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Modeling Techniques for the Business Analyst

  • Course Code: Catalogs - Modeling Techniques for the Business Analyst
  • Course Dates: Contact us to schedule.
  • Course Category: Project Management Duration: 4 Days Audience: 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

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. 

Duration: 4 days Prerequisites: None 

PMI PDU credits: 28 IIBA CDU credits: 28 

Who should attend: 

 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 

What you will accomplish

 Overview of the Business Analyst role 

 Overview of the most common Solution Development Life Cycles (SDLC) and how the models relate 

 Fundamentals of Usage Models 

  • User Profiles and User Groups 
  • User Stories and User Storyboards 
  • Use Case Diagrams and Descriptions 
  • Prototyping 
  • User Interface Design and Screen Navigation 

 Business Process Improvement and Process Models 

  • Defining Business Rules, Events and Triggers 
  • SIPOC Business Models 
  • Context Models 
  • Workflow Models (As-Is, SWOT Analysis, To-Be) 
  • Flowcharts and Sequence Diagrams 
  • State Machine Diagrams 

 Data Models 

  • Data Flow Diagrams 
  • Data Dictionaries 
  • Entity Relationship Diagrams 
  • Data Transformation and Mapping 
  • Metadata 

 Technical Models (Architecture, Hardware, Security) 

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