Course Description


Well-written requirements deserve good design. But, that doesn’t mean that good design just jumps out of requirements. Functionality and design need to coexist to be successful.

Business analysts also wear the creative hat, balancing the functional needs with the elements of good design (sometimes referred to as non-functional requirements).

Explore creative thinking and analytical approaches needed to design solutions that meet business needs. Additionally, examine methods to ensure designs adhere to determined quality standards.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of good design as they apply to business and technical solutions
  • Explain the relationship between requirements and design
  • Recognize the elements of good design
  • Apply types of thinking to resolve a problem (e.g. systems thinking, problem-solving, visual thinking, critical thinking)
  • Identify and recommend corrections to basic design flaws in real-world scenarios
  • Develop processes to support validation of requirements and design

Topics Covered

  • Types of thinking: Creative, Design, Systems, Visual
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Business Rules
  • Process Modelling
  • Data Modelling
  • Data Analytics
  • Quality Assurance and Testing
  • Prototyping
  • Principles of Good Design

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