Business Analysis Boot Camp

Description: This 4 or 5-day Business Analysis Boot Camps is appropriate for organizations that need to kick-start their Business Analysis program or rapidly train a group of Business Analysts to be work ready. This course explores the foundational aspects of Business Analysis from the following five courses: Introduction to Business Analysis Scope and Elicitation, Analyzing Requirements, Supporting and Managing Requirements, and Business Analysis Planning and Estimating.  This customized course takes the best of the best from Bob the BA’s 9-day program and delivers it in a rapid fire Boot Camp approach to fit your needs.  

Length: 4 - 5 Days

CDU/PDU: Earn 28 - 35 CDU/PDU for both IIBA and PMI certification

Perquisites: Some experience with Business Analysis will be helpful, but it is not required.

Intended Audience: Anyone that needs to kick-start their Business Analysis program or rapidly train a group of Business Analysts to be work ready.

Business Analysis Boot Camp Objectives

  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the Business Analyst

  • Compare the BA role to other project roles

  • Understand how business analysis works in both IT and business environments

  • Understand the benefits and value of Business Analysis

  • Understand the competencies of a Business Analyst

  • Understand the high-level process of Business Analysis

  • Understand general expectation of the Business Analyst role

Business Analysis Boot Camp Course Topics

  • Introduction to Business Analysis

  • Key business analysis terms, activities and general overview of business analysis

  • Key business analysis activities, deliverables and techniques

  • The breadth of business analysis from the business to IT projects

  • Benefits of Business Analysis

  • Barriers to Business Analysis

  • BA Competencies

  • BA Career Path

  • Requirements defined and their classifications

  • Methodologies/approaches to business analysis

  • Comparing business analysis to other roles and where they overlap

  • Trends in business analysis

  • Overview of the IIBA BABOK and how it relates to Business Analysis and your training

  • A high-level understanding of requirements, business rules, process, data, interfaces, interactions, scope

Business Analysis Scope and Elicitation Objectives

  • Understand solution and product scope are and why they are needed for solutions

  • Understand and practice Business Analysis scope modeling

  • Learn and practice several elicitation techniques

  • Understand the process for elicitation

  • Learn what techniques work better in certain situations

  • Understand team dynamics and how it plays a part in elicitation

Business Analysis Scope and Elicitation Course Topics

  • Understanding the differences of project and product scope

  • The process of solution scoping

  • Several techniques and models for solution scoping

  • Breaking down the scope to drive elicitation efforts

  • The process of elicitation

  • Elicitation in different approaches – Agile, Waterfall, Incremental

  • The role team dynamics play in elicitation

  • Learn 17 elicitation techniques

  • Practice elicitation techniques and understand how they support future business analysis efforts

  • When to use each technique and why

Analyzing Requirements Objectives

  • Understand the importance of modeling and analyzing requirements

  • Understand and practice different types of modeling including: process, data, interface and interaction

  • Learn when and why to model

  • Understand impacts to modeling based on stakeholder preferences and needs

  • Understand progressive elaboration of requirements and what the right level of detail to model is

Analyzing Requirements Course Topics

  • Process modeling (Process Maps, Swim Lanes)

  • Data modeling (Data Matrix, ERD, Class Diagram, Data Mining)

  • Interface modeling (Prototypes, Mockups, Wireframes, Storyboards)

  • Interaction modeling (Use Cases, SIPOC)

  • Business rules analysis in modeling

  • Tying models back to scope modeling

  • Levels of detail and abstraction in modeling

  • Modeling based on approach (Agile, Waterfall, Incremental)

Business Analysis Supporting and Managing Requirements Objectives

  • Understand the different ways to document requirements

  • Practice writing well-formed requirements

  • Understand how to package requirements for review by stakeholders

  • Understand and practice different methods of requirements prioritization (Waterfall, Incremental, Agile)

  • Understand and practice requirements traceability

  • Understand the Business Analyst role in design

  • Understand the role of the Business Analyst during the implementation of the solution

  • Understand the role of the Business Analyst after the solution has been implemented

Business Analysis Supporting and Managing Requirements Course Topics

  • How to package your requirements effectively

  • Understanding your stakeholder preferences in packaging requirements

  • How to present different components of the requirements

  • How to write well-formed requirements

  • How to correct requirements

  • Developing a requirements check list

  • What goes into a business requirements document

  • Creating a traceability matrix

  • Tracing requirements to business goals and objectives, test, design, scope

  • The Business Analyst role in design

  • How to manage requirements change

Business Analysis Planning and Estimating Objectives

  • Understand project vs. product (solution) scope

  • Document product (solution) scope in support of planning and estimating your Business Analysis work

  • Understand common Business Analysis approaches

  • Learn different approaches to estimating your Business Analysis work

  • Learn to communicate and manage your requirements work plan

Business Analysis Planning and Estimating Course Topics

  • Project vs. product (solution) scope

  • Documenting product (solution) scope as the input to your planning efforts

  • Key planning concepts for analyzing Business Analysis work

  • Understanding gap analysis

  • Predictive (Waterfall, incremental) and Adaptive (Agile) approaches to planning Business Analysis work

  • How to plan the work and work the plan

  • How to develop the approach to your plan

  • Understanding complexity and impacts for your plan

  • How to choose techniques for your plan

  • How to choose activities and deliverables for your plan

  • How to communicate your plan

  • Understand various estimation techniques

  • Review examples of requirements work plans

  • Understand how the requirements work plan fits into the overall project plan

  • Understand additional change management needs of the plan


Upcoming Instructor Led Dates: This course is delivered virtually online or in public classrooms. The delivery method is displayed below each scheduled date.

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Bob Prentiss

Bob Prentiss

Enterprise Solutions Instructor - Bob Prentiss is our fearless leader and innovator. Bob is passionate about helping you think, learn and work differently. Bob is an awesome trainer, speaker, mentor, coach, and author. Collector of all things dragon related and Dr. Who fan. Bob is CBAP certified with 25+ years of experience in corporate America; with a background in managing BA centers of excellence, assessing and managing BA maturity, quality, and competency. Bob is an award winning curriculum developer. Bob has presented numerous keynote, workshops, seminars, conferences, and training sessions across North America. Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA MSP Chapter.

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