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Business Analysis Essentials

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Full Time

This 3-day course is a condensation of The Comprehensive Business Analysis Seminar and is designed to provide you a fundamental understanding of core BA tools used for planning, elicitation and documentation of requirements. 

This course is appropriate for Project Managers, Senior Managers, subject matter experts, and other project resources and will provide you with a better understanding of the value business analysis can bring to a project and the basic tools used to bring that value. 

Taught through a series of discussions, examples, and real-world hands-on exercises drawn from IT projects and real life, you will walk out with basic tools that can be applied immediately to projects assigned to you, whether your primary role is of a Project Manager, Product Manager, Developer, Quality Assurance Manager, or other core project team member. This course is based on BABOK® v2. 

This one-day workshop will enable participants to:  

  • Evaluate underlying business analysis competencies to gain an appreciation of how BAs add value to an organization.  
  • Distinguish and give examples of the difference between business analysis and project management. 
  • List and give examples of different requirement types. 
  • Analyze and document a business problem. 
  • Contract viable solutions against developed decision criteria. 
  • Describe the important sections of a business case. 
  • Formulate criteria to determine best technique to elicit requirements.  
  • Elicit requirements from various stakeholders using various methods. 
  • Construct common requirement documentation deliverables. 
  • Analyze business requirements. 
  • Apply a robust requirement prioritization technique. 


This course is designed for: 

  • Project Managers and Senior Managers. 
  • Subject matter experts. 
  • Product Managers.  
  • Developers.
  • Quality Assurance Resources.  
  • Business Analysts, both junior and senior, who want more comprehensive business analysis knowledge should consider our Comprehensive Business Analysis Seminar Part 1 & 2, or Certificate in Business Analysis and Advanced Certificate in Business Analysis.   

There is no prerequisite for this course. 

Each participant will receive a course binder containing copies of presentation slides, case studies, exercises, and suggested solutions. 

Participants are expected to pass the end of course test in order to receive a certificate of completion. 


  1. Introduction to Business Analysis  
  2. Enterprise Analysis 
  3. Requirement 
  4. Elicitation 
  5. Requirement Documentation
  6. Requirement Analysis
  7. Solution Assessment