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“I solve problems you don’t know you have, in ways you can’t understand” (I am a Business Analyst).
The role of the Business Analyst is much more complex than the people perceive it to be and sometimes it can be a challenge to understand all its facets.
This course is aimed to overcome this challenge, by systematically introducing you in the world of Business Analysis, using a simplistic approach with a lot of examples anchored in our day to day life.
Master the Business Analysis concepts
There are many benefits for understanding these concepts, as they stay at the core foundation of the Business Analysis activity. Even if you are already working as a Business Analyst, these concepts will help you become a more effective and valuable employee. By applying the techniques taught here in your daily job as a Business Analyst you will be able to produce quality requirements in a shorter period of time and obtain the sign off of your requirements quicker. All this will translate into a successful project.
Contents and Overview
This course contains over 40 lectures and more than 3 hours of contents. It is designed for beginners to intermediate Business Analysts, students with no prior experience or junior Business Analyst who want to have a solid foundation in their career.
Beside the theoretical concepts taught, the course is packed with practical examples that would help you understand the techniques in a fun and functional way.
By the end of this course, you will have all the skills required to embark on a career as a Business Analyst. You will know what techniques to employ and when in order to elicit the stakeholders’ requirements and to bring everyone to a consensus with respect to the business needs.
And finally, you will have an opportunity to test your knowledge gained by taking the quizzes that complement each section.
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|Section 1: The Art and Science of Business Analysis|
What is Business Analysis?
Role of Business Analyst
What do you need to be successful?
Is Business Analysis an Art or a Science?
The Art and Science of Business Analysis
|Section 2: Stakeholders Management|
Who are the actors?
How to identify the stakeholders
Understanding the stakeholders
Classifying the stakeholders
Case Study - City Transit System
|Section 3: Project evolution|
Big Bang Model
Conclusion Section 3
|Section 4: Requirements lifecycle|
Impact of SDLC on Business Analysis
Business Analyst's role during SDLC
Requirements in the context of SDLC
Conclusion Section 4
|Section 5: Requirements elicitation|
What is requirements elicitation?Preview
Preparing for elicitation
Conducting the elicitation activity
|Section 6: Elicitation techniques for gathering requirements|
Elicitation techniques overviewPreview
|Section 7: Elicitation techniques for analyzing requirements|
Root cause analysisPreview
|Section 8: Elicitation techniques for decisions making|
Impact Effort Grid
Elicitation techniques for decision making
|Section 9: Requirements documentation|
Case Study - Dream Cafe
|Section 10: Requirements communication|
Factors influencing the communication
|Section 11: Qualitative requirements|
Poor requirements - individual
Poor requirements - set
Impact of poor requirements
Guidelines for quality requirements
|Section 12: Types of requirements|
Functional vs. Non-Functional
|Section 13: Landing a job as a Business Analyst|
Finding a job posting
Building your resume
I started to work as a Business Analyst in 2000, when the topic was somehow in its infancy. At the time I was developing a reinsurance application and played the role of developer, business analyst and tester. That was my first introduction in the art of business analysis.
Three years later I joined a Business Analysis department in a major financial corporation and never looked back. Initially I started as a junior Business Analyst and as the years progressed I moved up through the ranks until eventually becoming the leader of the department.
I have participated to close to 100 projects, their size varying from small projects (less than $50,000 budget) to very large (over 10 million $), many times acting as a project manager.
Five years ago, I have been asked by some of my friends to get involved in their community and teach some Business Analysis courses for newcomers that were trying to apply for a job. That was an amazing and gratifying experience. It was amazing to see them growing from absolute novice to successful Business Analysts and landing jobs in the field.
After a few years of teaching both Business Analysis and Quality Assurance courses, I started to receive requests to teach on line and looking for a method to efficiently do this, I came across Udemy and embarked in this new venture.
I am absolutely convinced that you will enjoy my courses as I spare no effort to continuously improve them and make sure that the message I deliver is clearly received and understood.