Business Analyst Training, Mentoring and Coaching

This course is mainly based on hands learning and covers a range of concepts, approaches and techniques that are applicable to Business Analysts. You will learn the processes of Requirement Engineering, identify issues in systems, develop effective business strategies, Stakeholder Management, Mapping Processes, Documentation, Business Activity Modelling, Identify Solutions, Leadership, Communication, and critical thinking. The knowledge of tools for managing requirement is also essential.

The training runs between 16 – 20 weeks. There are 2 stages to the training, the online classroom session and the online practical work experience part of the training.

You will be assigned a team to deliver a project, Projects run for 12weeks approximately depending on the project. Don’t worry,  you will have guidance all the way. This way you gain practical work experience.

There are no prerequisites for the Business Analysis training course. We have had delegates with no previous experience that enrolled for this program and successfully secured a job once completed. If you are a professional looking to change career and are passionate about business improvement, then the BA program is the one for you.

This training is also designed to give candidates the opportunity to deliver a project from inception to completion (Full life cycle project). The Training is an interactive training where there will be discussions and brainstorming sessions and you will be guided through delivering the projects that have been assigned.

The training runs for Sixteen (16) weeks. For the first Eight (8) weeks, delegates will focus on Online training classes (on Saturdays) through case studies. The next twelve (12) weeks would see the candidates implementing their acquired skills by working remotely on a live project.

The BA will also have had the full end to end delivery experience on a project which will now go into their CV as references for work they have delivered.

We will also ensure that the BA’s CV is well aligned with industry standards.

We believe this is a strategic move to further empower individuals wishing to go into this field of work as we can provide them with REAL PROJECTS to deliver.

Class 1:

Introduction to the Project Management

-Project Definition and Stages

-Five Project Characteristics

-Six Project Variables

-Project Stages

Methodologies in Project Management

-PRINCE 2

-Four integrated Elements of PRINCE2

-The Seven PRINCE2 Principles

-The Seven PRINCE2 Themes

-The Seven PRINCE2 Processes

-How does it apply?

-Establish Roles and Responsibilities within the project environment

Project Tools within the Project Environment

-RACI Matrix

-RAID Logs

  • Risk Management (Logging)
  • Actions Management
  • Issues Management
  • Dependency Management

-RAG Status

-Reporting

  • Things to consider when creating a report

Approval and Progression

Lesson’s Learnt

 Class 2: 

Business Analysis

-Roles and Responsibilities if a Business Analyst

-Feasibility study

Requirements Gathering

  • Methods of Gathering Requirements
  • Types of Requirements
  • Functional
  • Non-Functional
  • Prioritizing Requirements (MOSCOW)

Change Management

  • -Types of Change
  • Change Process
  • Impact Assessment

Quality Management/Assurance

  • Organisational Structure
  • Process Mapping
  • Communication Structure
  • Conclusion

Class 3: 

An Introduction to Agile (Scrum)

  • Characteristics of SCRUM
  • The Agile Manifesto–a statement of values
  • Putting it all together

Scrum Events

-The daily scrum

-Parameters

Scrum Framework

Roles: Product Owner

Scrum Master

Team

Ceremonies

  • Sprint planning
  • Sprint review
  • Sprint retrospective
  • Daily scrum meeting

Scrum Artifacts

  • Product backlog
  • Sprint backlog
  • Burndown charts
  • Product backlog
  • The Sprint Goal
  • Managing the sprint backlog
  • Scalability
  • Factors in scaling
  • Team Size
  • Team Dispersion
  • Project Duration
  • Scrum of scrums of scrums

Class 4: 

CV and Interview Workshop

  • What makes a good CV
  • Tailoring your CV to Project Management
  • CV Dos’s & Don’ts
  • How to prepare for an Interview
  • Interview Do’s & Don’ts

Class 5:

What is Business Analysis

  • Understanding Business Analysis
  • Definition what it is and what its not
  • Defining the ‘As is’ Process
  • How do you do it
  • Defining the ‘To Be’ Process
  • How do you do it

-Gap Analysis

  • How does it work

REQUIREMENT ENGINEERING

  • Elicitation (Features the demonstration of practical requirement elicitation techniques)
  • Analysis
  • Validation
  • Documentation
  • Management

SITUATION INVESTIGATION

  • Brainstorming
  • Document Analysis
  • Focus Groups
  • Interface Analysis
  • Interviews
  • Observation
  • Process Modelling
  • Prototyping
  • Requirement Workshops
  • Surveys/Questionnaire

Case Study

Class 6:

Case Study

Process Mapping

  • Definition
  • Understanding Process Maps
  • Constructing a Process Map
  • Determine the Boundaries
  • List the Steps
  • Sequence the Steps
  • Draw Appropriate Symbols
  • Check for Completeness
  • Finalize the Flowchart

Case Study

  • Mapping the Processes from Requirement gathering in Class 5
  • Checking Process Map for completeness

Class 7:

Data Flow Diagram

  • Understanding Data Flow Model
  • Definition and illustration
  • Data Flow Rules and Tips
  • Data Flow Symbols and its meanings

-Processes

-Data Store

-Data flows

-Entities

  • Data Flow notations

-Yourdon & Coad

-Gane & Sarson

  • Levels in Data Flow Diagram

-Level 0 (With Examples)

-Level 1 (With Examples)

-Level 2 (With Examples)

  • Case Study
  • Building Data flow model from requirements from Class 5 & 6

Class 8:

Writing Acceptance Criteria

-Defining acceptance criteria

-How to write acceptance criteria’s

– Types of Acceptance Criteria

  • Rules Oriented
  • Scenario Oriented

-User Interface (UI) requirements

-Case Study

– Revision and Questions

Weekly Mentoring Session

  • Trello Board

Inviting guest to view and make changes to your board

Updating your board and making changes

  • Azure Devops
  • Process mapping workshops
  • UX Mock-ups (WIREFRAME)
  • Jira

DELEGATES WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Contribute to the overall Scrum environment using BA skills
  • Create the Product Backlog from a business scenario
  • Contribute to Product Backlog prioritisation
  • Contribute to Product Backlog estimation
  • Help plan a sprint
  • Take part in / facilitate the Daily Scrum meeting
  • Control and monitor the burn-down charts
  • Take part in / facilitate the Scrum Review meeting
  • Take part in / facilitate the Scrum Retrospective meeting
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Requirements Manager
  • Solutions Analyst
  • Business Process Analyst
  • Transformation Analyst
  • Business Improvement Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • Agile Business Analyst
  • Junior Business Analyst
  • Title

    Business Analyst

  • Type

    Role Training Course

  • Location

     

  • Duration

     

    8 classes, 16 mentoring sessions, 3 months (extendable) work experience

  • Course Fees

    £1100 VAT Inc.

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