Business Analysis Course
Type of Training: Remote (Online) / In-Person; Time: Evenings & Weekends
This course provides a solid foundation to find and maintain employment as a Business Analyst / Product Owner in the modern business environment. Through a combination of lectures and exercises, students will learn the key techniques and approaches necessary to be effective. They will also be able to understand how the BA fits into the bigger picture of the project, the enterprise, and why it is important to understand the needs of stakeholders, the project, and the business and technical environments. In addition the course covers a number of important subjects critical to excel in the workplace. This training is available in-class and remotely (online). Students will receive hands-on training in the following subjects:
1. Business Analysis Fundamentals – Students will learn to understanding the business environment; be introduced to the role of business analyst within the project life cycle and become familiar with role of a BA and with the following key parts within business analysis: Requirements, Stakeholder Analysis, Communication, Modeling Business System and Process, Requirements Gathering, Product Development and Delivery, Risk in Projects, PMLC vs. SDLC, Rational Unified Process (RUP), Unified Modeling Language (UML), Business Data Handling and Working with Visio.
2. BA Documentation Writing Workshop – in this module students will practice creating essential Business Analysis documentation, including Business Requirement Documentation (BRD), Functional Requirement Documentation (FRD), User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Graphical User Interface (GUI) etc. Students will create Workflow and Diagrams in Microsoft Visio.
3. Project Coordination – In this section students will receive good understanding of some elements of Project Management adjusted to Business Analysis, including Introduction in Project Management, Project Integration Management, Project Scope and Time Management, Project Cost, Quality, HR and Communications Management, Project Risk and Procurement Management. This should give students very clear picture of BA and PM collaboration in the projects.
4. Agile Methodology and Scrum – The agile methodology of software development marks a considerable departure from traditional sequential development (“waterfall”). In fact, many aspects of agile are so drastically different from waterfall that it is often helpful for individuals who are new to agile to take a small course to better understand its principles and practices. This module includes preparation for Scrum certification exams.
75 instructor-led class hours
Bachelor's degree, Admission Interview. Industry experience is a plus
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