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  • 1. Introductory Session on Business Analyst Training
  • 2. Topics to be covered• Who is a Business Analyst• Importance of a Business Analyst• Roles and Responsibilities of a BA• Skills required for a BA role• Deliverables of a BA• How is the market for a BA role• Topics to be covered in the entire BA training
  • 3. Who is a Business Analyst• A Business Analyst (BA) is a person who analyzes the organization and design of businesses• BAs also assess business models and their integration with technology• It is an internal consultancy role that has responsibility for investigating business systems, identifying options for improving business systems and bridging the needs of the business with the use of IT.• IIBA describes the role as: "a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operations of an organization, and to recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals
  • 4. Importance of a Business Analyst• BA serve as the mediator or the bridge between the Technical and Business end of stakeholders• The Business Analyst can bring structure and formalization of requirements into this process, which may lead to increased foresight among Business Owners• Business Analysts break down communication barriers between stakeholders and developers
  • 5. Roles and Responsibilities of a BA• Interact with the Business Users to understand the business of the client• Conduct Requirement gathering session and gather all the requirements• Provide consultancy to the client and come up with solution for the client• Prioritize the requirements• Come up with the Requirement documents like BRD, FRD, Use Cases etc.• Take a Requirement sign off from the client• Explain the requirements to the Development and QA team• Review the test scenarios prepared by the QA• Manage the requirements and control the Change Management process• Actively involved in the UAT process• Be the point of contact for any client issues and concerns
  • 6. Skills Required for a BA Role• Descent understanding on the Business Side• Excellent Communication skills• Good assertive skills• Good negotiation skills• Good documentation skills• Management skills is a plus• Understanding on the technical side is a plus
  • 7. Deliverables of a BA• Project Initiation Document or BRD• Functional Requirement Document• Requirement Prioritization Document• Traceability Matrix• Use Case Document• Software Requirement Specification Document• Wireframes• Minutes of the Meeting Document• Test Scenarios Document• UML Diagrams
  • 8. How is the market for a BA Role• Companies are realizing the importance of a BA in a project• Presence of BA in a project are increasing day by day• It is said that a BA is the most important person behind the success of a Software project• BA can also handle the role of Project Coordinator or Project Manager
  • 9. Topics to be covered in the entire BA Training• Software Project and Software Development Life Cycle• Requirement Engineering• Use Case Document• How to prioritize the requirements• Requirement Traceability Matrix• Software Quality Attributes• Non Functional Requirements• System Requirement Specification Document• Flow Charts• Building Wireframes• Various Software Development Methodologies• Testing• Data Modeling and Database Management System• UML Basics• Roles and Responsibilities of a Project Manager• Live Project Case Study• Interview Questions / Answers

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