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Business Analysis Foundations

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Learn the foundations of business analysis. Explore the role of the business analyst and the BA process, from conducting a needs assessment to release planning.


Introduction to Business Analysis
  • Prevent project failure with business analysis
1. What Is Business Analysis
  • What is business analysis (BA)?
  • BA industry definitions
  • What is the role of a business analyst?
  • Business analyst skillset
2. Doing a Needs Assessment
  • Needs assessment basics
  • Situation and solution statements
3. Identifying Stakeholders
  • Who are stakeholders?
  • Classifying your stakeholders
  • Engaging stakeholders
4. Creating a Business Case
  • Purpose of a business case
  • Content of business case
5. Planning the Project
  • Project planning: Vision
  • Project planning: Project roadmap
  • Project planning: Responsibilities
6. Determining Requirements
  • Requirement types
  • Requirements elicitation techniques
  • Using requirements modeling techniques
7. Traceability and Monitoring Requirements
  • Traceability matrix and task board
  • Change control
8. Evaluating the Solution
  • Testing and verification
  • Validation
9. Preparing for Release and Transition
  • Release planning
  • Transition planning
  • Implementation planning
  • Next steps

Taught by

Greta Blash


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