Business Analysis


Learn business analysis fundamentals and the planning and monitoring knowledge areas—the first of the seven generally accepted areas that define the profession's framework. Discover how practitioners determine and plan which activities are necessary to complete a business analysis effort. Master essential analysis theories that govern the performance of all other business analysis and transformation tasks.


By the end of the course students must be able to:

  • Explain what BA does and describe the interrelation with other roles and responsibilities.
  • Participate in a structured brainstorming session to generate and prioritize ideas.
  • Work within a range of lifecycle models including sequential (waterfall), iterative, and agile.
  • Explain how the BA contributes to achieving organizational goals and strategic plans.
  • Development of the business case through Enterprise Analysis activities.
  • Analyze stakeholders to determine their potential as a source of requirements.
  • Plan and conduct an effective requirements elicitation interview.
  • Analyze and document requirements with use case diagrams.
  • Understand the BA's role in Solution Assessment and Validation activities, from reviewing
  • technical design deliverables in design and construction to supporting quality assurance activities and production rollout.


  • Introduction to business analysis
  • Introduction to total quality management (TQM)
  • Software development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Software development methodologies
  • Introduction to Scrum methodology
  • Introduction to requirements elicitation techniques
  • Functional requirements
  • Introduction to ALM tools
  • JIRA for requirements management (demo / training)
  • Introduction to defect management
  • User story workshop (project based)
  • Essential skill set requirements


  • Work-like environment
  • Training by respected Industry Professionals
  • Practical Training: Work on live projects (this experience will enhance your resume)
  • Colorado State Approved Accreditation
  • 50% of course time is practical application