Business Analysis Fundamentals (Live Virtual Class)

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Business Analysts


3,00 jour(s)

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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



  • 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

Certificat, diplôme

Une attestation de participation sera transmise aux participants

Contact pour cette formation

Nathalie Thielemans / Nassera Aici

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