Business Analysis

Business Analysis is defined as an investigation into the business of an enterprise aimed at understanding every aspect of the enterprise’s functioning including its processes, people and performance. In today’s business and Project Management environments, there are many opportunities for Business Analysts (BA). These opportunities have a wide range differing in roles and levels of responsibilities within organizations requiring many years of business experience. Business Analysts work closely with Project Managers and are an integral part of the project planning phase. They are mainly responsible for capturing the Business Requirements, which impacts the project’s success. Throughout the project lifecycle, the BA plays a very vital role.

“The computer system does not do what I want…..”

Technology is wonderful, but…! Systems are often developed that do not do what the business wants. Nowadays, computer users must be able to specify the business requirements in a clear, concise way, and be able to communicate this with technical staff. They must be able to handle and manage an ever changing environment and develop a Functional Specification which accurately and unambiguously represents the business requirements. This intensive course shows the steps to be taken and the methods used to define systems today. It will enable business analysts to become fully involved in developing systems that will meet the Clients needs.

How to be A Test Analyst

This course is designed to provide foundational understanding of the knowledge areas and skills of Business Analysis. The course exposes the student to the concepts of Business Analysis at a very high level. The course includes discussions of the multi-faceted role of the Business Analyst and examines the fundamental skills required. It explores many such critical skills as gathering the requirements, techniques involved in gathering requirements, analysis, documenting, managing, verifying and transmitting of requirements.

Objective:

Upon completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the roles of the Business Analyst in the software development process, and apply the knowledge and skill requirements necessary to carry out the role
  • Apply process oriented approach in collecting and documenting requirements
  • Reduce software defects by improving the quality of requirements found
  • Better understanding capabilities towards client
  • Describe the levels, types, and characteristics of good requirements
  • Better liaising skills with clients and in between departments
  • Apply requirements traceability to the Business Analysis process
  • Describe requirements that drive ongoing design, test, and user documentation

System Fundamentals :

  • Overview on System Fundamentals

Business Analysis in SDLC:

  • What is SDLC?
  • Role of a BA in SDLC
  • mportance of BA in SDLC
  • SDLC Methodologies

Roles and Responsibilities of Business Analyst

  • Who is a Business Analyst?
  • Quality of a Business Analyst
  • Key roles and responsibilities
  • Business analyst vs. System Analyst

The Requirement Process :

  • Why requirements exist
  • Requirements Definitions
  • Requirements process
  • Characteristics of quality Requirements
  • Requirement Types

Project Requirements:

  • What is Scope and Vision document?
  • Importance of Scope and Vision Document
  • How to create Scope and Vision Document?

Functional and Non-Functional Requirements :

  • What are Function and Non –Functional requirements?
  • Different types of non-functional requirements

Elicitation of Requirements :

  • Importance of Requirement gathering
  • Requirement Gathering Techniques
  • Creating Functional Requirement Document
  • Constraints in Eliciting the requirements

Analysis of Requirements :

  • What are the different techniques used for the analysis of requirements?
  • What is a Context Diagram?
  • Creating and understanding the Context Diagram
  • Importance of Business Events
  • Working with Business Events
  • Creating and understanding the Use Case Diagrams

Specification of Requirements :

  • When do we need a requirement document
  • Characteristics of quality requirements
  • Rules for writing effective requirements

Verifying the Requirements :

  • Verification and Validation Defined
  • Techniques to Verify and Validate Requirements
  • Importance of Traceability matrix
  • How to Create a traceability Matrix

Techniques for Requirements Gathering

Strong elicitation skills are a ‘must have’ for anyone charged with defining requirements for their project. Success is dependent on a mixture of technical skills (i.e. knowing which technique to use and how to use it) and interpersonal skills (i.e. building relationships, listening, and gaining consensus). Whether you plan to meet with your stakeholders in one-on-one sessions, in a facilitated session, or remotely, you will need to know how to select and implement techniques to accurately and efficiently identify the needs of your business.

Upon completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the roles of the Business Analyst in the software development process, and apply the knowledge and skill requirements necessary to carry out the role
  • Apply process oriented approach in collecting and documenting requirements
  • Reduce software defects by improving the quality of requirements found
  • Better understanding capabilities towards client
  • Describe the levels, types, and characteristics of good requirements
  • Better liaising skills with clients and in between departments
  • Apply requirements traceability to the Business Analysis process
  • Describe requirements that drive ongoing design, test, and user documentation

Unified Modeling Language (UML)

  • Understanding our client’s vision and requirements
  • Clear and consistent communication
  • Service and Implementation based on best practice methodologies
  • Attention to Detail
  • Deadline Integrity
  • Innovation through lateral thinking
  • Focus on quality
  • Building and Maintaining Relationships

BA for Testing

This course will help you to understand how the business testing is done in the real time scenarios and learns about the software development life cycle and test life cycle. Students will be to know how to design the test documents and implementation of testing techniques specially reviews process

CBAP – Certified Business Analysis Professional

SoftLabs provides orientation program for aspirants looking forward to take CBAP certification.

A Certified Business Analysis Professional (“CBAP”) is a recognized expert in identifying the business needs of an organization in order to determine the business solutions. CBAP’s are acknowledged as competent individuals performing a role that is increasingly recognized as a vital component of any successful project.

The program brings in

  • A synopsis of BABOK 2.0
  • 21 CDUs for professional development requirements
  • Practical understanding of concept
  • Explanation on the examination process and requirements
  • Practice on possible question answers of CBAP

Program Contents

  • Introduction to Business Analysis
  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
  • Elicitation
  • Requirements Management and Communication
  • Enterprise Analysis
  • Requirement Analysis
  • Solution Assessment and Validation
  • Techniques
  • The program should be attended by business analysts, domain experts and functional BA’s.
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