Six-Day Process and Information Analysis Course

Format:

Instructor led, with approximately 12 hours of practical exercises for the delegates to test each new tool or technique in the classroom environment. This workshop is split over a two-week period due to the depth and intensity of training.

Pre-requites:

At least one year working experience either from a business or systems development perspective.

Audience:

Analysts, Product Developers or any information systems or business professionals actively involved in producing a business requirements definition or process development or process improvement / engineering. No Information Technology (IT) experience is required.

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Course Description:

The emphasis of this six-day workshop is on the gathering and specifying of the Business Requirements. Business Analysis is a systematic, top-down technique for studying and decomposing a Business Area and representing it as a partitioned, detailed specification of Logical / Business Requirement (i.e. a Business Requirements Specification). The delegate is taken through the four stages possible for analysis i.e. As-Is design, As-Is analysis, new analysis and new design. Various tools and techniques are introduced based on a business engineering methodology. Upon completion the delegate will be in a position to choose the right tool for the right job. This is a technical business workshop.

Format:

Instructor led, with approximately 12 hours of practical exercises for the delegates to test each new tool or technique in the classroom environment. This workshop is split over a two-week period due to the depth and intensity of training.

Pre-requites:

At least one year working experience either from a business or systems development perspective.

Audience:

Analysts, Product Developers or any information systems or business professionals actively involved in producing a business requirements definition or process development or process improvement / engineering. No Information Technology (IT) experience is required.

Training Calendar & Registration Download Course Information

Course Description:

The emphasis of this six-day workshop is on the gathering and specifying of the Business Requirements. Business Analysis is a systematic, top-down technique for studying and decomposing a Business Area and representing it as a partitioned, detailed specification of Logical / Business Requirement (i.e. a Business Requirements Specification). The delegate is taken through the four stages possible for analysis i.e. As-Is design, As-Is analysis, new analysis and new design. Various tools and techniques are introduced based on a business engineering methodology. Upon completion the delegate will be in a position to choose the right tool for the right job. This is a technical business workshop.

Six-Day Process and Information Analysis Course

Course Outline:

After completing this course the delegate will be able to:

  • Start analysing in a structured approach and know what deliverables are required i.e. Process models, process specifications, Entity Relationship Diagrams, relationship and data specifications and the data dictionary.
  • Determine which models are the most appropriate to use, flow charts, data flow diagrams (DFD), entity relationship diagrams (ERD), functional decomposition, object orientation, narrative text etc.
  • Understand the concepts of a Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Understand the phases and deliverables within the SDLC
  • Understand the difference between the Business Requirement, Functional Specification and Technical Specification
  • Understand various modelling techniques and know where best to apply them including UML, DFD, ERD, Flow Charting and many other.
  • Identify a process from stimulus to response (Organisational Events)
  • Separate design issues from business issues
  • Apply Quality Assurance to each deliverable
  • Use a systematic top down approach to process and information modelling
  • Normalise data to 3rd normal form
  • Develop a logical ERD
  • Understand what a repository is and why it’s important.
  • Identify the characteristics required from a case tool and understand the difference between a modelling tool and a case tool
  • Understand what analysis paralysis is and how to ensure it doesn’t set in. 
  • Develop a Business Requirements document that can be used as input to design (the System Specification, Technical Specification, Functional Specification)

Each delegate will receive:

  • Training Material Hand-out
  • A case study example of the deliverables required from the analysis effort
  • Certificate of Completion

Who We Work With

  • AlexanderForbes
  • Rhodes
  • Bestmed
  • Anglo American
  • DataCentrix
  • Enviroserv
  • FirstRand
  • Sasol
  • FTP
  • MTN
  • Omnia
  • PEP
  • SABS
  • Sasol
  • StandardBank
  • SunCityResort