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Description

Official Description

16.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Fundamental principles of business analysis that apply to projects of all sizes in agile and conventional business environments. Best practices, tools and techniques available to help business analysts achieve project goals and deliver business value. Facilitation techniques and modeling approaches, business analysis planning and monitoring, and requirements elicitation documentation. Agile and Lean-6 Sigma approaches to problem definition, strategic and tactical analysis, design thinking principles and solution evaluation techniques.

 

Supplementary Information

Aligned with the industry standard A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide), published by the International Institute of Business Analysis® (IIBA®).

Who should attend: Business analysts, project managers, project team members, team leaders, consultants, process and enterprise analysts.

 

 

This course is aligned with the  CCBA® (Certification of Capability in Business Analysis) & CBAP® (Certified Business Analysis Professional) competencies. More information: CCBA Competencies / CBAP Competencies

Topics Covered

  • Enterprise analysis
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Business analysis planning
  • SMART requirements and attributes
  • Requirement management & monitoring
  • Requirements in the project life cycle
  • Requirements elicitation techniques
  • Interactive communication for success
  • Facilitating the requirement workshop
  • Business process modeling techniques
  • Use cases
  • Business rules and data models
  • Requirements verification and validation
  • Solution assessment and transitioning to deployment
  • Presenting requirements
  • Lean 6 Sigma in the BA world
  • The agile business analyst
  • Business standards: BABOK®
  • Business analysis Workshops
  • Case study

Learning Outcomes

The course is designed to enable you to:

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the underlying principles of business analysis on which the IIBA® standard 'BABOK®' Guide is based
  • Articulate the key roles, responsibilities, and skills required of a successful Business Analyst
  • Formulate a requirements’ management plan that will define all types of requirements, including business, stakeholder, solution
    (functional & non-functional), and transition requirements
  • Apply business analysis techniques: elicitation, analysis, modeling (process & data), documenting, communicating, verifying, and validating requirements.
  • Become a more effective change agent
  • Identify root causes of problems
  • Develop and generate creative and innovative solutions
  • Prepare to eventually qualify for and write the IIBA ECBA ®,  CCBA™, CBAP®, or PMI-PBA certification exams.

Notes

This course is aligned with the industry standard Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® Guide (BABOK® Guide v3) published by the International Institute of Business Analysis® (IIBA®), and with the Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, published by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

McGill University - School of Continuing Studies has been in affiliation with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) since 2009 and is currently an Academic Member and a licensee of the BABOK® Guide.

  • For more information on the ECBA® (Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™) eligibility, click here.
  • For more information on the CCBA (Certificate of Capability in Business Analysis™) eligibility, click here.
  • For more information on the CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional®) eligibility, click here.
  • For more information on the PMI-PBA (PMI Professional in Business Analysis) eligibility, click here.

 

IIBA® PD contact hours: 76

 

Applies Towards the Following Programs

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Section(s) offered
Section Title
Comprehensive Business Analysis
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Virtual Course
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 06, 2022 to Dec 20, 2022
Type
Virtual Course
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Nov 05, 2022
Type
Virtual Course
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Nov 19, 2022
Type
Virtual Course
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Dec 17, 2022
Type
Virtual Course
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jan 03, 2023 to Jan 24, 2023
Type
Virtual Course
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Jan 07, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
76.0
Delivery Format(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $2,796.80 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 21, 2022 to Sep 13, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 21, 2022 to Sep 13, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Sep 13, 2022 to Sep 20, 2022
Section Notes

A minimum number of registrations is required for this course section to be offered. The School reserves the right to cancel any course section when a minimum number of registrations has not been reached 7 days prior to the start date. In the event of a cancellation, the course fee will be refunded in full.

Course Fee Description

  • Tuition Fee: $ 2777.00
  • IIBA Individual Membership for 1 year (value of USD $139)
  • Electronic copy of the BABOK® Guide
  • SCS Career Development Success package (SCSD) fee: $19.80

Course Drop/Withdrawal Policy

  • Any time prior to the 1st class: Course Drop Period with Full Refund.
  • After the 1st and before the 2nd class: Course Withdrawal Period with Full Refund.
  • After the 2nd class before the 3rd class: Course Withdrawal with No Refund.

 

Section Title
Comprehensive Business Analysis
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Virtual Course
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jan 12, 2023 to May 25, 2023
Type
Virtual Course
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Mar 11, 2023
Type
Virtual Course
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Mar 25, 2023
Type
Virtual Course
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Apr 29, 2023
Type
Virtual Course
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
May 06, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
76.0
Delivery Format(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $2,796.80 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 22, 2022 to Jan 19, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 22, 2022 to Jan 19, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 19, 2023 to Jan 26, 2023
Section Notes

A minimum number of registrations is required for this course section to be offered. The School reserves the right to cancel any course section when a minimum number of registrations has not been reached 7 days prior to the start date. In the event of a cancellation, the course fee will be refunded in full.

Course Format

This online course is a combination of weekly live online instructor-led sessions from 6:00 - 7:30 PM and self-directed learning activities and assignments.

Course Drop/Withdrawal Policy

  • Any time prior to the 1st class: Course Drop Period with Full Refund.
  • After the 1st and before the 2nd class: Course Withdrawal Period with Full Refund.
  • After the 2nd class before the 3rd class: Course Withdrawal with No Refund.

Course Fee Description

  • Tuition Fee: $2796.80
  • SCS Career Development Success package (SCSD) fee: $19.80
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