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Course Description

This is a course bundle that allows students to choose four of our one-hour project management courses.

  • Defining Business Rules
  • Gathering Requirements
  • Managing Changing Project Requirements
  • Planning the Business Analysis Approach

Course Outline

Defining Business Rules

Lesson 1: Business Rules

  • What are business rules?
  • Business goals, policies and rules

Lesson 2: Benefits of Business Rules

  • Increasing manageability of business processes
  • Business rules are based on facts

Lesson 3: Business Rules and Requirements

  • Relating rules and requirements
  • Components of a business rule
  • Example
  • Cataloging business rules

Lesson 4: Classifying Business Rules

  • Types of business rules
  • Complex business rules

Lesson 5: Modeling Complex Business Rules

  • Use case model
  • Defining how business rules flow

Lesson 6: Developing Business Rules

  • Best practices
  • Business rules and models
  • Consider using a tool

Lesson 7: Conclusion

  • Next steps

Gathering Requirements

Lesson 1: Identifying Types of Requirements

  • Defining a requirement
  • Categorizing requirements

Lesson 2: Developing Effective Requirements

  • Iterative requirements gathering
  • Planning the requirements work

Lesson 3: Eliciting Requirements

  • Defining elicitation
  • Elicitation techniques
  • Elicitation questions

Lesson 4: Analyzing Requirements

  • Describing requirements analysis
  • Reviewing requirements attributes
  • Decomposing requirements top down
  • Requirements modeling techniques
  • Assumptions and constraints

Lesson 5: Conclusion

  • Wrapping up

Managing Changing Project Requirements

Lesson 1: Baselining Requirements

  • Starting from the known
  • Requirements validation
  • Characteristics of good requirements
  • Requirements inspection

Lesson 2: Managing Changing Requirements

  • Sources of changing requirements
  • Components of requirements management
  • The change control process
  • Traditional versus agile processes
  • Prioritization

Lesson 3: Using Traceability

  • The importance of traceability
  • Horizontal versus vertical traceabiltiy
  • Traceability and ownership

Lesson 4: Conclusion

  • Using software tools
  • Summary

Planning the Business Analysis Approach

Lesson 1: Overview

  • Defining business analysis
  • Overview of a BA work plan

Lesson 2: Defining the requirements plan

  • Justifying the plan
  • Identifying the components
  • Planning the details
  • Overview on elicitation techniques
  • Planning for approval

Lesson 3: Creating the requirements plan

  • Scoping the activities
  • Budgeting and resourcing
  • Assessing risks

Lesson 4: Conclusion

  • Wrapping it up

Notes

Participants have six months to complete this online, self-paced course.

 

Internet Connectivity Requirements:

  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended

Hardware Requirements:

  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue streaming audio sessions
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions

Operating System Requirements:

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher

Web Browser Requirements:

  • Google Chrome is recommended
  • Firefox 13.x or greater
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater

Software Requirements:

  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater

Web Browser Settings:

  • Accept cookies
  • Disable pop-up blocker
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Section Title
Business Analyst Four-Hour Bundle (Online)
Type
Online
Dates
Jul 01, 2020 to Jun 30, 2021
Contact Hours
4.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $275.00