What will you learn in this Business System Analyst Course?
The outline of the Business System Analyst Program should cover the following topics.
The role of the Business Analyst:
The course begins with a discussion of the role of business analysis in the life cycle of system development and highlights the value a great business analyst/system analyst will bring to a project as well as to an organization.
Project scope and planning the analysis:
The question of what must I do at the beginning of a project? The answer is to give the analyst the tools to set up and the project to be successful. Several tools and techniques are analyzed to identify and understand the project or product scope, along with some tools to be used when starting the task of analysis.
Recognizing the various types of requirements and providing a framework for these requirements to be met. Exploring the characteristics of a good requirement and how to make sure that we communicate our requirements using the right technique.
Understanding the business environment:
The course explores the five ‘ B’s ‘ that the business analyst needs to know in depth to provide a comprehensive solution — business goals, business actors, business events, business processes, and business objects.
The course then relies more on the combination of skills, attitudes, and behaviors that distinguish outstanding performance and goes to show how important these are when performing the function of business analysis. We are exploring the practical skills that a business analyst needs to conduct an analysis investigation quickly and efficiently. Several different investigative techniques are examined:
- A structured investigative interview is planned, conducted and followed up.
- Brainstorming and workshops.
- Record search.
- Contestants and Random sampling
You will then given the opportunity to use a structured interview to apply the theory of these analytical techniques.
Tools and techniques for modeling the system:
The techniques covered are :
- Context diagrams
- Modeling of business processes.
- Use cases and User stories.
- Modeling of entities and Normalization
- Logic tools
Structured walkthroughs and critical appraisal:
The course will then provide an introduction to documentation structures, a practical guide to documenting requirements, and a review of templates, reviews, structured walkthroughs, and the concept of critical assessment.
Tools and templates:
To make sure that you can be productive quickly back in the workplace, a set of tools and templates are provided.