Course Description

Business analysts bridge people, process, and technology. They are at the forefront of change; targeting business needs, analyzing requirements, recommending enhancements. They make change happen.

Successful business analysts bring a structured and organized approach to their work. They effectively communicate risks and timelines, and manage resources.

Build your knowledge in planning for different business analysis scenarios. Examine Agile and Waterfall frameworks, and other commonly used design approaches. Students will be introduced to the basics of estimating and project planning.

Course Details

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

  • Deconstruct a business problem / opportunity into work packages that can be estimated
  • Identify factors that influence the estimated effort involved in analyzing a business scenario
  • Develop a business analysis approach to a business need
  • Use other planning frameworks, e.g., Design Thinking, to enhance a business analysis approach
  • Apply Agile and Traditional (waterfall) techniques to report on business analysis initiatives

Topics Covered

  • Estimating and Scheduling
  • Assumptions, Constraints and Managing Risk
  • Governance and Approval processes
  • Document Management
  • Time Management
  • Ethics in Analysis
  • The Agile Mindset
  • Development Approaches
  • Functional Decomposition
  • Backlog Management and Item Tracking

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Synchronous
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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Jul 16, 2024 to Aug 01, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $599.00
  • Ruth Younie
Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

Students will require access to a computer with the 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).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Zoom web conferencing software. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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