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Business Analysis Tutorial for beginners

Business Analyst Tutorial for beginners

Business Analyst Tutorial for beginners

In this business analysis tutorial for beginners, you will learn the basics of activities conducted by a business analyst. These tutorials are recorded in simple to understand language so that almost anyone can understand.

These videos are the recordings of our Business Analyst course for ECBA Certification.  This course is designed for IT & Non-IT professionals.  These videos are uploaded on our Youtube channel as well but in this tutorial for beginners, they have been arranged in a sequence.

Business Analyst Tutorial topics

In this business analysis tutorial for beginners, following topics are included:

Tutorial I:  Software development process for beginners (Non-IT professionals)

Tutorial II: Understanding Software development process with a case study

Tutorial III: Software Development Life Cycle methodologies (SDLC) basics

Tutorial IV: Requirements Analysis and Modelling with UML diagrams

Tutorial V: Verification and Validation

 

Software development process for beginners

In this video, we have used construction of a house to explain the software development process. You will find it pretty simple to understand the concepts explained in this video. This class recording is a representative of our approach to teach.

Understanding Software development process with a case study

The second part of business analyst tutorial series discusses the phases of a software development methodology with the help of a simple application. Explained in a simple of understand language, it familiarizes you software development process using industry jargons.

Software Development Life cycle Methodologies (SDLC Basics)

In this video, you will learn the basics of software development methodologies including waterfall, Agile and others. These methodologies are used to develop software applications and understanding their pros and cons is an important part of every business analyst skills.

 

Requirements Analysis and Modelling with UML diagrams

In the previous tutorial, we discussed the some of the most used SDLC methodologies. Having understood that, the next step is to discuss, how do business analyst gather, analyse and model the requirements.

A business analyst can make use of multiple diagrams like Use cases, Activity Diagrams and Sequence diagrams. Using these diagrams along with prototypes, a business analyst develops the System Requirements Specifications (SRS) document.

Verification and Validation

Verification and validation are integral part of software development process. Business analysts play an important role in these activities.

In this tutorial, you will learn about the verification and validation activities. You will also learn how are they conducted?

 

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About Techcanvass

Techcanvass offers IT certification courses for professionals. We are an IIBA endorsed education provider (EEP), iSQI ATP (for Certified Agile Business Analyst Training) as well as Agile Testing alliance partner for CP-SAT certification training in Selenium.

We have a Business analyst training course with domain training in-built into it. This training program offers you the opportunity to get certified with ECBA certification as well as have banking domain understanding.

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Business Analysis Fundamentals

Business Analysis Fundamentals

In this tutorial, you will learn business analysis fundamentals from the very basics. This tutorial covers the basics of business analysis, the role and responsibilities of a business analyst and how does a business analyst handle requirements? It will also cover the global certifications for business analysts.

This tutorial course will help you in:

  • learning business analysis fundamentals
  • getting you started on your quest to become a business analyst
  • Taking a decision on business analyst career choice

 What does this tutorial cover?

This business analysis fundamentals tutorial course has 6 chapters, as shown below:

  • What is Business Analysis?
  • Business Analyst Role and Responsibilities
  • Software Development Process Part A
  • Software Development Process Part B
  • Handling Requirements as a business analyst
  • Certifications to become to business analyst

What is Business Analysis?

Business analysis is the discipline of identifying business needs, determining & Validating solutions to the business problems.

Business analysis comprises of three key aspects as shown below:

Business Analysis fundamentals

 

The first element of business analysis is to understand the problem/needs of the customer. The second element of business analysis is to determine – how to address or to solve the customer needs. The third element of business analysis is to validate the effectiveness of the solution.

Business Analysis Example

Let’s take a simple example to understand business analysis elements.

A customer organization is having an issue with managing customer queries effectively (their customer service executives are slow in responding). They want to address this problem.

So in this case, what’s the need? –

To find a solution to make customer service management more responsive.

The next element is to determine the solution to address the needs. It’s common to have more than one alternatives to address the needs.

What are the alternatives in this case?

  • To buy a customer relationship management software product like SIEBEL CRM
  • To get a new CRM software developed to address the need (Known as customized solution)
  • To get a subscription based software (SalesForce)

One of the solutions needs to be chosen based on cost, features, technology and other factors. The implementation of the solution follows.

The last element of business analysis to determine the effectiveness of the chosen solution.

So, how do we validate?

In software parlance, we conduct testing (verification and validation) to validate the solution. The validation may also extend to measure the effectiveness after the solution is in use for a certain period of time.

Even though I have taken the software industry example, business analysis is relevant for any industry.

Who is a business Analyst?

A business analyst is a professional who is engaged in the business analysis activities. A business analyst may not be conducting all the business analysis activities in every project or initiative. However, a business analyst must be capable of carrying out these tasks.

The focus of this tutorial course is to discuss the Business Analyst role in the IT industry

Watch this video to know more about – what is business analysis & who is a business analyst?

 

Business Analyst Role and Responsibilities

The second chapter of business analysis fundamentals tutorial course deals with the role and responsibilities of a business analyst in details.

 

 

 

Software Development Process Part A & B

The next two chapters in this business analysis fundamentals tutorial course is about understanding software development process.

These two videos explain the software development process from the grounds up. Even if you are a non-IT professional, you can understand it.

You may skip the Part A, if you are already familiar with SDLC process.

 

 

Software development process Part B video

This video explains the activities carried out in each phase of the software development process with the help of a simple application.

 

Handling Requirements as a business analyst

A business analyst deals with the gathering, analysis and managing of requirements on a day-to-day basis. This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Types of requirements
  • How do requirements evolve from business needs to functional/non-functional requirements
  • common terminologies

 

Certifications to become to business analyst

The last chapter of this business analysis fundamentals tutorial course will explain the global certifications available for becoming a business analyst.

IIBA is one of the leading organizations certifying business analysts across the world. Techcanvass is an endorsed education provider of IIBA.

 

What’s Next

We have next level of tutorials, which you can watch next. You will find the first 2 videos common with this tutorial there, you can skip them and watch other 3 videos to understand:

  • Popular SDLC methodologies
  • Requirements Analysis and Modelling with UML diagrams
  • Verification and validation

Business Analysis Tutorial for beginners

All the topics in the business analysis fundamentals tutorial and the above tutorial are covered in-depth in our business analyst training courses.

 

Techcanvass Youtube Channel

These videos are published on a regular basis on our youtube channel. If you would like to be notified of these video releases, please subscribe to our youtube channel.

Techcanvass on Youtube

About Techcanvass

Techcanvass offers IT certification courses for professionals. We are an IIBA endorsed education provider (EEP), iSQI ATP (for Certified Agile Business Analyst Training) as well as Agile Testing alliance partner for CP-SAT certification training in Selenium.

We have a Business analyst training course with domain training in-built into it. This training program offers you the opportunity to get certified with ECBA certification as well as have banking domain understanding.

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