Why Attend this Course?

For those considering formalizing the BA role and BA training within their organizations, this course will help you to evaluate the business case for the Business Analyst (BA) role on IT projects. You’ll learn where the BA fits into IT project team roles and responsibilities and how the BA can contribute to project artifacts and improved outcomes.

Audience

  • High-level executives
  • Those responsible for HR and training in their IT organization

Prerequisites

None

Duration

1/2 Day

Outline for Executive Overview of the Business Analyst Role

1. BA role within the IT project team

  • Defining the role
  • The BA skillset
  • BA activities
  • The rest of the IT team

2. The Business Case for BA Training and Consulting: ‘Bottom-line’ benefits of well-trained BAs:

  • Reasons for project failure
  • How properly trained BAs can improve project outcomes

3. Training in BA Solutions:

  • Iterative development: Development in small release cycles
  • Use-cases and Decision tables (e.g., to express rules for adjudication of credit application): the textual user requirements and business rules
  • Workflow analysis: analyzing and identifying bottlenecks
  • Structural Object Oriented Analysis: to define business concepts