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    Fast Start® in Business Analysis v4.1
    Overview:

    From enterprise analysis and scope definition to requirements determination and conceptual design, the Fast Start® in Business Analysis workshop gives analysts a thorough understanding of the entire Systems Development Life Cycle. Replete with both “har d” 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. Students emerge from this works hop with a solid foundation of business analysis thinking as well as a greater understandin g that doing the right things are just as important as doing things right .

    Audience:

    Those who need to learn practical system thinking: business systems analysts, managers, information technology (IT) professionals, or other business professionals.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Course duration:

    3 days

    Course outline:

    1. Introduction

    • Defining Business Analysis
    • What is Business Analysis?
    • What is a Business Analyst?
    • International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
      • Business Analysis
      • Body of Knowledge
    • Workshop Objectives
    • Today’s Approach to Business Analysis
    • The Systems Development Life Cycle
    • Workshop Agenda
    • Getting the Most from This Workshop
    • Workshop Logisitics
    • Your Role this Week
    • Workshop Materials
    2. Strategy Analysis
    • What is Enterprise Analysis?
    • 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 Analysis Help the Project?
    • Real-World Application
    3. 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 Stakeholders and Sponsor
    • Step Four – Diagram the Functional Flow
    • Step Five – Define the Project Objectives and Scope
    • Scope Exclusions
    • Real-World Applications
    4. Procedure Analysis
    • Preparing for Analysis
    • What Information Should We Gather to Analyze?
    • Why Perform Procedure Analysis?
    • Definitions
    • Performing Procedure Analysis
    • Process Flow Modeling
    • Why Create Models?
    • Symbols Used in Process Flow Models
    • Swim Lane Diagram
    • Guidelines for Creating Swim Lane Diagrams
    • Process Scripts
    • Old Procedure
    • Process Script Procedure
    • Real-World Application
    5. Interviewing
    • Why Interview?
    • Preparing for the Interview
    • Interview Structure
    • Questioning and Listening Techniques
    • Listening for Requirements
    • Holding the Interview
    • Teleconference Interviews
    • Real-World Application
    6. Requirements, Assumptions, and Constraints
    • Effective Requirements Practices
    • Requirements
    • Types of Requirements
    • SMART Requirements
    • Identifying User Requirements
    • Assumptions and Constraints
    • Real-World Application
    7. Defining a Solution
    • Solution Definition
    • System Improvement
    • System Redesign
    • Review Project Scope
    • Future State Changes
    • Process Improvement
    • Process Change
    • Systems Development
    • Systems Change
    • Organization Change
    • Impact Analysis
    • Process Improvement Impact
    • Systems Development Impact
    • Organization Change Impact
    • Real-World Application
    8. Solution Implementation Planning
    • Systems Development Life Cycle Review
    • Phases for Implementation Planning
    • Planning to Implement the Future Changes
    • Visualizing the Project Schedule for Implementing the Solution
    • Step 1 – Break the Project Down into Tasks
    • Step 2 – Sequence the Tasks
    • Step 3 – Estimate Time
    • Step 4 – Assign Resources
    • Step 5 – Chart the Plan
    • Real-World Application
    9. Management Presentation
    • Business Case
    • What’s in this Management Presentation?
    • Presentations
    • Rehearsal and Practice Run
    • Multi-Media
    • Numbers
    • Written Words
    • Graphics
    • Spoken Words
    • Behavior Styles
    • Task vs. People
    • Methodical vs. Direct
    • Four Style Strategy
    • Real-World Application
    Appendix A - Recommended Reading

    Appendix B - Glossary

    Appendix C - Index

    Exercises



     
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