Business Analyst Fundamentals

Recommended Duration:
1 Days
Business Analysts use many tools to ensure that enterprise systems and structures provide desired business value. This course provides the foundation skills and methods used to effectively and efficiently meet organizational objectives. Through a series of individual and team exercises students will build Business Analysis skills.
Individuals interested in acquiring the basic skills needed to serve as a Business Analyst.
No prior Business Analysis knowledge is required.
Major Topics
  • Understanding business analysis
  • Analyst Roles/Responsibilities
  • Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®)
  • Framework for business analysis
  • Using the "6 C's"
  • Stakeholder identification & analysis
  • Discover stakeholder and
    organization goals
  • Separating project/department needs from organization needs
  • Tools, methods, and diagramming
  • Constructing communication plans
  • Planning and conducting analysis
  • Root-cause analysis
  • Prioritizing needs
  • Purpose and use of modeling
  • Modeling at different levels
  • Option identification and selection
  • Defining the business case
  • Describing/evaluating benefits/costs
  • Role of requirements
  • Elicitation techniques
Three group-discussion exercises