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Course Description

All class schedules are in Eastern Time.

Within the context of a project, the project manager and other stakeholders will look to the business analyst (BA) for guidance about which requirements-related deliverables, work products, activities, tools, and techniques are appropriate for the project. The BA provides this guidance through the requirements management plan, through which the appropriate approaches to elicit, document, analyze, communicate and verify the requirements for the project are defined, and the deliverables, roles, and responsibilities are explained.

Part of requirements planning is determining the activities that will be carried out to communicate the requirements. The BA determines the communication activities that must occur in order to review and approve requirements, and to communicate the approved requirements to designers, developers, testers, and other stakeholders. Throughout the lifecycle, the BA carries out the communication activities to help the stakeholders reach consensus as to which requirements can and should make up the solution, subject to time and funding constraints.

This virtual course examines the role of the business analyst (BA) in the Requirements Planning and Management and Requirements Communication Knowledge Areas of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK). Practical tasks and techniques are presented to equip the BA with the skills and knowledge required to plan and manage requirements activities and to communicate requirements to stakeholders effectively.

This course builds upon the associated tasks and techniques introduced in its prerequisite, BA111: Core Competencies for the Business Analyst by exploring the requirements planning, management, and communication processes in depth. Students learn to identify stakeholders and their requirements, determine requirements risks and deliverables, divide the requirements work, manage scope and the requirements baseline via traceability and change control, perform requirements reviews, assess communication needs, and assemble and communicate the requirements management plan.

Our virtual platform includes many interactive features to help you learn the content and apply your new skills immediately back on the job:

Group and individual learning activities utilizing break-out rooms and whiteboards
Discussions and chats
Quizzes and polling
Facilitator and student video via webcam
Sharing of files in real time
Tools, templates, and job aids to use back on the job
Key characteristics that differentiate this course from others include:

Mapping to the IIBA Body of Knowledge

Corporate Education Group (CEG) is designated by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) as a Charter Endorsed Education Provider. This course supports understanding of the following Knowledge Areas and is 100% compliant with IIBA's current Business Analysis Book of Knowledge (BABOK):

Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
Requirements Management and Communication
Experiential Training

Two case studies are integrated into the course to allow participants to view demonstrations of work products and techniques and then apply learned skills within a consistent context. Much of the class time is devoted to exercises in which participants can practice the skills being taught.

Experience

The course is written and delivered by professionals with extensive experience in business analysis.

Applied Focus

The Participant Guide includes many job aids that are referenced throughout the course and available to the participant after training;these include work product templates and samples, as well as checklists for processes and best practices.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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