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ICT 227 Business Analysis Planning

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Course Description

This course teaches students the foundational concepts and processes to plan out and monitor business analysis activities for a project. Students will learn why planning is important, how to evaluate the project scope, determine the activities and deliverables required for the business analysis work, create an overall strategy and execute against the plan and monitor progress.


Course Details

Projects come in all different forms and sizes. Within a project, there are many phases, each with a set of deliverables. The Business Analysis Planning Phase is no exception - it is a vital phase of the project consisting of several activities and exercises. The deliverables that come out of this phase become the groundwork for subsequent phases.

Students will learn why planning is important, how to evaluate the project scope, determine the activities and deliverables required for the business analysis work, create an overall strategy and execute against the plan and monitor progress.


Prerequisites

  • This course does not have prerequisites, students must however meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

Delivery

Courses are instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:

  • In Class- all classes are taught in a computer lab.
  • Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
  • Blended - delivery is both in a computer lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.

It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.

Registration

  • Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).

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Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the project environment and select the planning technique(s) for the business analysis work
  • Apply the technique(s) learned to create relevant plans
  • Develop a process to regularly review and adapt the business analysis plan to project changes
  • Recognize the deliverables required for the project
  • Differentiate the business analysis plan from the overall project plan

Topics of Instruction

  • Introduction to business analysis planning
  • Prepare your approach
  • Prepare for stakeholder engagement
  • Develop a BA plan
  • Determine governance approach
  • Organize and manage business analysis information
  • Monitor and improve your plan
  • Develop a BA monitoring plan
  • Plan and monitor with Agile

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Notes

Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.

Delivery Formats

Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.

Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.

  • Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work require no further introduction to these learning tools.
  • Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

Required Tools

For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.

Required Software

Students will need access to software outside the classroom lab to enable work on assignments, projects, and other course work.

  • The software used in this course is Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel which may be downloaded from Microsoft.
  • If necessary, additional requirements will be announced at the start of the course.

Textbooks

Attendance

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

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Prerequisites

  • This course does not have prerequisites, students must however meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

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Proficiencies

  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.

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Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)




Sections

  ICT 227 - 004 Business Analysis Planning  
  Fall 2016   Status:  Canceled
 
Class:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
22 Sep 2016 to 24 Nov 2016
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $825.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Stacy Wong
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in an in class format. Classes are held in a classroom lab. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

  
 
  ICT 227 - 005 Business Analysis Planning  
  Fall 2016   Status:  Canceled
 
Online:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
22 Sep 2016 to 24 Nov 2016
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $825.00
 
Delivery Options:  Online Synchronous
Instructor(s): Stacy Wong
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in a online format. Classes are held online only synchronously in real time. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

  
 


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