Business Analysis Essentials

Why take this course?

After completing this course, you will be able to
  • describe how business analysis fits within the development lifecycle.
  • explain the benefits of a methodical approach to clear and unambiguous requirements.
  • use a project charter or statement of work as a starting point for business analysis.
  • describe requirements in terms of their purpose and characteristics.
  • ensure requirements have a positive impact on design and testing activities.
  • create a Business Requirements Document to present your analysis of the requirements.
  • map the relationships between business requirements and models.
  • do essential analysis modeling of processes and data.
  • rigorously test the requirements.
Get a fast-paced introduction to the skills you need to become a professional Business Analyst. Learn about gathering, analyzing and presenting business requirements, and how to perform analysis on business processes and data. This course will teach you the importance of capturing and understanding business needs, communicating them clearly, and verifying their accuracy and completeness.

Who should attend?

Business Analysts and anyone responsible for understanding and communicating business requirements.

Any prerequisites?

You should already have a general understanding of computer systems and the systems development process.

Dates and Fees

1 Day   ? - $ 397 (CAD)  ? Up to 3 - $ 737 Up to 6 - $ 1,104    ? Plus - $ 187
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What Topics are covered?

Gathering Requirements
  • Eliciting requirements
  • Documenting what you discover
Analyzing Requirements
  • Business Analysis Process
    • Process Modeling
    • Use Cases
    • Data Analysis
  • Functional Requirements
  • Non-Functional Requirements
  • Business Rules
  • Current Systems Analysis
  • Gap Analysis
Communicating Requirements
  • Business Requirements document (BRD)
  • System Requirement Specification (SRS)
  • Requirements vs. Solutions
Using Requirements
  • Who needs requirements
  • Requirements for Design
  • Requirements for Testing
  • Requirements Forever

More resources

The Business Analysis Book of Knowledge (BABOK) is available from the IIBA at

The 60 Second BA (video)