This is a pragmatic workshop using a simple and well-known case study. You complete the course with experience in Business and Systems. The purpose of business analysis is to define the business needs, independent of implementation technology and organizational structure. You will learn how to select a suitable project and project scope. You will learn how to complete a business analysis rapidly. You will learn how business needs are represented in stable data and process models. These are integrated through interaction (or usage) matrices.
You will learn state of the art techniques for data model abstraction and process model creation. But, you will not learn just diagrammatic techniques. Most importantly, they will learn how to run a successful business analysis project.
Organized in life cycle order, the workshop covers the principles, methods and techniques of Business Area Analysis. The methods taught in this course have been used for years with proven success in dozens of organizations – in private industry and government. The workshop will also show how to apply them to any existing CASE product.
Business and Systems Managers, Business and Systems Users, Business Systems Analysts, Systems Analysts, Project Managers, Project Team Members, Data/Database Administrators.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will learn:
- A balanced view of business analysis
- The strong business orientation of business and systems analysis
- How to build data models that have stability and integrity
- How to handle business rules in models
- How to normalize data models
- How to balance process models
- How to integrate data and process models
- How to refine data and process models
- How to build analysis models capable of driving logical design
- How to use data dictionary and CASE tools as a natural part of development
- How to manage an analysis project
- How to control scope, schedule and cost
- What information gathering techniques to use such as JAD and interviews