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Business Analysis Fundamentals (BAF)

  • Length 4 days
  • Price  NZD 1795 exc GST
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Why study this course

Gain the key skills needed to be a successful business analyst. This course is designed for those new to the analyst role or those with experience seeking formal training.

You'll gain context for the role complete with a structured approach to provide value to your organisation. This includes understanding business analysis terminology, the business analysis lifecycle, and how to perform core business analyst activities such as engaging with stakeholders. You'll gain the fundamental skills needed to be a great BA including understanding the integral parts of a business system and understanding the right solution for the right problem.

This course is endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) and is aligned with the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®).

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What you’ll learn

By the end of this course you will be able to: 

  • Understand the value the business analyst brings to an organisation

  • Understand typical responsibilities and activities of the role, and the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the role

  • Understand some of the common pitfalls that can impact on the success in the role

  • Understand what makes up a system and able to identify system components for analysis

  • Understand the concept of scope as it applies to the analysis stage of a project

  • Produce effective requirements

  • Master the B5 as a technique used to refine understanding of a system’s context

  • Plan, conduct and follow up a structured investigative interview

  • Understand the value of modelling

  • Understand agile values, principles, requirements and the lifecycle and have practiced writing and elaborating good user stories and acceptance criteria

  • Recognise different review types and effectively provide and receive useful feedback

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BABOK at Lumify Work

Lumify Work is an authorised IIBA partner in the delivery of BABOK courses.

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) is dedicated to the development and maintenance of standards for the practice of Business Analysis, and to the certification and recognition of practitioners. The IIBA is also the first organisation to offer formal certification for Business Analysis Professionals. All Lumify Work Business Analysis courses are endorsed by the IIBA.

Who is the course for?

This course is intended for:

  • New business analysts or systems analysts

  • Experienced analysts seeking formal training

  • Non-information systems team members working with systems analysts

  • Project Managers looking to improve their analysis skills

Course subjects

  • Introduction to business systems analysis

  • Business systems analysis overview

  • Planning and scoping

  • Effective requirements

  • Business systems elements B5

  • Elicitation

  • Interviews

  • Modelling overview

  • User stories

  • Reviews and feedback

Method used: 

Lecturing is kept to the minimum necessary. Most of the learning is achieved by applying the practices and techniques in group exercises and a case study.


To get the most out of this course you will need to have some understanding of basic business practice and the capabilities and limitations of computer systems.

Industry Association Recognition

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) accredited:
This course is endorsed by the IIBA and will contribute 20 Continuing Development Units (CDUs) towards the IIBA certification requirements for ECBACCBA and CBAP.  Please note the CDU requirements may vary between certifications - please check the IIBA website for full certification requirements.

Project Management Institute (PMI®) accredited:
This course is accredited with PMI and will contribute 20 Professional Development Units (PDUs) towards your chosen certification (13 technical hours, 4 leadership hours and 3 strategic hours).

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.


Lumify Work offers certification and training through our partnership with SoftEd. This arrangement requires Lumify Work to provide your details to SoftEd for course and/or exam registration purposes.

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