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Essentials of Business Analysis

  1. 1. Essentials of Business Analysis Certificate Program A FIVe-DAY ProgrAM JulY 28-August 1, 2008 • BAltIMore, MD sePteMBer 22-26, 2008 • Boston, MA greAt “ usiness analyst practitioners are poised to have a B teAM AnD dramatic impact on organizations’ ability to create more goVernMent DIscounts! responsive business models while addressing the business/ Call Today: IT divide that plagues so many companies today.” 800-510-2117 – BPMInstItute.org Visit our website for more information: ® odgroup.com
  2. 2. Essentials of essential of Business Analysis Certificate Program • Five-Day Out- Business Analysis DAY 1 Certificate Program • Business Analysis Overview - IIBA knowledge areas A FIVe-DAY ProgrAM - Life cycle phases - Definitions Innovations in information technology - Roles and responsibilities have had a dramatically positive impact on • Building a Requirements Plan American business over the last 15 years. • Project Management from a Business Analyst’s View Still, research consistently shows that a large - Where the business analysis tasks fit into percentage of software projects fail to project management deliver the intended business results. The - The business analyst’s project roles “IT-Business” divide is a key factor in these failures. DAY 2 Indeed, more than 50 percent of organiza- tions polled in a recent IT Governance • Enterprise Analysis Institute survey lacked any formal structure - Understanding stakeholders and to align IT investments with business strategy. organizational politics According to CIO Magazine, as many as 71 - Creating/adapting the business architecture percent of software projects fail because of - Conducting feasibility studies poor business requirements management, - Developing the business case making it the single biggest reason for project - Conducting the initial risk assessment failure. Enter the Business Analyst. DAY 3 The business analyst works as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, • Eliciting Requirements analyze, communicate and validate require- - Identifying stakeholders ments for changes to business processes, - Elicitation techniques policies and information systems. To • When to use which techniques succeed in this role, an individual must have • Watch-outs a broad range of business, technical and • Tips for success interpersonal skills. • Developing and Using Use Cases - Where use cases fit into requirements The Essentials of Business Analysis Certificate Program development delivers skills, techniques and tools to: - Use case structure and components • Understand and define the organizational need • Gather the information needed to clearly define the requirements DAY 4 • Document requirements for use by all stakeholders • Documenting Requirements • Analyze, verify and validate requirements - Determining what types of requirements • Create a framework for successful requirements management are needed and communication - Requirements styles This program is intended to help those who contribute to, write and - Translating use cases to requirements review detailed functional specifications and those who must develop and test systems based on those requirements. DAY 5 • Analyzing Requirements - What to analyze - Analysis tools and techniques • Verifying Requirements You will benefit if you are a - Criteria for valid requirements … • IT or Development Manager - Prototyping and walkthroughs • Business Analysis Manager • System Analyst, Manager • Requirements Traceability • Business or Technical Analyst or Programmer - Tracing requirements upstream • Operations Manager • Project Manager and downstream • Development Manager • Requirements Engineer - Traceability matrix - Requirements change control
  3. 3. 5 BONUSES You WIll receIVe! Registration Details seMInAr DIscounts* 1 from selected universities. o July 28-August 1, 2008 • Baltimore, MD o September 22-26, 2008 • Boston, MA soFtWAre reQuIreMents to enroll 2 MeMorY Jogger™ By FAX By eMAIl Fax your completed enrollment card to 718-474-8210 info@odgroup.com guide to help software and business By PHone Call us at 800-510-2117 or 718-474-4600 teams develop and manage requirements By MAIl Mail the completed enrollment card (including the registration #) to: 3 400+ PAge WorKBooK Orion Development Group Attention: Registrar with useful tips and templates. P.O. Box 940824 Rockaway Park, NY 11694 By WeB www.odgroup.com cBAP test 4 PreP suPPort seminar Fee: $3495 for essentials of Business Analysis Certificate Program, payable to Orion Development Group. $50 discount on study guide or course This fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and breaks each day as well as all seminar materials. Pre- AnD Post- team Discount*: Register 3 or more and receive a $500 5 seMInAr test discount for each individual. Government Discount*: $2995 per person to measure progress. Method of Payment: Payment is expected at the time of registration. Credit cards, purchase orders and checks are accepted. Memory Jogger is a trademark of Goal/QPC enrollee substitutions are always accepted. Refunds, less a $200 processing fee, will be given if cancellation notice is received at least 14 days prior to the seminar. Less than 14 days advance notice will result in forfeiture orIon DeVeloPMent grouP of entire fee. location: Call for locations. Orion Development Group is the premier strategic Please type or print the following information. process management training and consulting firm. We (Please use one copy of this form for each enrollee.) have helped clients in all industries resolve business Registration # _______________________________ (from mailing label) challenges and create opportunities for growth. Our Name ________________________________________________________ clients have dramatically improved their bottom line by leveraging business processes to reduce costs and gain Title _________________________________________________________ competitive advantage. For a complete list of our clients Organization ___________________________________________________ visit us at www.odgroup.com/clients.html. More Address ______________________________________________________ than 25,000 executives, managers and professionals City ___________________________ State _____Zip ________________ _ have benefited from our training. Our consultants have unparalleled experience, with an average of 25 years Phone ( ) _____________________________________________ of management and consulting experience. For more FAX ( ) _______________________________________________ information visit us online at odgroup.com. Email** _______________________________________________________ Payment method: Total Fee: _________________________ o Payment enclosed o Purchase Order o Credit Card ____MC ____VISA ____AMEX Cardholder’s Signature: __________________________________________ ® Print name as it appears on card: ____________________________________ Orion Development Group is a PMI Global Registered Education Provider Amount: ______________________________________________________ The IIBA logo, IIBA and BABOK are trademarks belonging to the International Institute of Business Number: ______________________________________________________ Analysis. PMI and PMBOK are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. Exp.Date ______________________________________________________ Add Card Verification #: ___________________________________________ Act now! (3-digit for MasterCard & VISA and 4-digit for AMEX) enroll a team of Key leaders today! Make check payable to Orion Development Group. space is limited! call 800-510-2117. *Discounts cannot be combined **When e-mail is provided we will send a confirmation and also send you updates on all our seminars.
  4. 4. 177 Beach 116th Street, Presort Standard Rockaway Park, NY 11694 U.S. Postage Essentials of PAID East Lansing, MI Business Analysis Permit #21 Certificate Program A FIVe-DAY ProgrAM JulY 28-August 1, 2008 • BAltIMore, MD sePteMBer 22-26, 2008 • Boston, MA “(Business Analyst) skills are some of the hardest skills to master in the whole IT profession. And companies need good business analysts now more than ever if they are going to thrive in our fast-changing global economy.” – Michael H. Hugos Essentials of Business Analysis on site training Certificate Program Benefits in choosing 5 BONUSES You WIll receIVe! on-site customized 1 seMInAr DIscounts* from selected universities. Programs Any or all of our seminars can be conducted soFtWAre reQuIreMents MeMorY Jogger at your company…using 2 guide to help software and business teams develop and manage requirements your data and processes… customized to your individual needs. It’s not only possible, 3 400+ PAge WorKBooK with useful tips and templates. it’s cost-effective. Call Paul King 800-510-2117 or 718-474-4600 to discuss how you can multiply the cBAP test PreP suPPort 4 $50 discount on study guide or course benefits and save money by bringing these classes on-site. Ask about our complete curriculum. 5 Pre- AnD Post-seMInAr test to measure progress. How can I learn more? Call us at 800-510-2117 or “The course provides a good set of tools to use as your organization sees fit. You 303-233-8200 or visit us at come away knowing that there are a variety of ways to get to a successful project.” www.odgroup.com – Kim Byron, sr. lead enterprise Business Analyst, oppenheimer Funds

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