Business Analysis Foundations


2-Day Training Course

Business Analysis Foundations

Whether you are new to business analysis, or are experienced and want a more formal approach, it’s essential to know and practice the “basics.” This course provides you with the foundational skills you need to deliver value to your stakeholders and organization. You will learn how to help your business clients articulate their business problem or opportunity, plan business analysis activities, as well as learn the basics of eliciting, analyzing, documenting, managing, and communicating requirements through the life cycle of the project. By grasping these foundational skills, you can contribute significantly to the success of your organization’s projects.

Objectives

  • Articulate the key activities and artifacts of a business analyst.
  • Increase project success by better defining the business need.
  • Plan the requirements effort to ensure optimal productivity.
  • Identify and analyze stakeholders and learn to optimize stakeholder communication.
  • Reduce rework by eliciting and discovering requirements correctly the first time.
  • Document “good” requirements by writing them clearly, concisely, and completely using simple templates.
  • Learn how to trace and prioritize requirements to ensure they link to business value.
  • Manage the requirements throughout the project.

Length and Learning Modes

Live or Virtual Classes: 2 days; Discounts available for teams and for private offerings.

Format

Live Visual Modeling Essentials Course
Live: To help assimilate the tools and techniques learned, there is a mixture of individual and team exercises throughout the course. A lively role play, workshops, and case study help reinforce concepts learned. Students should be prepared for a high level of participation. Each participant will receive a comprehensive student guide complete with examples and handouts for future reference.
Virtual Visual Modeling Essentials Course
Virtual Classroom: 2 days of web-based eLearning with a live instructor.
Video On Demand IIBA-AAC Certification Preparation
Video-On-Demand: Video-on-demand with online training portal, and community interaction. This includes 6-months digital access to all training materials.

Development Units

PDUs: 14 CDUs: 14 CEUs: 1.4

Audience

New business analysts, people that have project experience but have not had formal BA training, or experienced BAs and project managers who want a more formal and industry-standard business analysis approach will gain new skills and methods from this course.

Certificate Programs

Outline

  • Requirements Overview
  • Define the Business Need
  • Plan for Business Analysis
  • Elicit Requirements
  • Document and Analyze Requirements
  • Manage Requirements

Testimonials

"The course was AWESOME! The instructor worked very hard to engage everyone...it was wildly different than other experiences I've had, in a positive way!"

Matthew Resong

"The exercises and discussions reinforced the course content very well."

Blair Morrison,
Employment Action Center

"I have so many more BA tools after attending this class."

John Bauer,
Employment Action Center

"I learned several good ideas on how to organize the function of the BA."

Rich Kahlman,
Land O' Lakes

"The instructor is excellent, her ability to bring real-life experience was very helpful. This course will enable me to bring an organized approach to the projects I am currently working on."

Jonine Husted,
Cargill, Inc.
Live Business Analysis Foundations Courses
Minneapolis, MN
2021 Business Analysis Foundations Training Schedule
Jan 11,12
9:00am-4:00pm
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$1,295 USD $995 USD
Apr 12,13
9:00am-4:00pm
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$1,295 USD $995 USD
June 21,22
9:00am-4:00pm
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$1,295 USD $995 USD
Aug 4,5
9:00am-4:00pm
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$1,295 USD $995 USD
VOD Business Analysis Foundations Courses
Video on Demand
Video on Demand
At your own pace
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$725 USD
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Business Analysis Foundations Training Locations

Our courses are held at conveniently-located training facilities.

Minneapolis, MN

Watermark Learning

5001 American Boulevard West

Suite 900

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55437

(877) 202-5959