Business Analysis Foundations (Self-Paced) Course
A complete guide introducing you to foundational concepts that every Business Analyst needs for Success!!
Remember how you have always wanted to develop or switch to a career in Business Analysis, or how you see jobs advertised for Business Analysts, but assume that you may never get such jobs because you have no background or experience in this discipline and lack the confidence to put yourself forward for the roles?
If you currently find yourself in this situation and don't know the steps to take towards building a solid foundation as a Business Analyst, then this course is for you.
I was once in that exact position, but now have over 20 years of business analysis experience across multiple banking functions, I help others navigate this journey, and I can show you how to get there as well.
I take the hood off the complex terms and navigate you through the course in an easy to understand manner, with multiple opportunities to validate your learning..
You need someone that will actually show you what it takes to become a successful Business Analyst and get you to simulate work-type scenarios
Welcome and Introduction to Business Analysis Foundations (Self-paced guide)
Who is a Business Analyst?
BAF-V-MOD1-Quiz 1: Sequence of Tasks
Key Responsibilities of a Business Analyst
Specialized Business Analysts
BAFV-MOD1-Quiz 2: Specialized Business Analysis Functions
Fundamental Non-Technical Skills
Commonly Required Technical Skills
Module 1 Course Material
Module Introduction (BAF-MOD2)
SDLC Traditional Waterfall Framework (BAF-MOD2)
Quiz 1: Sequence of Tasks for Waterfall (BAF-MOD2)
Quiz 2: Business Analyst contribution to Waterfall model (BAF-MOD2)
The Business Analyst Role in a Traditional Waterfall Project lifecycle (BAF-MOD2)
Agile Scrum Framework (BAF-MOD2)
Key Concepts in Agile Scrum (BAF-MOD2)
The Scrum Team (BAF-MOD2)
Quiz 3: Business Analyst in Scrum Roles (BAF-MOD2)
Business Analyst Roles in Agile Scrum (BAF-MOD2)
Quiz 4: BA in the Scrum Team (BAF-MOD2)
Business Analyst in a Process Improvement Project (BAF-MOD2)
Traditional Waterfall vs Agile Scrum (BAF-MOD2)
Action Items (BAF-MOD2)
Module 2 - Course Material
Module Introduction and Outcomes (BAFV-MOD3)
Business User (BAFV-MOD3)
Project Manager (BAFV-MOD3)
BAFV-MOD3-Quiz 1: Reference Document
Design and Development (BAFV-MOD3)
Solution Architect (BAFV-MOD3)
Database Designer (BAFV-MOD3)
Software Developer (BAFV-MOD3)
BAFV-MOD3-Quiz 2: Reference point of discussions with Project Team
Quality Assurance (BAFV-MOD3)
BAFV-MOD3-Quiz 3: Quality Assurance Documents
Other Stakeholders (BAFV-MOD3)
BAFV-MOD3- Action Items
BAFV-MOD3-Action Items Answer Key
Module 3 - Course Material
Module 4 Introduction and Outcomes
BRD Sections - Key Questions
Project Background and Purpose (BAFV-MOD4)
Project Scope (BAFV-MOD4)
Assumptions and Dependencies (BAFV-MOD4)
Quiz 1: Sections of a BRD (BAFV-MOD4)
Quiz 2: Classify the Requirement (BAFV-MOD4)
BRD-Context Diagrams (BAFV-MOD4)
BRD-Business Process Model (BAFV-MOD4)
Quiz 3: Visual Tools (BAFV-MOD4)
BRD-Data Dictionary (BAFV-MOD4)
BRD-UI Specification (BAFV-MOD4)
System Requirement Specification (BAFV-MOD4)
Quiz 4: The Data List (BAFV-MOD4)
Action Items (BAFV-MOD4)
Module 4 - Course Material
Introduction and Key Outcome
Recap Agile SRCUM (BAFV-05)
User Story (BAFV-05)
Use Case (BAFV-05)
Quiz #1: Agile Scrum Requirements (BAFV-MOD5)
Quiz #2: Sections of a Use Case (BAFV-MOD5)
Data Model (BAFV-05)
Quiz #3: Data Model Entities
RAID Log (BAFV-05)
Quiz #4: RAID Log sections (BAFV-MOD5)
Action Items (BAFV-MOD5)
Request for Testimonial
Module 5 - Course Material
Introduction and Key Outcomes
Breaking down Business Analyst Job Descriptions
Business Analysis Courses and Commonly Required Certifications
Domain Certifications (Financial Domain)
Bringing it all In
Next Steps on Your Journey
Module 6 - Course Material
Business Analysis Cheat Sheet
BA Development Strategy Worksheet (Print Out and Complete)
If you are looking to transition into a career in Business Analysis, then Business Analysis Foundations will teach you about the specific relevant skills, tools, and interactions you must develop to make you a successful Business Analyst.
"This course was so practical and the information provided was very insightful.
Eniola is a highly detailed professional and it can be clearly seen in the modules covered and her adept delivery of the course.
I truly enjoyed this course and the end of it has me yearning for more knowledge and highly motivated to do the work needed to kick-start my BA career and of course, coming back to Eniola to help me along this exciting new journey.
To Eniola, I say a huge "Thank You" for igniting my BA fire. Great Job!”
Educative and Enlightening"
"I would definitely recommend the Business Analysis course offered by Simply Business Analysis to anyone starting off their career as a BA or already experienced Senior BA experts.
The sessions were quite detailed, educative and enlightening. The tutor made it so simple and I’m eagerly looking forward to putting all I learned to practice and good use. Thanks so much for super-fast delivery and a job well done!
Gave me Answers"
The Business Analysis Foundation Course gave me answers/insights to following statements/questions ...:
- The scope of the BA role
- The tools & skills required to function in the role
- Project artefacts & deliverables
- Am I doing the right things the right way or the right things the wrong way?
- Where I need to focus more attention, to become a well rounded Business Analyst ... in 4.5 hours.”
Lifetime access to Personal Learning Area, where you have access to downloadable Business Analysis Templates, EBooks, and course material.
Self-paced component that allows you to re-visit notes and videos of concepts taught, at your own pace.
Facebook Community, where students can interact and share ideas, ask questions, and participate in challenges.
Get a Worksheet that will help you as you map out your strategy for success
Get the summarized version of the Business Analyst's world
Get a 10% discount on the full price on a future SBA course. Note that this discount cannot be combined with other offers at redemption.
22 years ago, I started my career oblivious of the words 'Business Analysis' or what it entailed. I was only armed with a keen desire to help businesses find more efficient ways of working. This usually required a change to business processes and/or systems. In my own words, "I always wanted to help find solutions". Fast forward to today where I now consult as a Lead Business Analyst, using all the tools that I share about in this course.