Course Duration: 3 Days

Course Category: Business Analysis & Requirements Engineering


21 Contact Hours

Software Business Analysis


Course Description Business analysis has emerged as domain of utmost importance in modern information technology industry. Being very competitive industry, it needs skilled analysts to handle complex scenarios usually present in various kinds of serious businesses looking for automation. This course familiarizes participants with key concepts of business
analysis. These include problem solving techniques, documentation, business modeling, user requirements, change management and more. In-class exercises shall provide participants practical experience.

This course is aligned with the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOCK) Version 2.0 released by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA).


Learning Objectives ● Understand role of business analysis
● Learn various techniques used in business analysis
● Learning to model Business
● Capture and document requirements with modeling techniques
● Describe documentation hierarchy for defining levels of requirements for a product
● Use attributes and traceability to help manage scope and change throughout product lifecycle


Topics Covered



  • What is business analysis (BA)? Key concepts
  • Roles, activities and techniques
  • Process of business analysis within Solutions
  • Development Life Cycle (SDLC) BA Role Vs Project Manager Role Skills and Career

Business Analysis in SDLC and enterprise


  • What is SDLC? Kinds of SDLC
  • Strategic enterprise analysis
  • Role of business analysis

Business Modeling


  • What is modeling?
  • Benefits
  • Modeling language
  • Kinds of models
  • Business model
  • Requirements model

Developing the Solution Vision and Scope


  • Understanding Stakeholders needs
  • Understanding business problem
  • Analyze the Problem
  • Find root causes of problem
  • Identify solution to business problem
  • Gap analysis: As is and To be
  • Make business case
  • Define the System scope
  • Find actors and use cases
  • Define product features
  • Manage System Scope
  • Validating solution scope
  • Traceability

Understanding Business Requirements


  • Functional, nonfunctional and other requirements
  • Business rules
  • Structure of requirements
  • Risk management and risk response strategies
  • Manage Changing Requirements

Requirements Elicitation and Management


  • Requirements Work Plan
  • Work Breakdown Structure – WBS Why elicit?
  • Elicitation techniques
  • Preparing organization for change
  • Transition to solution

Structuring requirements


  • Refine the System Definition
  • Detailing requirements
  • Supplementary Specifications
  • Attributes of requirements
  • Business requirements vs. technical specifications
  • Validation techniques

Requirements Validation


  • Validation and verification
  • V Testing model
  • Test plan Test cases Acceptance testing

Skills and Techniques

Techniques to be covered: Benchmarking, Brain- storming, Business Rules, DFD, Data model, Root cause analysis, Estimation, Decomposition, Interview, Process model, Risk analysis, Prototyping, Requirements workshop, Use case model, SWOT analysis


Audience People who will be actively engaged in the requirements elicitation and definition of requirements for business automation, including systems, requirements, and business analysts


Recommended Experience Participant should have good understanding of Project management and
SDLC (solution development lifecycle)

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