Putcha V. NarasimhamKnowledge Enabler Systems                                                       Founding Professor & P...
Putcha V. NarasimhamKnowledge Enabler Systems                                                       Founding Professor & P...
Putcha V. NarasimhamKnowledge Enabler Systems                                                       Founding Professor & P...
Putcha V. NarasimhamKnowledge Enabler Systems                                                            Founding Professo...
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BA & Requirements Engineering Training Program Outline. Single Module Courses offered for 4 to 6 Sessions. Very Cost effective. Quiz and Project intensive training. You learn WORK!!!

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BA&RE Syllabus and Training Programs --kenablersys 21JAN13

  1. 1. Putcha V. NarasimhamKnowledge Enabler Systems Founding Professor & Proprietor205, Krishna Apts, Avenue No. 6, Banjara Hills,Hyderabad 500034Tel: Mobile: 91 98660 71582 (may not be available while PVN is abroad)putchavn@yahoo.com kenablersys@yahoo.com valid and most reliable all the timeOur Ref: See the footerDate: BA&RE Entry Level Syllabus and Training Program* OUTLINE—kenablersys Putcha V. Narasimham Dear Learners, Deans, and Corporate Training Managers, Employers of Business Analysts and Requirements Engineers: This syllabus and training course is radically redesigned for ENTRY level Business Analysts & Requirements Engineers. Reference is made to IIBA®, BCS® and IREB® Syllabi to identify and shortlist essential topics of conceptual and practical value for learning and professional work. Some popular topics of uncertain value for beginners are deliberately dropped and some intricacies of practical value are added with justification. They include some recent publications and unpublished research findings of kenablersys. The label Entry Level may wrongly imply something simple, basic or elementary and so not much useful for professional work. To the contrary, this syllabus and program is specially designed to give a self-sufficient minimal set of knowledge and skills to make a successful learner an effective professional on the first job. The employers and training managers may use this to create experienced freshers. See the course outline in the next few pages. Cordially, Putcha V. Narasimham Founder Professor and Proprietor, Knowledge Enabler Systems (Kenablersys) Based at Hyderabad India, now at Hyderabad till end March 2013. The best anywhere must reach the needy everywhere -------------------------- *It is the first entry level course in BA and or RE. This is designed for graduates having above- average learning capability and high motivation and willingness to work. Created and refined from 14MAY11, updated on 14SEP11, 24JAN11, 04JUL12, 30OCT12 after training over 200 about trainees.BA&RE Syllabus And Training Programs---Kenablersys 21JAN13 Page No 1 of 4The Best Anywhere Must Reach the Needy Everywhere…
  2. 2. Putcha V. NarasimhamKnowledge Enabler Systems Founding Professor & Proprietor205, Krishna Apts, Avenue No. 6, Banjara Hills,Hyderabad 500034Tel: Mobile: 91 98660 71582 (may not be available while PVN is abroad)putchavn@yahoo.com kenablersys@yahoo.com valid and most reliable all the time Purpose and Method of BA&RE Training Program of kenablersys Trainees are regularly reminded to ask "HOW DOES THIS MAKE ME A GREAT BUSINESS ANALYST or Requirements Engineer?" and convert learning into professional competence. This is done through examples, non-examples, case studies, quizzes, assignments and mini-projects. Uncorrected documents generated by professionals and trainees are used for practical review and training. One can learn from other’s mistakes…without making one’s own. If you are looking for POTENTIALLY GREAT BAs, or want to become one, check this out. Nine key topics covered—(can be adapted to employers’ specifications) Highlighted parts have high skill mastering scope Now trainees are encouraged to take Single Module Training in 4 to 6 Sessions International standards practices are honored and followed but NOT blindly. My students and I go beyond some of them with caution and humility but NOT without reasons. 1 Business Systems and Processes Concepts, definitions and representations of Business, Systems and Processes; I discuss and apply General System Theory--principles 1 and 2 and holistic thinking, and models of OOAD, UML--only a few. I use rigorous international standard definitions (with corrections) and interpretation. Professionalism flows from appreciative study and use of precise definitions. This is available as a single module course 2 Business Process & Work flow Modeling: UML Activity Diagrams and BPMN: I emphasize the IMPORTANCE of showing FLOW OF OBJECTS, material, people, energy & signals, in contrast to flow of information and data. I point out the uselessness of showing ONLY control flow in Activity and BPMN and INAPPLICABILITY of branch, merge, fork and join for object flows. Use of AS IS and TO BE Process Maps using UML Activity Diagrams and BPMN. Storyboarding is also included but not taught. I deliberately avoid Class Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams etc., not to get into software development and design. This is available as a single module courseBA&RE Syllabus And Training Programs---Kenablersys 21JAN13 Page No 2 of 4The Best Anywhere Must Reach the Needy Everywhere…
  3. 3. Putcha V. NarasimhamKnowledge Enabler Systems Founding Professor & Proprietor205, Krishna Apts, Avenue No. 6, Banjara Hills,Hyderabad 500034Tel: Mobile: 91 98660 71582 (may not be available while PVN is abroad)putchavn@yahoo.com kenablersys@yahoo.com valid and most reliable all the time 3 Software Engineering Introduction Concepts, definitions and application of data and information, nature of software, quality ISO 9000, KANOs model of customer satisfaction, modeling using graphics and mathematics; Software Development Phases, Waterfall model, Unified Process, Iterative and Incremental Development principles, simulation, prototyping, examples, exercises etc. (key principles are discussed and excessive description is cutout). This is available as a single module course 4 Requirements Engineering ISO 9000 & IEEE 830 definitions of needs, means, product features: Requirements capture from Vision, Mission, Objectives, Policies, rules documents; Requirements Elicitation through costumer interactions; Templates-- 5Ws and 1 H, Hierarchical Requirements Tables --for Breadth-first-and-depth-on-demand--incremental iterative RE; This has been expanded significantly selecting the best of IEEE 830 std & IREB, IIBA, BSC syllabi and TQM Methods and Tools. Case studies and mini-projects are conducted / discussed and analyzed. Interviewing and RE workshops, surveys are deliberately excluded since they are best learnt on the job while working in teams. There is a new ISO/IEC/IEEE std 29148:2011, for RE, which replaces IEEE 830 and 1233—. This is reflected in the new PPTs and discussed. There is a special single module on RE now. 5 & 6 Use Case Modeling Concept and definition of Use Case, limitations, correction, Redefinition of Use Case as SERVICE DIALOG; discussions, examples; Structure of Use Case; Use Case Goal and Scope. Use Case Diagram, System boundary; Actors, Use Cases and Associations, introduction of Use Case TABLE of Actors, Use Cases and Goals, Use Cases are viewed as SERVICE DIALOG for clarity and precision. Use Case Description Table---Use Case description is presented as a Service Dialog of messages between the system and Actor. This makes business functionality clear and precise for software development. Modules 5 and 6 are combined into a single module course “Use Case Modeling” to be taught in 4 to 6 Sessions. See detailed module Syllabus 7 Problem Solving Methods and Tools -- use of TQM QI Tools, principles and use of Cause-Effect Diagram, End-Means Planning Tool 8 Planning--resource planning and activity planning; contingency planning; forms / tables used for planning; application of planning, review; Deming’s PDCA cycleBA&RE Syllabus And Training Programs---Kenablersys 21JAN13 Page No 3 of 4The Best Anywhere Must Reach the Needy Everywhere…
  4. 4. Putcha V. NarasimhamKnowledge Enabler Systems Founding Professor & Proprietor205, Krishna Apts, Avenue No. 6, Banjara Hills,Hyderabad 500034Tel: Mobile: 91 98660 71582 (may not be available while PVN is abroad)putchavn@yahoo.com kenablersys@yahoo.com valid and most reliable all the time Modules 7 and 8 are combined into a single module course “Problem Solving and Planning” to be taught in 4 to 6 Sessions. See detailed module Syllabus 9 Unified Process and OOAD iterative incremental development process: details with reference to waterfall model; benefits of inception, elaboration, construction and transition phases applied to parts of software project / product. This is separated from Module 3 Software Engineering to let the learners experience BA, RE and some aspects of software development. The principles learnt in modules 2, 3, 4 and 5-6 are applied to the mini-project to learning Unified Process. The principles of iterative incremental development are highlighted. Some topics have up to 3 sub-topics each of 15 slides to 20 slides. They are supplemented by templates and published documents --- about 60 in all. Being competent, effective and efficient is 90% mindset and 10% toolset. ---Roger Tregear So concepts are discussed and applied using MS Word, PPT and Visio (if available). This course does not have access to software tools. Learners are better off mastering the concepts but not the mechanics of tools. Tools are also important and they have to be learnt separately. kenablersys ---III--- Dear Managers and Professionals: If the Knowledge & Skills (K&S) of BA are DISTINCT from those of a software developer and are substantial + VALUABLE, lets identify them. I have done so in my humble way for ENTRY level Business Analysts & Requirements Engineers. Reference is made to IIBA®, BCS® and IREB® Syllabi to identify and SHORTLIST ESSENTIAL TOPICS of conceptual and practical value for learning and professional work. This syllabus and program are specially designed to give a "SELF-sufficient MINIMAL SET of K&S to make a successful learner an effective professional on the first job". I INVITE the employers and training managers to ask for & review the syllabus and advise me on how to improve it. kenablersys@yahoo.com 21JAN13BA&RE Syllabus And Training Programs---Kenablersys 21JAN13 Page No 4 of 4The Best Anywhere Must Reach the Needy Everywhere…

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