Conducting Business Analysis & Developing Requirements

With information from elicitation in hand, business analysts must compile their findings into useful forms and leverage it to meet objectives. In this course, learn how to develop and model requirements, document solutions, and address business needs.
Course info
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(51)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 13, 2016
Duration
3h 21m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Analyzing Requirements
Models in Business Analysis
Exploring Scope Models
Utilizing Process Models
Rules, Data & Interface Models
Documenting Solution Requirements
Validating, Verifying & Approving Requirements
Description
Course info
Rating
(51)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 13, 2016
Duration
3h 21m
Description

No matter how well information is elicited or how beneficial a solution may be, business analysis cannot succeed if requirements aren't effectively written, structured, or understood. In Conducting Business Analysis & Developing Requirements, you'll gain the ability to transform information gleaned from conversations and analysis into a plan for success. You'll learn about a variety of useful techniques for modeling scope, processes, rules, data, and interfaces. Then, you'll learn how to effectively write, document, structure, and prioritize requirements. Finally, you'll learn how to take your solutions documentation through validation and approval, so that project work can begin. When you're finished with this course, you'll know how to use models to better understand and communicate challenges and use simple rules and structures to convert those findings into a clear path forward.

About the author
About the author

Casey has experience leading projects, analyzing challenges, and designing solutions in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development and education. He's always in pursuit of new knowledge and loves to share what he learns along the way with others. To inquire about speaking engagements or consulting opportunities, and to learn more about his other ventures, visit http://CaseyAyers.com

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Casey Ayers and welcome to my course, Conducting Business Analysis & Developing Requirements. I'm a Project Manager and Strategic Consultant with experience in a variety of fields. I'm also the author of Pluralsight's series of PMP Prep courses, and it's my pleasure to now explore the world of business analysis with you. Business analysis is increasing vital to today's business environment. By identifying problems and opportunities, discovering and recommending solutions, and fostering a comprehensive understanding of stakeholder requirements, business analysts can help organizations choose and structure projects and initiatives more effectively. This course is the fourth in a five-series course on business analysis. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include exploring a variety of useful techniques for modeling scope, processes, rules, data and interfaces. How to effectively write, document, structure and prioritize requirements. And, how to take your solutions documentation through validation and approval so project work can begin. By the end of this course, you'll know how to transform information gleaned from conversations and analysis into a plan for success. Before beginning this course, you should have an interest in business analysis, and at least a bit of exposure to project management, or business analysis within your organization. This course, and others in the series, can help you not only learn more about business analysis, but also prepare for business analysis certifications like the CBAP, or PMI-PBA. Or, earn continuing education credit toward certifications like the PMP. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about business analysis with this course on conducting business analysis and developing requirements here at Pluralsight.