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Business System Analysis Fundamentals


Course Objectives

This course is designed for anyone who needs to develop their professional business systems analysis skills.

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This course is suitable for professionals undertaking the following roles:

  • If you are new to business or systems analysis.
  • If you are an experienced analyst looking to formalise
    your training.
  • If you are a non-information systems person working with system analysts.
Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, candidates will be able to:

  • Apply a structured, disciplined approach to understanding business systems and solving business problems.
  • Understand the importance of our stakeholders and their goals.
  • Produce effective requirements.
  • Plan, conduct, and follow up a structured investigative interview.
  • Understand that there are many analysis techniques and when to apply each of them.
  • Produce a process model of an end-to-end business process.
  • Produce a use case diagram and a detailed use case description.
  • Produce some user stories.
  • Produce an entity relationship diagram and a data dictionary.
  • Build decision trees and decision tables to represent and clarify business rules.
  • Use critical appraisal techniques to refine and improve a system specification.
  • List the desirable contents of a business requirements specification.
Delivery Strategy
  • Face-to-face or virtual trainer delivered three (3) day
  • Undertake individual and group led activities to support practical application.
  • Includes additional reference resources.
  • Students receive certificate of completion at the end of the course.
Topics Covered
  • The role of the business systems analyst.
  • Project scope and planning the analysis.
  • Understanding the business environment.
  • Investigation techniques.
  • Tools and techniques for modelling the system.
  • Structured walkthroughs and critical appraisal.
  • Tools and templates.

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  • Duration

    3 Days

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