Course #:BA211

Executive Overview of the Business Analyst role within RUP Training

Take this course instead of the generic version (Executive Overview of the Business Analyst role) if your organization uses IBM RUP (Rational Unified Process) or UP (Unified Process) to manage IT projects. Presents the business case for inclusion of the Business Analyst (BA) role in your IT organization, provides an overview of the BA role, describes the RUP process and the BA role within it and introduces core BA knowledge areas and training requirements.

Why Attend this Course?

This course will help you to evaluate the case for a Business Analyst (BA) role on RUP projects. You’ll learn how to map the BA role to RUP roles and responsibilities and how the BA contributes to RUP project artifacts and improved outcomes.


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




1/2 Day

Outline of Executive Overview of the Business Analyst role within RUP Training

1. Introduction to RUP

  • Project Management, Business Analysis and RUP
  • UP/RUP workflows, roles, artifacts and activities and disciplines
  • Activities and iterations
  • Risk and Iterative, Incremental Development
  • Use-cases as requirements, design drivers and for use in testing
  • RUP phases and iterations
  • Iteration strategies
  • Scope and Change Management

2. BA role within the IT project team

  • PM vs. BA role
  • Mapping the BA role to RUP roles
  • Defining the role
  • The BA skillset
  • BA activities
  • The rest of the IT team

3. 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 outcomesll

4. Training in BA Solutions:

  • Iterative development: Development in small release cycles
  • Use-cases and Decision tables: for user requirements and business rules
  • Workflow analysis: analyzing and identifying bottlenecks
  • Structural Object Oriented Analysis: to define business concepts
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