About BA Training
In an organization, there is a common disconnect between the technical side and the business side on many of the efforts that are conducted. Only when these twteams have been brought inta collaborative relationship with each other, any organization can truly connect IT for business success. Business Analysts primarily focus to help fill that gap between the organizations IT and Business entities (teams).

Using tekbon real-world Business Analysis training, tekbon can help learn, understand and implement methodologies, techniques and tools which shall allow you to bridge the gap between IT and Business teams and guide organization efforts to success.

Tekbon provides comprehensive business analysis training curriculum led by industry expert(s) who are practicing business analysis and project management for more than 10 years and sharing BA knowledge for more than 7 years.


Business Analyst (BA) role is not always confined to information gathering, analysis and project documentation. There are numerous other ways that a BA can contribute to the team, the project and play a critical role in successful implementation. The other roles people expect BA to handle are

  • Process Improvement within the team and organization – Defining process standards, documentation standards and streamlining the process of project implementation.
  • Project Management (PM) – Many a times, BA is also expected to handle the role of PM in the project and drive the project to successful implementation within the given timelines and constraints (project scope, resources, etc...)
  • Quality Lead and Quality Analyst (QA) – In smaller to medium projects, BA is expected to lead the QA team or perform Quality analysis (testing) for the project
  • Business Analysis (BA) – This is the core role we perform. This ranges from defining/identifying the scope of the project in business requirements document (BRD), gathering requirements details/behavior and creating functional design documents (FDD), handling change requests, performing GAP analysis, Impact analysis, UAT, etc…

 

The course outline below is designed in such a way that you will can acquire all of the knowledge and skills required to play any role listed above successfully and have the confidence required to perform the job with ease. The overall course content is divided into three modules:

 

Project Impact Training – The topics discussed under this umbrella helps trainees to understand about the project, people and processes. We also focus on Conceptual Designing Principles of application development. These concepts provide a person with knowledge to be part of an IT team or to start learning business analysis

  • SDLC Models (Waterfall, Agile, RUP)
  • Conceptual Designing Principles
  • OOAD
  • Introduction to business analysis

 

Core Business Analysis Skills – This part of the training is to focus on acquiring skills to shoulder the core responsibilities of a BA.

  • Project Initiation and Analysis
  • Identifying business needs and project scope
  • Capturing business requirements
  • Documenting business requirements (BRD / SRS)
  • Managing Requirements
  • Validating business requirements
  • HANDS on exercise on identifying and drafting requirements based on case studies
  • Functional Analysis Techniques
  • Screen Prototyping (Wireframes)
  • Developing Use Cases
  • Data Analysis
  • UML Modeling

 

Additional Business Analysis Skills – This part of the training is to focus on acquiring additional capabilities, tools, and techniques purpose and usage

  • Different Analysis Techniques
  • RDBMS
  • Data Modeling
  • Testing
  • Tools
  • Project Management Basics
No. of classes-36 hrs. + Case Studies + Additional On-demand Material
Prerequisites -No prerequisites
Batch Timings - As per student’s convenience for each batch
Regular batches -Monday to Friday (1hr 30 min per session)
Weekend batches -Saturday and Sunday (4 hrs. per session)

 

The course outline below is designed in such a way that you will can acquire all of the knowledge and skills required to play any role listed above successfully and have the confidence required to perform the job with ease. The course is designed based on the waterfall model. The overall course content is divided into three modules:

 

  • Project Impact Training The topics discussed under this umbrella helps trainees to understand about the project, people and processes. We also focus on Conceptual Designing Principles of application development. These concepts provide a person with knowledge to be part of an IT team or to start learning business analysis
  • SDLC Models (Waterfall, Agile, RUP)
  • Conceptual Designing Principles
  • OOAD
  • Introduction to business analysis
  • Core Business Analysis Skills This part of the training is to focus on acquiring skills to shoulder the core responsibilities of a BA.
  • Project Initiation and Analysis
    • Knowing Business Users / Stake holders
    • Analyzing existing business processes
  • Identifying business needs and project scope
    • Discussing business enhancements or Changes
    • Modeling desired state
  • Capturing business requirements
    • Conducting requirements workshops/sessions
    • Identifying business requirements
  • Documenting business requirements (BRD / SRS)
    • Organizing requirements
    • Guidelines to write better requirements
    • Creating requirements package
  • Managing Requirements
    • Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)
    • Requirements Management Tools
  • Validating business requirements
    • Presenting the requirements
    • Conducting requirements review meeting(s)
    • Obtaining requirements sign-off
  • HANDS on exercise on identifying and drafting requirements based on case studies
    • One hands on conducted by trainer the session
    • One hands provided as assignment and reviewed in later part of the training
  • Functional Analysis Techniques
    • Conducting Analysis Sessions (JAD, JAR, Focus Groups, Interview Sessions)
    • Elaborate Functional Requirements
    • Identifying business rules
  • Developing Use Cases
    • Drafting Normal behavior or Expected behavior
    • Describing extension scenarios
    • Identifying exception scenarios
    • Conducting use case review meeting(s)
    • Common Problems in use case writing and detecting them.
  • Screen Prototyping (Wireframes)
    • Identifying requirements for screen design
    • Creating a concept map
    • Exercise to develop wireframes
    • Presenting and signoff of wireframes
  • Data Analysis
    • Understanding data analysis
    • Understanding various Flat File Types
    • Data transfer between various data sources
    • Identifying data processing rules
  • UML Modeling
    • Introduction tUML
    • Understanding UML diagram types
    • Discuss each UML diagram – Purpose, Notations, and When tcreate them
    • Modeling Tools (MS Visi, Enterprise Architect)
  • HANDS on exercise on the following tasks based on case studies
    • Creating screen prototypes using MS Visi
    • Writing use case documents
    • Creating functional design document
  • Additional Business Analysis Skills – This part of the training is to focus on acquiring additional capabilities, tools, and techniques purpose and usage
    • Different Analysis Techniques
      • GAP Analysis
      • AS-IS and TO-BE Process Analysis
      • Change Request Management
      • Impact Analysis
    • RDBMS
      • Understanding database concepts
      • Deep-Dives intNormalization
      • Interacting with Database (SQL)
      • SQL Hands-on
    • Data Modeling
      • Various Modeling techniques
      • Logical vs. Physical Data Modeling
      • Entity Relationship (E-R) Modeling
    • Testing
      • Purpose of Testing and History
      • Verification and Validation Model
      • Test Planning
      • Generating testing documents
      • Various Testing Types
      • Practical Notes of Testing
      • Manual vs. Automated Testing – When and Why
    • Tools
      • Requirements management (Rational Requisite Pr, DOORS, JIRA)
      • Document management (MS SharePoint, Sub Version)
      • Defect tracking (Quality Center, Clear Quest)
    • Project Management Basics
  • HANDS on exercise on the following tasks based on case studies
    • SQL query writing
    • Creating ER Diagrams
    • Writing Test cases and test documents
    • Hands-on various tools

Who can join Business Analyst (BA) course?

  • Non IT professionals who wants to be part of IT project teams as business analyst (BA)
  • IT professionals (QA, Developers, etc…) who wants to transform into business analysis
  • Working business analyst (BA) who wants to augment their skills and best practices of analysis
  • Professionals who wants to learn specific topics (*training and pricing will be customized based on individual needs)

 

Does Tekbon provide training on specific topics?

Yes, we do provide topic based focused training by 2 methods.

  • On-demand which allows participant to listen to the recording(s) and review material at their own pace and reach out to trainer for additional discussion.
  • Real-time training led by instructor in-class for Chicago participants and through WebEx for online participants.

 

Please drop us an email with subject or topic of your interest to get pricing details and introduction material. Email us @ training@tekbon.com with your Name, Contact information and topic on which you want focused training.

 

How is Tekbon business analysis training different from other Training Institutes?

  • We focus on real-world business analysis skills development, providing tools and techniques you will use immediately.
  • Our curriculum with hands-on exercises will help prepare participants gain knowledge and expertise required to handle business analyst role and make a successful career.
  • Provides hands-on practice on each topic discussed during the training and assignments
  • All assignments are reviewed during the training and educate participants an issues, errors and enhance their practical understanding to accomplish tasks.
  • Tekbon targeted interview preparation sessions (TIPS) –TIPS focus on presentation skills at the interview whereas our training course focus on conceptual and practical skills to perform the job. TIPS are acting instrumental in the trainees’ success.

 

Can we get more information about the business analysis trainer?

  • Training is led by professional who is working in IT for 12 years and conducting business analysis training for last 7 years.
  • Trainer is CBAP and PMI certified and member of different HealthCare entities.
  • Experience in transforming participants from novice trainees to experienced business analyst professionals.
  • Extensive experience in multiple business domains like Health Care, Retail, Travel and E-commerce

 

What is Business Analysis?

Business analysis is the process of identifying business needs and determining solutions to business problems. Solutions include but are not limited to systems development component, process improvement, organizational change and/or policy development. The person who carries out this task is called a business analyst or BA.

 

Business Analysis as the set of tasks, knowledge, and techniques required to identify business needs and determine solutions to business problems. It is the practice of enabling change in an organizational context, by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders. (Extract from IIBA)

 

Who is a Business Analyst (BA) and role of a BA on the project team?

A Business Analyst (BA) is a professional who acts as a liaison between the business group (end users) of a software application and the technical group (MIS or IT teams) that design, develop and test the application.

  • BA work with business users, project sponsors, and other stakeholders to identify, organize, and prioritize requirements that serves as the foundation for an application development.
  • BA’s help define, analyze, and prioritize the business problems facing our clients.
  • BA will identify issues, gather data, interview key client members, analyze information and document the findings and provide solution options/recommendations.

 

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) defined BA role as: Any person who performs business analysis activities, no matter what their job title or organizational role may be. BA uses set of tasks and techniques used to work as a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operations of an organization, and to recommend solutions to enable the organization to achieve its goals.

 

Job titles for business analysis practitioners include not only business analyst, but also business systems analyst, systems analyst, requirements engineer, process analyst, product manager, product owner, enterprise analyst, business architect, management consultant, business intelligence analyst, data scientist, and more. Many other jobs, such as management, project management, product management, software development, quality assurance and interaction design rely heavily on business analysis skills for success. (Extract from IIBA)

 

What are the key areas or responsibilities of a Business Analyst?

Some key areas BA’s are responsible for but are not limited to are:

  • Business requirements elicitation, analysis, communication and validation on IT related projects.
  • Analyze business and project objectives to develop solutions to real world business problems.
  • Working with management to understand their goals and help with how best to accomplish them.
  • Business modeling in areas such as goals, data models, process models, and organizational structure.
  • Business process analysis to define AS-IS (current) and TO-BE (future) processes.

 

Is Business Analyst role a technical role or functional role?

Business analyst (BA) plays more functional role like understanding business needs, drafting documents, coordinate team communication, provide insights to MIS team on business requirements etc…. However, BA are expected to perform or will be part of performing certain responsibilities where technical skills will help to handle tasks efficiently. Examples of such tasks are testing, interacting with databases, data analysis etc….

 

As part of the training the common technical skills that BA should possess shall be discussed in detail including hands-on on the same.

 

Is Business Analyst responsible for programming of the application or involved in any programming?

No, Business Analyst (BA) will not write or involved in coding efforts. The deliverables of a BA are technical independent.

 

Is technical/programming skills to become a Business Analyst?

While helpful, technical, programming or prior software development knowledge or experience is not a pre-requisite to become a business analyst. Since a Business Analyst is required to interact with developers, some conceptual knowledge of technology and IT/software development principles is helpful, and our workshop covers those fundamentals

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