Business Analysis Demonstrated

Description

“I solve problems you don’t know you have, in ways you can’t understand” (I am a Business Analyst).

The role of the Business Analyst is much more complex than the people perceive it to be and sometimes it can be a challenge to understand all its facets.

In the Business Analysis Essentials we went over the theoretical concepts of Business Analysis. In this course, we are applying the concepts in a simulated project environment, looking at the tasks and deliverables that a Business Analyst has to produce during the life of a project.

Master the BA tasks and deliverables

  •  Estimating the project specific  tasks
  •  Understand the deliverables
  •  Apply the elicitation techniques
  •  Produce the business and process flows
  •  Face the project challenges
  •  Write effective and clear requirements
  •  Understand how to overcome the obstacles

Most of the Business Analysis courses are teaching the theoretical concepts but they don’t provide enough understanding of what the Business Analysts do on a daily basis during the project.

This course aims to overcome these shortcomings and walk you through a complete project from the Business Analyst’s point of view, starting with the project initiations, project planning, requirements elicitation, requirements communications, various traps that you may encounter on the way, all the way till you get your requirements signed off and you have to provide development and test support.

Contents and Overview

This course contains over 40 lectures and more than 3 hours of contents. The course is designed for beginners to intermediate Business Analysts, but a bit of prior experience would help to understand better the project challenges. If you are new to the Business Analysis world, I recommend you take the Business Analysis Essentials course first in order to grasp the theoretical concepts, before seeing how they are being applied in practice.

While Business Analysis Essentials is not a pre requisite for this course, it would help you to cement the concepts taught there through a combination of theory (Business Analysis Essentials) and practice (Business Analysis Demonstrated).

By the end of this course, you will have a complete understanding of how to use the Business Analysis techniques, what challenges you will be facing during a project, what documents you need to deliver, how to get the business buy in to sign off the requirements, what type of communication challenges the project may present and how to overcome them.

What are the requirements for this course?

  •  Your willingness to learn
  •  A basic understanding of the SDLC (refer to Business Analysis Essentials)

What am I going to get from this course?

  •  Over 40 lectures and 3 hours of content
  •  Step by step instructions about what you need to do in a project as a Business Analyst
  •  You will be able to be more effective and successful in your job as a Business Analyst
  •  A complete picture of what the Business Analysts tasks are in project

Who is the audience?

  •  Everyone who wants to gain more insight about Business Analysis
  •  Students who want to pursue a Business Analyst career
  •  Junior or Intermediate Business Analysts who want to become more effective
  •  Senior Business Analysts who need a refresher of the Business Analysis concepts

 

Information you will get:

  • Understand the day to day life of a Business Analyst within a project
  • Identify and estimate the Business Analyst’s specific tasks
  • Understand how to tackle the project from a Business Analysis perspective
  • Apprehend the importance of project definition and project scope
  • Develop an ability to elicit and document different type of requirements
  • Understand the challenges faced by the Business Analysts during a project
  • Decide whether Business Analysis is the right career choice for them

Requirements

  • No pre-requisites are required
  • Business Analysis Essentials recommended

This course is for:

  • Anybody who is interested to discover what Business Analysis is about
  • People who want to embark on a career as a Business Analyst
  • Students who want to decide if Business Analysis is the right career choice
  • Junior Business Analyst who want to build more confidence
  • Intermediate and Senior Business Analysts who need a more structured approach