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Business Analysis Fundamentals

3 day(s)

Objectives

Business analysis training: in a modern, fast-paced business environment, analysts must possess skills to effectively communicate business needs, rules, structure and workflow to all relevant stakeholders.

A working knowledge of modeling is the key to ensuring that this business challenge is met.
This business analysis training course is structured around a series of activities in which you gain practical modeling experience.

In the context of a real world case study, you apply best practices in modeling to help you fulfil your crucial role as a business analyst.

  • Clarifying the role of the business analyst
  • Analysing and prioritizing competing business needs
  • Creating dynamic business models using workflow diagrams
  • Writing SMART business objectives
  • Quantifying business case benefits and costs
  • Communicating the requirements package to stakeholders

Content

Introduction

  • Why do you need business models?
  • Modeling skills

Defining the Scope of Modeling

  • What is a business model?
  • Separating textual and diagrammatic elements
  • Contrasting scope with level of detail

Crafting a process to develop a business model

  • Applying the steps: elicit, analyze, document, validate
  • Iterating the steps
  • Facilitating requirements workshops
  • Mapping models to deliverables

Charting the multidimensional aspects of a business model

  • Applying the five Ws approach: who, what, where, when, why and how
  • Selecting the right modeling approach
  • Employing CASE tools and simulation

Mapping the Business Landscape

  • Analyzing the enterprise
  • Exploring the enterprise architecture
  • Decomposing the architecture into its components
  • Usage of a Component Business Model

Applying business rules

  • Documenting the constraints: operative and structural
  • Representing rules with decision tables
  • Scoping Business Functions

Initiating the process with functional decomposition

  • Determining the functional hierarchies
  • Distinguishing between functions and processes

Drawing UML use case diagrams

  • Defining scope and boundary
  • Identifying the actors
  • Refining the use cases

Documenting business use cases

  • Selecting the appropriate level of detail
  • Specifying preconditions and post-conditions
  • Modeling Business Processes

Applying process modeling techniques

  • Workflows
  • Events
  • Activities
  • Decisions
  • Sequencing
  • Messaging
  • Roles

Leveraging Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)

  • Benefits from a standardized approach
  • Sequencing and classifying activities
  • Categorizing events
  • Emulating a Business Process

Refining business process diagrams

  • Choosing the right gateway: decisions, forks and joins
  • Mapping the processes to swim lanes and pools
  • Supplementing the model with artifacts

Analyzing the Enterprise Structure

  • Establishing the business domain
  • Documenting the workers and organization units
  • Modeling systems, documents, information and tools

Structuring the enterprise with UML class diagrams

  • Determining object attributes
  • Generalizing and specializing relationships
  • Constructing associations between the classes
  • Packaging for domains and functional units

Finalizing the Business Model

  • Achieving complete coverage with matrices
  • Prioritizing features
  • Cross-referencing requirements
  • Correlating behavior with roles

Contextualizing the model with perspectives

  • Documenting business interfaces
  • Mapping from means into ends
  • Capturing time parameters

Communicating the Model to Key Stakeholders

  • Knowing your audience
  • Selecting the right level of detail
  • Choosing the right model for your audience
  • Converting business models into user requirements
  • Delivering your models

Target group

Who is the course aimed at?

Business Analysts

Assessment

Certficate, diploma

Une attestation de participation sera transmise aux participants

Contact the training provider
OXiane Luxembourg

Nathalie Thielemans / Nassera Aici

formation@oxiane.lu

+352 27 39 35

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OXiane Luxembourg

Nathalie Thielemans / Nassera Aici

formation@oxiane.lu

+352 27 39 35

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