Master the Business Analyst Mindset

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Stand out from the competition by learning 'in demand' BA Skills and try out in a virtual project (based on actual project experience)

Module 1: The role of the BA and how to understand the business need (recorded webinar)

Walk through a simple, non-technical definition of the role (in plain English!). Guarantee you start any project on track for success

Module 2:Ensuring high quality and complete requirements from your stakeholders (recorded webinar)

Walk through examples of non-functional requirements. Explore what makes a good requirement (and some bad examples). Discuss how to work effectively with stakeholders. Produce requirements from project documentation and decide on stakeholders to approach.

Module 3: Use prototyping to elicit requirements (recorded webinar)

Explore the power of prototypes. Learn the different types of prototype. Walk through the construction of a prototype. Produce your own prototpes.

Module 4: How use cases are the perfect complement to prototypes (recorded webinar)

Walk through the elements of a use case model. Learn how to find the actors and use cases. Explore the content of a use case. Apply different approaches to find missing requirements or use cases. Produce actor list and use cases based on project documentation.

Module 5: Protecting the business interests as the developers and testers deliver the solution (recorded webinar)

Explore how traceability works at each stage of the project. Walk through a requirement baselining process. Discuss the basics of change control. Gain insights into what developers and testers need from you. Produce traceability matrix

How you will benefit

Here's a break-down of what you will get from the training and virtual project.

  • Boost your confidence and get the BA 'brain' by trying out key techniques in a virtual project
  • Gain hands-on experience on key skills guided by an expert BA in a life-like case study
  • Give yourself an 'unfair advantage' through learning key skills that make you stand apart from the competition

How it works

Other important info on the virtual project:

  • online elearning environment
  • webinar recordings
  • case study with assignments
  • case study 'storyline' that runs alongside the training
  • real world scenarios and project documentation
  • templates, worksheets and samples for each exercise
  • twelve month's access
  • access to an expert BA (online)

Some screenshots from the e-learning environment shown below:

Screenshot showing lessons (first 2 lessons only)

One of the recorded webinars

An exercise in the virtual project

Student's response and experienced BA's reply (student's details are hidden)

About Me

Alex Papworth

I have been working as a freelance business analyst for the last 15 years and have spent 24 years in the UK software industry in total. I am active in the BA community globally with 2 years as past President of the UK Chapter of IIBA and have been running Be a Better BA in partnership with Yonix for the last couple of years (all available on youtube – look for Be a Better BA). I regularly mentor business analysts whether they are trying to get their first role or are experienced BA’s looking to improve their approach.

Alex Papworth Business Analyst Mentor

Register for the programme now for three monthly payments of £147