Business Analysis Essentials
What you'll learn
- Understand and justify the role of Business Analyst
- Describe the Business Analyst's relationship with business and IT stakeholders
- Understand the projects life cycles and the role of Business Analyst within each of them
- Apprehend the importance of project definition and project scope
- Recognize the different type of requirements and the need for requirements documentation
- Understand the basic skills required to work as a Business Analyst and what the employers are looking for when hiring Business Analysts
- Decide whether Business Analysis is the right career choice for them
- Understand how to go about finding a position as a Business Analyst
- No pre-requisites are required
“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
- System development life cycles
- Eliciting requirements
- Elicitation techniques
- Documenting requirements
- Writing quality requirements
- Communicating requirements
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.
What are the requirements for this course?
- Just your willingness to learn
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 40 lectures and 3 hours of content
- All Business Analysis fundamental knowledge
- Step by step instructions about how to prepare for a Business Analyst interview
- You will be able to be more effective and successful in your job as a Business Analyst
Who is the audience?
- Everyone who wants to gain basic knowledge about Business Analysis
- Students who want to pursue a Business Analyst career
- Junior or Intermediate Business Analysts who want to become more effective
- Senior Business Analysts who need a refresher of the Business Analysis core concepts
Who this course is for:
- Anybody who is interested to discover what Business Analysis is about
- People who want to embark on a career as a Business Analyst
- Students who want to decide if Business Analysis is the right career choice
- Junior Business Analyst who want to build more confidence
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.