BA Certificate Courses

BA Certificate Courses

Business Analysis Certificate BUS 8990

Introduction to Business Analysis (16 hours)

Based on A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) version 3.0, this course introduces participants to Business Analysis as a discipline, including best practices, key terms, core concepts and commonly used techniques. Introduction to Business Analysis familiarizes participants with tasks performed and competencies exhibited by the most successful business analysts. This course also focuses on the business analyst role in collaborating with stakeholders to provide greater solution value such as identifying strategic and tactical organizational needs and the current state of the organization in the context of those needs. In addition, this course will look at the business analyst role in defining potential solutions, change strategies and risk assessment throughout the transition from the current to future states. Case studies, problem-solving scenarios, discussions, knowledge checks, and planning for on-the-job situations and other learning activities help participants develop analytical and application skills that enable greater solution value whether in traditional, agile or hybrid project environments or improvement initiatives.

Unit One: Business Analysis Concepts, Standards and Best Practices
Unit Two: Business Analyst Underlying Competencies
Unit Three: Business Analyst Role in Strategy Analysis


Business Analysis Planning, Requirements Elicitation and Stakeholder Collaboration (16 hours)

Based on A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) version 3.0, this course focuses on planning, monitoring and managing business analysis activities whether in traditional, agile, or hybrid environments. Participants will use learning scenarios and other activities to plan for productive engagements with stakeholders, align business analysis tasks with methodology, support governance, and establish information management to determine how business analysis performance will be managed and monitored.

This course will also look at collaborative responsibilities in working with stakeholders to elicit, identify, and confirm requirements. It includes elicitation planning, selection, and application of techniques, results confirmation, and ongoing collaboration with stakeholders to assure agreement, proper prioritization, or other factors consistent with the business analysis environment. Participants will have the opportunity to practice various techniques, confirm requirements, and perform other business analysis tasks.

Unit One: Business Analysis Planning
Unit Two: Manage and Monitor Business Analysis Activities
Unit Three: Elicit, Confirm and Manage Requirements
Unit Four: Manage Stakeholder Collaboration



Requirements Analysis, Life Cycle Management and Solution Evaluation (16 hours)

Based on A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) version 3.0, this course focuses on structuring, organizing, and modeling requirements, analyzing potential value of solutions and performing other business analysis activities relative to bridging business and stakeholder needs to results. From inception to solution, this course recognizes that existing requirements may change, new requirements may be identified, and re-prioritizations may occur. The importance of identifying these changes, including how to seek out, document, confirm, communicate, analyze the impact, and perform other business analysis tasks relative to changes or conflicts in requirements is addressed. This course will also look at business analysis activities once the solution is implemented, including analyzing solution performance, determining limitations, and making recommendations that increase solution value. Throughout the course, participants will have opportunities to work with case studies, learning scenarios, and problem-solving situations and, also, evaluate their own learning, establish next steps, and transition learning to on-the-job situations.

Unit One: Requirements Analysis
Unit Two: Solution Definition and Design
Unit Three: Requirements Life Cycle Management
Unit Three: Evaluate and Improve Solution Value