This class will earn 14 Professional Development hours that can be used towards meeting your PMI and IIBA certifications. This is an instructor-led interactive class.
This 2-day course is appropriate for anyone that needs to learn how to analyze and model requirements to support high-quality Business Analysis work. Participants will practice analyzing and modeling process, data, interfaces, interactions, decisions and business rules.
Our goal at Bob the BA is to help you think, learn and work differently so you can make an impact back on the job. If you always do what you have always done, you will end up right where you were before you were trained right? So at Bob the BA, we take a different approach because we know we learn best by doing and not through lecture. Our courses are always hands-on, practicing through exercises, activities, facilitated discussions, case studies, role play, workshops, printed materials and presentations.
Who Should Take This Course?
Anyone that is interested in a career in Business Analysis, wants foundational training analyzing and modeling requirements.
- Understand the importance of modeling and analyzing requirements
- Understand and practice different types of modeling including process, data, interface, and interaction
- Learn when and why to model
- Understand impacts to modeling based on stakeholder preferences and needs
- Understand progressive elaboration of requirements and what the right level of detail to model is
- Process modeling (Process Maps, Swim Lanes)
- Data modeling (Data Matrix, ERD, Class Diagram, Data Mining)
- Interface modeling (Prototypes, Mockups, Wireframes, Storyboards)
- Interaction modeling (Use Cases, SIPOC)
- Decision modeling (Decision Trees, Weighted Ranking)
- Business rules analysis in modeling
- Tying models back to scope modeling
- Levels of detail and abstraction in modeling
- Modeling based on approach (Agile, Waterfall, Incremental)
10% discount for 3 or more attendees on the same registration
This 2-day course is appropriate for anyone that needs to learn how to support and manage requirements to support high-quality Business Analysis work. Participants will practice how to document, prioritize and manage requirements throughout the requirements lifecycle. By using the right practices and approaches the Business Analyst will maximize the value of the solution from inception, through implementation and support on-going in the system.
This 2-day course is appropriate for anyone that needs to learn how to plan and estimate their Business Analysis efforts to support high-quality Business Analysis work. Participants will learn and practice scoping the solution, identifying and analyzing stakeholders, estimating the Business Analysis work to be done.
Do you get what you want at work? Do you feel like you have exhausted every possible option to get your team or your boss to listen to your ideas? Sometimes it feels like no matter what you do they will never listen. The key to getting work done is political and collaborative skills: influencing without authority. How do you get the cooperation of those that you have no authority over? In this class we won’t just talk about the science of influencing without authority – we will discuss practical application. Bob the BA will share his insider’s guide to influence and how to move the mountain closer to your goals. You will learn powerful concepts, techniques, approaches and models to cut through the barriers and develop stronger relationships so you can do the right thing for the project, the people and the organization.
There are many approaches to Agile but very few address how the Business Analyst fits into the approach or how business analysis is done. It seems to magically happen by everyone on the team and unfortunately, many teams are struggling and wondering why they don’t have a business analyst. There is more to it than a user story right?
This 1-day course is appropriate for anyone that is interested in learning what it takes to become a Business Analyst, validate what they know about Business Analysis, or become Business Analysis work-ready. This course explores the foundational aspects, benefits, techniques, the process, skill-sets, competencies, and general expectations of the Business Analysis role and how it delivers value to stakeholders and organizations.
Conflict is inevitable and has significantly high impacts to a project team’s ability to perform well. It seems to naturally occur during the negotiation of budget, scope, time, resources and more. Conflict can be caused by differences in values, goals, needs, expectations, personalities, attitudes and perceptions. This course is designed to improve project managers, business analysis, and project team’s skills in handling and resolving conflicts to increase the effectiveness of negotiations and a more productive team environment.
This two-day course teaches the foundations of Agile and how a Product Owner interacts with Agile teams. You will learn Product Owner approaches, techniques and skills across Scrum, Kanban and hybrid environments. You will learn how to manage stakeholders and deal with the artifacts and ceremonies of Agile. This highly interactive approach will utilize exercises, in-depth discussions, and workshops in an Agile setting. This course will assist you to align your Agile environment to meet the market demand of modern Agile teams. The goal is to develop excellent Agile Product Owner skills that will lead to successful and profitable products.
More and more companies are looking to their Business Analysts to analyze and define solutions that will meet the needs of the business and the overall strategic direction of management. In order to achieve this, Business Analysts need the ability to understand the organization’s architecture, how to model current and future states, drive process improvement opportunities, perform customer driven analysis, perform stakeholder analysis, determine the return on the investment, define and perform risk analysis, impact analysis, internal vs. external environments/factors, feasibility studies, and create business cases.
Writing user stories is harder than you think. Trying to capture the functionality the user wants is not always that simple. User stories are one of the most applicable techniques introduced by Agile and many organizations have been using them in place of their stakeholder requirements in Waterfall environments because of their ease of use and relatability to their users. Getting them right takes practice. Many user stories are too big and cannot be worked on. Some are too small adding no real value. This course helps you write effective user stories by identifying the attributes and guidelines for writing better user stories.
This 2-day course is appropriate for anyone that needs to learn how to scope project solutions and elicit requirements. You will learn what it takes to scope the efforts of Business Analysis for a given project. Additionally, participants will learn how to use several techniques to elicit requirements from stakeholders, how to engage them and move the project forward with the information received.