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:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**