Introduction to Business Analysis Training



Today’s Business Analyst has taken a greater and more important role in the development of quality software development projects than ever before. With the advent of the International Institute of Business Analysis (the IIBA), the governing body for establishing Business Analysis skills, knowledge, competency and ethics, the tremendous value of the Business Analyst has been brought to light. As an IIBA Charter Endorsed Education Provider, LearnQuest has crafted a core curriculum of strategically aligned customizable courses designed to cover all of necessary skills for successful Business Analysis Training.
Today's Business Analyst training has taken a more important role in the advancement of quality software development projects than ever before. More than a requirements documenter, Business Analyst training requires and understanding and competence of in knowledge areas such as:
Requirements Engineering, Requirements Management, Requirements Development, Requirements Change Control, Requirements Traceability, Requirements Verification, and Validation
Business Processes and Business Process Management, Data Discovery, and Data Modeling
Business Process Automation, Process Improvement, and Process Re-Engineering
Risk Analysis, Planning and Software Development Methods, Processes and Techniques, Solution Testing Techniques and Methods, and Enterprise Analysis
LearnQuest's online Business Analyst training is founded on a core curriculum of strategically aligned customizable courses designed to cover all of the above necessary skills.
This Business Analysis course is designed to provide key fundamental concepts of Business Analysis. The course provides an initial foundation of knowledge which prepares the student for advanced Business Analysis topics. The course includes discussions of the who, what, how and why of the Business Analyst role and includes such critical skills as: effective Business Analyst communication methods, gathering, documenting, managing and transmitting requirements, the unified process, work products, use cases in a nutshell, UML modeling of use cases, activity diagrams and risk mitigation.

Those individuals who desire to participate in a software development project as a Business Analyst or wish to begin the first steps towards preparation for the Business Analyst certification should take this course. This course is designed to be 50% to 75% exercises and discussions depending on the needs and experience of the class participants, and on the number of class days being taught.
This course aligns with the v2.0 BABOK® Guide. This course is endorsed by the IIBA® and offers 19.5 CDU credits.


1. Introduction
Discuss the definition of Business Analysis
Discuss the definition of Business Analyst
Examine knowledge areas of Business Analysts
Examine the skills of a Business Analyst
Discuss the roles of Business Analysts in software projects
Be introduced to the IIBA® and the BA Book of Knowledge (BABOK®)
2. Effective Communication
Define communication
Discuss types of communication
Examine Business communication formats
Discuss Effective writing techniques
Examine effective writing habits
Examine writing pitfalls
Discuss verbal communication techniques
Discuss and practice effective listening skills
Review presentation skills
3. Project Overview
Project phases
Project Launch Activities
Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Software Project Artifacts
Tasks performed by Business Analysts
4. Requirements Engineering and Requirements Concepts
Requirements Engineering
Terms and Definitions
What are good Requirements Engineering practices?
Requirements Management Overview
Requirement Concepts
Requirement Defined
Requirements Levels
Requirement Types
5. Introduction to Requirements Management
Requirement Management Defined
Components of the RM Process
Benefits of a quality RM Process
Risks of a poor RM Process
The BA role RM Activities
6. Requirements Management Artifacts
Discuss and examine the various Requirements Management Templates
Discuss and Develop a Scope and Vision Document
Discuss and Develop a Requirement Plan
Requirements Change Management and Traceability
Requirements Change Management Overview
What is Change Management?
What does Change Control Management do for us?
7. Requirements Change Management Process
Establishing a Change Control Management Process
Change Control Charter
Change Control Board
Change Control Process
Impact Analysis
8. Introduction to Visual Modeling
Modeling notations and symbols
The benefits of Visual Modeling
The various models available for Business Analysis
9. Requirements Development
Requirements Development Defined
Activities of the Business Analyst in Requirements Development
Preparing to gather requirements
Stakeholder Identification
Problem Analysis
Identifying User Classes
Requirements Elicitation techniques
Writing effective requirements
Characteristics of quality requirements
10. Requirements Verification and Validation
Verification and Validation Defined
Techniques to Verify and Validate Requirements
Establish criteria for evaluation
How to prepare and conduct successful reviews
Determine the level of review formality

key words, tags

Business Analysis, Risk Analysis, Planning and Software Development Methods, Solution Testing

Course properties

Form of education
Recommended age for informal learning
19-25, 25-45, 45-65
Learning language
Business and administration
Provider’s course code
Course authors
Course cost
IP transfer allowed
Output knowledge, abilities, skills
Define the roles of the Business Analyst in the software development process, the knowledge and skill requirements necessary to carry out the role Differentiate between software development methods and processes Discuss Requirements Engineering, Requirements Management and Requirements Development Recognize the levels, types and characteristics of quality requirements Discuss change management and requirements traceability from a Business Analysts perspective Describe requirements that drive ongoing design, test, and user documentation activities Identify and discuss the flow charting using Unified Modeling Language (UML) Activity Diagrams
Career list corresponds to course
Analysts Managers Designers Testers Anyone needing to update their basic skills to modern analysis techniques
Entrance test
Groups formation by readiness level
Teachers presence
Tutors presence
Facilitators presence
Interactivity in training materials
Collaborative learning presence
Practical activities
Discussions, forums presence
Webinars, video conferences presence
meetup presence
LMS integration
Learning Analytics
Certification presence
Certificate name
19.5 CDU credits
Course time limits
3 (days)
Opportunity to enter after start
Personal learning path possibility, course individualization
Special needs support