Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

Driving Organizational Change: The Role of Business Analysis

In an era marked by rapid technological advances and shifting market demands, businesses are constantly seeking opportunities to innovate and remain competitive. Within this context, the ability to identify, articulate, and implement necessary changes becomes invaluable. Enter the role of a Business Analyst (BA).

Course Overview:

Business Analysts bridge the gap between stakeholders and project teams, ensuring that every project aligns with organizational goals and meets the demands of the market. Whether it’s spearheading the launch of an innovative product or transitioning to a groundbreaking software package, the BA stands at the forefront, synthesizing input, delineating project requirements, and guiding execution.

This course is meticulously designed to provide aspiring BAs with an in-depth understanding of the multifaceted world of business analysis. Beyond theoretical concepts, this course integrates real-world examples, ensuring that students not only understand the "what" and "why" but also the "how" of business analysis.

Course Highlights:

  1. A Career in Business Analysis: An introductory lesson exploring the evolving landscape of business analysis, its significance, and the various opportunities it offers.

  2. Enterprise Analysis: A three-part series diving into the nuances of evaluating business needs and challenges, determining project feasibility, and aligning them with strategic objectives.

  3. Requirements Planning and Management: Over three comprehensive sessions, learn to define, prioritize, and manage project requirements. Delve into techniques like SWOT analysis, risk assessment, and stakeholder mapping.

  4. Requirements Elicitation: Understand the art of gathering precise and relevant information. These sessions will introduce tools like interviews, surveys, and focus group discussions.

  5. Requirements Analysis & Documentation: Delve into the methods used to categorize, specify, and validate the information garnered, ensuring that projects remain on track and meet their desired outcomes.

  6. Requirements Communication: Gain expertise in conveying project requirements to a variety of stakeholders, ensuring clarity and consensus at every step.

  7. Solution Assessment and Validation: Conclude with a thorough examination of the steps taken post-project completion. Learn to assess the efficacy of the solution and ensure it aligns with the initial requirements and business objectives.

Practical Implications:

For instance, imagine Company X wants to transition to a new customer management software. The BA would first identify the specific needs of the company and its stakeholders. They'd then scout the market, identify potential solutions, and document each solution's pros and cons. Once a decision is made, the BA would guide the implementation process, ensuring that every requirement is met and every stakeholder is kept informed. Post-implementation, they'd assess the software's performance, ensuring it meets the initial criteria and aids the company's growth.

Who Should Enroll?

  • Aspiring Business Analysts: Kickstart your journey with a foundational understanding of the domain, preparing you for a rewarding career.

  • Project Managers: Enhance your ability to oversee projects effectively by understanding the intricacies of requirements planning and management.

  • Stakeholders: Gain a deeper understanding of project dynamics, enabling informed decision-making and collaboration.

  • Professionals in Transition: If you're considering a career change, understanding business analysis can open doors to a plethora of opportunities across industries.

In an ever-evolving business environment, the importance of a competent Business Analyst cannot be overstated. This course promises to equip you with the skills and knowledge to navigate the complex corridors of business projects, ensuring that every venture you're a part of stands the best chance of success. Join us, and step into the exciting world of business analysis.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize the job and career highlights of being a business analyst.
  • Describe the purpose of enterprise analysis and the processes and activities involved.
  • Identify stakeholders, define role responsibilities, describe work division, manage information flow, and transfer knowledge.
  • Describe the methods used for gathering requirements from stakeholders.
  • Describe the elicitation methodologies.
  • Describe the responsibilities in communicating project requirements.
  • Describe the solution assessments and validation processes involved in delivering a final project.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1 Assignment 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 1 - A Career in Business Analysis 8 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 2 - Enterprise Analysis: Part One 8 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 3 - Enterprise Analysis: Part Two 8 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 2 points
Quiz for Lesson 4 - Enterprise Analysis: Part Three 7 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 5 : Requirements Planning and Management: Part One 9 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 6 - Requirements Planning and Management: Part Two 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 7 - Requirements Planning and Management: Part Three 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 8 - Requirements Elicitation: Part One 8 points
Quiz for Lesson 9 - Requirements Elicitation: Part Two 8 points
Quiz for Lesson 10 - Requirements Analysis & Documentation: Part One 7 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 11 - Requirements Analysis & Documentation: Part Two 10 points
Lesson 12 Assignment 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 12 - Requirements Communication 7 points
Quiz for Lesson 13 - Solution Assessment and Validationac 9 points
The Final Exam 50 points
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