Master Class: Intro. to the Bus. Systems Analyst Profession
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Master Class: Intro. to the Bus. Systems Analyst Profession

A vocational primer
4.0 (13 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
45 students enrolled
Created by A. J. Smith
Last updated 5/2019
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Business Systems Analyst techniques
  • Exposure to Business Analyst tools
  • Business Analyst processes
  • Modeling within an IT environment
Requirements
  • None.
Description

Strengthen your knowledge and skills of the Business Systems Analyst profession with this holistic training course designed to give you all of the information you need to confidently talk about, or execute, tasks, methodologies, or resources associated with being a Business Systems Analyst.  All of the tools, processes, and techniques of a Business Systems Analyst are discussed in detail and at a level of understanding for both individuals new to the profession and for people who are currently in the IT Business Systems Analyst field.  At the conclusion of this course, you will feel enlightened and empowered to take your Business Analyst career to new heights, or to talk your way into a career as a Business Systems Analyst.

Who this course is for:
  • IT project team members
  • Business Analysts (current and aspiring)
  • IT Systems Analysts (current and aspiring)
  • Business professionals
Course content
Expand all 11 lectures 03:01:37
+ Introduction
1 lecture 04:19

This part of the master class introduces the student to the instructor.  The instructor briefs students on his credentials in the field to give students a background on his approach to the content - from an experienced perspective - and to assure students of his qualifications in the area of discussion.  Students will also be introduced to the course structure and layout so that they know how to navigate the class.

Preview 04:19
+ Business Systems Analyst overview
1 lecture 20:13

This lecture establishes the foundation for the entire Master Class on the Business Systems Analyst profession.  This lecture provides background information on the business vocation of a Business Systems Analyst and its importance to organizations.  The lecture defines the vocation, establishes the scope of duties, and provides insight into behavioral attributes that help individuals succeed in the occupation.

Business Systems Analyst Defined
20:13
+ Defining the current state operating environment
2 lectures 51:32

This lecture introduces the process of harvesting current state enterprise needs explores the usage of artifacts and interview techniques as a means of completing this objective.  The lecture provides insight into how these activities are performed, processes that should be followed when conducting these activities, and how these business techniques are leveraged by IT Business Systems Analysts to map out the current state environment.

Existing artifacts and Interviews
26:43

This continuation lecture on documenting current state enterprise needs explores the usage of questionnaires, focus groups, and observation techniques to help capture the "as is" operating environment.  The lecture provides an overview of the techniques and identifies resources  that may be critical to executing these business techniques.

Questionnaires, focus groups, and observations
24:49
+ Harvesting the future state business specifications
3 lectures 01:19:31

This lecture introduces the harvesting of future state business needs and explores the usage of various modeling techniques that Business Systems Analysts use to communicate those needs to stakeholders and other project team members.  The lecture provides an overview of several modeling techniques and identifies resources  that may be critical to executing these business techniques.

Modeling techniques
45:27

This continuation lecture on harvesting future state enterprise needs explores the usage of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Requirement Assignment Matrix (RAM) RACI business techniques.  The lecture provides an overview of the techniques and identifies resources  that may be critical to executing these business techniques.

Preview 25:25

This lecture explores why requirements elicitation is still relevant even when organizations have decided upon acquiring a commercial-off-the-shelf, or COTS, solution to resolve enterprise deficiencies.

Preview 08:39
+ Business-Technology Liaising
1 lecture 05:03

Bridging the business-technology gap within organizations is a critical role for Business Systems Analysts.  In this lecture, you will learn how Business Systems Analyst perform this task and to the degree to which Business Systems Analysts are responsible for ensuring business-technology gaps are removed within organizations.

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+ Technology Consumption Development
1 lecture 12:52

Students will learn about Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), User Guides, and Training assets, the differences between the three asset classes, and how they help organizations during product deployment.  As an IT Business Systems Analyst, the creation of these asset classes may be a paramount function of one's job duties, and knowing why and how to create them will be important in a professional environment.

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+ Post Implementation Analysis
1 lecture 05:07

This lecture exposes students to the process of post implementation assessments, why they are important, and techniques students can use to carry out post implementation assessments.

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+ Closeout
1 lecture 03:00

This is a closeout of the master class and also includes appendices that students can refer to for additional clarity on terms used during the course.  Moreover, this lecture will inform the student on post-lecture means of contacting the instructor for feedback or general questions.

Preview 03:00