This 4-day course focuses on learning practical business analysis skills that can be used in the workplace. Course delegates should be able to return to their working environments and work as an effective Business Analyst, immediately adding value and building relationships with project stakeholders.
The Fundamentals of Business Analysis course focuses on learning how to do business analysis in the real world in both agile and formal/waterfall environments. It also covers the whole of the syllabus for the BCS certificate in Requirements Engineering, meaning delegates have the option of taking this exam at the end of the course.
The course is very practical with around 50% of training time devoted to individual and team exercises. During the course, delegates will attend daily stand-ups, produce a product vision and user stories, perform poker planning and interview product owners and other stakeholders. A simple case study is used throughout the course enabling attendees to experience the lifecycle of a project and the deliverables produced. At each stage delegates will learn how more traditional project approaches may work and the factors which may influence the level of agility or formality required in the approach taken.
Delegates work in teams simulating a real project and are encouraged to make short informal presentations at the end of some exercises to build their confidence and develop the skills of peer review.