The Technical Business Analyst

The technical business analyst role is positioned at the exciting juncture of business and technology. This course will teach you the skills, tools, and techniques to advance your capabilities to bridge the gap between the business and technology.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 11, 2019
Duration
2h 28m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
What Is a Technical Business Analyst?
Bridging the Gap between Business and IT
The Tools of the Trade
The Technical Business Analyst in the Agile World
Summarizing Key Learning Objectives
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 11, 2019
Duration
2h 28m
Description

Today's business and technology worlds rely heavily on the expertise of the Technical Business Analyst. In this course, ‘The Technical Business Analyst,’ you will gain the skills, approaches, and techniques to advance your essential technical business analysis capabilities. First, you will learn the definition of the technical business analyst and compare the role with other business analyst roles to ensure you know what makes the Technical BA unique and distinctive; and what skills, technical and soft skills are expected of you in performing this role. Also, you will learn how to leverage the technical BA in how to work with IT and the business to help bridge organizational gaps and improve business efficiency. Next, you will explore tools of the trade, or what I am calling the magnificent 7 skills areas, you should seek to master. These key skill areas will not only improve the way you work but will improve the way you think. Finally, you will discover how the Technical BA role is squarely and boldly positioned to support and participate in the agile and scrum world. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of how to improve, execute, and deliver on the expectations of a technical business analyst and that will help you as you move forward to expanding your career opportunities.

About the author
About the author

Michael is General Manager at Fairway Technologies, a San Diego based technology consulting company. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Development at PDSA, Inc. and has many years of management, technology, and leadership experience.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
(Music) In this course, The Technical Business Analyst, you will learn the skills, approaches, and techniques to advance your essential technical business analysis capabilities. First, you will learn the definition of a technical business analyst and compare the role with other business analyst roles to ensure you know what makes the technical BA unique and distinctive, and what skills, technical and soft skills, are expected of you in performing this role. It is important to understand the organizational and business function viewpoints regarding the use and the application of technical business analysts in an organization. Also, you will learn how to leverage the technical BA role and how to work with the IT and the business to help bridge the organizational gaps and improve business efficiencies. Next, you will discover the tools of the trade, or what I'm calling the magnificent seven skill areas you must master. These key skill areas will not only improve the way you work, but will improve the way you think. Finally, you will learn how the technical BA role is squarely and boldly positioned to support and participate in the agile and Scrum world. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of how to improve, execute, and deliver on the expectations of a technical BA and grow your career opportunities.