Business Analysis Foundations (DC)


Business Analysis Foundations (DC)

1,597.60 1,997.00


This course provides everything you need to get started in your career in business analysis.

Our courses focus on how analysis is performed in the real world, and they’re full of examples, case studies and lessons learned from actual Business Analysts on the job.

This is a perfect first course in any business analysis curriculum.


This course is designed for new Business Analysts and more senior BAs wanting a refresher.

It is also highly relevant to development, testing, and product management professionals in need of a foundation-level knowledge of business analysis.

Course Overview

Day 1

Business Analysis

  • Overview of Business Analysis
  • Overview of Requirements
  • Role of the Business Analyst


  • Who are they? And why do they matter?
  • Stakeholder Interests
  • Handling Stakeholder Conflicts

Life Cycles

  • Project Life Cycles
  • Systems Development Life Cycles
  • Waterfall, Iterative, and Agile
  • Product Life Cycles 
  • Requirement Life Cycles

Day 2

Forming Requirements

  • Overview of Requirements
  • Attributes of Good Requirements
  • Types of Requirements
  • Requirement Sources
  • Gathering Requirements from Stakeholders
  • Common Requirements Documents

Analyzing Requirements

  • Stakeholder Needs Analysis
  • Decomposition Analysis
  • Additive/Subtractive Analysis
  • Gap Analysis

Day 3

Modeling Requirements

  • Modeling Notations (UML & BPMN)
  • Flowcharts
  • Swim Lane Flowcharts
  • Entity-Relationship Diagrams
  • State-Transition Diagrams
  • Data Flow Diagrams
  • Use Case Modeling
  • Business Process Modeling

Finalizing and Managing Requirements

  • General Presentation
  • Presenting Requirements
  • Socializing Requirements and Gaining Acceptance
  • Prioritizing Requirements
  • Change Control
  • Requirements Tools

Your Instructor

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Don Hussey runs the business analysis training, coaching, and advisory practice, NorwalkAberdeen.

Before starting the firm, he ran the BA Center of Excellence for Citi Private Bank. Before that, he managed a team of BAs at Citi, after being a Business Analyst at Morgan Stanley.

He has spent more than fifteen years doing business analysis, managing BAs, directing teams of BAs, training BAs, coaching BAs, and helping business analysis organizations to be hyper-effective.