Full Business Analysis Study Guide
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Full Business Analysis Study Guide

Sharpen your BA skills for a better career and get prepared for a CBAP® or CCBA® exam!
4.5 (87 ratings)
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Created by Igor Arkhipov
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 11 articles
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Business analysis practice and methodology on the level to pass a certification exam
  • Key success factors to perform better analysis
  • Structured view on business analysis core knowledge areas and skills
  • The role and value of business analysis
  • Foundation knowledge about enterprise architecture
  • Foundation knowledge about business process modelling
  • Foundation knowledge about quality management
Requirements
  • Some basic understanding of or experience in project management and business analysis may be helpful but is not a must for this course
Description

Hi there! 

I've been doing business analysis for more than 10 years, and what I've learnt is that the BA skills are in demand in practically any industry or role. The ability to understand a bigger picture, analyse current state and future state, define the best change strategy and make sure the change is executed in a controlled way are the skills that you will need not only as a business analyst, but also as a project manager, a change manager, an operations specialist, an architect or a strategist.

This course will help you build a holistic understanding of business analysis knowledge areas and techniques that you can apply in your work from day one.

You will also get a list of references to books and standards that will help you build better understanding of particular areas of business analysis, and my personal advice on what to focus on to do specific tasks better.

As a bonus, you will get CCBA®/CBAP® sample exam questions with detailed explanations of the answers as your course quizzes to test your knowledge before going for a real exam.

I hope you'll enjoy!
Have fun.

Igor.


Who this course is for:
  • Aspiring business analysts
  • Business analysts aiming at IIBA certification exams
  • Business analysts with a few years of experience seeking for a more structured approach
  • Line managers of BA teams and project managers
  • Anyone interested in getting deeper understanding of BA practice
Course content
Expand all 95 lectures 05:02:39
+ What is business analysis?
13 lectures 35:56
Business analysis standards and certifications
04:21
References to standards and certifications
01:07
People often ask me: what do I do at work?
01:13
Expectations from a business analyst
04:49
Business analysis roles and career paths
07:05
References to BA roles and careers
02:05
Business analysis core concept model
07:24
Requirement vs Design
03:24
References to the core concept model and further reading
01:34
Section materials - What is Business Analysis
00:03
Quiz 1: What is business analysis?
10 questions
Extra materials: How do I start my BA career?
00:31
+ Strategy analysis
17 lectures 40:41
Intro to strategic analysis
01:04
Current state analysis - needs
03:44
Current state analysis - organization
03:44
Current state analysis - business architecture
03:12
Current state analysis - success factors
01:37
Future state definition
02:11
Future state - goals, objectives, and measurements
02:02
Future state - SMART objectives
02:16
Future state - solution scope
03:37
Risk management
05:13
Success factors for risk management
01:55
Change strategy
03:54
Success factors for change strategy
01:41
References and further reading on strategy analysis
01:17
Section materials - Strategy analysis
00:03
Quiz 2: Strategy analysis
10 questions
Extra materials: Goal setting frameworks
00:29
+ Collaboration
13 lectures 31:08
Intro to collaboration
01:08
Prepare for collaboration
06:05
Written collaboration - write better emails
08:55
Face-to-face collaboration - the art of facilitation
03:46
Face-to-face collaboration - interviews
01:13
Face-to-face collaboration - focus groups
01:19
Face-to-face collaboration - collaborative games
01:37
Face-to-face collaboration - brainstorm
01:02
Face-to-face collaboration - success factors
01:34
Communication of the results and further actions
01:41
References and further reading on collaboration
01:23
Section materials - Collaboration
00:03
Quiz 3: Collaboration
7 questions
+ Requirements analysis and Design definition
23 lectures 01:22:18
Intro to requirements analysis
00:57
Specification and modelling of requirements
03:41
User stories
03:43
User story maps
02:22
Scenarios
02:54
Gherkin scenarios (Given-When-Then format)
03:20
Intro to visual modeling
01:58
Business process modelling
06:07
Process modelling best practices
02:42
Wireframing
02:41
Intro to systems modelling
02:02
Static models
06:11
Use case diagram
03:14
Activity diagram
03:29
State machine diagram
03:54
Sequence diagram
03:33
Success factors for modelling and specifying the requirements
01:43
Verify and validate the requirements
08:18
Requirements architecture
08:45
Define options and recommend solution
06:57
References and further reading on requirements analysis
01:50
Section materials - Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
00:03
Quiz 4: Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
10 questions
+ Requirements lifecycle management
7 lectures 25:56
Intro to requirements lifecycle management
01:01
Traceability
07:59
Prioritization, approval, and estimation
07:27
Assessment of changes & requirements maintenance
06:59
References and further reading on requirements lifecycle
00:48
Section materials - Requirements lifecycle management
00:03
Quiz 5: Requirements lifecycle management
8 questions
+ Solution quality
9 lectures 33:38
Intro to Quality
02:03
The role of business analysis in quality management
07:19
Solution performance
07:53
Solution limitations assessment (and a root cause analysis technique)
04:14
Enterprise limitations assessment (and ADKAR(r) change management model)
06:55
Recommend actions
02:59
References and further reading on quality management
01:42
Section materials - Quality Management
00:03
Quiz 6: Solution quality
7 questions
Extra materials: quality of software projects
00:30
+ Stakeholder management
6 lectures 20:31
Intro to stakeholder management
01:10
The definition of a stakeholder
01:13
Stakeholder analysis
10:06
Personas and segments
06:09
Success factors, references and further reading on stakeholder analysis
01:50
Section materials - Stakeholder analysis
00:03
Quiz 7: Stakeholder management
5 questions
+ BA Governance
5 lectures 29:16
Intro to the BA governance
02:17
Plan BA approach - adaptive vs predictive projects
08:57
Plan BA activities
09:12
BA Performance
08:47
Section materials - BA Governance
00:03
Quiz 8: BA Governance
5 questions
+ Practice test
1 lecture 02:00

Hi friend, glad to see you have made it this far!

It is about time for you to try what an actual certification trial may look like.

I am giving you an opportunity to test your knowledge on 40 sample questions that cover all the knowledge areas of the BABOK® Guide. To pass this test you need to score at least 70% in under one and a half hours of time.

The real exam is much bigger than this one - CBAP® test will have 120 questions and will last for 3,5 hours! This little practice should give you enough feel for the exam and will check your readiness.

Note, even though these questions are based on the BABOK® Guide they are not taken directly from the exam questions bank. Those are kept secret :) So any practice test you can find online or in print will be an approximation to real test questions only. 

CCBA®/CBAP® test
40 questions
Final words
02:00