Business Analyst Training

CONTENTS OF BUSINESS ANALYST WORKSHOP

Module 1. Introduction to BA:

 Business Analysis Overview & origin.
 What is Business Analysis & Who is a Business Analyst(Functions)
 Types of IT companies.
 IT hierarchy
 Stake Holders and types of Stake holders.
 SPOC, SCOPE, SCOPE CREEP.
 Business Analyst Prerequisites
 Roles and Responsibilities of a BA
 Do’s and Don’ts. Of a BA.
 Problems faced by a BA with stakeholders in gathering requirements.
 Stages in Business Analysis

Module 2. SDLC PROCESS:

 SDLC(Software Development Life Cycle)-Phases:
 Enterprise planning
 Designing phase
 Development phase
 Testing phase
 Installation phase
 Maintenance phase
 Role of a BA in each phase

Module 3. SDLC METHODS & MODELS or Software Engineering Methods

 SDLC-Methodologies and Models
 Sequential Methodology/Water fall model
 Iterative methodology/RUP
 Evolutionary Methodology/spiral model/prototyping model
A. What are prototypes and different types
B. Difference between a wireframe, prototype and mockup
 Agile Methodology/XP or Scrum
 Difference between method and model

Module 4. SIX KNOWLEDGE AREAS:

 6-knowledge Areas or Stages in Business Analysis:
 Enterprise Analysis (Parito analysis, fish bone analysis, SWOT analysis, GAP analysis, Feasibility study, Business case writing)
 Requirement Planning and Management(RACI-Responsible, accounted, consulted and informed)
 Requirement Elicitation or gathering(Techniques of gathering requirements)
 Requirement Communication
 Requirement Documentation
 Solution assessment and validation.

Module 5. REQUIREMNTS ANALYSIS PROCESS

 Requirements and types.
 Guide lines for good requirements.
 Parameters of good requirement.
 What is requirement gathering?
 How to conduct requirement gathering session-phases.
 Mistakes and challenges associated with requirement gathering.

Module 6. DOCUMENTATION (SRS, BRD, FRS & SOW):

 Types of Documents prepared by a BA and their Standards(BRD & SRS Documents)
 Contents of SRS & BRD documents
 Preparation of SOW.
 SOW-contents.
 RTM (Requirement Traceability Matrix).

Module 7. OOPS & MVC ARCHITECTURE:

 OOPS concepts
 Elements of OOPS
 Application of OOPS
 MVC architecture
 2-tier & 3-tier architecture.

Module 8. UML DIAGRAMS & TOOLS

 UML introduction and diagrams
 Use case Diagrams-Relationships in Use case Diagrams.
 Extend and Include Functions.
 Contents of Use Case description Documents
 Sequence Diagrams(Brief Introduction)
 Activity Diagrams(Brief Introduction)
 Software’s used for preparing UML diagrams, Documentation and Prototypes

Module 9. BPM, RUP & RAD:

 What is BPM(Business Process Modeling)
 RUP(Rational Unified Processing)-phases
 Documents prepared in RUP
 RAD(Rapid Application Development)
 Stages in RAD.

Module 10. SOFTWARE SERVERS & DIFFERENT TYPES OF SERVERS

 Types of servers
 Development Server.
 UAT server.
 How to do UAT testing and important points to be followed while doing UAT testing
 Production server
 Role of BA in each server.

Module 11. SOFTWARE TESTING – AREAS OF TESTING

 Testing-areas of testing
 Types of Testing
 Introduction to QA Methodology
 Role of BA in Testing
 Creating Test Plans
 Creating Test Cases
 Different Testing Methods
 Functional and Regression testing
 White Box and Black Box Testing
 Positive and Negative Testing
 GUI and Unit Testing
 User Acceptance Testing

Module 12. CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROCESS:

 Change Management Process
 Reasons for requirement changes
 Change request
 Change of scope
 Acceptable changes
 How to handle Change request
 Important points to be considered while handling CR

Module 13. Project Management System:

 How Project is initiated.
 Software bidding process.
 Basic knowledge of project includes
 BA proportion in project
 Project types
 Types of payment for projects
 Mails management
 Project standards
 Time sheets
 Budget allocation
 Gantt charts
 Project Milestone and pricing.
 Company Approach on project.
 Reasons for project failure.
 Risk Analysis and Management.

Added features:

Resume Preparation

 Resume Preparation Tips

 Sample Resumes

Interview Preparation:

 Interview Preparation Tips

 Sample Interview Questions

 How to clear an Interview.