IIBA Endorsed Certified Business Analyst - Virtual Learning

IIBA Endorsed Certified Business Analyst - Virtual Learning

Why Attend

This in-depth course is designed for business analysts seeking to elevate their professional skills according to the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) standards. Grounded in the Business Analysis Book of Knowledge (BABOK®), which includes the core tenets of business analysis, this course aims to equip participants with a robust understanding of the industry's best practices. Participants will gain insights into a broad spectrum of business analysis practices, including business analysis planning and monitoring, elicitation and collaboration, requirements life cycle management, strategy analysis, and solution evaluation. Participants who fully attend this course and pass the final test on the last training day will receive Meirc’s Professional Certificate (MPC). This course is worth 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

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Course Methodology

This course is designed to offer an immersive and interactive learning experience. It employs a blend of theoretical instruction and practical application to ensure participants understand not just the 'what' but also the 'why' and 'how' of business analysis. With the help of case studies derived from actual business scenarios, each module introduces fundamental concepts through engaging presentations and group discussions. This dynamic approach enables participants to practically apply their theoretical knowledge, fostering a deep understanding and application of business analysis principles.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the foundational principles of business analysis and explain their value within an organizational context
  • Identify project stakeholders and apply various elicitation techniques to gather requirements
  • Evaluate requirements to ensure clarity, feasibility, and alignment with project goals
  • Analyze potential solutions against pre-defined criteria to ensure optimal project outcomes
  • Design actionable strategies and monitoring systems for project implementation
Target Audience

This course is designed for aspiring business analysts who wish to enter the field of business analysis and for existing business analysts who want to upgrade their skills and formalize their knowledge. In addition, this course benefits team leaders who interact with business analysts and benefit from a better understanding of business analysis to improve project outcomes.

Target Competencies
  • Stakeholder management
  • Applying elicitation techniques
  • Requirements evaluation
  • Requirements management
  • Solution evaluation
  • Performance monitoring
Course Outline
  • Foundations of Business Analysis
    • Introduction to business analysis
    • Guiding principles and best practices
    • The value proposition of business analysis
    • Skills and competencies
    • Ethics and professionalism
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Requirement Elicitation
    • Stakeholder identification
    • Elicitation techniques overview
    • Selecting the proper technique
    • Recording and documenting elicited requirements
    • Managing stakeholder expectations
  • Requirements Evaluation and Validation
    • Introduction to requirement quality
    • Feasibility analysis
    • Alignment with project goals
    • Requirement validation techniques
    • Requirement changes and management
  • Solution Analysis and Selection
    • Gap analysis
    • Solution evaluation techniques
    • Solution selection criteria
    • Recommendation development
    • Stakeholders buy-in
  • Strategy Design and Monitoring for Implementation
    • Strategy formulation
    • Monitoring mechanisms
    • Feedback loops
    • Risk management in implementation
    • Closing projects
International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®)

Meirc is an Endorsed Education Provider™ (EEP) for the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). IIBA® is an independent non-profit professional association serving the growing field of business analysis. As the global thought leader and voice of the business analysis community, IIBA® actively supports the recognition of the profession, and works to maintain standards for the ongoing development of the practice and the certification of business analysts. Meirc’s IIBA® accredited courses are based on the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®) guide. Participants in these courses can earn Professional Development (PD) units as well as prepare for the IIBA® competency-based certification exams including the ECBA™, the CCBA™ and the CBAP™ certifications.

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MPC Certifications
Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training & Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for full attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.

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