Essentials of Business Analysis

Training Summary
Essentials of Business Analysis describes, the role of the Business Analyst and examines many of the most common Business Analysis practices. After reviewing core concepts, participants engage in several hands-on exercises in order to learn commonly used tools and techniques. Topics include techniques used to define a proposed solution; stakeholder identification; and project requirements development, validation, management and communication. The BA role in both waterfall and agile projects is discussed, including the use of agile techniques to reinforce the effectiveness of waterfall projects
This course assumes that participants have participated in some projects and have some understanding of one or more business analyst roles.
2 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is of particular value to business analysts, project managers and other project staff with direct or indirect responsibility for requirements definition and analysis; Project Management Office staff; and managers of business analysts.
Course Topics
  • Introduction to Business Analysis
  • The Business Analysis Professional
  • Stakeholder collaboration skills
  • Enterprise Analysis
  • Understanding Project Requirements
  • Requirements Planning
  • Requirements Elicitation
  • Analyzing Requirements
  • Documenting Requirements
  • Verifying and Validating Requirements
  • Additional BA Functions
  • Final course review

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