Business Analyst Training

Our business analysis in practice program combines training on-the-job business analysis activities with 8 weeks’ e-work experience on real project as a business analyst. While we do not train specifically for certification, you will have enough knowledge to pursue a business analysis certification after the course. But more importantly, you will be well armed to take on a business analysis role with the confidence that you can perform on the job and add significant values to business change initiatives.

The program includes the employability service that ensure you gain the relevant work experience, construct a great CV, prepare for interviews and get the start-up support you need to become confident in your new role through our mastermind group.

Prerequisites

None

Audience

This course is aimed at anyone who requires an understanding of Business Analysis including business analysts, business managers and their staff, business change managers and project managers.

Objectives

The main objective is to ensure that our candidates have the required skills and experience to be a good business analyst in a change project environment by learning to:

  • Understand business strategy, problems and driver for business change
  • Understand change impact and propose effective solutions that are feasible and effective
  • Create a business case for development and implementation of each solution option with cost, benefits, impact and risk analysis.
  • Identify key stakeholders, analyze their needs and effectively engage with them to define a set of requirements that meet business objective
  • Apply the right technique to uncover requirement and document them appropriately
  •  Analyze and decompose business requirement to users’ requirements to functional requirements, organize, prioritize and maintain traceability
  •  Use different documentation techniques to document requirements
  • Work with stakeholders to ensure requirements are clear, concise, feasible, acceptable, meets business needs and facilitate sign off

Duration:9 Weeks

Course Plan

In the first week, participants will be subjected to five days (5) days of interactive online training spanning three (3) hours each; these will be interactive online training session. At the end of the week, participants will take part in an eight (8) hour training class and workshop.

Day 1

Business analysis overview

  •  What is business analysis
  • Value of business analysis
  •  Solving business problems
  • What are requirements?
  • Who performs business analysis
  • The business analyst role
  • The product manager’s role

Business context

  • System developments
  • Business transformation

Day4

Requirements analysis

  • Purpose
  • Critical thinking
  • Stakeholders needs analysis
  • Decomposition analysis
  • Additive/subtractive analysis
  • Gap analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Business process analysis 5 Requirements modeling
  • UML/BPMN overview
  • Flowcharts
  • Swim Lanes
  • Entity relationship diagrams
  • State transition diagram
  • Data flow diagrams
  • Business process modeling
  • Use cases
  • User stories
  • Users centered design/User experience (UX)

Agile projects

  • Agile/scrum/Kanban
  • Value driven development (VDD)
  • Behavioral driven development (BDD)

Finalizing requirements

  • Requirements presentation (textual, diagrams and models)
  • Requirements walkthrough
  • Prioritizing requirements
  • Gaining acceptance

Managing requirements

  •  Configuration management
  • Change control
  • Requirements gathering and management tools

Day 2

Stakeholders analysis

  • Who are stakeholders and why do they matter?
  • Stakeholders’ needs and interest
  • Stakeholders engagement
  • Handling stakeholders’ conflict

Understanding lifecycles

  • System development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Project lifecycles
  • Product lifecycles
  • Requirements lifecycle

Day 3

Requirements elicitation

  • Overview of requirements
  • Business requirements
  • Users requirements
  • Functional requirements
  • Non-functional requirements
  • Requirements gathering techniques
  • Requirements documentation

Day 1

Business analysis overview

  •  What is business analysis
  • Value of business analysis
  •  Solving business problems
  • What are requirements?
  • Who performs business analysis
  • The business analyst role
  • The product manager’s role

Business context

  • System developments
  • Business transformation

Day 2

Stakeholders analysis

  • Who are stakeholders and why do they matter?
  • Stakeholders’ needs and interest
  • Stakeholders engagement
  • Handling stakeholders’ conflict

Understanding lifecycles

  • System development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Project lifecycles
  • Product lifecycles
  • Requirements lifecycle

Day 3

Requirements elicitation

  • Overview of requirements
  • Business requirements
  • Users requirements
  • Functional requirements
  • Non-functional requirements
  • Requirements gathering techniques
  • Requirements documentation

Day4

Requirements analysis

  • Purpose
  • Critical thinking
  • Stakeholders needs analysis
  • Decomposition analysis
  • Additive/subtractive analysis
  • Gap analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Business process analysis 5 Requirements modeling
  • UML/BPMN overview
  • Flowcharts
  • Swim Lanes
  • Entity relationship diagrams
  • State transition diagram
  • Data flow diagrams
  • Business process modeling
  • Use cases
  • User stories
  • Users centered design/User experience (UX)

Agile projects

  • Agile/scrum/Kanban
  • Value driven development (VDD)
  • Behavioral driven development (BDD)

Finalizing requirements

  • Requirements presentation (textual, diagrams and models)
  • Requirements walkthrough
  • Prioritizing requirements
  • Gaining acceptance

Managing requirements

  •  Configuration management
  • Change control
  • Requirements gathering and management tools

Job Prospects

  • Junior Business Analyst
  • Product Owner
  • Business Analyst
  • System Analyst