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Introduction to Business Analysis

Congratulations! You have taken the first step in building a foundational understanding of business analysis!

This collection of content from our extensive library is designed to provide insight into business analysis competencies, how agile and business analysis function together and finally ensure that you are confident in your chosen solution. After reviewing each webinar below, you will have gained substantial knowledge that you can begin applying immediately!

Key Take-Aways

  • The status of business analysis today
  • How a business analyst fits on an agile team
  • Tools and techniques of an agile BA
  • Ensuring the decision process stays on track


Business Analysis Competencies (1 PDU)
What is this profession we call Business Analysis? Is it easily defined? Is the person who conducts Business Analysis activities always called a Business Analyst? In this webinar, we describe who a Business Analyst is, where this individual falls within an organization, in which sectors Business Analysis activities are to be found and which competencies are required of a Business Analyst. Lastly, we look into the future of this profession as a whole.

Agile Business Analysis (1 PDU)
Is analysis only required in a predictive approach? If we cannot analyze our results, we cannot know if we are on the right track. In this webinar, we describe what an agile approach is, when agile is appropriate, and why Business Analysis is a key component of an agile way of working. The roles and responsibilities of an Agile Business Analyst are described, and we give examples of how specific tools and techniques are utilized in an agile way by Business Analysts to be effective.

Recommend the Most Viable Option (1 PDU)
So you have defined the problem or opportunity, have a good knowledge about your stakeholders, feel confident about your elicited requirements and have come up with a number of possible solutions. Now what? How do you know which one is the best solution, and how can you insure that the decision process is thorough and unbiased?

In this webinar, we will go through the basic tenets of a business case. The business problem or opportunity, the analysis of the situation and probable solutions, the recommended solution and various techniques you can use as a Business Analyst to enable sponsors to make a sound selection.


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