Business Analyst Course Structure

Business Analyst jobs are in high demand due to the reliance of modern day business on technology. Because of this fact business analysts play a key role in the success of organizations across various industries. Due to the high demand and substantial salary that a business analyst receives more and more people are pursuing careers in this field.

Business Analysis, in summary, is the art of managing the requirements and the business needs and synchronizing them in line with the strategic objectives of the organization. In order to implement this management methodology, one needs to understand that Business Analysis forms the base of the successful implementation of any business process or software

Any system has to be designed and developed according to the requirements. More specifically, a system has to serve the intended use in the right way. Having a plan and clear-cut idea upfront is thus vital to the entire process of design and development. The required analysis is done by the System analyst. He is the one responsible for handling the overall project from a higher level of view, managing within it the specifics of and integrity with the lower programming level of perspective. With sufficient knowledge about the dynamics of every aspect of the system, interactions with programmers, customers and other relevant people System analyst’s job is to get the right solution in the most efficient way.

Course 1 – Intro to Business Analysis

 Chapter 1:

  1. What is Business Analysis?
  2. Introduction to Business Analyst & thorough understanding of the term
  3. requirements.
  4. Role of a Business Analyst?
  5. Hands-on classroom and take-home assignments

  Course 2 – Vision and Problem Statements

Chapter 2:

  1. Project Charter
  2. Understanding and Documenting Project Vision
  3. Framing Problem Statement
  4. Setting Project boundaries
  5. Details of Scope management – In Scope, Out of Scope & Scope creep
  6. Requirement Traceability Matrix
  7. Gap Analysis
  8. Hands-on classroom and take-home assignments

 Course 3 –Documentation and ModellingCh

  1. Business Requirement Document
  2. Requirement Gathering Techniques/ Requirements Elicitation
  3. Stakeholder identification
  4. JAD techniques & Prototypes
  5. Functional & Non Functional Requirements
  6. Documenting Functional Requirements
  7. Writing User Stories
  8. Hands-on classroom and take-home assignments

 Course 4 – Business Modeling

  1. Business Modeling: Introduction to UML
  2. Use Cases – Learn how to document Use Cases (Main flows, Alternate
  3. flows, Exception flows)
  4. Activity / Sequence / Class diagrams
  5. Hands-on classroom and take-home assignments

Course 5 -Tools modelling

  • Microsoft Visio / Rational Rose – UML Modeling Tools

Course 6 – Rational Unified Process (RUP)

  1. Documenting Functional Requirements
  2. RUP Methodology
  3. Learn how to document Use Cases (Main flows, Alternate flows, Exception flows)
  4. Actors – Identifying Primary and Secondary actors
  5. Hands-on classroom and take-home assignments

Course 7– Agile Methodology

  1. Detailed Agile Methodology – Scrum / XP Methodology – Advantages and Disadvantages
  2. Role of BA in Agile Projects
  3. Writing User Stories – Documenting Functional & Non-functional Requirements in Agile
  4. Hands-on classroom and take-home assignments
  5. Hands-on classroom and take-home assignments

Course  8 – Testing Methodology

  1. Testing Methodology – V-Model
  2. Defect Lifecycle
  3. Verification and Validation Techniques
  4. Testing techniques – Black box, White box, Alpha, Beta, Stress/Load, Performance testing
  5. Critical Role of BA during Testing
  6. Introduction of Testing tools (Quality Center, JIRA etc)
  7. Hands-on classroom and take-home assignments

 Business Analyst Training Highlights:

  1. Instructor with 10 years of IT experience mainly in Business Analysis and Project Management
  2. Industries worked in – Automotive, Financial Services, Advertising and Government
  3. Syllabus is presented comprehensively in 20-25 Hrs.
  4. Weekend only (4 weeks) or weekday classes (3 weeks) based on candidate preferences
  5. Gain in-depth knowledge of methodologies – Waterfall, Agile (high demand) & RUP
  6. Interview prep from day 1, covering interview questions from concepts learned during each session
  7. Interview and Job oriented training