Advanced Business Analysis (BA5326)

This course is for business analysts looking to improve the way they elicit, analyze, document and communicate requirements. Using the proven case study model, participants explore two approaches to requirements modeling: the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Information Engineering. Participants discover how modeling can help them make requirements decisions earlier in the system development life cycle, thus enhancing requirements quality and completeness. Data models, use cases, requirements traceability and prioritization are covered in depth. Designed to be prescriptive as well as descriptive, facilitators emphasize best practices through explanation and application.

Attend our Business Analysis courses at our training center in Belgrade, live online (virtual classroom) or on-site (private training).
Special pricing can be applied upon registration (multiple participants from your company, government sector, nonprofit organizations, etc.) – contact us to learn more.

Public class

Training duration: 
3 days / 21 hours

Private class

On-site / Online
Minimum no. of participants: 5
3 days / 21 hours
Price on request
Serbian or English
Training plan: 

Module 1: Introduction

  • Getting Started
  • Workshop Objectives
  • Workshop Agenda
  • Value Added Modeling
  • What is Business Analysis
  • The System Development Life Cycle
  • The Case Study
  • Getting the Most from This Workshop
  • Workshop Logistics
  • Workshop Materials

Module 2: The Building Blocks

  • Why Modeling Is Important
  • Types of Models
  • What is a System?
  • Key Abstractions
  • Requirements
  • SMART Requirements
  • Requirements Traceability
  • Benefits

Module 3: Business Modeling

  • Object Orientation
  • Benefits of Object Orientation
  • Syntax and Semantics
  • The Perspectives and Architectures of UML
  • Visualizing
  • The Business Use-Case
  • Generalization, Inheritance Relationship
  • Assumptions
  • Constraints

Module 4: Classes & Objects

  • Elements of Object Orientation
  • Class
  • Class Diagram
  • The Dictionary
  • Objects
  • Messages
  • Sequence
  • Sequence Diagram
  • Best Practices of Object Orientation

Module 5: Behavioral Modeling

  • Activity Diagram

Module 6: Use Cases

  • The Use Case
  • Why Use Cases?
  • Actor-Action Modeling
  • Use Case Diagram
  • Relationships Between Use Cases
  • Identifying Use Cases
  • Textual Use Case
  • Scenarios
  • Use Case Template

Module 7: System Views

  • The UML System Architecture Viewpoints
  • The Five Perspectives
  • The History of UML

Module 8: Conceptual Data Models

  • The Principle of Abstraction
  • Information Engineering
  • Conceptual Models
  • Entity Relationship Diagrams

Module 9: Logical Data Models

  • Data Modeling Recap
  • Drilling Down From the Conceptual Level
  • The Three Models
  • Conceptual Data Model
  • Logical Data Model Physical Data Model Logical Data Modeling Databases Keys Data Model Views

Module 10: Normalization

  • Data Model Quality
  • Data Quality Is
  • Normalization Tests
  • Benefits of normalization
  • Functional Dependency and Primary Keys
  • First Normal Form
  • Second Normal Form
  • Third Normal Form
  • Fourth Normal Form
  • Clear Thinking About Data
  • Quality Assurance
  • Semantic Analysis

Module 11: Value Added Modeling

  • Requirements Prioritization
  • Requirements Re-use
  • Isomorphism
  • So Which Approach?
Exclusives: 
  • One year access to the class recording 

  • Course material accessible in electronic format

  • Certificate of attendance

Prerequisites: 

Successful completion of Systemation’s practitioner certificate in business analysis program. Six months or more of practical business analysis experience. Familiarity with software systems analysis, design and implementation.