16 Corporate Woods Boulevard | Albany, New York 12211 | Tel: 518.437.1600

Fast Start in Business Analysis

Available Dates: Aug 13-15, Oct 10-12, Dec 17-19
Class Length: 3 day
Cost: $1,690

Class Outline:

The Fast Start in Business Analysis workshop gives analysts a thorough understanding of the entire Systems Development Life Cycle. Replete with both "hard" and "soft" skills, this three-day course builds a sound strategy for analyzing business processes and demonstrates how to apply concepts and practical techniques within the context of an experiential learning environment.

Table of Contents


Defining Business Analysis
What is Business Analysis?
What is a Business Analyst?
International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)
Today’s Approach to Business Analysis
The Systems Development Life Cycle

Enterprise Analysis
What is Enterprise Analysis?
Enterprise Analysis Activities
What Has Changed?
What Information Should We Gather for Enterprise Analysis?
How Should We Collect This Information?
Types of Information to Collect
Sources of Information
How Does Enterprise Analysys Help the Project?
Real-World Application

Defining the Project Scope
An Approach to Project Definition
Step One – Identify Issues
Uses for Issues
Step Two – Recognize Future Benefits
Step Three – Identify the Function Areas/Stakeholders and Sponsor
The Project Sponsor
Step Four – Diagram the Functional Flow
Step Five – Define the Project Scope and Objectives
Scope Exclusions
Real-World Applications

Procedure Analysis
Preparing for Analysis
What Information Should We Gather to Analyze?
Why Perform Procedure Analysis?
Performing Procedure Analysis
Process Flow Modeling
Why Create Models?
Symbols Used in Process Flow Models
Swim Lane Diagram
Guidelines for Creating Swim Lane Diagrams
Fast Start® in Business Analysis