This boot camp-style course will help you to gain the foundational skills to perform the role of a business analyst (BA) in both waterfall and agile environments. You will learn how to plan business analysis activities; as well as the basics of eliciting, analyzing, modeling, and writing requirements. Learn how to verify and validate product requirements, gain approval, and manage the requirements through the life cycle of the project. Understand the BA role in the design, development, and testing phases of a project. Gain new perspectives through hands-on, interactive group activities led by subject matter experts. Enhance your experience through videos, discussions, and reflections. Get tools, templates, and samples to continue your learning and practice after class.
This course is aligned to the requirements management and business analysis principles outlined by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and Project Management Institute (PMI).
This basic course is designed for systems analysts, business analysts, requirements analysts, developers, software engineers, IT project managers, project managers, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, program managers, testers, and QA specialists
Students pursuing a university-recognized and/or accredited certificate in Canada or continuing education units in the US must attend at least 90 percent of class time, participate in class exercises and section-knowledge checks, and score at least 70 percent on an end-of-class, multiple-choice assessment.
PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
There are no prerequisites for this course
Role and importance of the BA
Vocabulary standards and business analysis practices through the use of the IIBA A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide)
Plan BA requirements activities
Elicit requirements from stakeholders, with an emphasis on interviews
Analyze stated requirements, with an overview of modeling techniques
Document requirements for different types of projects
Verify and validate requirements
Elements of requirements management and communication and the BA's role in them
Elements of solution verification and validation and possible BA roles
Enterprise analysis: choosing appropriate projects
Necessary competencies and best practices of BAs
Waterfall, incremental, and agile lifecycles and how they change BA practices
*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or exam. Course is subject to a minimum enrollment to run. Course may run virtually as a Virtual Instructor-Led (VILT) class if the minimum enrollment is not met. For more information, please contact 207-775-0244 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org