Business Analysis Training Courses

Whether you are new to business analysis or interested in earning your Certified Business Analysis Professionals (CBAP) certification from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), New Horizons can help you acquire the skills you need.


Business Analysis Essentials

Understand the role of the business analyst

  • Discuss industry standards/resources for obtaining more information about business analysis
  • Acquire a solid understanding of the various tasks/activities that comprises business analysis
  • Recognize the pre and post project business analysis activities
  • Learn how to plan, elicit, analyze, model, and test requirements

2 day course Normally runs 14:00 to 22:00 Live Online Can be run in person.
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Course Starts Location Price
BA01 - Business Analysis Essentials 16-08-2021 Dublin, Ireland
BA01 - Business Analysis Essentials 11-11-2021 Dublin, Ireland
BA01 - Business Analysis Essentials 14-02-2022 Dublin, Ireland
BA01 - Business Analysis Essentials 16-05-2022 Dublin, Ireland

Foundations of Business Analysis

Obtain a thorough understanding of the core responsibilities of the business analyst

  • Understand the main professional associations and standards supporting business analysts in the industry
  • Discuss and explore the components of each of the domains/knowledge areas that comprise the work of business analysis
  • Recognize the importance of properly defining the business need prior to engaging in requirements activities
  • Formulate a strong understanding of the concepts that comprise strategy analysis
  • Obtain knowledge of and experience with the important work of stakeholder analysis
  • Decipher between project and product scope and successfully use models to communicate scope
  • Thoroughly understand and identify the various requirements categories and be able to recognize requirements of various types
  • Develop interviewing skills and explore ways to plan and structure interviews
  • Examine different forms of requirements documentation
  • Explore elements of communication, conflict, and issue management
  • Obtain a solid understanding of the concepts and activities involved in solution evaluation
  • Obtain handsn experience with a number of business analysis techniques for eliciting, analyzing, and modeling requirements

4 day course Normally runs 14:00 to 22:00 Live Online Can be run in person.
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Course Starts Location Price
BA30 – Foundations of Business Analysis 16-08-2021 Dublin, Ireland
BA30 – Foundations of Business Analysis 15-11-2021 Dublin, Ireland
BA30 – Foundations of Business Analysis 29-03-2022 Dublin, Ireland
BA30 – Foundations of Business Analysis 28-06-2022 Dublin, Ireland

Strategic Business Analysis

Learn about the components of Strategic Business Analysis.

Understand the importance of defining the business need correctly and pursuing a thorough analysis of the internal and external environments of the enterprise before choosing the solution. Shortcutting the pre-analysis work discussed in this course often results in delivering solutions that are misaligned to the enterprise strategy and to the expectations and needs of the business. Learn how to avoid the pitfall of jumping to a solution prior to a solid understanding of the opportunity or problem needing to be addressed.


2 day course Normally runs 14:00 to 22:00 Live Online Can be run in person.
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Course Starts Location Price
BA02 - Strategic Business Analysis 07-09-2021 Dublin, Ireland
BA02 - Strategic Business Analysis 22-11-2021 Dublin, Ireland
BA02 - Strategic Business Analysis 16-02-2022 Dublin, Ireland

Eliciting and Writing Effective Requirements

Understand the role of the business analyst and core competencies for performing successfully

  • Discuss the criticality of business analysis and requirements for successful project outcomes
  • Understand the main professional associations and standards supporting business analysts in the industry
  • Discuss the common problems with requirements and explore approaches to address these issues
  • Obtain a clear understanding of the various requirements types and the significance for eliciting each type
  • Demonstrate your ability to identify stakeholders
  • Explore various methods for understanding and analyzing stakeholders
  • Discuss and apply good planning practices to requirements elicitation efforts
  • Obtain knowledge and understanding of over 15 current and commonly applied elicitation techniques
  • Understand how to progress from elicitation to analysis to documentation
  • Write well-formed and validated requirements
  • Gain understanding of the best practices for writing quality requirements
  • Learn the technical writing techniques that apply directly to writing requirements documents
  • Discuss writing pitfalls, risks that impact requirements, and how to address them
  • Learn best practices for communicating and collaborating with stakeholders, sharing the results of elicitation and the resulting documentation
  • Learn approaches for validating requirements
  • Understand the difference between validating requirements and validating the solution

2 day course Normally runs 14:00 to 22:00 Live Online Can be run in person.
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Course Starts Location Price
BA04 - Eliciting and Writing Effective Requirements 23-08-2021 Dublin, Ireland
BA04 - Eliciting and Writing Effective Requirements 29-11-2021 Dublin, Ireland
BA04 - Eliciting and Writing Effective Requirements 21-03-2022 Dublin, Ireland

When an information technology project fails, it is often due to poor communications during the requirements gathering process, not a lack of technical acumen.

  • 66% of software projects aren't expected to finish on time or on budget
  • Completed projects typically operate at only 52% of the proposed functionality
  • 56% of project defects originate in the requirements phase of the project

Improving communication with stakeholders, project teams and developers allows for:

  • Executing better software development and other projects
  • Cutting costs and delays
  • Gathering complete and accurate project requirements
  • Creating clear and concise business requirements documents
  • Managing effective use of resources
  • Improving the quality of the final product

Whether you are new to business analysis or interested in earning your Certified Business Analysis Professionals (CBAP) certification from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), the Center for Leadership and Development can help you acquire the skills you need.

Benefits of the CBAP Certification

Individual Benefits:

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge, best practices and principles of business analysis
  • Participation in a recognized professional group
  • Recognized professional competence by professional peers and management
  • Advanced career and increased salary potential
  • Recognizes dedication to the industry and ongoing professional involvement

Organizational Benefits:

  • CBAPs function as a vital role within any successful project
  • CBAPs demonstrate to stakeholders, customers, competitors, suppliers, staff and investors that they use industry-standard business analysis practices and your business is run effectively.
  • CBAPs implement business analysis practices as outlined in A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)
  • CBAPs produce reliable, higher quality results produced with increased efficiency and consistency

Requirements

The New Horizons Center for Leadership and Development Business Analysis Courses prepare you for the CBAP designation exam. To earn the CBAP designation, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with the BABOK Guide in the last 10 years
  • Minimum 900 hours in four of the six knowledge areas
  • Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
  • Two references from a career manager, client or CBAP recipient
  • Signed Code of Conduct

Courses:

BA30 – Foundations of Business Analysis
BACP02 - Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) Exam Preparation

Business Analysis Courses

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