Project managers, business analysts, systems analysts, team members, team leaders, foreman, supervisors, and managers interested in more effectively performing business analysis and design.
The key to successful projects is in meeting or exceeding the stakeholders’ vision for each project’s products. Unfortunately, detailing these requirements can be tedious, time-consuming, and fraught with error. Working in groups and using case studies, this two day course would take the participants through key information-gathering processes such as reviewing existing documentation, using role-plays to interview key project individuals, and working with special documentation techniques to help assure requirements are pegged right from the start.
This course uses examples and exercises to demonstrate the various aspects of Business Analysis. Examples are worked on together in class, with the instructor demonstrating or explaining the operations, and the participants performing the same operations. Exercises are case study-based and are performed by the participants on their own or in small groups to allow them to practice.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the importance of gathering requirements
- Analyze processes for determining requirements
- Gather requirements from existing documentation, interviews, and by observation
- Determine and document requirement priorities
- Resolve conflicts in requirements
- Document requirements using a variety of techniques
- Create and use models of business processes, including UML/Use Cases
- Understand and use both “As is” and “To be” models
- Use models to develop traceable requirements tied to test plans (black box/white box), training materials and user documentation
- Understand and apply change management plans to requirements changes