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Business Analyst Course Content

Overview:

Business Analysis is the process of understanding business change needs, assessing the impact of those changes, capturing, analyzing and documenting requirements and then supporting the communication and delivery of those requirements with relevant parties.

Training Objective of BA:

Take control of your business requirements practices today and reap the benefits of reduced costs and payback times, shorter project durations, and improved scope definition tomorrow. Corporate Education Group‘s business analysis training programs will help you and your organization understand true business requirements, and consistently propose effective solutions that meet those requirements.

Target Students / Prerequisites:

There is no defined way to become a business analyst. Often the BA has a technical background, whether having worked as a programmer or engineer, or completing a Computer Science degree. Others may move into a BA role from a business role – their status as a subject matter expert and their analytical skills make them suitable for the role. Business analysts may overlap into roles such as project manager or consultant. When focused on specific systems, the term Business Systems Analyst may be used.
A BA does not always work in IT-related projects, as BA skills are often required in marketing and financial roles as well.

Course Content

Introduction

  • Importance of BA in the industry
  • Roles and Responsibilities of BA
  • Skills required for the role
  • Deliverables of a BA
  • How is the current market for BA

SDLC

  • What is a Software project
  • What is SDLC
  • Different phases of SDLC
  • How as a BA we get involved in different phases of SDLC

Requirement Engineering

  • What is Requirement Engineering
  • Problems with Requirement Practices
  • Different Requirement Engineering Tasks
  • Processes to be followed to gather requirements
  • Typical questions to be asked to the business team while gathering requirements

Project Case Study

  • An example project to discuss a real life scenario
  • How the requirement engineering concepts can be implemented in an example project.
  • Real life scenarios to discuss each concept

Use Cases

  • What is a Use Case
  • Different sections of a use case document
  • How to prepare a use case document
  • Use Case Templates
  • Real life example of a use case document
  • Assignment on Use Case document

Requirement Prioritization

  • Why to prioritize requirements
  • Factors to consider while prioritizing requirements
  • Participants of Requirement Prioritization
  • Process to follow while prioritizing requirements
  • Requirement Prioritization Model

Traceability Matrix

  • Purpose of Traceability
  • Significance of Traceability
  • What is Traceability Matrix
  • Why it is use
  • How traceability matrix is use to do Gap Analysis

System Quality Attributes

  • What are System Quality Attributes
  • What are the various SQA
  • UML Diagrams(class,state,interaction)

Non Functional Requirements

  • What are non functional requirements
  • What is the significance of non functional requirements
  • How the non functional requirements are gathered
  • Non functional requirements document template

System Requirement Specification

  • What is a SRS document
  • What are the various sections of SRS document
  • How a SRS document is prepared
  • SRS document template

Flow Chart

  • What is flow chart diagram
  • Different symbols used in a Flow chart diagram
  • How flow chart diagram is used in a software project
  • How flow chart diagrams can be draws using Microsoft Visio
  • Real life example of a flow chart diagram

Wireframes or Mock-ups

  • What is a wireframe
  • Why is wireframe used
  • How a wireframe can be drawn using Microsoft Visio
  • An example wireframe

Software Development Methodologies

  • What are the various software development methodologies
  • Pros and cons of each of the methodologies
  • How as a BA we get involved in the different methodologies
  • Which are the most popular methodologies
  • Detail discussion on Agile methodology

Testing

  • Basic concepts of Software testing
  • Different types of testing
  • Difference between Manual and automation testing
  • Various levels of software testing
  • Testing artifacts
  • Step by step process of software testing
  • Test case document
  • Real life example of a test case document
  • Role of a BA during testing

Project Management concepts

  • Roles and responsibilities of a project manager
  • What can be the involvement of BA in Project Planning

Data Modeling and Database Management system

  • What is data modeling
  • What is entity and attributes
  • What are relationships
  • What is ERD
  • Basic concepts of Database management systems
  • Master and Transaction tables
  • Primary Key
  • Basics of SQL

UML

  • What is UML
  • Why it is used
  • UML Diagrams (Activity, Use Case)

Conclusion

  • Common BA questions asked in an interview
  • How to answer the interview questions
  • Mock Interview
  • Any Questions
  • Tacking the next — Resume and getting a job

Future analysis:

Over the last several years, the field of Business Analysis has experienced exponential growth. More and more, Business Analysts are joining project teams to manage the scope of the product and solution, leaving project managers with more time to manage the scope of the project itself.

BAs help organizations improve how they conduct their functions and activities in order to reduce overall costs, provide more efficient use of scarce resources and better support the customer and the solutions needed to remain competitive in a global economy.