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»Business Analyst Boot Camp Training Course In Indianapolis

March 27, 2015 8:30 AM

Get a discount for 2 or more people registering at the same time! Contact us directly at sales@agileraven.com or call by calling (408) 792-7073. Full-Spectrum Business Analyst Training and Skills Development Objectives  Immediate Benefits of Attending This Class: Learn how to help your business customers be clear about the current state of their businessUnderstand and influence how business processes can be improvedImprove project initiation by clarifying discussions of scope, increasing stakeholder involvement, and identifying exclusions and constraints up frontExplore the Systems Development Life Cycle phases and the work to be done in each phaseHelp to bridge the gap between business customers and designers, developers, and testersUnderstand the organizational environment in which you are working and in which your project existsUse practical, real-world methods for initiating conversations with users to identify the business problem to be solvedDiscover tips and tricks that have helped other BusinessExamine, review and refine requirements so they are specific, accurate and unambiguousUse effective practices for interviewing business customers to learn their requirementsLearn the fundamentals of business process modeling for eliciting requirementsExamine ways to discover and write business rules that affect a systemUnderstand the importance of categorizing and prioritizing requirementsDistinguish business and user requirements from solution requirements and know when it's appropriate to define and document eachManage project scope by identifying and managing changes to requirements throughout the project lifecycle.Learn how use cases fit into the life cycleUnderstand the relationship between use cases and requirementsTranslate users' statements of needed system behavior and functionality into high-quality use-casesDetermine and document normal, alternate, and exception scenariosOvercome common pitfalls and traps encountered when using the use case approachEnhance relationships with stakeholders throughout your organization and improve your ability to satisfy stakeholders from both the business and the IT organizationsHelp your organization understand and apply state-of-the-art methods for discovering and documenting project requirementsBetter control project scope by identifying and gaining consensus on requirements throughout the project life cycleReduce project costs and improve their quality by defining the right requirements the right way the first time, every time!Audience Anyone involved in business analysis would benefit from this class. This course is perfect for you if you are a(n) Business customer, user or partnerBusiness AnalystBusiness Systems AnalystSystems AnalystProject Manager or Team LeaderSystems Architect or DesignerIT Manager/DirectorSystems or Application DeveloperQA ProfessionalSystems TesterAnyone wanting to enhance their business analysis skillsOutline I. The Business Analysis Profession Its only in recent years that business analysis has begun to be recognized as a profession it its own right. While people have been performing the Business Analyst role in organizations for several decades, differing definitions of the role abound. Well start the workshop by exploring some of them, as well as gaining a clear understanding of where the industry appears to be heading and some emerging standards for the profession. IIBA® and the BABOK®What is Business Analysis?Business and Solution Domainshow they relateKey roles in requirements developmentThe competencies of the Business AnalystDistinguishing novice and expert Business AnalystsEffective communicationSix important BA skillsPractice sessions: Business analysis definitionCompetencies of a business analystFirst look: generating good questions  II. The Business Case for Good Requirements IT projects have especially high failure rates, and evidence points to problems with defining requirements as one primary cause. This section presents an overview of the challenges inherent in projects in general, and specific problems typically encountered with IT project requirements. We also examine some common terms and concepts in requirements engineering. What is a good requirement?Requirements attributeswho needs them?Key practices that promote excellent requirementsThe cost of requirements errorsRequirements engineering overview Practice sessions: Requirements definitionCharacteristics of good requirementsEvaluate requirements for effectivenessFactors to improve success  III. Foundations of Requirements Development In order to increase project success, we need to implement a repeatable, scalable strategy for effective business analysis. In this section, well explore a framework in which good business analysis occurs and well discuss ways to maximize project success using this framework. Key terms in requirements developmentA strategy for analyzing systemsCommon requirement-classification schemesThe three parts of a systemLevels and types of requirementsThe importance of traceabilityUnderstanding the business context of projectsPractice sessions: Define key termsUse a framework to drive out requirementsTypes of requirementsClassifying stakeholders inputEvaluate a mythical but realistic organization for project alignment  IV. Project Initiation: Eliciting High-level and Mid-level Requirements What most people think of as business analysis is central to project initiation. Because of the depth of skill these activities require, most Business Analysts demand separate training to develop true mastery. This course module therefore provides an overview and introduction to three crucial business analysis activities by demonstrating common tools for identifying and documenting project scope, for modeling current and desired states, and for stakeholder identification. And because effective initiation can lay the foundation for effective use case development, well introduce use cases and begin to identify them in this module, too. Understanding product vision and project scopeIdentifying and describing project stakeholdersModeling the businessIdentifying systems and actorsDetermining scopeUnderstanding and identifying use casesTaking the Agile approach: writing user storiesIdentifying and defining dataDocumenting business rulesFinding quality attributesPractice sessions: Modeling the businessActor/goal identificationUser storiesContext diagrammingUse case diagrammingActivity diagrammingHigh-level data definitionWriting business rules and quality attributes  V. Improving Requirements Quality After weve elicited the high-level and mid-level requirements for our project, we want to check to be sure that what we have so far is a good description of the projects scope. Writing requirements is one thingwriting good or effective requirements is another matter. As we are hearing and documenting requirements from our stakeholders, we should be evaluating them for effectiveness and refining/rewriting those that are not. In this section, well learn to derive maximum benefit from reviews throughout the life cycle. Well then take a closer look at the issue of requirements quality, focusing on writing effective requirements through analysis, refinement, and review. Finally, well discuss how to document the scope of the project to minimize rework and creep. Requirements qualityCommon problems with requirementsAnalyze for ambiguityRequirements inspection, analysis and improvementDefining and documenting the project scopePractice sessions: Analyze and rewrite requirementsEvaluate a Scope Definition Document  VI. Eliciting Detailed Requirements Savvy business analysts and project team members have a variety of techniques for finding the detailed functional and non-functional requirements on their projects. This section introduces several of the most powerful and effective analysis techniques and discusses their use in requirements elicitation. As various techniques are covered, the workshop explores how to capture and document the requirements, including effective requirements analysis and traceability. Overview of requirements-elicitation techniquesDecompose processes to lowest levelsDocument analysisModeling processes to generate interview questionsInterviewing the stakeholdersDocumenting the interview and resulting requirementsAdding detail to requirements we already haveRefine and rewrite for clarityPractice sessions: Elicitation techniques advantages/disadvantagesDetailed process modelingGenerating good interview questionsCoping with challenging situationsInterview simulationsWriting new requirements and refining existing requirementsCRUD matrix and CRUD functional requirements  VII. Documenting Requirements with Use Cases Developing use cases is fairly straightforward, but someone actually has to document the use cases and requirements discovered during the requirements elicitation process. This section of the workshop focuses on how to apply the knowledge youve gained so far to writing a use case. It also examines more complex aspects of uses cases, including sub-use cases and use-case linkages in larger systems. Use case basicsWays to identify use casesUse cases and requirementsUsage narrativeAnatomy of a fully dressed use caseWriting effective use case narrativesUnderstanding sub-use casesLinking use cases for larger or more complex systemsUse case qualityAvoiding common traps and pitfallsPractice sessions: Write a usage narrativeWrite a fully dressed use caseCheck use case quality   VIII. Packaging and Presenting Requirements Once weve worked with stakeholders to define their functional and non-functional requirements and to document, refine, and organize the requirements, we have to package those requirements into a specification. In addition, most systems also possess a significant number of requirements that arent necessarily associated with specific business functions. These types of non-functional requirements must also be captured and documented as part of the complete requirement specification. This portion of the Boot Camp covers how to package the requirements into a specification that can be used for system development and testing. Organizing and packaging requirementsPresenting requirements for reviewBaselining the requirementsGetting to consensus and approvalConduct formal and informal reviewsDocumenting requirements in a Requirements SpecificationPractice sessions: Examine and evaluate a sample Requirements SpecificationPresent requirements to stakeholdersCreate personal action plan for success

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»Herbie Gill As Seen On Abc & Tbs With Sean Gabbert

March 27, 2015 8:00 PM

Herbie Gill is a comedian who learned from the best and seeks to blaze his own path in comedy. As a true student of the craft of comedy, audiences and fellow comedians alike notice Herbies passion and dedication to stand up. Changing expectations and skewing stereotypes, this young comic can finesse any crowd with professionalism, style and wit. Appearing at clubs, casinos and festivals across the country, his show proves he's ready to take his brand of comedy anywhere. With a shining personality, excellent stage presence and hilarious material, it's easy to see that Herbie's comedy stock is rising.

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»Rainmakers Boomers & Beyond

March 27, 2015 7:30 AM

Rainmakers Boomers & Beyond is Indy's premier one-of-a-kind networking event that brings together those who work with the Baby Boomer Generation and Senior Community. The event includes an engaging speaker, group activity and networking with top notch professionals. Event Chair: Bryon Foley (Foresight Financial Management) -- bryonfoley@att.net

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»Headliner Weekend

March 27, 2015 7:15 PM

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»Ms. Pat

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»Headliner Weekend

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»Annual Student Show

March 27, 2015 6:00 PM

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»Hairbangers Ball

March 27, 2015 10:00 PM

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»Leon Fleisher - Far Cry Orch

March 27, 2015 8:00 PM

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»Reading Royals At Indy Fuel

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»A Night At The Opera

March 27, 2015 7:30 PM

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