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From enterprise analysis and scope definition to requirements determination and conceptual design, the Fast Start® in Business Analysis workshop gives analysts a thorough understanding of the entire Systems Development Life Cycle. Replete with both “hard” and “soft” skills, this three-day course builds a sound strategy for analyzing business processes and demonstrates how to apply concepts and practical techniques within the context of an experiential learning environment. Students emerge from this workshop with a solid foundation of business analysis thinking as well as a greater understanding that doing the right things is just as important as doing things right
Defining Business Analysis
What is Business Analysis?
What is a Business Analyst?
International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)
Today’s Approach to Business Analysis
The Systems Development Life Cycle
Enterprise Analysis:
What is Enterprise Analysis?
Enterprise Analysis Activities
What Has Changed?
What Information Should We Gather for Enterprise Analysis?
How Should We Collect This Information?
Types of Information to Collect
Sources of Information
How Does Enterprise Analysys Help the Project?
Real-World Application
Defining the Project Scope:
An Approach to Project Definition
Step One – Identify Issues
Uses for Issues
Step Two – Recognize Future Benefits
Step Three – Identify the Function Areas/Stakeholders and Sponsor
The Project Sponsor
Step Four – Diagram the Functional Flow
Step Five – Define the Project Scope and Objectives
Scope Exclusions
Real-World Applications
Procedure Analysis:
Preparing for Analysis
What Information Should We Gather to Analyze?
Why Perform Procedure Analysis?
Performing Procedure Analysis
Process Flow Modeling
Why Create Models?
Symbols Used in Process Flow Models
Swim Lane Diagram
Guidelines for Creating Swim Lane Diagrams
Process Scripts
Old Procedure
Process Script Procedure
Real-World Application
Why Interview?
Preparing for the Interview
Interview Structure
Questioning and Listening Techniques
Listening for Requirements
Holding the Interview
Real-World Application
Requirements, Assumptions, and Constraints:
Effective Requirements Practices
Types of Requirements
SMART Requirements
Identifying User Requirements
Functional Requirements
Quality of Service Requirements
Real-World Application
Defining a Solution:
Solution Definition
System Improvement
System Redesign
Review Project Scope
Conceptual Design Creates Change
Process Improvement
Systems Development
Organizational Change
Impact Analysis
Process Improvement Impact
Systems Development Impact
Organizational Change Impact
Real-World Application
Solution Implementation Planning:
Systems Development Life Cycle Review
Phases for Implementation Planning
Planning to Implement the Future Changes
Visualizing the Project Schedule for Implementing the Solution
Step 1 – Break the Project Down into Tasks
Step 2 – Assign Resources
Step 3 – Estimate Time
Step 4 – Sequence the Tasks
Step 5 – Chart the Plan
Real-World Application
Management Presentation:
Business Case Decision Package
What’s in this Management Presentation?
Rehearsal and Practice Run
Real-World Application