Preparation for CBAP

Introduction

CBAP (Certified Business Analsys Professional) is the internationally-accepted certification from IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis). CBAP provides a much needed focus for requirement solicitation particularly from business perspective and translating it into project requirements.

Objectives

You should expect to gain competencies in the following areas after successful completion of the training course:

  • Prepare to pass the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA®) exams
  • Identify and navigate the key concepts of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK Guide)
  • Optimize the application processes by aligning your BA experience to the BABOK® Guide
  • Solidify your knowledge through practice questions and drills
Course Outline

Introduction to the CBAP® and CCBA® Exams

  • Purpose of the BABOK® Guide
  • Navigating the BABOK® Guide contents and structure

BABOK Guide Overview

Core concepts of business analysis

  • The role of BA
  • Effective practices
  • Introducing six BABOK® Guide knowledge areas

Underlying competencies of BA

  • Analytical thinking
  • Business knowledge
  • Problem solving
  • Interaction
  • Software applications
  • Communication

Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

Allocating requirements resources and tasks

  • Identifying team roles and responsibilities
  • Assigning work activities to team members
  • Performing stakeholder analysis

Determining planning considerations

  • Deciding how to manage requirements risks
  • Selecting and estimating activity duration and effort

Agreeing to solution scope and change

  • Reporting and communicating requirements status
  • Quantifying project and product metrics

Elicitation

Collecting the stated requirements

  • Preparing for and conducting elicitation activities
  • Documenting and confirming elicitation results
  • Actively engaging key stakeholders

Selecting the right elicitation techniques

  • Brainstorming
  • Document analysis
  • Focus groups
  • Interface analysis
  • Interviews
  • Observation
  • Prototyping
  • Requirements workshops
  • Survey

Requirements Management and Communication

Communicating solution scope and requirements

  • Addressing requirements traceability and reuse
  • Building appropriate requirements packages

Managing conflicts, issues and changes

  • Tracing requirements from origination to implementation
  • Presenting requirements for approval and sign-off

Enterprise Analysis

Defining the business problem or opportunity

  • Identifying capability gaps
  • Conducting feasibility studies
  • Approving the business case

Charting the project investment path

  • Defining solution scope
  • Participating in project selection

Requirements Analysis

Progressively elaborating the real requirements

  • Structuring and specifying requirements
  • Performing gap analysis
  • Verifying and validating
  • Stating solution capabilities, assumptions and constraints

Applying the appropriate modeling techniques

  • Data and behavior models
  • Process and flow models
  • Usage models

Solution Assessment and Validation

Ensuring solutions meet stakeholder objectives

  • Proposing alternate solutions and technology options
  • Reviewing proposed solutions relative to requirements
  • Allocating requirements across solution components
  • Defining transition requirements for the new solution

Assessing organizational change readiness

  • Validating that the solution meets the business need
  • Creating training and user documentation
  • Providing post-implementation support
  • Evaluating solution performance after deployment

Preparing for the Exam

Final review

  • Reviewing the exam procedures
  • Integrating additional study guides

The CBAP® and CCBA® applicationprocesses

  • Meeting experience and education requirements
  • Writing key sections of the application
Other features include:
  • Workshops
  • Quizzes
  • Tips for Actual Exam
  • Mock Exam
Who should attend:
  • Business analysts, project managers, systems analysts, team members and others interested in achieving International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) CBAP® or CCBA® certifications.
Materials Provided:
  • Course reference manual containing printed copies of presentation, notes, exercises and quizzes
  • Course certificate