Planning the Business Analysis Approach

Hours: 1 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $129.00

Course Overview:

Planning your business analysis approach and activities is one of the most important tasks that a business analyst can do to insure project success.  In the BABOK, “Plan Business Analysis Approach” is the 1st task in the 1st knowledge area “Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring”. Thus, highlighting that this task is the place to start when developing requirements. A Requirements Approach allows the Business Analyst (BA) to: Select the best methodologies and techniques for requirements development based on the needs of the project and stakeholders, Develop consistent requirements, Gain commitments from all stakeholders to provide necessary time and input, Respond to project evolution in an organized manner, Clearly communicate BA commitments and establish a BA contract with the requestor and business stakeholders.

Instructor Biography:

Ms. Wagner is an experienced project, program, and portfolio manager. Her roles have included managing capital asset plans and business case summaries; project controls and performance goals for $132M IT investment supporting an inter-agency web-based system. She has led teams of project managers, business analysts, and instructors involved in internal enhancements and new product development. 

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Overview                           
  • Defining business analysis
  • Overview of a BA work plan
Lesson 2: Defining the requirements plan                
  • Justifying the plan
  • Identifying the components
  • Planning the details
  • Overview on elicitation techniques
  • Planning for approval
Lesson 3: Creating the requirements plan                
  • Scoping the activities
  • Budgeting and resourcing
  • Assessing risks
Lesson 4: Conclusion                         
  • Wrapping it up

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.