between the business and technical communities, engaging with business stakeholders to understand their needs, translating those business needs into technical documentation and working with the both communities to ensure the end product meets those needs.

This one-day overview will explain the role, function and challenges of the Business Analyst, as well as giving attendees an appreciation of how the quality of business engagement with the Business Analyst can have a dramatic impact on the degree of project success.

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

At the end of this topic, attendees will

  • Understand the Business Analyst's role and responsibilities across the project lifecycle
  • Understand the challenges faced by the Business Analyst
  • Understand the nature and importance of requirements
  • Understand the importance of a mature Business Analyst/Business engagement model

Practical exercises will be blended through the modules to help reinforce the concepts

Course Content

1. Introduction to the Business Analyst Role

What is a Business Analyst

The Business Analyst role across the project lifecycle

Key Business Analyst challenges

Required skillset

2. The Importance of Requirements

What are requirements

Levels and types of requirements

Key stakeholders in requirements

Typical problems with requirements

Techniques to address these problems

3. BA/Business Engagement Model

Rights & Responsibilities of requirements ‘providers’

The importance of business engagement with requirements elicitation techniques

Requirements Review/Sign-off

4. Agile vs. Waterfall

Overview of the two approaches

Business engagement profiles

Agile/Waterfall Pros & Cons

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