Fast Start in Business Analysis

  • Length 3 days
  • Version BABOK 3
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Why study this course

This course is also part of our five-day Mastering Business Analysis - Remastered course which usually runs in parallel, so you can choose to undertake these three days or the full five days.

From strategy analysis and scope definition to requirements determination and conceptual design, the Fast Start in Business Analysis course gives analysts a thorough understanding of the entire Systems Development Life Cycle.

Replete with both “hard” and “soft” skills, this three-day course builds a sound strategy for analysing business processes and demonstrates how to apply concepts and practical techniques within the context of an experiential learning environment.

Students emerge from this course with a solid foundation of business analysis thinking as well as a greater understanding that doing the right things is just as important as doing things right.

This course is consistent with definitions and principles from the IIBA’s Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide).

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What you’ll learn

Discover how to:

  • Apply concepts and techniques applicable to any tool or methodology

  • Diagnose business process problems and present possible solutions from findings

  • Comprehend the “big picture” and the consequence of decisions

  • Understand how business analysis thinking can help management

  • Collect, document, and organise information

  • Identify and document issues through analysis and interviews

  • Document requirements

  • Develop communication skills by delivering a stand-up presentation


  • Strategy Analysis

    • Define Business Needs

    • Analyse Current State

    • Determine Solution Approach

    • Define Solutions Scope

    • Define Business Case

  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

    • Conduct Stakeholder Analysis

    • Plan Business Analysis Approach

    • Plan Business Analysis Activities

  • Elicitation

    • Prepare for Elicitation

    • Conduct Elicitation Activities

    • Document Elicitation Results

    • Confirm Elicitation Results

  • Requirements Management and Communication

    • Manage Solution Scope and Requirements

    • Communicate Requirements

  • Requirements Analysis

    • Organise Requirements

    • Specify and Model Requirements

    • Define Assumptions and Constraints

    • Verify Requirements

    • Validate Requirements

  • Solution Assessment and Validation

    • Assess Proposed Solution

    • Assess Organisational Readiness

  • Underlying Competencies

    • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving

    • Business Knowledge

    • Communication Skills

    • Interaction Skills

  • Techniques

    • Document Analysis

    • Interviewing

    • Process Modelling

    • Scope Modelling

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.

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Who is the course for?

Those who need to learn practical systems thinking: business systems analysts, managers, IT professionals, or other business professionals.

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us via email on [email protected]

Course subjects


  • Define Business Analysis and what it means in today’s environment

  • Recognise the System Development Life Cycle and various approaches

Strategy Analysis

  • Define Strategy Analysis and state its purpose

  • Identify the types and sources of information useful in this level of analysis

Defining the Scope

  • Define the current issues and future benefits of the new system

  • Identify the functional areas and stakeholders impacted by the issues

  • Define the preliminary project scope and objectives

Procedure Analysis

  • Define key terms important to procedure analysis

  • Analyse a written procedure and associated forms and reports

  • Discuss key components and the importance of process modelling

  • Create an activity diagram also known as a swim lane diagram

  • Decompose activities into further details using a process script

Stakeholder Interviews

  • Recognise the importance of stakeholder involvement

  • Understand the best techniques for preparing and holding an interview

  • Discuss various questioning and listening techniques

  • Learn how to recognise and capture stakeholder requirements

  • Experience interviewing key stakeholders

Requirements, Assumptions, Constraints

  • Define effective requirements practices, and SMART requirements attributes

  • Identify stakeholder, functional and non-functional requirements

  • Define and identify assumptions and constraints which will impact the project

Defining a Solution

  • Manage the project scope boundaries and change while defining a solution

  • Understand system improvement vs. system redesign

  • Consider the impact of the solution

Solution Implementation Planning

  • Recognise the tasks that must be done to implement the proposed solution

  • Estimate time and resources for the implementation

Management Presentation

  • Organise the appropriate deliverables into a quality decision package presentation

  • Practice professional communication to a management committee



Industry Association Recognition

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA­®)

  • Credit hours: 21 hours

  • Continuing Development Units (CDUs): 21 CDUs

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.

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