Courses For Business Analysts

Business Analysts

Recommended Courses For Business Analysts

  • use-case, class, sequence & activity diagrams
  • how to specify scope, service contracts, data structures and business processes
  • systematic method for business process design
  • identify target capabilities of organizational
    • make appropriate capability trade-offs
  • align structure with target capabilities
    • grow where needed innovation, efficiency, reliability, …
  • realize organizational capabilities through tactics
  • optimize access, information & product channels

Roles & Responsibilities

Liaise between stakeholders & technical team

  • Identify & interface with stakeholders
    • business, clients, suppliers, regulatory bodies
  • Capture & validate requirements
    • functional & non-functional
  • Communicate options for reducing cost/complexity
    • aspects of the requirements for which less challenging technical alternatives exist

Formalize & refine requirements

  • Designing business processes
    • across levels of refinement
    • with data structure specifications for supporting domain objects
  • Formalize functional requirements
    • into testable service contracts
  • Specify data structures
    • using UML class diagrams
  • Specify non-functional requirements

Provide support & guidance for user testing

  • for both, functional & non-functional testing

Assist business to optimize organizational architecture

  • in order to support desired organizational capabilities.

Suggested Knowledge & Skills

Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • UML use-case diagrams
    • for scoping
  • UML activity diagrams
    • for business process specification
  • UML class diagrams
    • for service contract and data structure specification

Systematic business process design

  • method for refining functional requirements across levels of granularity

Organizational architecture concepts

  • Structural patterns
    • for improving organization’s infrastructure
      • aligning it with organization’s capabilities
  • Integration patterns
    • for integration with
      • clients/customers
      • service providers
      • other stake holders
  • Tactics
    • for concretely realizing organization’s capabilities

Interpersonal skills

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