Business Analysis in Financial Domain

Course Structure
The course consists of 4 weeks of online training.

Course Content:
The course covers the following topics:

Module 1 : Rationale:
● A lifecycle for business change
● The role of the Business Analyst within the business change lifecycle
● Other roles within the business change lifecycle
● The framework for business analysis

Module 2 : Understanding the strategic context:
● Internal environment analysis
● External environment analysis
● SWOT analysis
● Critical Success Factors, KPIs and Performance Targets
● The Balanced Business Scorecard

Module 3: Project Discipline for Business Analysis Studies:
● Terms of Reference/ Project Initiation
● Business and project objectives

Module 4: Understanding the Situation and Issues:

● Stakeholder identification
● Overview of investigative techniques
● Representation of the business situation

Module 5: Analysing stakeholder perspectives:
● Stakeholder analysis and management
● Identifying different perspectives
● Defining perspectives

Module 6: Analysing and modelling business activities:
● Developing a conceptual business activity model
● Identifying business events
● Analysing business rules
● Building the consensus business activity model

Module 7: Identifying potential solutions:
● Gap analysis
● Defining a new business model
● Identifying IS/IT requirements to support the new business model

Module 8: Making the business case:
● Structure of a business case
● Identifying options for business change
● Identifying costs and benefits
● Identifying risks
● Identifying impacts
● The lifecycle for the business case
Mock Interviews
Case Studies:
Use Case diagrams and access to create Business Requirements in JIRA (widely used
Requirement tool in the industry)

Topics covered over the 4 week course.
• System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
• Types of SDLC models (Waterfall/Incremental, Spiral, RAD, Agile, etc.)
• Organization and Organizational Structures (Projectized, Functional, Matrixed)
• Structure of a Project Team
• Role of Business Analyst
• What is a business requirement
• Who provides business requirements
• Types of Requirements
• Characteristics of a valid requirement
• Requirements gathering Process
• Common challenges in requirements gathering process
• Requirements gathering techniques (JAD, Brainstorming, Interviewing, Facilitation, Functional
Decomposition, Process Modelling)
• Requirements Artifacts (BRD, FRD, TSD)
• Requirements management process (tracking, tracing, change management)
• Use Case Diagrams
• UML (Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, Component Diagrams)
• Cost and Time Estimation Techniques
• Triple Constraint (understanding of relationship between time, cost and scope)
• Scope Management
• Risk Management
• Communication Management
• Stakeholder Management
• Examples and case study
• Small group team exercises and quizzesQ

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