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PDS 154 Comprehensive Business Analysis Seminar - Part 2

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Course Description

In this 4-day course students will learn specific business analysis tools and techniques to effectively elicit, document, analyze, and validate requirements.

Course Details

A major challenge of a business analyst is the ability to extract and document business requirements in plain business language and to get those business requirements translated into technical specifications. Another challenge that BAs often face involves the creation and implementation of business processes.

Students will acquire skills that will effectively enable the student to model data and processes for support information systems computerization projects.

Intended Audience

  • Business Analysts desiring formal recognition through certification
  • Business or Information Systems Managers
  • Project Managers
  • IS and IT managers, systems integrators, and management or technology consultants

This course is the second in a series that will help prepare students for the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) designation.

This course is two of three courses in the Business Analysis (CBAP®) Exam Preparation Program (offered by Procept Associates Ltd). For more information on this certificate, please visit http://conted.ucalgary.ca/cbap/.



  • Courses are instructor-led, face-to-face in a classroom.

Course Content

Topics of Instruction

  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of different elicitation techniques
  • Elicit requirements using eight different techniques
  • Design and develop seven types of process models using appropriate notation symbols
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of different documentation techniques
  • Document requirements using 11 documentation techniques
  • Recognize and utilize six different modeling techniques
  • Organize and prioritize requirements
  • Create and present a requirement package


Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

This course is 28 hours and is scheduled for 4 days.


  • You will receive copies of presentation slides, case studies, exercises and suggested solutions.


It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.



  PDS 154 - 020 Comprehensive Business Analysis Seminar - Part 2  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
Class:   Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30AM - 4:30PM
07 Mar 2017 to 10 Mar 2017
Number of Sessions: 4 Sessions
Hours: 28.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $1,900.00
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Teunis Schouten
  Section Notes:  


This course is 28 hours and is scheduled for 4 days. Courses are instructor-led, face-to-face in a classroom.


PDS 147 Comprehensive Business Analysis Seminar - Part 1


A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund


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