The Foundations of Business Analysis

Online

In our constantly changing economy, businesses are seeking agents of change to keep up, adapt and find data-driven solutions to help their business thrive. Designed for people responsible for change management, project managers or professionals charged with solving business problems, this online course will lay the foundation for understanding the roles and responsibilities of a business analyst in enabling change in an organization. Through lecture and interactive, instructor-led web meeting sessions, students will be introduced to the Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM), learning key knowledge areas, such as planning and monitoring, elicitation and collaboration, requirements management and analysis, solution evaluation, stakeholder engagement and more. Learners will also practice common skills needed to succeed as a business analyst, including problem solving and communication. At the end of this course, students will be prepared to apply their skills as a business analyst in enabling change, and will possess the vocabulary and basic skills necessary to begin applying these principles in their organization.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role, tasks, and value of a business analyst
  • Distinguish the similarities and differences between business analysis and project management
  • Utilize the BACCM to analyze problems and develop solutions
  • Differentiate between and select an appropriate system development methodology (i.e., LEAN Six Sigma, Agile, Waterfall) for a given project
  • Identify and engage with stakeholders and manage their expectations

Skills You Will Gain

  • Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM)
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication
  • Common Agile techniques

Note: This course is designed to meet the standards of business analysis training, as defined by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)® and Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

Academic Units
4
Section Number
204BBA400
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

Enroll now through April 12, 2021. Class starts on April 5, 2021 and runs until June 25,2021. Access to your course will be available on the course’s start date.

The course meets on a weekly basis via live web meetings which will be held on Thursdays at 5pm PST.  Web meeting recordings will be posted for future viewing.

Due dates for all assignments will be posted by the instructor.

Enrollment Policies

Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Prerequisites

None, however, it is highly recommended that a student take this course prior to taking additional courses in the four-course UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Business Analysis Certificate Program. (May be taken concurrently.)

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements page at

Section Course Materials

A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide)

ISBN
1927584027
Mandatory
A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) is the only globally recognized standard of practice for business analysis. Developed through a rigorous consensus-driven standards process, the BABOK® Guide incorporates the collective wisdom and experience of experts in the field from around the world. Previous editions have guided hundreds of thousands of professionals in their work, and it has been adopted by hundreds of enterprises as the basis of their business analysis practice. This latest version of the guide extends its scope beyond business analysis in projects to address agile development, business process management, business intelligence, and business architecture. This thoroughly revised and updated version includes: • A concept model that unifies ideas and terminology across business analysis disciplines. • Restructured knowledge areas to support business analysis at every level from small tactical initiatives to major business transformations. • Five perspectives covering the most prominent business analysis disciplines and demonstrating how to apply the knowledge areas in different situations. • Coverage of new business analysis techniques that have gained wide acceptance in the community. • Updated and revised content in every knowledge area and more! Whether you are considering starting a career in business analysis, or you are an experienced professional in the field,the BABOK® Guide is your key resource to help you and your stakeholders discover opportunities for business success, deliver successful organizational change, and create business value.

Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide

ISBN
9781628250695
Mandatory
Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide provides practical resources to tackle the project-related issues associated with requirements and business analysis—and addresses a critical need in the industry for more guidance in this area. The practice guide begins by describing the work of business analysis. It identifies the tasks that are performed, in addition to the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively perform business analysis on programs and projects.

Discounts

Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.

PMI

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

IIBA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Early Enroll Discount

Enroll 14 days before the course start date to save $50 on the course fee.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.