Modeling Techniques for the Business Analyst

The business analyst has become a pivotal role for information technology projects, responsible for bridging the gap between IT and the key business participants of any project. The business’s needs must be communicated in a way that supports business user validation as well as providing the foundation for the technical staff to design and build a successful solution. This class focuses on the many types of modeling techniques that are used by the business analyst in system development and provide hands-on experience for attendees to learn how to develop and interpret the models. The techniques taught are compliant with the BABOK® version 3.0 and have been endorsed by the IIBA®.

4 Days/Lecture & Lab

This course is designed for: • New business analysts, systems analysts and business architects • Experienced business analysts looking to update their modeling skills or understanding the modeling skills required for the CBAP certification • Project managers who incorporate business analysis roles in their projects

  • Overview of BA role
  • Introduction to Modeling
  • Overview of the most common system development methodologies (SDLCs)
  • How modeling supports the SDLCs
  • Business Process Improvement, Re-engineering and modeling
  • Context Models
  • Process Models o Business Rules o Decision Trees / Tables o Event and Trigger Identification o SIPOC Business Models o Functional Decomposition Diagram o Workflow Models (As-Is, To-Be) o Flowcharts and Activity Diagrams o Sequence Diagrams o State Models
  • Usage Models o User Profiles o Use Case Modeling o User Stories o Storyboards o Prototyping o Screen Navigation and User Interface Design
  • Data Models o Data Dictionaries o Data Flow Diagrams o Entity Relationship Diagrams o Data Transformation and Mapping o Metadata
  • Design Models o Techniques in common with business models o Architecture or Network Diagram o System Structure Chart o System Flow Diagram o Security Model (CRUD)
  • Tips for Success

There are no prerequisites for this course.


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