Requirement Fundamentals for the Business Analyst (2-Day Seminar)

Course Category: Business Analyst Training
Course Duration: 2 days
Course Credit: 14 PDU, 14 CDU
Prerequisites: None

This is our newest offering. The content is based on our most popular course, the Requirement Definition 2-Day Seminar, but is geared specifically to Business Analysts (BA) and the knowledge they must have to effectively define scope and requirements for a project. Through a combination of lecture and exercises, the Business Analyst will learn the steps, tools and techniques to elicit, write and manage requirements.

Course Objective

  • Understand the Business Analyst’s roles and responsibilities during the Requirements Phase
  • Learn how to build the foundation for requirements: defining the Vision and Scope
  • Discover methods to elicit, document, analyze, validate and baseline requirements

Develop skills to enable you to:

  • Establish boundaries for the scope of your product
  • Collect the information needed to write good requirements by developing a vision and scope document
  • Get buy-in from all stakeholders on the scope before you begin the requirement definition phase
  • Define business requirements using various elicitation, modeling and analytical techniques
  • Write good business requirements by applying the rules that constitute good requirements
  • Capture attributes to enhance the understanding of the requirements and enable you to manage the requirements throughout the course of the project
  • Conduct inspections to identify requirement defects so that they can be fixed
  • Validate and baseline your requirements

Course Outline

Part 1 – Introduction

  • What is a Business Analyst?
  • The role of the Business Analyst in Requirements
  • Responsibilities of the Business Analyst

Part 2 – Vision and Scope – Establishing the Foundation

  • What are Vision and Scope
  • Developing the components of Vision and Scope
  • Establish the baseline: conducting a review and risk assessment

Part 3 – Eliciting Requirements

  • Communications – ask the right question and provide the correct response
  • Working as a Group
  • Elicitation Techniques
    • Interviewing
    • Workshop
    • Prototyping
    • Models
  • Defining Requirements
  • Capturing Requirement Attributes
  • Documenting and Validating Requirements

Intended Audience

This training is critical for those responsible for capturing and documenting requirements. Representatives of all the product’s stakeholders will be involved in developing, reviewing, and approving requirements, and this training will benefit them and your requirement effort.

  • Business Analysts (BA)
  • Requirement Engineers (RE)
  • Business System Analyst (BSA)
  • Subject Matter Experts (SME)
  • Program and Project Managers (PM)
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • Independent Verification and Validation (IVV) Team
  • Those involved in defining business requirements
  • Customers
  • Users
  • Marketing

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