PMBA Training Plan

Professional Business Analysis Training Plan/Syllabus Copyright © Accountancy Group- Intellectual Digital Property Instructor- Sage C. Last Updated - 2014
Professional Business Analysis Training Plan Syllabus  Copyright    Accountancy Group- Intellectual Digital Property Instr...
Syllabus Summary Professional Business Analysis Training Plan/Syllabus ................................................................................................................. 1 Copyright © Accountancy Group- Intellectual Digital Property ................................................................................................ 1 Instructor- Sage C. ................................................................................................................................................................................ 1 Last Updated - 2014 ............................................................................................................................................................................. 1 Complete Syllabus ................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 i. BA Fundamentals ............................................................................................................................................................................. 4 1. On-Boarding Trainees ....................................................................................................................................................... 4 2. BA Roles ............................................................................................................................................................................... 4 3. 1.8. BA – Knowledge Areas ............................................................................................................................................ 4 ii. Business Requirements .................................................................................................................................................................... 5 1. Enterprise Analysis ........................................................................................................................................................... 5 2. Requirement Process, Planning & Management ...................................................................................................... 5 3. Requirements Elicitation ................................................................................................................................................. 5 4. Requirements Analysis ..................................................................................................................................................... 5 iii. Stakeholders & Meetings ................................................................................................................................................................. 6 1. Stakeholders Roles ........................................................................................................................................................... 6 2. BA Meetings: In Detail ..................................................................................................................................................... 6 iv. Analyzing & Authoring ..................................................................................................................................................................... 7 1. Project Business Documentation ................................................................................................................................. 7 2. UML – Unified Modeling Language ................................................................................................................................ 7 3. BA Diagrams Overview < UML in VISIO > ............................................................................................................. 8 4. Requirements Traceability Matrix ................................................................................................................................ 8 v. Additional BA Qualities .................................................................................................................................................................... 9 1. Project Management and Planning (M&C) ................................................................................................................. 9 2. Document Version Management ................................................................................................................................... 9 3. Repositories Management .............................................................................................................................................. 9 4. Change Requests Management .................................................................................................................................... 9 5. Impact Management ......................................................................................................................................................... 9 6. Risk Management .............................................................................................................................................................. 9 7. Impact and Gap Analysis ................................................................................................................................................. 9 8. Solution Analysis ................................................................................................................................................................ 9 9. System Analysis ................................................................................................................................................................. 9 10. Cost Benefit Analysis ....................................................................................................................................................... 9 11. Why (Decision Tree/Fish Bone) analysis ...................................................................................................................... 9 12. Expertise in HealthCare, Finance, Retail, Telecom, Aviation domains!. ............................................................ 9 vi. BA while Testing ............................................................................................................................................................................. 10 Revision Date: 2014 Revised By: Sage C. BA Training Plan Page: 2 of 11 © Accountancy Group, LLC Proprietary and Confidential. DO NOT SHARE, COPY or DISTRIBUTE
Syllabus Summary Professional Business Analysis Training Plan Syllabus ......................................................
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. vii. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Types of Test a BA may be involved in: ...................................................................................................................... 10 Differences between each testing ............................................................................................................................. 10 Testing artifacts .............................................................................................................................................................. 10 Data Validation ................................................................................................................................................................. 10 SQL for BA ......................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Responsibilities of BA during UAT............................................................................................................................... 11 Types of Test Environments a BA may be involved in: .......................................................................................... 11 If Time Available – Bonus Class on Use Cases: In Detail ............................................................................................................ 11 Where Do Use Cases Fit In the Process? ............................................................................................................... 11 When Are Use Cases Written? ................................................................................................................................... 11 Why Use: Use Cases? .................................................................................................................................................... 11 Documenting complete the High-level Use Cases ................................................................................................. 11 Extends vs. Uses ............................................................................................................................................................. 11 Revision Date: 2014 Revised By: Sage C. BA Training Plan Page: 3 of 11 © Accountancy Group, LLC Proprietary and Confidential. DO NOT SHARE, COPY or DISTRIBUTE
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. vii. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.  Types of Test a BA may be involved in  ............................................
BA Complete Syllabus a. b. c. d. Optimized for IIBA & PMI Standards Training Entry Points Training Exit Criteria Training SYLLABUS < Read the book called "InitialFAQsforBusinessAnalyst"> i. BA Fundamentals 1. On-Boarding Trainees a. Your Instructor/Trainer b. Your Introduction c. Get to know the online Blackboard d. Understand the syllabus and schedule e. Confirm the access to BB f. Class Material/ Discussion g. Assignments and Exams 2. BA Roles a. Business Analyst – Who, What, Why? b. BA – qualities, skills, roles, responsibilities c. BA – Fundamentals 3. 1.8. BA – Knowledge Areas a. Project Management Methodologies – Software Development Life Cycle i. Plan Driven ii. Iterative iii. Adoptive iv. Hybrids b. IIBA and BABOK® Standards c. PMI Standards d. ISO and IEEE Standards e. BA Role in Project Life Cycle (Process Groups) i. Initiation Phase ii. Planning Phase iii. Execution Phase iv. Monitoring and Control Phase v. Closeout Phase Revision Date: 2014 Revised By: Sage C. BA Training Plan Page: 4 of 11 © Accountancy Group, LLC Proprietary and Confidential. DO NOT SHARE, COPY or DISTRIBUTE
BA Complete Syllabus a. b. c. d.  Optimized for IIBA   PMI Standards Training Entry Points Training Exit Criteria Training...
ii. Business Requirements 1. Enterprise Analysis a. Business Architecture b. Feasibility Studies c. Project Scoping d. Impact Analysis 2. Requirement Process, Planning & Management a. What are requirements? b. Characteristics of Requirements c. Functional & Non-Functional Requirements i. Service Level (Non-Functional) Requirements ii. Service Level Types d. The Requirements Process e. Planning & Managing Requirements f. Requirements Risk Management 3. Requirements Elicitation a. Types of Requirements b. Principles / Techniques / Constraints in c. Role Identification d. Creating Models e. Interviewing Users f. Interviewing Stakeholders g. Brainstorming h. Prototyping i. Data Analysis j. Reverse Engineering k. Creating Models 4. Requirements Analysis a. Project Requirements b. Cost, constraints, users, stakeholders c. Risk Management d. Gap Analysis e. Change Management f. Impact Analysis g. The Five Whys h. Root-Cause Analysis i. Structured Walkthroughs / Reviewing Revision Date: 2014 Revised By: Sage C. BA Training Plan Page: 5 of 11 © Accountancy Group, LLC Proprietary and Confidential. DO NOT SHARE, COPY or DISTRIBUTE
ii. Business Requirements 1. Enterprise Analysis a. Business Architecture b. Feasibility Studies c. Project Scoping d. Imp...
iii. Stakeholders & Meetings 1. Stakeholders Roles a. b. Stakeholders Role Identification Stakeholders i. Designer(s) / Developer(s) ii. Tech Support / Tool Administration iii. Requirements Manager / Analyst iv. Test Team v. Project Managers vi. Business Owner vii. Application Owner viii. Content Owner ix. Executives (CFOs, CTOs, Directors etc) x. Other Stakeholders 2. BA Meetings: In Detail a. Revision Date: 2014 Revised By: Sage C. Meeting Guide i. Planning for the Meeting ii. Planning Meetings iii. Kick-Off Meeting iv. Identify Stakeholders and Interests and Roles v. Formal Requirement Gathering Meetings (RGS, JAD and RAD) vi. Review Meetings (Structured Walkthrough) vii. Project Status Meetings viii. UAT Meetings ix. Other meetings (user training, Go/NO Go, soft approval, project/Phase closure etc) BA Training Plan Page: 6 of 11 © Accountancy Group, LLC Proprietary and Confidential. DO NOT SHARE, COPY or DISTRIBUTE
iii. Stakeholders   Meetings 1. Stakeholders Roles a. b.  Stakeholders Role Identification Stakeholders i. Designer s    D...
iv. Analyzing & Authoring 1. Project a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. 2. UML – a. b. c. Revision Date: 2014 Revised By: Sage C. Business Documentation Vision Document Business Requirements Document (BRD) Stakeholders Roles Document (communication Plan) Features Analysis Document Solution Design Document Use-Case Document Traceability Matrix Testing Artifacts i. Test Strategies ii. Test Plan iii. Test Scenarios and Test Cases Additional Requirements Document i. ERM Documents ii. Legal and Compliance Documents iii. SLA and Contracts Documents iv. Dependency Analysis Document v. Impact Analysis Document vi. Why Analysis Document vii. Scope Analysis Document viii. Cost Benefit Analysis Document ix. Schedule Management Plan x. Cost Management Plan xi. Risk Management Plan xii. Activity Management Plan etc Unified Modeling Language Why called Modeling instead of Diagrams BA Useful Diagrams: i. Use case diagrams ii. Block Diagram iii. Flow Diagram iv. Business Area Context Diagram v. Dependency Diagram vi. Heat-map Diagram vii. Database Diagrams viii. Class Diagram ix. Sequence Diagram x. ER Diagram Which Software to use for UML modeling? BA Training Plan Page: 7 of 11 © Accountancy Group, LLC Proprietary and Confidential. DO NOT SHARE, COPY or DISTRIBUTE
iv. Analyzing   Authoring 1. Project a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h.  i.  2. UML     a. b.  c.  Revision Date  2014 Revised By  Sa...
3. BA Diagrams Overview < UML in VISIO > a. Activity Diagram b. Block Diagram c. Swimlane Workflow Diagram d. Business Process Modeling i. Business Process Diagram (BPD) e. Business Use Case Diagrams f. Cause-and-Effect Diagrams g. Flow and Business Area Context Diagrams i. BACD ii. Business Process Flow Diagrams h. Decision Table/Tree i. Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) and Data Model j. Flowchart k. Sequence Diagram l. State Diagram 4. Requirements Traceability Matrix a. b. c. d. e. f. Revision Date: 2014 Revised By: Sage C. BRTM RTM RTM and BRTM Examples RTM and BRTM Differences BRTM/ RTM –Components BRTM Best tool for Business to perform Gap Analysis BA Training Plan Page: 8 of 11 © Accountancy Group, LLC Proprietary and Confidential. DO NOT SHARE, COPY or DISTRIBUTE
3. BA Diagrams Overview   UML in VISIO   a. Activity Diagram b. Block Diagram c. Swimlane Workflow Diagram d. Business Pro...
v. Additional BA Qualities 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Revision Date: 2014 Revised By: Sage C. Project Management and Planning (M&C) Document Version Management Repositories Management Change Requests Management Impact Management Risk Management Impact and Gap Analysis Solution Analysis System Analysis Cost Benefit Analysis Why (Decision Tree/Fish Bone) analysis Expertise in HealthCare, Finance, Retail, Telecom, Aviation domains!. BA Training Plan Page: 9 of 11 © Accountancy Group, LLC Proprietary and Confidential. DO NOT SHARE, COPY or DISTRIBUTE
v. Additional BA Qualities 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.  Revision Date  2014 Revised By  Sage C.  Project Manage...
vi. BA while Testing 1. Types of Test a BA may be involved in: a. User Acceptance Test (UAT) b. System Test c. End to End Test d. Point to Point Test e. Regression Test f. Black/white Box Testing g. Performance Test h. Backend (SQL/PLSQL) test 2. Differences between each testing 3. Testing artifacts a. Test Strategy Document b. Test Plan Document c. Test Scenarios/Test Cases d. Test Summary Document e. Job Aids and Training Guides 4. Data Validation a. MySQL and PLSQL Databases b. Difference c. SQL Syntax d. SQL Basic Commands e. SQL Advance Commands f. SQL Joins Commands g. SQL Wildcard Characters 5. SQL for BA a. SQL Basic Commands b. SQL Join Commands c. SQL Advance Commands d. BA SQL Expert i. Understands the difference between PL/SQL and MySQL ii. Understands tools to use for PL/SQL and MySQL iii. Understands SELECT, JOIN, SORT, TOP, COUNT commands iv. Understands WILDCARD searches v. Understands the TABLES, SCHEMA , DATABASES structures Revision Date: 2014 Revised By: Sage C. BA Training Plan Page: 10 of 11 © Accountancy Group, LLC Proprietary and Confidential. DO NOT SHARE, COPY or DISTRIBUTE
vi. BA while Testing 1. Types of Test a BA may be involved in  a. User Acceptance Test  UAT  b. System Test c. End to End ...
6. Responsibilities of BA during UAT a. Create Test Strategy, Test Plans, Test Cases Artifacts b. Coordinate, Monitor and lead UAT sessions c. Create UAT Job Aid d. Create Training Guide for Users e. Train Users f. Create Mapping Documents g. Start and Close UAT Phases h. Get UAT Status from Technical and Business Team i. Document and report UAT Progress j. Document Lesson Learned k. Facilitate Go/No Go Meetings l. Procurement Closure m. Test Summery and UAT Final Approval 7. Types of Test Environments a BA may be involved in: a. System Environment b. Test Environment c. Stage Environment d. UAT Environment (**DEV Environment) vii. If Time Available – Bonus Class on Use Cases: In Detail 1. Where Do Use Cases Fit In the Process? 2. When Are Use Cases Written? a. b. c. High-level use cases Concrete use cases Abstract use cases 3. Why Use: Use Cases? 4. Documenting complete the High-level Use Cases 5. Extends vs. Uses Revision Date: 2014 Revised By: Sage C. BA Training Plan Page: 11 of 11 © Accountancy Group, LLC Proprietary and Confidential. DO NOT SHARE, COPY or DISTRIBUTE
6. Responsibilities of BA during UAT a. Create Test Strategy, Test Plans, Test Cases Artifacts b. Coordinate, Monitor and ...