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Modeling Techniques for the Business Analyst

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Modeling Techniques for the Business Analyst Course Outline

The business analyst has become a pivotal role for information technology projects, responsible for bridging the gap between IT and the key business participants of any project. The business needs must be communicated in a way that supports business user validation as well as providing the foundation for the technical staff to design and build a successful solution. This class focuses on the many types of modeling techniques that are used by the business analyst in system development and provide hands-on experience for attendees to learn how to develop and interpret the models. Techniques taught are IIBA compliant.

Delivery Method
This IT Business Skills Series course does not follow the intensive hands-on lab methodology that is used in our traditional system administrator or developer classes. Our IT Business Skills classes are have less of a hands-on component and more of a lecture/presentation style delivery.

Overview of BA role
Introduction to Modeling
Overview of the most common system development methodologies (SDLCs)
How modeling supports the SDLCs
Business Process Improvement, Re-engineering and modeling
Context Models
Process Models
Usage Models
Data Models
Design Models
Tips for Success

This course is designed for:
New business analysts, systems analysts and business architects
Experienced business analysts looking to update their modeling skills or understanding the modeling skills required for the CBAP certification
Project managers who incorporate business analysis roles in their projects

PDU Credits
Our Registered Education Provider (REP) number is: 3452
This course is worth: 28 PDU's

Four days

Course Outline

I. Overview of BA role

II. Introduction to Modeling

III. Overview of the most common system development methodologies (SDLCs)

IV. How modeling supports the SDLCs

V. Business Process Improvement, Re-engineering and modeling

VI. Context Models

VII. Process Models
A.     Business Rules
B.     Decision Trees / Tables
C.     Event and Trigger Identification
D.     SIPOC Business Models
E.     Functional Decomposition Diagram
F.     Workflow Models (As-Is, To-Be)
G.     Flowcharts and Activity Diagrams
H.     Sequence Diagrams
I.     State Models

VIII. Usage Models
A.     User Profiles
B.     Use Case Modeling
C.     User Stories
D.     Storyboards
E.     Prototyping
F.     Screen Navigation and User Interface Design

IX. Data Models
A.     Data Dictionaries
B.     Data Flow Diagrams
C.     Entity Relationship Diagrams
D.     Class Models
E.     Data Transformation and Mapping
F.     Metadata

X. Design Models
A.     Techniques in common with business models
B.     Architecture or Network Diagram
C.     System Structure Chart
D.     System Flow Diagram
E.     Security Model (CRUD)

XI. Tips for Success
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