Business Analyst: Software Testing Processes & Techniques
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Business Analyst: Software Testing Processes & Techniques

Reduce project bugs with repeatable testing processes. Learn to create test cases/scenarios, track defects, & more!
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4.3 (130 ratings)
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Last updated 12/2016
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the role of a Business Analyst during software testing
  • Gain the practical knowledge to successfully guide a project through the phases of testing
  • Ability to create an intuitive test workbook using The BA Guide's test workbook template
  • Be able to write test cases and test scenarios to help ensure the end product meets the business requirements
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Requirements
  • This course covers all of the fundamentals. No prior knowledge is required.
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a Business Analyst is helpful, but not required.
Description

[Course Last Updated: March 2017]

Increase your value and bolster your career by enhancing your Business Analysis skills with Software Testing processes and techniques!

In today's world, organizations are expecting Business Analysts to not only elicit and document requirements, but also to be engaged throughout the full life cycle of the project. One of the most important aspects to any project is the testing that is performed. Bugs and defects can sink your projects. 

This course will teach you, using real-world examples, how to successfully perform software testing.

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Hear What Our Students Are Saying:                                                         

"Excellent course! I have no formal testing experience, and I learned a great deal from this course. As usual, Jeremy presented the information in a clear and practical manner. I found the templates and activities at the end to be particularly helpful." -Samantha B.

"This course is easy to follow. Very informative. Thanks a lot!" -Alexander A.

"The course is excellent and well designed, I like the approach and the methodology used. I am learning a lot and I'll use this in my job very soon. Thanks for the course, the auxiliary material, the templates are awesome and is a good start for me." -Paulo K.

"Excellent materials which can be used in real job scenarios." -Lois M

"The Course was good, Though I had a fair idea of what testing is,but still wasn't sure about BA's role while testing,I was just blank with all the theoretical concepts. BA guide has filled those gaps & has really enhanced my knowledge.Thanks Jeremy" -John S.

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What is the format of the course?

This course is taught with The BA Guide's TEACH, SHOW, DO.

  • TEACH - First, you need understand the basics of software testing. You'll learn why it is important, the documentation utilized, and the process you should follow to successfully conduct the testing.
  • SHOW - Once you understand the details, you are walked through a real-world example to show the testing process in practice. Here you will solidify your understanding and allow the concepts to sink in.
  • DO - The final, and arguably most important step, is all about you putting your new knowledge to the test with an activity. This practical exercise will significantly increase your ability to retain the information you've learned.

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What bonuses are included?

  • You receive a Test Workbook template! This template will allow you to be effective and efficient in creating and executing test cases and test scenarios.
  • Step-by-step guide to creating a custom defect tracker in SharePoint.

Outside of those bonuses, you also gain access to to an industry expert! I am not just the instructor of this course, I am also a resource and a mentor to give you guidance and tips to begin and advance your Business Analyst career.

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You have nothing to lose! This course comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you'll be given a refund. No questions asked!

Invest in your future. Enroll today!                    

Who is the target audience?
  • This course was designed with the current or aspiring Business Analysts in mind
  • Those that want to increase the value they provide as a Business Analyst
  • Business Analysts who are being asked to engage in testing, but aren't sure what they should be doing
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
03:17:06
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Welcome to the Course!
4 Lectures 08:30

Welcome to the course!  This lecture will give you the overview of what we will be covering.

Preview 01:54

Lecture Slides [added Dec 2016]
00:07

This lecture will give you an introduction into my story. I give you insight into my background, how I got into the Business Analysis field, and why I am here teaching online courses.

Preview 06:17

Inside of this lecture, attached as resources, you will find all of the downloads referenced for this course.  Feel free to download them all now, so you have them when they are discussed later in the course.

Course Downloads
00:12
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Introduction to Software Testing
6 Lectures 30:54

The key first lecture to fully explain what software testing is.

**This lecture contains (as a resource) the slide deck for this section. Feel free to download and utilize for your notes.**

Preview 02:21

There are common misconceptions in the uses of "validation" and "verification."  I am hoping to help you to understand the differences.

Verification vs Validation
02:19

Testing is something we do, but why?  Find out here!

Why is it important?
09:44

This lecture helps to break down what the end goals of testing are.  You may actually be surprised.

Goals of Software Testing
01:49

It is important to understand when testing is taking place both in waterfall methods, as well as iterative methods.

When does testing happen?
03:44

Software testing doesn't happen in one swoop.  Understand the common phases of software testing within this lecture.

Software Testing Phases
10:57
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Testing Documentation
6 Lectures 48:51

The Quality Plan helps to formulate, well... the plan, for testing and tracking defects.  Learn about what is shows and who puts it together.

**This lecture contains (as a resource) the slide deck for this section. Feel free to download and utilize for your notes.**

Quality Plan
03:51

This lecture will give you the details necessary to understand what a test workbook is and what it is used for.  You will also be shown The BA Guide's Test Workbook template which will be explained even more in a further lecture.

Test Workbook
05:16

In this lecture I will fully explain what test cases are and give you numerous examples to help comprehension. 

Test Cases
12:38

In this lecture I will fully explain what test scenarios are and again give you numerous examples to help comprehension. 

Test Scenarios
07:15

Some companies require strict traceability from requirements to testing.  I will explain the concept and how you can adhere to those needs.

Concept of Traceability
05:50

This is a detailed explanation and breakdown of the layout and features of The BA Guide Test Workbook Template.  This template is available for download in the earlier "Course Downloads" lecture.

Test Workbook Practical Walkthrough
14:01
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Defect Management
6 Lectures 41:45

Once you have the bug/defect identified, it has to be documented and tracked to ensure it gets resolved.  I will explain how you can accomplish that with defect management.

**This lecture contains (as a resource) the slide deck for this section. Feel free to download and utilize for your notes.**

Preview 01:18

One tool that can be used for defect management is Excel.  While not usually the best choice, it is an option.  This lecture will break down how you can utilize Excel, and more specifically, the modified version of The BA Guide Test Workbook Template to accomplish your defect management.

Defect Management with Excel
06:43

Another tool that can be setup for your Defect Management is SharePoint.  This lecture will break down how you can effectively use SharePoint to manage your defects.

Defect Management with SharePoint (Part 1): Introduction
03:05

This lecture continues our discussion and I give you a demonstration of how you use the Defect Tracker list to manage your defects.

Defect Management with SharePoint (Part 2): Demo
02:29

We now move into our step-by-step creation of the Defect Tracker in SharePoint.

Defect Management with SharePoint (Part 3): Creation
19:48

In this lecture we conclude our discussion around using SharePoint as a defect tracker by giving you some best practices and how I roll this out to my project team members.

Defect Management with SharePoint (Part 4): Roll Out and Best Practices
08:22
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Let's Put It All Together
8 Lectures 01:05:27

This lecture will introduce you to the concept of the 8 steps to successful testing.

**This lecture contains (as a resource) the slide deck for this section. Feel free to download and utilize for your notes.**

Preview 02:54

Here we will drive into the details of each step of the 8 steps to successful testing.

8 Steps to Successful Testing Breakdown
17:34

Welcome to the final leg of the journey!  This lecture will introduce you to the final activity.

Final Activity - Introduction
00:52

In this lecture we will review the base business requirements that were defined for our testing.

Final Activity - Requirements Review
02:36

Here is where we take our learned knowledge about creating test cases and put it into practice.

Final Activity - Test Case Creation
14:33

This lecture reviews all of the created test cases and explains the thought process I went through to put them together.  This additional practical knowledge will help you to fully understand the process and be able to apply it.

Final Activity - Test Case Review
06:07

Now that the test cases have been written, we need to work through executing them.

Final Activity - Test Case Execution
15:21

And finally, you are put to the test!  Take the practical knowledge you have learned and create a test workbook of your own!

Final Activity - Student Activity
05:30
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Bonus Section
1 Lecture 01:52
Bonus Lecture
01:52
About the Instructor
Jeremy Aschenbrenner
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Come learn with more than 11,000+ students!

Hi there! My name is Jeremy Aschenbrenner and I am so glad you have found me!

I am a veteran Business Analyst with more than 1000 completed projects. I've done business analysis work for companies in many industries including health care, telecommunications, automotive, agriculture, consumer goods, financial services, food and beverage, and more.

I created The BA Guide to break down the barriers to becoming a Business Analyst. I teach you the base knowledge of what a Business Analyst does, the techniques they utilize, and how you can start your Business Analyst career.  

But I don't just stop there. Once you have successfully started your Business Analyst career, I ensure you stay at the top of your game by providing training on techniques, tools, and best practices.  

Outside of online teaching, I am a Board Member of the IIBA (International Institute for Business Analysis), where I play the role of VP of Education and Certification.

When I am not behind a computer I love to spend time with family and friends, enjoying some warm weather, and if I'm lucky, with a cold drink in my hand and sand between my toes.  

I am here to serve you so please don't hesitate to message me on Udemy or on social media. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!