Business Analyst (BA) Training

BA in class (6 weeks) $1000
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KEY FEATURES


16hrs of Instructor Led
Training /16PDU

16hrs of Instructor Led
Training /16PDU

16hrs of Instructor Led
Training /16PDU




Business Analyst

The business analyst role is often seen as a communication bridge between IT and the business stakeholders. Business analysts must be great verbal and written communicators, tactful diplomats, problem solvers, thinkers and analysers – with the ability to engage with stakeholders to understand and respond to their needs in rapidly changing business environments. This can often involve dealing with very senior stakeholders and can often involve challenging and questioning to ensure that value for money is achieved from IT developments.

A business analyst does not need to have an IT background although it can help to have some basic understanding of how IT systems work. Some business analysts come from a technical or programming background but they will often come from within the business itself – having a detailed knowledge of the business domain can be equally useful (if not more so!)



ABOUT OUR BA COURSE


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

The focus of our training is on business analysis within a project environment, initially supporting the assessment of change proposals, assisting the development of business cases, defining the scope and objectives of the project, defining the requirements for change and then supporting both the technical and business delivery of those changes. We focus on the business analyst’s responsibilities as a change facilitator throughout the business change lifecycle regardless of whether the organisation is ‘agile’ or using traditional project approaches.

As well as providing business analysts with the key skills to effectively contribute to business change projects, our business analysis training courses coach delegates in a ‘way of thinking’ and analysing that delivers the right result first time with minimal cost and maximum benefit.

Pre-Requisite- No pre-requisite required.

  • Business Analysis is an evergreen IT profession; every industry needs a BA for successful project completion and support.
  • BA has an impeccable impact on achieving company’s productivity goals and meeting stakeholder’s expectation.
  • Starting a BA career requires no programming or core IT knowledge. You can easily start learning from scratch.
  • This is one among the most stable job in IT industry because of its technofunctional job nature.
  • Business Analyst fills the gaps between Business and Technical team, so you get opportunity to interact with both the teams.
  • As a Business Analyst, you add value to business by introducing innovative solutions to help business grow.
  • BA helps companies to improve and optimize their business processes by using right techniques and tools.
  • Business Analyst also performs functional testing as well as drives UAT.

This course is designed to give the Business Analyst the skills needed to successfully gather, analyse, validate and champion the requirements throughout an Agile project. The course will describe the most popular Agile approaches and will use the DSDM Agile Project Framework to take the Agile Business Analyst through the phases of an Agile project.

The course is designed to provide Business Analysts with an in-depth knowledge of the Agile framework, including the philosophy, principles, processes and products as well as the various roles and responsibilities within an Agile project team.

The course looks at the specific responsibilities of a Business Analyst within an Agile environment as well as the tools and techniques that can be used at various stages during a project lifecycle.

There are no pre-requisites in terms of project or business analysis experience to attending the course although having some experience of working in a project environment might be useful.

Agile BA Foundation – Intended Audience

This course is primarily aimed at Business Analysts particularly those who will be working in an Agile environment in the future. However, it is suitable for anyone who wants to gain an understanding of Agile generally.

Agile BA Foundation – Course Objectives

On completing the course delegates will gain knowledge and understanding of: :

  • What is Agile and how it differs from more traditional project methodologies
  • The overall framework of Agile
  • The Agile philosophy, principles, process and products
  • The roles and responsibilities of those working as part of an Agile project team
  • The specific responsibilities of a Business Analyst in an Agile environment
  • Tools and techniques that can help a Business Analyst perform their role in Agile more effectively.

Agile BA Foundation – Course Structure

This 3-day course includes all the elements of the AgileBA course syllabus in preparation for the Foundation exam and specifically covers the following:

  • The business view of Agile
  • External and internal techniques to help understand the context surrounding an Agile project
  • The Agile philosophy, principles, process and products
  • Agile roles and responsibilities
  • The Agile Business Case
  • Stakeholders and personas
  • Requirements and User Stories
  • The requirements lifecycle and prioritisation of requirements
  • Facilitated workshops
  • Modeling techniques
  • How Agile approaches iterative and incremental development of the solution
  • The importance of time-boxing work
  • Testing and estimating techniques
  • Making the transition to Agile BA