3.95 (367 reviews)
☑ Understand and justify the role of Business Analyst
☑ Describe the Business Analyst's relationship with business and IT stakeholders
☑ Understand the projects life cycles and the role of Business Analyst within each of them
☑ Apprehend the importance of project definition and project scope
☑ Recognize the different type of requirements and the need for requirements documentation
☑ Understand the basic skills required to work as a Business Analyst and what the employers are looking for when hiring Business Analysts
☑ Decide whether Business Analysis is the right career choice for them
☑ Understand how to go about finding a position as a Business Analyst
“I solve problems you don’t know you have, in ways you can’t understand” (I am a Business Analyst).
The role of the Business Analyst is much more complex than the people perceive it to be and sometimes it can be a challenge to understand all its facets.
This course is aimed to overcome this challenge, by systematically introducing you in the world of Business Analysis, using a simplistic approach with a lot of examples anchored in our day to day life.
Master the Business Analysis concepts
There are many benefits for understanding these concepts, as they stay at the core foundation of the Business Analysis activity. Even if you are already working as a Business Analyst, these concepts will help you become a more effective and valuable employee. By applying the techniques taught here in your daily job as a Business Analyst you will be able to produce quality requirements in a shorter period of time and obtain the sign off of your requirements quicker. All this will translate into a successful project.
Contents and Overview
This course contains over 40 lectures and more than 3 hours of contents. It is designed for beginners to intermediate Business Analysts, students with no prior experience or junior Business Analyst who want to have a solid foundation in their career.
Beside the theoretical concepts taught, the course is packed with practical examples that would help you understand the techniques in a fun and functional way.
By the end of this course, you will have all the skills required to embark on a career as a Business Analyst. You will know what techniques to employ and when in order to elicit the stakeholders’ requirements and to bring everyone to a consensus with respect to the business needs.
And finally, you will have an opportunity to test your knowledge gained by taking the quizzes that complement each section.
What are the requirements for this course?
What am I going to get from this course?
Who is the audience?
The Art and Science of Business Analysis
What is Business Analysis?
Role of Business Analyst
What do you need to be successful?
Is Business Analysis an Art or a Science?
The Art and Science of Business Analysis
Who are the actors?
How to identify the stakeholders
Understanding the stakeholders
Classifying the stakeholders
Case Study - City Transit System
Big Bang Model
Conclusion Section 3
Impact of SDLC on Business Analysis
Business Analyst's role during SDLC
Requirements in the context of SDLC
Conclusion Section 4
What is requirements elicitation?
Preparing for elicitation
Conducting the elicitation activity
Elicitation techniques for gathering requirements
Elicitation techniques overview
Elicitation techniques for analyzing requirements
Root cause analysis
Elicitation techniques for decisions making
Impact Effort Grid
Elicitation techniques for decision making
Case Study - Dream Cafe
Factors influencing the communication
Poor requirements - individual
Poor requirements - set
Impact of poor requirements
Guidelines for quality requirements
Types of requirements
Functional vs. Non-Functional
Landing a job as a Business Analyst
Finding a job posting
Building your resume
Sample of questions
Congratulations and thank you!
I've learnt a lot more than i expected from this course. Having worked as a BA for only 6 months when i took this course the terminology and clear details on what a BA is and the functions they accommodate in their role has been extremely helpful. Knowledge of the different types of BAs such as Industry analyst, systems analyst, business engineer etc and the various techniques and and phases of a BA role has been defined clearly and ordered well for understanding of the advantages and disadvantages. Having activities to practice the learning is helpful. I've found it to be good practice. My only issue, although small is there is noway to identify how well you have completed that activities provided without liaising with a senior/experienced BA to overlook it and provide their feedback.
It is easy to get clear picture what BA is and what is the requirement. and the types "unexpected" questions in job interview were very interesting topic.
I really liked the way all the concepts have been explained with examples. Makes it easier to understand.
This was my first BA course. The main reason was starting this course was to get a brief knowledge about what is BA and how it works. End of the day I have a brief idea about it. I recommend this course to any beginner who wants to get a brief knowledge about BA.
The course provides good coverage of the basics of business analysis. I've got some experience, but I learned some things and picked up some tidbits that I'll be able to apply in future analyses. I found the speaking clear and understandable. A couple of suggestions: - I found the nonstop animation distracting and annoying. I struggled to discern a reason for it as it kept drawing my eyes away from the presentation. - I also couldn't grasp the thought behind the "outro" music of each lecture. Somber, dramatic choral singing doesn't energize me to excel at business analysis, but maybe that's just me. Also that the volume level was higher than the lecture reminded me of television where the commercials are much louder than the program: that's a turn off.
The content was great, though I wish it had included some sample templates. The animation at the beginning and end of each lecture was incredibly annoying and wasteful. There are 84 lectures, meaning there were 168 animation videos. There was no easy way to fast forward through the beginning one without missing the content. In the future, please just play one at the beginning of the course and one at the end and not on the individual lectures.
Trainer/Teacher is fantastic is explaining eveything in a simplified maner. wish it would be class based. thank you for the course. I am really enjoying it. regards reshma
I really find the instructor to be clear and concise in his teachings. I like that he sites examples at each stages as he goes along. This helps me to understand the course better and enables me to apply it to my experiences. So far so good!
It is very focused on code development, it is not really necessary to mention the different types of SDLC, since the analyst can intervene with a third party solution
Yes it is as i'm currently working as a junior BA and the information received from the course is very helpful and detailed.
I love this course, it's simple and well presented that even a monkey could understand it. My company enrolled a number of us to take the course which proved to be a success; we all feel that we gained some valuable knowledge out of it.
The animation is a major distraction. I find it difficult to follow along because my eyes are drawn to motion. It does nothing to add to the course and I wish it were not there.
The information provided in these lectures were very helpful in my career progression as a BA. There were things that I did not know. Now I have an understanding, it is a matter of how to navigate and apply my learnings to my actual job.
Very Poor experience. I asked the course tutor for some pdf or doc version notes and details but he fail to provide me. In this course there is no PDF or Doc notes available. Just Audio voice course. Total waste of time.
Quality is fine in terms of content. My only complaint is the moving graphic at the top of the screen in every lecture. VERY DISTRACTING. Please consider removing it if a common complaint.