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.
Those who need to learn practical system thinking: business systems analysts, managers, information
technology professionals, or other business professionals.
• 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
BUISNESS ANALYSIS PLANNING AND MONITORING
• 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
DEFINING PROJECT SCOPE
• 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
• 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?
• 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
Step One – Identify Issues
• Preparing for the Interview
• Interview Structure
• Questioning and Listening Techniques
• Listening for requirements
• Holding the interview
REQUIREMENTS, ASSUMPTIONS AND CONSTRAINTS
• Effective Requirements Practices
• Types of requirements
• SMART Requirements
• Identifying User Requirements
• Functional Requirements
• Quality Of Service Requirements
DEFINING A SOLUTION
• 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
SOLUTION IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING
• 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
• Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
• Behavioral Characteristics
• Business Knowledge
• Communication Skills
• Interaction Skills
• Software Applications
• Various Analysis techniques for performing Business Analysis
• Real World Simulation
• Business Case Decision Package
• What’s in this management presentation?
• Rehearsal and practice run
Classroom : 3 days
Virtual : 21 hours
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