The 21st Century Business Analyst
Live Instructor-Led Classroom Training
Requirements and Design Management
This 5-day workshop is intended for those involved in the analysis, design and management of systems projects. Novices to experts will benefit from this workshop. Novices will discover a framework that will enable them to move forward with confidence. The experienced will find a wealth of tips and techniques to add to their toolkit. Experts will recognize the power of the underlying structure that will enable them to enhance their skills and increase their performance.
The strategies demonstrated in this workshop are methodology neutral and will not conflict with any existing methodology or tools. In the absence of existing methodology, the approach can be established as a default methodology. The approach is compatible with the current best practices and philosophies but is primarily based on real world practices and needs.
The workshop provides a process. The purpose of any good process is to add power to your existing skills, not to replace them. Good tools will be easy to use and reduce, not increase the time and effort required to develop effective systems.
The path of the workshop follows a hypothetical life cycle model through the various phases of development of a system. The primary emphasis is on analysis, design, and managing the project. Concepts of good programming and good management are identified and discussed throughout the session. Case studies are used to demonstrate ideas and to enable participants to try out the concepts. The workshop is heavily "hands on" (about 65%). There are no automated tools, all work is simulation of real situations and done in teams relying heavily on group interaction.
It would be unrealistic to try to cover everything needed for a career in systems development so this workshop focuses on overall strategy and a foundation of understanding with sufficient tools and structure to ensure a good start. Every aspect will be identified so that participants understand how it all fits together.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is extremely helpful for systems project leaders, business analysts, systems analysts and designers, software engineers, data administrators and systems users who are involved in the client contact and requirements development process. Any employee whose job performance includes effective communications and problem solving would benefit from this workshop. This would include senior managers, project managers, business domain experts, technical project leads, business analysts, customer support personnel, and all IT personnel.
- Prepare for the multiple roles and responsibilities of the emerging BA profession.
- Identify the end to end life cycle and activities of an IT project.
- Perform the tasks necessary to get an IT project underway.
- Carry out the business analysis tasks and create a requirements specification.
- Effectively plan all or part of a project.
- Perform system analysis and design a possible solution.
- Perform basic project management functions for execution and control of the project.
A leader in live technical training since 1978
For many years New Instruction, LLC had been known as an innovative provider of training, consulting and software development services, and clients have often asked us to share our software quality methodologies with them. Those requests led to the development of our longest running workshop, "Testing and Quality Assurance Techniques", now in it's 11th edition.