Business Analyst Modeling Techniques

Recommended Duration:
3 Days
Modeling skills are essential to the Business Analyst role. Models allow clear communication of objectives, requirements, use cases, structure, and workflow. Stakeholders use models to help plan and direct their organization. In this course students will use several modeling techniques to communicate business issues with stakeholders in a series of exercises.
Individuals needing to improve modeling skills and communicate clearly with stakeholders.
Prior analysis experience is useful but not required. Completion of "Business Analyst Fundamentals" and "Requirements Definitions for Business Analysts" are helpful.
Major Topics
  • Introduction to modeling
  • The “5 W’s” (who, what, where, when, why (and how))
  • Business Rules
  • Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • Use Case Diagrams
  • Data Flow Diagrams
  • Level 1 Diagrams
  • Data Modeling
  • Functional Decomposition
  • Process Modeling
  • Understanding workflow
  • Applying process modeling techniques (Workflows, Events, Activities, Decisions, Sequences)
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Scope Modeling
  • Sequence Diagrams
  • State Diagrams
  • “Agile” modeling techniques
  • Procedures and templates
  • Testing
  • Introducction to Six-Sigma * Lean
  • Change control
There are eight individual exercises and four group exercises.