Business Analyst Training – From July 7th.

Instructor: 9 Years Business Analysis experience and Subject Matter Expert in Healthcare, Finance, Retail and Banking domains.

Mode of Training: Webex

Live Training with Job Support, Resume Preparation

Fees: $500 (100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. For any reason if you are not satisfied, your fees is refunded with no questions)

Email:, Phone: 973-487-8668

Course Contents

MODULE – 1 ( 4 HOURS – WEEK 1 ) – Introduction to Business Analyst Roles, Project Life Cycle, Requirements Understanding, SDLC Methodologies – Waterfall, Spiral / Iterative, Agile and Rational Unified Process (RUP) ( Detailed Coverage of RUP & Agile )
This module provides a broad perspective to the business analysis domain with emphasis on roles, skills and job functions. The modules also introduces on how IT projects get started, pre-project activities, conducting feasibility studies. The module covers various types of SDLC methodologies such as Waterfall, RUP & Agile are explained in detail. It also introduces the candidates – fresher and experienced alike – to the concepts of various types of requirements, different types of documentation required for waterfall, RUP, Agile methodologies. Clear understanding of the word requirements, how software requirements evolve and learn how developers use the Business Requirement Document (BRD), UML and Use Cases.

MODULE – 2 ( 3 HOURS – WEEK 1 ) – Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring, Requirements Elicitation ( Basic & Advanced ) / JAD Techniques, Understanding Project Vision, Problem Statement, Project Boundaries, Project Scope Management
Module 2 establishes the importance identifying project stakeholders, RACI Matrix, stakeholder categorization & establishing stakeholder communication plan. Students also learn to differentiate between various types of requirements, business rules & learn various requirement gathering techniques. Learn detail eliciting concepts – Basic & Advanced. The module also covers defining project scope, scope decomposition, functional decomposition & project boundary.
Hands-on training
Mock session on how requirements are gathered in JAD sessions.

MODULE – 3 ( 4 HOURS – WEEK 2 ) – Business Modeling, Data Modeling & Unified Modeling Language (UML), UML Part 1, Dynamic Modeling
Learn Business Modeling concepts, domain modeling, principles of modeling, structured analysis, Overview of various UML diagrams – visualization, blueprinting, views and purposes Entities and relationships – the basis of UML diagrams, specifications, rules, guidelines of the language. Learn various technical diagrams Use Case, Activity and State Diagrams, Flow Charts, Sequence, Collaboration, Class and Object Diagrams, Component, Package and Deployment Diagrams
Hands-on training
The module also engages the candidates in mini projects to apply the theoretical knowledge in a practical business sense. Candidates are required to complete take away and in class mini projects to effectively utilize the classroom course and grasp the fundamentals of the UML.

MODULE – 4 ( 4 HOURS – WEEK 2 ) – RUP Methodology/ Basic & Advanced Use Cases
The module introduces the students on various document formats dependent on the SDLC methodologies. It also illustrates writing elaborate requirements in use case format. Topics covered include how to Identify use cases of a system under design, identifying business use cases, defining the scope and boundary of a use case, discovering the business use cases, basic flows, alternate flows & exceptional flows, identifying primary actors, secondary actors, users and describing the flows to capture the system-user interaction.
Hands-on training
Candidates will have the opportunity to write use cases for business scenarios and build the solution model in a team / individual basis. Mini projects will be reviewed to aid quality work product creation.

MODULE – 5 ( 4 HOURS – WEEK 3 ) – QA, Software Verficiation, Data/Software Validation, Software Testing & Solution Validation
This module provides the candidates with validation, verification, testing and data analysis principles in detail. Various requirements validation, requirements review and verification techniques are discussed. Test methodologies, unit testing, integration testing, smoke testing, system testing, alpha testing, beta testing, black box testing & white box testing, types and user acceptance test ( UAT )are discussed. Business Analyst roles in testing, acceptance criteria is discussed. Every concept of testing ( all kinds of testing ) is also covered in this module. The module also introduces both Mercury ( Winrunner, LoadRunner, QTP, Test Director, Quality Center) and Rational ( Rational Robot, Rational Test Manager, etc ) Testing Tools. Tools introduced would be explained on what they are used for and what can be tested by using these tools. Hands on training & screen presentations on these tools is beyond the scope of a BA’s job & this module.
Hands-on training
Candidates will have the opportunity to write test cases and understand test strategy & test plans using Mercury Quality Center.

MODULE – 6 ( 3 HOURS – WEEK 3 ) – Detailed Agile Methodology, Functional Requirements in Agile
This module provides a detailed look at how Agile projects are being executed, everything from Agile documentation/ Business deliverables, business analyst role in Agile projects, will be discussed in detail to gear students for Agile projects. A very detailed coverage of every aspect of agile methodology to get jobs. Everything about Agile ( Scrum, Sprints, XP etc ) will be discussed here
Hands-on training
The module also engages the candidates in mini projects to apply the theoretical knowledge in a practical business sense.

MODULE – 7 ( 4 HOURS – WEEK 3 ) – Hands on Module 1, Project Documentation / Class Projects — An extensive hands-on session on various project documentation & in class projects to practice concepts learnt
The module introduces students to various projects/case studys’ scovering the topics covered so far. Participants get to see numerous projects documentation and get a feel of how the various concepts learnt in the session are applied in reality. Students execute projects covering all the concepts learnt. This is a fantastic module, just very practical and gives a very good picture of what is involved in a BA job end to end and see real documentation of numerous projects.
Hands-on training
Candidates will have the opportunity to solve 2 to 2 class projects, students will also get to review the class projects and see official documentation that was used to build the class projects. There are 3 class projects that students will complete on their own.

MODULE – 8 ( 2 HOURS – WEEK 4 ) – BA Best Practices / Advanced Topics
This module covers in detail, advanced business analyst knowledge areas such as
a. Scope management
b. Risk management
d. What is Change management? How to handle/execute change management in projects?
e. Software configuration management
f. What is Traceability Matrix? & How to effectively construct & use Traceability for project success?
g. Project Boundary
h. Version Control
i. What is Project Metrics? & How to establish Project Metrics?
j. Business Requirement Document
k. Software Requirement Specifications
l.How to conduct Impact Analysis?
m. Requirements Communication
n. Requirements Conflicts
o. Role of a Project Manager vs Business Analyst

MODULE – 9 ( 3 HOURS – WEEK 4 ) – Tools Training
Module 9 walks the candidate through the tools required to perform the role of a business analyst for
Requirement Management, Change Management, Version Control and UML Business Modeling

Hands-on training
Candidates are presented with online demonstration of UML Modeling software Rational Rose, Requirements Management Requisite Pro & Test Management Mercury Quality Center. Fully access to software is available for students to practice. Candidates are encouraged to create UML diagrams for the assignments using the software tools.

MODULE – 10 ( 1 HOURS – WEEK 4 ) – Six Sigma & IT
This module covers comprehensive knowledge on background of Six Sigma, key elements of Six Sigma, How Six Sigma is related to IT, Green Belts, Black Belts, a very good detailed explanation of everything a business analyst needs to know about Six Sigma. Get introduced to Six Sigma Green Belt, without an active project

MODULE – 11 ( 1 HOURS – WEEK 4 ) – Gap Analysis, What is Gap Analysis? How to Conduct Gap Analysis
Learn concepts of Gap Analysis, Feasibility analysis, Root Cause Analysis.

MODULE – 12 & 13 ( 2 HOURS – WEEK 4 ) – Structured Analysis, DFD, Context Diagrams & Modeling Topics
The module covers the concepts of structured analysis approaches, basic and advanced concepts of DFD diagrams ( Level 1 DFD & Level 2 DFD ), Context Diagrams, Data Dictionaries and other modeling techniques will be explained.
Hands-on training
Students will practice creation of a DFD’s diagrams & undertand balancing concepts in DFD’s.

MODULE – 14( 2 HOURS – WEEK 4 ) – Basic – Structured Query Language ( SQL )
Concepts of SQL, Databae Querying Tools, Basic SQL & Advanced SQL, Inner Join & Outer Join will be demonstrated in a database in the class.
Hands-on training
Students will learn how to query a database (Oracle ), Understand the query tools ( Toad). A database will be shown in the class and students can practice SQL queries learnt. .

MODULE – 15 ( 2 HOURS – WEEK 4 ) – Hands on Module 2 , Review In Class Projects, Leadership, Communication, Resume best practices, Mock Interviews, Group Networking & Domain Knowledge
This module covers a hands on session on concepts learnt and practices after the first hands on session, everything from practicing Context Diagrams, DFD’s, SQL will be practiced here. This module also covers a comprehensive knowledge on leadership, importance of effective communication, business analyst interview preparation, resume critique, forming a class group for after class networking. Mock interviews, group discussion, interview preparation.

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