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.

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 within RUP

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