As the main liaison between business and IT departments, the business analyst is responsible for gathering and documenting business requirements and translating them into functional design specifications that can be executed by IT development teams. This certificate helps you develop the competencies that will ensure your success in this role.
- Identify business needs, and the costs and benefits of addressing them technically
- Develop and manage comprehensive solution-based requirements
- Formulate business specifications to develop and implement technical solutions
- Bridge the gap between business and IT with common project definitions and requirements
- Use data modeling techniques to analyze and improve business processes
This 10-week program includes a mixture of asynchronous lectures, group discussions, readings and assignments. Active participation with the cohort group is required.
Introduction to Business Analysis (Week 1)
Understand the roles, responsibilities, and what the process, tasks, and techniques are that a business analyst uses.
Business Solution Scoping and Eliciting Requirements (Weeks 2 & 3)
Understand the different types of requirements and the methods and techniques to elicit them through research, stakeholder meetings, and group workshops.
Business Requirements Analysis (Weeks 4 & 5)
Understand the different techniques and models for analyzing requirements, when to use them, and at what level of detail.
Supporting Requirements—Documenting, Managing Requirements, and Validating the Solution (Weeks 6 & 7)
Understand the important factors and practices that support requirements: documenting requirements, managing requirements, prioritizing requirements, validating and facilitating user acceptance, and implementing the new solution.
Stakeholder Management, Business Analysis Planning, and Estimating
(Weeks 8 & 9)
Understand the early stages of a project in scoping the solution, identifying and managing stakeholders, and estimating and planning BA work.
Technical Writing (Week 10)
Meet the needs of your audience, accomplish your goals, and write for precision, clarity, and style.