Fast Start in Business Analysis (BA5328)

From enterprise analysis and scope definition to requirements determination and conceptual design, the Fast Start® in Business Analysis workshop gives analysts a thorough understanding of the entire Systems Development Life Cycle. Replete with both “hard” and “soft” skills, this three-day course builds a sound strategy for analyzing business processes and demonstrates how to apply concepts and practical techniques within the context of an experiential learning environment. Students emerge from this workshop with a solid foundation of business analysis thinking as well as a greater understanding that doing the right things is just as important as doing things right.

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

  • Defining Business Analysis
  • What is Business Analysis?
  • What is a Business Analyst? (IIBA) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)
  • Today’s Approach to Business Analysis
  • The Systems Development Life Cycle
  • Fast Start in Business Analysis Road Map
  • Workshop Agenda
  • Getting the Most from This Workshop
  • Workshop Logisitics

Module 2: Enterprise Analysis

  • What is Enterprise Analysis?
  • What Has Changed?
  • What Information Should We Gather for Enterprise Analysis?
  • How Should We Collect This Information?
  • Types of Information to Collect Sources of Information
  • How Does Enterprise Analysis Help the Project?
  • Real-World Application

Module 3: Defining the Project Scope

  • An Approach to Project Definition
  • Step One – Identify Issues
  • Uses for Issues
  • Step Two – Recognize Future Benefits
  • Step Three – Identify the Stakeholders and Sponsor Stakeholder
  • The Project Sponsor Step Four – Diagram the Functional Flow
  • Step Five – Define the Project Objectives and Scope
  • Scope Exclusions
  • Real-World Applications

Module 4: Procedure Analysis

  • Preparing for Analysis
  • What Information Should We Gather to Analyze?
  • Why Perform Procedure Analysis?
  • Definitions
  • Performing Procedure Analysis
  • Process Flow Modeling
  • Why Create Models?
  • Symbols Used in Process Flow Models
  • Swim Lane Diagram
  • Guidelines for Creating Swim Lane Diagrams
  • Process Scripts
  • Old Procedure
  • Process Script Procedure
  • Real-World Application

Module 5: Interviewing

  • Why Interview?
  • Preparing for the Interview
  • Interview Structure
  • Questioning and Listening Techniques
  • Listening for Requirements
  • Holding the Interview
  • Real-World Application

Module 6: Requirements, Assumptions, and Constraints

  • Effective Requirements Practices
  • Requirements
  • Types of Requirements
  • SMART Requirements
  • Identifying User Requirements
  • Assumptions and Constraints
  • Real-World Application

Module 7: Defining a Solution

  • Solution Definition
  • System Improvement
  • System Redesign
  • Review Project Scope
  • Future State Changes
  • Process Improvement
  • Process Change
  • Systems Development
  • Systems Change
  • Organization Change
  • Impact Analysis
  • Process Improvement Impact
  • Systems Development Impact
  • Organization Change Impact
  • Real-World Application

Module 8: Solution Implementation Planning

  • Systems Development Life Cycle Review
  • Phases for Implementation Planning
  • Planning to Implement the Future Changes
  • Visualizing the Project Schedule for Implementing the Solution
  • Step 1 – Break the Project Down into Tasks
  • Step 2 – Sequence the Tasks
  • Step 3 – Estimate Time
  • Step 4 – Assign Resources
  • Step 5 – Chart the Plan
  • Real-World Application

Module 9: Management Presentation

  • Business Case
  • What’s in this Management Presentation?
  • Presentations
  • Rehearsal and Practice
  • Run Real-World Application
  • One year access to the class recording 

  • Course material accessible in electronic format

  • Certificate of attendance