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This course provides a deep-dive into the knowledge areas, tasks, and techniques of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK?) version 3, and draw parallels to your own projects.

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This course provides a deep-dive into the knowledge areas, tasks, and techniques of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) version 3, and draw parallels to your own projects.

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Lesson 1: Creating a Solid Base for Business Analysis

  • Distinguishing between typical BA projects
    • Agile
    • Business intelligence
    • Information technology
    • Business architecture
    • Business process
    • Determining the role and focus of BA based on project type
  • Identifying underlying competencies
    • Recognizing behavioral and thinking paradigms
    • Highlighting communication and interaction skills
  • Describing key concepts
    • Establishing the vocabulary
    • BACCM
    • Stakeholders
    • Requirements
    • Designs

Lesson 2: Strategy Analysis

  • Researching the business organization in context to new change
    • Performing situational state analysis: current vs. future
    • Listing the business drivers and the problem/opportunity
  • Understanding analytical methodologies and approaches
    • Defining and analyzing potential adverse events
    • Carrying out an enterprise readiness assessment
    • SWOT
    • KPIs
    • Functional decomposition

Lesson 3: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

  • Choosing a BA approach and establishing governance
    • Predictive vs. adaptive
    • Level of formality
    • Timing
    • Documenting and communicating requirements changes
  • Understanding the community of stakeholders
    • Conducting a stakeholder analysis
    • Communicating: details, frequency, modality
    • Personas
    • Rules analysis
    • Organizational modeling

Lesson 4: Elicitation and Collaboration

  • Preparing and conducting elicitation sessions
    • Developing an elicitation activity plan
    • Collaboration
    • Research
    • Experiments
  • Capturing accurate and consistent information
    • Comparing elicitation results to sources
    • Ensuring a shared understanding of information
    • Brainstorming
    • Interviews
    • Stakeholder maps

Lesson 5: Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

  • Specifying and modeling requirements and designs
    • Creating matrices and diagrams
    • Collecting and representing attributes
    • Implementing appropriate levels of abstraction
    • Process modeling
    • Sequence diagrams
    • State modeling
  • Structuring and organizing requirements and designs
    • Illustrating flows of inputs, information, and outputs
    • Checking for correctness and completeness
    • Evaluating against solution scope
    • Verifying and validating specified and modeled requirements
    • Use cases
    • Data flow diagrams
  • ?Non-functional analysis

Lesson 6: Requirements Life Cycle Management

  • Defining types and deriving relationships
    • Finding relationships between requirements
    • Choosing prioritization criteria and requirements states
  • Approving requirements and designs
    • Managing conflicts and issues
    • Gaining consensus and communicating approval
    • Item tracking
    • Workshops
    • Acceptance and evaluation criteria

Lesson 7: Solution Evaluation

  • Determining if what was specified solves the business problem
    • Recording and applying solution performance measurements
    • Identifying and analyzing limitations in the solution and the enterprise
  • Recommending alternatives and actions to increase value
    • Listing and understanding external and internal factors
    • Considering solution replacement or retirement
    • Decision analysis
    • Organizational modeling
    • Risk analysis

Lesson 8: Taking Your Next Step

  • Preparing to take a certification exam
  • Evaluating where you are
  • Considering Additional Courses

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