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Business Analysis Boot Camp

Business analysts and product owners serve the end user, customer or stakeholders of a project, system or product. They are also responsible for ensuring that the right requirements are identified and realized. Both roles have the power to delight customers and increase bottom-line profits. They are responsible for stakeholder analysis, elicitation of requirements tied to business goals, solution design and translation of requirements into instructions for technical team members. Most often, the success of a project rests on the competency of the team’s business analyst and/or product owners.

In this course, you gain proven techniques and build competencies used throughout the requirements lifecycle. You learn how to uncover true project requirements that align with your organization’s goals. You practice clearly articulating requirements to both the customer and technical teams in a way that allows the team to build customer-pleasing systems and products with built-in quality. Since most organizations today work within a hybrid model, this course considers Agile as well as traditional Waterfall tools, techniques and environments.

 

Instructor

Sally Anlin, PMP, CSM

Sally Anlin, PMP, CSM

Sally has over 20 years of experience leading teams to deliver high quality technical solutions that meet business needs. Her areas of expertise include: Building, developing and coaching high performing technology teams to meet business goals and objectives. Creating performance ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the role of the business analyst and product owner
  • Recognize soft skills required for a successful business analyst/product owner
  • Analyze stakeholders and create user personas
  • Evaluate current state and describe desired future state
  • Discover requirements consistent with user, stakeholder and organizational goals
  • Formulate effective requirements
  • Validate and verify requirements
  • Estimate requirements effort/size
  • Prioritize requirements

Course Outline/Topics

Foundations

  • Role of the business analyst, product owner and combination roles
  • Development environments: Traditional/Waterfall, Agile, the real world
  • Business analyst tools, techniques and skills: Soft skills
  • Business analyst tools, techniques and skills: Quantitative skills

Eliciting Requirements – Discovering the Requirement Behind the Requirement

  • Stakeholders and user personas
  • Current and future states
  • Techniques for eliciting requirements: Interviews, documentation review, user observation, group brainstorming, competitive analysis
  • Solution design
  • Building in quality; minimizing rework
  • Requirement estimation and prioritization: Determining what to include in product/product – buy a feature, Scrum poker

Writing and Communicating Requirements

  • What is a requirement? What is a user story?
  • Types of requirements
  • Requirement attributes
  • Requirement communication
  • Requirement quality
  • Requirement prioritization – while actively working the product
  • Validation and verification

Date: Fri, Oct 1, 8, 15

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Sally Anlin PMP, CSM

Fee:

$1,100 by Sept 18
$1,200 after Sept 18

CEUs: 2.1

Enrollment Limit: 15

Program Number: 5020-14115

Note: Participants will receive instructions and course links prior to the first class.

Registration Deadline: Sept 30

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