DataWiz

Business 
Analyst

This course designed to expand your knowledge in the the latest tools and techniques in the field of Business. You will learn the business process, improvement process, modelling process, how to solve problems, and much more. There is a breakdown of six projects methodologies including traditional Waterfall and Agile frameworks. This program teaches you all the aspects of business analysis as well as understanding all of the steps in the business requirements process – from stakeholder identification to customer satisfaction.

What is a Business Analyst?

Business analysts help guide businesses in improving processes, products, services and software through data analysis. They engage with users to understand how data-driven changes to process, products, services, software and hardware can improve efficiencies and add value. They are responsible for creating new models that support business decisions by working closely with financial reporting and IT teams to establish initiatives and strategies to improve importing and to optimize costs. 

Business Analysis is a growing market that is in great demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of management analysts, including business analysts, is expected to grow 14% between 2018 and 2028. This is a higher growth rate that any other profession in that time span.

Although the title of ‘Business Analyst” is one role, it carries many job responsibilities varying from the technical aspects to the business. Some responsibilities are heavy into defining and adjusting process flows, whereas others are designing technical solutions to solve business needs. 

This position is compensated well for their work and with the job market demand outpacing the entry level candidates, the salary for the Business Analyst should continue to rise in the near future.

  • Understand the competencies of a business analyst
  • Gain insight into business analysis planning and monitoring
  • Learn how to properly initiate a project by creating a business case that aligns with the business objectives
  • Understand the basics of project requirements and six of the popular techniques used to elicit those details from your stakeholders
  • Gain an overview of various modeling diagrams to help you recognize and understand project documentation
  • Conduct requirement specification – including categorizing, deriving (breaking apart), prioritizing, and validating
  • Have the confidence to successfully facilitate requirements approval meetings

Tools that will be used during the course:

Career Pathways for Business Analysts

A Business Analyst’s career path can take them in multiple directions, depending on their experience and future career goals, along with offering endless opportunities.

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Course Path

Classes starting from September 2020 to December 2020 (12 classes)

Module 1

Introduction to Business Analysis

Summary: We will begin the course by exploring the importance of business analysis and where it can be applied. We will look at the various careers available in business analysis.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this module, you should be able to …
    • Understand business analysis and its role in a company
    •Responsibilities of business analysts
    •Career direction of business analysts
    •Understand the role of Data in business analysis
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Module 1
Module 2

Business Analysis Process

Summary: In this module, we will introduce the key processes, steps, and ideas around business analysis.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this module, you should be able to …
    • Understand the business analysis process
    • Broadly interpret what each step represents
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Module 2
Module 3

Business Analysis Tools

Summary: To analyze business needs, goals or objectives, the appropriate techniques and/or tools plays an essential role. In this module, we will learn the key techniques and tools.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this module, you should be able to …
    • Identify tools and techniques for business analysis
    • When and how to use these various tools and techniques
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Module 3
Module 4

Plan Business Analysis Process

Summary: In this module, we will introduce the first step which contain the steps that will be followed to conduct the process of business analysis.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this module, you should be able to …
    • Learn how to properly initiate a project by creating a business case that aligns with the business objectives
    • Gain insight into business analysis planning and monitoring
    • Mode of communications of the business analyst with the other stakeholders
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Module 4
Module 5

Defining the Scope

Summary: In this module, we will discuss the project scope which defines what all is expected to be achieved by the project so it is completed and successful.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this module, you should be able to …
    • Learn about how to list deliverables and acceptance criteria
    • Understand the constraints and assumptions involving the project
    • Understand the limits of the scope
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Module 5
Module 6

Eliciting the Requirements & Deliverables

Summary: In this module, we will learn about the information requirements of the project and getting in touch with all involved stakeholders. It is essential not to miss any requirement or stakeholder.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this module, you should be able to …
    • Acquiring the right information from stakeholders
    • Communication and facilitation methods with stakeholders
    • How to interviews, workshops, observation, questionnaire and prepare prototypes
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Module 6
Module 7

Validate the Requirements & Deliverables

Summary: In this module, we will learn about the validation process against the business requirements and case of the project.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this module, you should be able to …
    • Determine what features are relevant or should be included in other projects or initiatives
    • Identify constraints from a technical or data perspective
    • Develop solutions or workarounds that can be agreed upon
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Module 7
Module 8

Analyze the Requirements & Deliverables

Summary: In this module, we will introduce the key part of the business analysis process which is how the requirements and deliverables will be achieved. This is the analysis portion of the process.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this module, you should be able to …
    • Prioritize requirements for their validity and any associated risks
    • Create a data and domain model
    • Create a process flow diagram and process interface model
    • Validate the accuracy of the requirements
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Module 8
Module 9

Presenting, Reporting, & Communicating the Solution(s)

Summary: In this module, you will apply your business analysis skills, technical knowledge, and writing ability to prepare a report and presentation. You will communicate your findings to the company executives with your recommendations.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this module, you should be able to …
    • Learn to write a report and create a presentation
    • Learn to communicate your findings in a clear and concise manner
    • How to visualize and express your findings
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Module 9

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