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Course: Business Analysis: Fundamentals of Requirements Elicitation

Business Analysis: Fundamentals of Requirements Elicitation

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About this Course

Fundamentals of Requirements Elicitation course uses a case-study based approach composed of three animated mock interviews.

This is a beginner level course and hence suitable for those who want to become a business analyst. This course is ideal for those who want to learn requirements elicitation but do not want to spend hundreds of dollars or spend extensive time in self study.

With this business analysis training, you will be able to acquire skills to elicit requirements and will be able to talk confidently about requirements elicitation in your business analyst interviews

In this course, you will learn about importance of understanding the underlying business needs for initiating business analysis work including requirements elicitation. 

In introduction to elicitation, you will learn what we mean by elicitation and how elicitation is different from requirements gathering. You will learn about general steps in elicitation and challenges encountered in elicitation. 

You will learn to elicit requirements using various techniques such as interviews, document analysis, observation and prototyping. 

This course includes lectures (with examples wherever possible) to help you learn concepts of requirements elicitation. You will learn to elicit requirements using a case study that is composed of three animated mock interviews. Later, you will be given example of a prototype that is developed based on the requirements that were elicited using mock interviews. Please note that case study does not include examples on document analysis and observation techniques. 

The whole course will take less than 2 hours to complete. 

You will be able to attempt quiz at the end of each session to check your understanding and reinforce learning. You will be able to download templates (with documented samples) that can be used to plan interviews and confirm requirements elicited using interviews. You will also be able to download a template to perform Document Analysis and PDF document of prototype screenshots.

Basic knowledge

Although not necessary, any prior knowledge of business analysis concepts and terms would be useful.

You should take this course if you are a:

  • Student or New graduate and learning and developing business analysis skills
  • Professional with business or domain experience and want to change career into business analysis
  • Professional from development, testing, quality, sales support, project management or an end-user and aspire to play the role of Business Analyst
What you will learn
  • Learn about steps in elicitation and challenges encountered in elicitation
  • Learn to elicit requirements using various techniques such as interviews, document analysis, observation and prototyping
  • Learn to elicit requirements using a case study that is composed of three animated mock interviews and validate the same with a prototype
  • Learn about importance of understanding the underlying business needs for initiating business analysis work
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 11
Total Duration: 01:32:17
Introduction
  • Lecture 1: Course Introduction  

    In this session, you will get to know more about the course such as purpose of the course, its objectives and course content. You will also get to know about the experiences and qualifications of the mentor.

  • Lecture 2: Introduction to the Key Concepts  

    In this article, you will get briefly introduced to key concepts and terms used in this course.

  • Lecture 3: Understanding the Business Need  

    In this session, you will learn about importance of understanding the underlying business needs for initiating business analysis work including requirements elicitation.

  • Quiz 1: Understanding the Business Need  
  • Lecture 4: Introduction to Elicitation  

    In this session, you will learn what we mean by elicitation, general steps in elicitation and challenges encountered in elicitation.

  • Quiz 2: Introduction to Elicitation  
Eliciting Requirements using Interviews
  • Lecture 5: Eliciting Requirements using Interviews  

    In this session, you will learn about steps involved and challenges encountered to elicit requirements using interviews technique. 

  • Lecture 6: Case Study: Eliciting Requirements using Interviews (Part 1)  

    In this session, you will learn to elicit business needs using an animated mock interview.

  • Lecture 7: Case Study: Eliciting Requirements using Interviews (Part 2)  

    In this session, you will learn to elicit stakeholder’s needs using an animated mock interview.

  • Lecture 8: Case Study: Eliciting Requirements using Interviews (Part 3)  

    In this session, you will learn to elicit detailed requirements using an animated mock interview.

  • Quiz 3: Interviews  
Eliciting Requirements using other techniques
  • Lecture 9: Eliciting Requirements using Document Analysis  

    In this session, you will learn about steps involved and challenges encountered to elicit requirements using Document Analysis technique. 

  • Quiz 4: Document Analysis  
  • Lecture 10: Eliciting Requirements using Observation  

    In this session, you will learn about steps involved and challenges encountered to elicit requirements using Observation technique.

  • Quiz 5 - Observation  
  • Lecture 11: Eliciting Requirements using Prototyping  

    In this session, you will learn about steps involved and challenges encountered to elicit requirements using Prototyping technique. You will also be given example of a prototype that is developed based on the requirements that were elicited using animated mock interviews.

  • Quiz 6: Prototyping  
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