Course Category: Business Analysis
Course Duration: 2 Days
Hours: 14 PD Hours / 16 CDUs (Professional Development Hours / Capability Development Units)

Description

From core fundamentals and technical design to quality assurance and implementation, Bringing Business Solutions to Life helps Business Analysts master all the important processes they are likely to encounter when launching new systems. This two-day workshop begins by reviewing the Business Analysts role throughout the entire lifecycle of a project, and then fills in all the important details. Every key theme along the way is taught using an experiential approach, including how Business Analysts can participate more effectively in the implementation process; how they can ensure that project requirements have been implemented completely; and what tools and techniques are available in the later phases of a project that can help ensure more successful implementations. This content is endorsed by IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis).

Pre-Requisites

Fast Start in Business Systems Analysis, Survival Skills for Analysts, Mastering the Requirements Process.

Who Should Attend

Business Analysts interested in learning about those activities related to successfully launching a new system, with its accompanying process and organizational change.

Course Outline

1. Introduction

  • The Scope of Implementation
  • The Scope of Business Analysis
  • The System Development Life Cycle and this Workshop

2. The Fundamentals

  • Critical Success Factors
  • Managing Requirements Change
  • Requirements Validation
  • Traceability
  • Measuring Success
  • A way to measure success
  • Real World Application

3. Technical Design

  • The Design Phase
  • Key Activities
  • Designing Usability into the Solution
  • Generating Technical Alternatives
  • Build or Buy
  • Discussion on Creating Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Discussion on Reviewing RFPs
  • Schedule and Resource Considerations
  • Strategic Considerations
  • Evaluating Alternatives and Selecting the Solution
  • After the Decision
  • Technical Specification

Real World Application

Course Outline

4. Testing

  • The Test Phase
  • Solution Validation
  • Key Activities
  • The Test Plan
  • The Test Case
  • From Use Cases to Test Cases
  • Types of Test
  • Real World Application

5. Implementation

  • The Implementation Phase
  • Key Activities
  • Impact Analysis
  • Performing the Impact Analysis
  • Thinking about Change
  • Managing the Transition
  • Key Elements of the Plan
  • Implement the Solution
  • Assess Readiness to Accept the Solution
  • Go/ No Go Decision
  • Real World Application

6. Follow Through

  • The Follow Through Phase
  • Key Activities
  • Project Closing
  • Post-Mortem – Lessons Learned
  • Perform Post Implementation Reviews
  • Monitor Solution Performance Against Targets
  • Support the Implementation
  • Enhancement Requests

Real World Application

Course Category: Business Analysis
Course Duration: 2 Days
Hours: 14 PD Hours / 16 CDUs (Professional Development Hours / Capability Development Units)