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Business Analysis Fundamentals

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Course Description


From enterprise analysis and scope definition to requirements determination and conceptual design, 

the Fast Start® in Business Analysis workshop gives analysts a thorough understanding of the entire 

Systems Development Life Cycle. Replete with both “hard” and “soft” skills, this three-day course builds 

a sound strategy for analyzing business processes and demonstrates how to apply concepts and practical 

techniques within the context of an experiential learning environment. Students emerge from this 

workshop with a solid foundation of business analysis thinking as well as a greater understanding that 

doing the right things is just as important as doing things right. 


Discover How To



    • Analyse the enterprise context 
    • Elicit and capture user’s requests and turn them into requirements 
    • Write high quality business, functional and quality of service requirements 
    • Communicate, validate and gain sign off on the requirements document 
    • Define project scope 
    • Perform Procedure analysis 
    • Techniques on Interviewing  
    • Solution Definition 
    • Prepare and present a Business Case 



Who Should Attend


Those who need to learn practical system thinking: business systems analysts, managers, information 

technology professionals, or other business professionals. 


Course Outline




• Defining Business Analysis 

• What is Business Analysis? 

• What is a Business Analyst? 

• International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) 

• Today’s Approach to Business Analysis 

• The Systems Development Life Cycle 

• Approvals 




• Plan Business Analysis Approach 

• Conduct Stakeholder Analysis 

• Plan Business Analysis Activities 

• Plan Business Analysis Communication 

• Plan Requirements Management Process  

• Manage Business Analysis Performance 

• Real World Application 





• What is Enterprise Analysis ? 

• Enterprise Analysis Activities 

• What has changed? 

• What Information Should We Gather for Enterprise  Analysis ? 

• How should we collect this information? 

• Types of information to collect 

• Sources of Information   

• How does Enterprise Analysis help the project? 

• Real-World Application 





• An approach to Project Definition 

• Step One – Identify Issues 

• Uses for Issues 

• Step Two – Recognize Future Benefits 

• Step Three – identify the Function Areas/Stakeholders and Sponsor 

• Stakeholder 

• The Project Sponsor 

• Step Four – Diagram the Functional Flow 

• Step Five – Define the Project Scope and Objectives 

• Scope Exclusions 

• Real World Applications 




• Preparing for Analysis 

• What information should we gather to analyse? 

• Why perform procedure analysis? 

• Definitions 

• Performing Procedure Analysis 

• Process flow modelling 

• Why create models? 

• Symbols used in process flow models 

• Swim Lane diagram 

• Guidelines for creating swim lane diagrams 

• Process Scripts 

• Old Procedure 

• Process Script Procedure 

• Real World Application 




Step One – Identify Issues 


Why Interview? 

• Preparing for the Interview 

• Interview Structure 

• Questioning and Listening Techniques 

• Listening for requirements 

• Holding the interview 

• Real World Application 




• Effective Requirements Practices 

• Requirements 

• Types of requirements 

• SMART Requirements 

• Identifying User Requirements 

• Functional Requirements 

• Quality Of Service Requirements 

• Assumptions 

• Constraints 

• Real World Application 




• Solution Definition 

• System Improvement 

• System Redesign 

• Review Project Scope 

• Conceptual Design Creates Change 

• Process Improvement 

• Systems Development 

• Organizational Change 

• Impact Analysis. 

• Process Improvement Impact 

• Systems Development Impact 

• Organizational Change Impact 

• Real World Application 




• Systems Development Life Cycle Review 

• Phases for Implementation Planning 

• Planning to Implement the Future Changes. 

• Visualizing the Project Schedule for Implementing the Solution 

• Step 1 – Break the Project Down into Tasks 

• Step 2 - Assign Resources 

• Step 3 – Estimate Time 

• Step 4 – Sequence the Tasks


Step 5 – Chart The Plan 

• Real World Application 




• Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving 

• Behavioral Characteristics  

• Business Knowledge  

• Communication Skills  

• Interaction Skills  

• Software Applications  

• Real World Application 




• Various Analysis techniques for performing Business Analysis 

• Real World Simulation 




• Business Case Decision Package 

• What’s in this management presentation? 

• Presentations. 

• Rehearsal and practice run 

• Real World Application 




Course Duration

Classroom : 3 days 

Virtual : 21 hours

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