BA101- Business Analysis & Requirements Engineering Fundamentals 

Business Borderlines has designed BA101 to provide BA Professionals with a comprehensive understanding and Hands-on Experience for Business Analysis; Process, Documentation, Requirements analysis Techniques, Tools and Methodology.

Business Analysis and Requirements Engineering Fundamentals Training is a part of IREB® Comprehensive Requirements Engineering Certification Concept. BA101 is an accredited preparation for Certificate Professional for Requirements Engineering Foundation Level (CPRE). CPRE is a lifetime certification.

BA101 Course Description

Being a business analyst or having the skills of one is essential to the success of business organizations nowadays. In this course, course delegates will delve into the role, tasks and responsibilities of the business analyst (BA). Learn effectively to select and employ elicitation, analysis and design techniques for ensuring business need and requirements and optimum solution proposition.

Through an extensive practical workshops and hands-on exercises, your team will learn to;

  • Define the scope of work, analyze business needs.
  • Master requirements-elicitation techniques that will work for a variety of projects and audiences.
  • Dissect, package, document, communicate, and manage requirements effectively.
  • Practice working progressively towards formulation of a business solution design.

The course will empower attendees to apply effective business analysis skills and best practices reducing rework, cost, adding value and building effective relationships with project stakeholders.

Training Course Duration

Total Course Duration is 28 hours delivered on four full working days or eight evening sessions.

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 Course Objectives

By the end of the course the Business Analyst will be able to:

  • Integrate into a project team environment with an understanding of their role, key responsibilities and relationship with project members
  • Work with business leaders, customers and stakeholders to gather and document different types and levels of requirement.
  • Understand how project approaches such as Agile affect the BA role Clearly distinguish between Analysis & Design.
  • Break-down complex business scenarios or problems into process and data model
  • Validate requirements by producing user stories, storyboards, use cases and assess requirements against defined quality criteria.
  • Apply end-to-end thinking to complex business and system problems to ensure ‘right first time’ documentation and solutions
  • Work closely with stakeholders ensuring the development of optimum solutions to business needs, defined requirements and current product and organization capabilities.
  • Confidently present findings to business users and their project team

Target Audience 

  • Business Analysts seeking to build a strong foundation of knowledge into BA Domain or to broaden their knowledge and advance their skills.
  • Technical Managers, Product Managers, Projects Managers and scrum masters.
  • Systems Architects, Design and Development Teams.
  • Testing, Support, Integration, Operations and Implementations professionals for standardizing BA Practices.

BA101 Course Syllabus

Introduction to Business Analysis

  • Understanding of Business and Analysis
  • Importance of Effective Business Analysis
  • Role of the Analyst and the types of analysis
  • The value of critical thinking and game theory in business analysis
  • Enterprise Architecture and Its relation to Business Analysis
  • Software Development Methodologies; Waterfall, incremental, RAD and agile lifecycles differences and effect on BA practices.

Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

  • Requirements Architecture & Solution Design
  • Learn the Art of Modelling
    • Scope Modelling
    • Data Modelling
    • Behavioral and Interaction Modeling
    • Business Modelling
  • Business Policies and Business Rules Analysis
  • Document analysis, Reverse engineering, Use Cases Specifications and Prototyping as an Analysis or Design tool.

Requirements Planning, Management and Monitoring

  • Planning the Business Analysis Approach and Sizing Techniques for BA effort.
  • Vision and Scope Document
  • Types of Requirements
  • Quality Attributes of Requirements
  • Identify Business Analysis Concepts and Activities in Your Organization
  • Stakeholder’s Profiling and Analysis

Requirements Elicitation and Stakeholders’ Collaboration

  • Role of the BA in Requirements Elicitation
  • How to Choose the appropriate Elicitation Technique
  • Conduct an Interview (Dos and Don’ts), Observation and Shadowing
  • Requirements workshop: Requirements meeting and Focus Groups
  • Brainstorming, Observation, Survey, Prototyping.

Requirements Documentation

  • Formal and Informal Documentation and the level of Detail Required
  • Writing for Usability and Comprehension
  • Common Requirements Document Defects
  • Components of a Formal Requirements Document

Business Modelling

  • Business & Process Modelling (The ‘as-is’ and the ‘to be’ snapshots).
    • Business Events and Triggers
    • Business Modeling with branching intertwined logic
  • Benchmarking & Market Analysis

Requirements Life-cycle Management and Communication

  • Requirements Communication
  • Maintaining Requirements and Baselining and Change Management
  • Traceability and Its Uses
  • Verifying and Validating Requirements and Sign-Off
  • Building the Business Vault; Using Requirements Management Software Applications.

Solution Evaluation

  • Purposes of Pre and Post Validations
  • How to Review a Requirements Document and find contradictions, mistakes and ambiguities?
  • Find defects, Prove compliance to requirements
  • Vendor Assessment and Selection
  • Solution Acceptance and Project Close-Out.

Training Mechanism

With an understanding that a condensed long course or reading a book will only teach the basics but on the job experience is priceless… In Business Borderlines, our courses us a coaching model, you will learn business analysis not only from an instructor led manner but through real projects assignments, performing tasks and learning techniques in your domain of business, you will setup a requirements repository and learn how to use Requirements Management Applications for maximum reusability.

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