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Business Analysis Essentials

AMA - American Management Association
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Professional Course
3 Lessons
From 2,295 USD
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2,295 USD

2,295 USD

2,295 USD

2,295 USD
AMA - American Management Association

Course description

Business Analysis Essentials

In this introductory course, you'll discover the role and responsibilities of a business analyst. As the communication link between all business areas, the business analyst is a critical player in a project’s success. From identifying and analyzing potential projects to making sure that the final product meets the requirements you identified—you’ll learn techniques for ensuring project success every step of the way.

Through practical, experiential learning exercises you'll discover how to define the scope of work and master requirements-gathering techniques that will work for a variety of projects and audiences. You will also learn how to consider the needs of customers, stakeholders, and the IT department as you work toward building, documenting, communicating, and managing requirements.

Who should attend?

Systems analysts, business analysts, requirements analysts, developers, software engineers, IT project managers, project managers, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, program managers, testers, and QA specialists.

Training content

Overview of Business Analysis

  • The solutions life cycle
  • What is business analysis?
  • Business analysis terminology
  • International Institute of Business Analysis course
  • CBAP® certification

Enterprise Analysis

  • The business architecture
  • Feasibility studies
  • Project scope
  • Business case
  • Risk assessment
  • Decision package
  • Selecting and prioritizing projects

Requirements Planning and Management

  • Team roles for the project
  • Work division strategy
  • Requirements risk approach
  • Planning considerations
  • Requirements activities
  • Selection
  • Estimation
  • Requirements scope
  • Requirements change management

Requirements Elicitation

  • Elicit requirements
  • Techniques
  • Workshop
    • Reverse engineering
    • Survey/questionnaire

Requirements Analysis and Documentation

  • Requirements package
  • Business domain model
  • Analyze user requirements
  • Analyze functional requirements
  • Analyze quality of requirements
  • Assumptions and constraints
  • Requirements management
  • Modeling techniques


Course price for:

  • Non Members: $2295.00
  • AMA Members: $2295.00
  • GSA: $2295.00

Certification / Credits

Credits: 21 PDU

  • Role of the business analyst
  • Build and evaluate a business case
  • Plan, manage, analyze, document and communicate requirements
  • Conduct effective interviews, group workshops and questionnaires
  • Data mining
  • Capture and document business rules
  • Earn agreement
  • Ensure requirements are met

Hands-On Exercises

  • Identify Business Analysis (BA) concepts and activities in your organization
  • Propose project scope based on your analysis of a business architecture, feasibility study and risk assessment
  • Define team roles and work division strategy
  • Plan requirements activities for a project
  • Plan scope and requirements change management
  • Choose elicitation techniques
  • Choose techniques to structure, model and analyze requirements
  • Identify project assumptions and constraints
  • Determine requirements verification and validation activities
  • Draft a requirements communication plan
  • Prepare for requirements presentation and signoff
  • Determine solution assessment and validation activities
  • Compile an individual professional skills inventory
  • Produce a professional growth plan

About AMA

About American Management Association International

For over 90 years, American Management Association International (AMA) has been a world leader in professional development. AMA supports the goals of individuals, organizations, and government agencies with a complete range of corporate talent transformation solutions, including public open-enrollment seminars...

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