Business Analysis/Requirements Training & Coaching
On time and on budget only gets you, well, on time and on budget. It doesn't necessarily get your business the necessary end results. For that, you need to incorporate great business analysis skills into the project mix. Our workshops help you develop the skills to sift wants from needs, clearly document requirements that lead to better solutions, and analyze the business environment for problems and opportunities.
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Practical Business Analysis
Learn the business analysis process as prescribed by the International Institute of Business Analysis but in practical and applicable ways. Participants work through the business analysis processes from project start to project end and practice their role as a business analyst on a case study project. Learn how the business analyst can use tools to determine project scope, elicit and refine requirements from various sources, classify requirements for documentation and requirements management, and transfer requirements to the solution domain for product build.
This workshop is included in the Business Analysis Program.
Eliciting and Writing Usable Requirements
Requirements might be ambiguous, but the product we produce from them will be very specific. And it could be specifically what we did not want! In this workshop, participants learn to elicit requirements from stakeholders by asking the "good" questions, extract requirements from interview responses, remove ambiguity from the elicited requirements, and classify and trace requirements.
A Project Management Focus on Requirements
A project must be on time and on schedule to be a success; but, it also must deliver an end result that matters to the business. Requirements are the key to the "correct" end result. This workshop is intended for project managers who must define high-level requirements and work with a business analyst to define detailed requirements and for those project managers who manage smaller projects and are also expected to define the requirements.
Participants define requirements from a business perspective and a scoping perspective and learn to engage their stakeholders in the requirements conversation. Participants gain insight into detailed requirements and the business analysis process that delivers "good" requirements.
This workshop is included in the Level I Project Management Program.
CBAP/CCBA Exam Prep Express
Prepare for the CBAP/CCBA Exam as it is administered by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Complete the application, practice hundreds of test questions, and learn test-taking strategies. A dynamic CBAP-certified instructor uses a variety of techniques to ensure that participants remember exam concepts and remain engaged and motivated. Provides the 35 hours of classroom hours IIBA requires to sit for the exam.
Business Analysis Program
We recommend that clients develop business analysis skills within their organizations by using a program approach.
The Business Analysis Program introduces formal business analysis processes, tools, and techniques to individuals who develop requirements and lends consistency to requirements development throughout your organization. The Business Analysis Program consists of the following workshops in consecutive order:
Ideally, the program is delivered over 6 to 8 weeks, enabling participants to practice the concepts from each workshop prior to learning additional skills.